Ideas in Zurich, Switzerland


Zurich

‘As a “metropolis of experiences” by the water, with a magnificent view of the snowcapped Alps on the horizon, Zürich Downtown Switzerland offers a unique mixture of attractions. Recreational activities range from a visit to the riverside and lakeside bathing areas in the very heart of the city, to a spectacular hike on the Uetliberg mountain. The city of Zürich lies in the heart of Europe and at the center of Switzerland, on the northern shores of Lake Zürich. Some 150 years ago, part of the city’s fortifications was transformed into what is now arguably the most famous “Station Road” in the world, the Bahnhofstrasse. Zürich’s shopping mile has contributed largely to the city’s reputation as an El Dorado for shoppers and is a top address for international fashion labels, jewelry and watches. Also for lovers of art Zürich has a lot to offer. The museum of fine arts, the Kunsthaus Zürich, boasts a significant collection of paintings, sculptures, photographs and videos. Just a stone’s throw from Zürich’s main station, the Swiss National Museum – housed in an over 100 year old building reminiscent of a fairytale castle – contains the country’s most comprehensive collection of exhibits relating to Swiss cultural history.’

–http://www.myswitzerland.com/en/zurich.html

Things to do, Places to Stay, Places to Eat

  • Hotel Bristol
  • Lindt Chocolate Factory
  • Walk along water and buy roasted chestnuts
  • Boat ride around Lake Zurich
  • Stop off at Rapperswil
  • Visit local festival

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