Language: German, French
Currency: Swiss Franc
Local time: GMT/BST +1 hour
In the past, Zurich was mostly known for being a centre of banking and commerce, but in the past twenty years it has emerged as one of the leading cities in Europe in terms of fashion, nightlife and gastronomy. This is a city that really has its finger on the pulse, and not only is Zurich a centre of culture, it is also a stunningly beautiful place, surrounded by its lake and the Swiss Alps.
Please note: City taxes payable locally.
Zurich city breaks hold many attractions for first time visitors, such as the two great catherdrals or the Masoala Rainforest Hall, but one thing you simply must do if you are here for a few days is go shopping. The Bahnhofstrasse is one of the most famous shopping streets in Europe, full of designer labels and high fashion. Across the river Limmat is the Niederdorf area, less upmarket but full of quirky little shops where Swiss craftsmanship can be admired. Lastly, why not indulge yourself in a bit of Swiss chocolate? Some of the chocolatiers’ creations are sublime, and this is one experience that benefits from being enjoyed in its natural setting.
Once night falls, it’s time to start exploring the restaurants and clubs of Zurich. There are many restaurants serving traditional favourites such as fondue and potato rosti but this is a city where you can find almost any type of cuisine cooked to perfection. After dinner, going to a club or bar is highly recommended. Zurich’s reputation for a buzzing nightlife is certainly justified; it has the largest number of clubs per capita in Europe, and something to suit every type of traveller.
Zurich may be cosmopolitan and bustling city, but it can also be the perfect place to relax. Take a walk along the side of the lake and admire the mountainous scenery, stretch out in the park with a beer or sit on an outdoor table at a cafe watching the people flow by. Both a relaxing and an exciting place, a city break to Zurich has it all.
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