Discover Zürich, between the tranquillity of the lake and the bustle of the Old Town

Discover Zürich, between the tranquillity of the lake and the bustle of the Old Town

Stroll alongside Lake Zürich
From the banks of Lake Zürich you can go explore the Old Town with its medieval architecture, its colourful facades and its numerous museums and art galleries.
Exploring the city
Enjoy a stopover on the way to your vacation to explore local life in charming villages on the shores of Lake Zürich. Chocolate lovers won’t resist the lure of a visit to the Lindt & Sprüngli factory in Kilchberg with chocolate tasting as a bonus! From June to October do not miss a boat trip around the lake and, with a little luck, you’ll get to climb aboard the "Stadt Zürich". It is the oldest of the two steam paddle shipsstill sailing onLake Zürich. As such, it is listed in theSwiss inventory of cultural property of national and regional significance.
Walk down the Bahnhofstrasse, an avenue lined with luxury shops that connects the lake to the main station. Stop at Zürich Hauptbahnhof – Zürich’s main train station and look up for the Guardian Angel - a voluptuous sculpture by French-Swiss artist Niki de Saint Phalle. Strolling down the banks of the Limmat, admire the architectural heritage of the city with fountains, bridges and churches vying for supremacy in beauty and charm. Do not miss the Fraumünster church, with its magnificent stained glass windows by Marc Chagall or the Grossmünster cathedral –the starting point of the Protestant Reformation in German Switzerland. Further, push the bronze doors by Otto Münch to access the Museum of the Reformation, one of the 50 museums in the city. The art museum Kunsthaus Zürich allows you to wander among art works by Ferdinand Hodler, Segantini, Vallotton, Amiet, Giacometti and Augusto.

Enjoy the beauty of the city of Zürich
Enjoy the beauty of Zürich’s Old Town
Sightseeing in and around Zürich
A taste of the quirky and vibrant atmosphere of Zürich’s most popular district: Oerlikon
Visit the Pearl of Lake Geneva dynamic and attractive Lausanne
Discover the Canton of Neuchâtel, a stunning natural setting for lovely walks
Basel, capital city of arts
Locarno: enchanting city by the Lake Maggiore

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