Zurich.

Tips for your trips. Tourist information. Official websites.

Zürich is the largest city in Switzerland and a major financial hub. It is located in the northern part of the country, on the shores of Lake Zürich.

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Explore the charming Old Town (map) of Zürich with its narrow, winding streets, medieval buildings, and historic landmarks. Don’t miss visiting the Grossmünster (map), Fraumünster (map), and St. Peter’s Church (map).

Take a leisurely stroll along the promenade or enjoy a boat ride on Lake Zürich. The lake offers beautiful views and various recreational activities.

Bahnhofstrasse: This world-renowned shopping street (map) is a paradise for shoppers. You’ll find luxury boutiques, department stores, and Swiss watch shops lining the street.

Kunsthaus Zürich: Art enthusiasts should visit the Kunsthaus (map), one of Switzerland’s most important art museums. It houses an extensive collection of modern and contemporary art, including works by Picasso, Monet, and Chagall.

Swiss National Museum: Located near the main train station, the Swiss National Museum (map) showcases the country’s history and culture through fascinating exhibitions and artifacts.

Uetliberg: For a panoramic view of Zürich, hike or take a train up to Uetliberg (map), the city’s local mountain. You can enjoy nature trails, viewpoints, and even a restaurant at the top.

Food and Cuisine: Zürich has a vibrant culinary scene, offering a mix of traditional Swiss dishes and international cuisine. Don’t forget to try fondue, raclette, and Zürcher Geschnetzeltes (a local specialty). It consists of sliced veal cooked in a creamy white wine and mushroom sauce, typically served with rösti (Swiss-style grated and fried potatoes). Visit the popular food markets in Zürich, such as the Wochenmarkt Bürkliplatz (map) and the Viadukt Market (map).

Nightlife: Zürich has a thriving nightlife with numerous bars, clubs, and live music venues. The Langstrasse district (map) and the area around Niederdorf (map) are popular for entertainment.

Street Parade. The biggest open air techno rave in Europe. It happens one day each year on the second Saturday of August, during which trucks which function as mobile soundsystems (“Love mobiles”). Every year this event attracts nearly a million visitors who dance in the streets to the music which you can hear from anywhere in the city.

Caliente Festival. The largest latin festival in Europe. Held every year in early July. Try all types of Latin American food and listen to samba, merengue & co.

Day Trips: Zürich is an excellent base for day trips to nearby destinations such as Lucerne, Rhine Falls (map), and Mount Pilatus. These places offer stunning natural beauty and cultural attractions.

 

Public transport.

Information about all types of public transport.

ZVV.ch – Zurich public transport. The network includes trams, buses, S-Bahn (suburban trains), cable cars and boats.

Swiss Pass – The “Swiss Pass” is now called the “Swiss Travel Pass.”

Also сheck оut мore info: Getting Around in Zurich (zuerich.com) • Swiss public transportation (myswitzerland.com)

BUS: Swiss PostAuto bus network / + EurolinesFlixbus

TRAIN: SBB-CFF-FFS. + TGV LyriaInterCity Express (*Rail travel in Switzerland)

AIRPORT: The trains depart about every 10-15 minutes, during the day, but less frequently at earlier or later hours. Major international airports: Genève Aéroport • Zurich AirportEuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg.

The city has an online map service, which can calculate routes for biking and also shows locations of bike parking and pumps. Züri rollt offers free bike “rental” around the city. To get a free bike, you have to register with your I.D. or passport and pay a refundable deposit.

The Wine Experiment – “Wellentänzer” from Lake Zurich.

Is it possible to distinguish it from a wine that has matured in the cellar?

The Johanniter grapes for the Wellentänzer – or “wave dancer” – wine from Lake Zurich are harvested and processed by hand. After it has fermented naturally, the wine is divided in half: one half is sealed in a specially constructed buoy, which then drifts in the lake, while the second half is processed and stored in the conventional way to produce a “twin” version, which serves as a reference when subsequently comparing the two wines

video source: Visit Zurich / youtube.com /

Useful websites.

Links to additional resources with useful information for planning your trip.

VISAS & IMMIGRATION.

You can visit this website to find comprehensive and up-to-date information on visa requirements, application procedures, forms, fees.

Switzerland Mobility.

Switzerland Mobility is provides information on cycling, mountain biking, rollerblading, and other outdoor activities in Switzerland.

Swiss Museums.

The Swiss Museums Association website provides a directory of museums in Switzerland, allowing you to explore collections and exhibitions.

Welcome to the Swiss Alps! | MySwissAlps.com

Map of Switzerland with points of interest | map.search.ch

Swiss Alpine Club | www.sac-cas.ch

The MySwitzerland app is available for both iOS and Android devices. It offers a wealth of information about Switzerland, including destination guides, maps, event listings, and personalized trip planning features.

Switzerland Mobility is another website that focuses on outdoor activities and recreational routes. It provides information on cycling, mountain biking, rollerblading, and other outdoor activities in Switzerland.

The Swiss Parks website offers insights into Switzerland’s national parks and nature reserves. It provides information on the parks’ landscapes, wildlife, hiking trails, and conservation efforts.

Swiss Food and Culinary Traditions (patrimoineculinaire.ch): To explore the culinary traditions of Switzerland, the Swiss Culinary Heritage Foundation website provides information on traditional Swiss dishes, regional specialties, and food-related events.