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Zurich City

A big city with chocolate-box charm

Awash with culture and spectacular surroundings, Zürich is Switzerland's largest city. Despite its modern ambiance, Zurich has managed to hold onto its old-world charm thanks to its winding streets and tall church steeples. While you’re never too far away from shops, restaurants and bars on a holiday in Zürich City, there’s a chocolate-box feel to this Swiss city that you’ll find hard to resist. Put Zurich on your bucket list and you’ll find all sorts of gems, from art house cinemas where you can wile away a bohemian hour or two, to school playgrounds that turn into open-air clubs when evening falls.Then there’s jazz clubs, spectacular rock venues and plenty of pubs.

Your Zürich City questions, answered

Take the bus, train or tram or hop on a free city bike. All you need is your ID and a small refundable deposit.

Once night falls. head straight for Langstrasse for quirky restaurants, trendy bars and nightclubs offering just about any music genre imaginable.

Two words: chocolate and cheese. Explore with a hot chocolate in hand and don't leave without trying the fondue, tartiflette and raclette.

Best things to do in Zürich City

Climb the church tower

Created in Romanesque style, Grossmunster church tower offers glorious views of the city below (if you can manage to climb its steep steps).

The Beyer Watch Museum

Learn about Switzerland's traditional craft of watch-making at the fascinating Beyer Watch Museum, located on the city's main shopping boulevard Bahnhofstrasse.

Seefeld Promenade

Spend some time on splendid Lake Zürich, strolling on the promenade, venturing out on a boat, swimming or just enjoying an al fresco meal.