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Destination of the month

Welcome to Zürich

Zürich, home to the Swiss banking and financial industries, and the largest German speaking city in Switzerland, sits at the northern end of Lake Zürich.

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Things to do here

Zürich is a delight to visit at any time of the year – from traditions like the famous fireworks over the lake on New Year’s Eve to the charms of its medieval Allstadt or Old Town year-round or the joys of exploring the city’s relationship with the River Limmat and the beautiful Lake Zürich in the summertime. This affluent city is also an ideal starting point to visit stunning nearby natural landmarks such as the Rhine Falls and Mount Rigi. The famously picturesque Principality of Liechtenstein is also less than two hours away.  

To Eat

  1. Odeon
    This café and bar is a Zürich legend. Founded in 1911, it is still open from early to late seven days a week and its Art Nouveau interior is a delight.
  2. Adlisberg
    Situated in the hills to the east of Zürich, this famous tavern is proud of its commitment to the best that traditional Swiss hospitality has to offer.

To Stay

  1. Romantik Seehotel Sonne
    This 40 room 4-star hotel sits right on Lake Zürich and offers a variety of luxury rooms and suites. It’s an ideal base from which to discover more about the city and the lake.
  2. Greulich Design Hotel
    A 4-star city centre located boutique hotel with elegant understated rooms and offerings like yoga for guests.

FIFA World Football Museum Museum

Want to see the football that Pele scored with on his last World Cup appearance for Brazil? Or the boots worn by top World Cup scorer Miroslav Klose? Well look no further that Zürich's FIFA museum with its aim of celebrating the rich heritage of football from around the world.

Mount Pilatus Tour

Less than an hour’s drive from Zürich, but also reachable by train and bus, the summit of this mountain, which sits between Lake Lucerne, Lake Zug and Lake Lauerz can be reached using the world’s steepest cog railway. Those interested in hiking to the top should plan on at least a four hour walk. Stunning views await all those who reach the summit.

Swiss National Museum Museum

Who exactly are the Swiss? Find out about this storied nation’s rich cultural history at the national museum’s Zürich location. The museum also features exhibits about current events.

Liechtenstein Tour

Less than two hours from Zürich lies the small German speaking Principality of Liechtenstein. Only 25km in length and 160 sq km in total, this constitutional monarchy is known for its beautiful alpine landscape dotted with castles and pretty villages. Vaduz, its capital, sits alongside the Rhine, and is home to around 5,000 people.