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Zurich Holiday Guide

Luxury shopping boulevards, beautiful architecture and an idyllic location on a lake: put them together and you have one of the most attractive cities in Europe, Zurich.

Zurich is or not the capital of Switzerland, but it is the largest city in the country. With its abundance of shops, beautiful architecture, excellent transport network and surrounding natural beauty, it has everything to offer. Zurich is not cheap and you need to reach deep into their pockets if you want to experience the city properly. However, the locals are very friendly and speak several languages, and will help ensure you don’t run into any problems.

The city is great for those looking to spend big with a little retail therapy, being dotted with luxury shops. The main shopping street is the Bahnhofstrasse. Browse the top line clothes and accessories of big brand labels and peruse the grand display windows.

The skyline of the city is full of the towers of old buildings, of which the Grossmuenster is still most likely to catch the eye. The Grossmünster is not just an interesting structure it’s also the birthplace of the religious reformation in Switzerland. For natural beauty, there’s the strikingly large lake, perfect for a postcard-esque photo.

In the winter months, Zurich is an ideal location for skiers looking for a cultural stopover before hitting the slopes. In summer you can spend a long weekend on and along the water. Whether covered in a layer of snow or with the sun beaming on down from a clear blue sky, the city is always wonderful. Marvel at the splendour of Zurich from the lookout tower on the Üetliberg.

Zurich is easily accessible. The main railway station, Zurich Hauptbahnhof, is an international railway junction with connections to multiple European countries. Zurich Airport is 12 kilometres from the city centre, with a connecting train that runs every few minutes. The centre also has an extensive tram network, and the nature trails around the city can easily be reached by using them.

In the warmest months (June to August) it can reach 30 ° in Zurich, which makes it a great summertime city break. If you’re looking for a little snow-capped romance, come between December and February and get involved in the skiing.


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Radisson Blu Hotel Zurich Airport

Radisson Blu Hotel Zurich Airport

Zurich Airport, Kloten
4.4
of 5, from 392 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Situated near the airport, this luxury hotel is 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Rope and Adventure Park Zurich and 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Hallen und Freibad Kloten. Shopping Center Glatt and Zurich Exhibition Centre are also within 6 mi (10 km).

£71
Park Inn by Radisson Zürich Airport

Park Inn by Radisson Zürich Airport

Flughofstrasse 75, Ruemlang
4.0
of 5, from 497 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Situated near the airport, this eco-friendly hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Kart-Bahn Zurich Ruemlang and BodyFlying. Hallen und Freibad Kloten and Rope and Adventure Park Zurich are also within 3 mi (5 km).

£57
ibis budget Zurich Airport

ibis budget Zurich Airport

Flughofstrasse 45, Opfikon
3.6
of 5, from 75 reviews
1.0 out of 5.0

Located in Glattbrugg, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Rope and Adventure Park Zurich, Hallen und Freibad Kloten, and Kart-Bahn Zurich Ruemlang. Hallenstadion and Zurich Exhibition Centre are also within 3 mi (5 km).

£193
Paradeplatz Apartment by Airhome

Paradeplatz Apartment by Airhome

In Gassen 16, Zurich
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Old Town, this apartment is steps from St. Peter Church and Fraumuenster. Bahnhofstrasse and Kunsthaus Zurich are also within 15 minutes.

£112
25hours Hotel Langstrasse

25hours Hotel Langstrasse

Langstraße 150, Zurich
4.8
of 5, from 19 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Aussersihl, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Bernard Jordan Gallery and Swiss National Museum. Bahnhofstrasse and Fraumuenster are also within 1 mi (2 km).

£92
Swissotel Zurich

Swissotel Zurich

Schulstrasse 44, Zurich
4.3
of 5, from 353 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Featuring panoramic views of the Swiss Alps, Swissôtel Zurich is opposite the Zurich Oerlikon railway station. Zurich Airport and Zurich Main railway station are within a 5-minute ride by suburban train. The Zurich Trade Fair is just a 10-minute walk.

£117
Hotel Montana Zürich

Hotel Montana Zürich

Konradstrasse 39, Zurich
3.9
of 5, from 221 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in 5. Gewerbeschule - Escher Wyss, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Museum of Design and Swiss National Museum. Bahnhofstrasse and Fraumuenster are also within 1 mi (2 km).

£146
Zurich Marriott Hotel

Zurich Marriott Hotel

Neumuehlequai 42, Zurich
4.2
of 5, from 193 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

Situated on the banks of the river Limmat, in the heart of Zürich, this hotel is a 5-minute walk from Swiss National Museum and the main train station. Fraumünster and Museum of Design are both 1.5 km (1 mi.) away.

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