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Switzerland

Switzerland
If you want to travel somewhere unique, fly with Austrian Airlines to Switzerland and enjoy some Swiss hospitality. Although Switzerland has distinct regions of French, German and Italian customs, it defines and unifies itself by its history of political and cultural neutrality. In avoiding alliances and acting as a intermediary between other nations, it has become home to a large number of creative artists who took refuge here from other countries. There are over 1000 museums located in the country. The Locarno International Film Festival and the Montreax Jazz Festival are also held in Switzerland. Much of the country's identity comes from its Alpine region. The Swiss alps offers glaciers, waterfalls, and unique ecological flora and fauna. Enjoy one of the many historic hotels while hiking and skiing in Switzerland.

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Worth knowing

Switzerland
  • Currency: Swiss franc(CHF)
  • Language: German, Italian, French, Rhaeto-Romanic
  • Capital: Bern
  • Austrian flight destination: BAsel, Geneva, Zurich
Airport
  • Zurich Airport (ZRH): The airport is located 13 km (8 miles) north of Zurich.
  • Address: 8058 Zurich Airport, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Telephone: +41 43 816 2211
  • Airport Zurich You will be directed to a possibly non-accessible site. Take care. Be careful.


Where to eat in Switzerland

Where to eat in Switzerland
The Lion
Breakfast in England - always worth a discussion. Some smile about it and many refuse it, but it has cult status anyway. And the Lion even serves Guiness with it. For breakfast? So what the heck, some guests think and stuff themselves on bacon, sausages, beans and fried eggs. The vitamins in the form of grilled tomato are only garnish, but there is orange juice, coffee, tea - or beer - with it. But is beer not a bit too early? No, there is no "too early" at the Lion because guests can enjoy breakfast any time, even late at night. And then the beer is a good choice again. Yet one question remains unanswered: Why do the English, as loftily as they are having tea, serve breakfasts that make every fitness trainer faint? The answer is: for tradition's sake and because it tastes good. And if you are having brunch at the Lion, you better stay and have another beer, another toast or another helping of brown sauce.
Yooji's
Fonduestübli

What to see in Switzerland

What to see in Switzerland
Bahnhofstrasse
The photographer Ganz once built the first residential building here when the street was still unheard of. People thought he was crazy. Today, you would see dollar signs in his eyes if you think of the horrendous rental prices here. You have to pay some 4,000 Swiss Francs per square metre and year today, if you want to live in Europe's most expensive district. Money lies in and under the street here. The renowned Swiss banks have conquered this place in the sun, stashing away the money that makes the world go round underneath. But not only Credit Suisse and Zurich National Bank are worth visiting the street but also the magnificent Art Nouveau buildings. And where elsewhere houses mushroom up together with soaring prices, Zurich implemented strict building regulations. All the houses are 18 metres high, not more and not less than that. Swiss precision work? Sure, and in addition to the monumental facades accommodating banking secrecy, you'll find 2,500 metres of window shops, 180 stores and 200 lime trees. You won't find more elegance elsewhere.
Augustinergasse
Kreislauf 4+5

Where to shop in Switzerland

Where to shop in Switzerland
LaLotta
Those who think that Swiss fashion is mostly made of traditional costumes are wrong. There are a few exceptions on the Zurich fashion scene: Lotta Müller, for example, who went to Milan to learn from the best. Among others, she already worked for Vivienne Westwood and Roberto Cavalli. Now, she is back to Zurich, and has opened up her own store. What you can buy here, you can't buy anywhere else: unique pieces made in Zurich and not in a North-Italian factory. If you get alarmed when you hear the name Westwood, relax: While Lotta Müller's fashion is avant-garde, her exclusive shoes are wearable. Also the other pieces of her collection may very well get in touch with dirt. While the new and newly discovered labels are chic and expensive, you won't find the Baroque ruffs á la Westwood. But you can buy her Anlgomania collection, and LaLotta Boutique also sells Gilles Rosier and Oktober.
Steinhauer
Orell Füssli

Where to stay in Switzerland

Where to stay in Switzerland
Seehof
In Zurich the world revolves around banks. And busy bankers best look for a hotel that furthers concentration, such as the Seehof. Here, business people may finally take a rest and keep a level head at the purist hotel. The design is slightly reserved some say. But others delight in the pure lines, the absence of pomp and the plain appearance. A bed, a table, a chair - do you need more than that? Okay, we will need some high-tech, too. And the furniture is best quality, too. The junior suite even boasts its own terrace, and a bath to feel good in with a beautiful bathtub. Still, even the upper floors are manageable as to sizes: 25 square metres feature only what needs to be there. The rest is bells and whistles anyway. This trend continues into the restaurant, which is often frequented by the local culture scene due to its vicinity to the opera. A titbit of sushi, little sashimi, well prepared by chef de cuisine Keisuke Takatori, who you may watch while he prepares his art. Conclusion: Dining and sleeping is well-portioned at the Seehof. But there`s nothing wrong with it every once in a while. Double rooms from 211 Euros per night.
Seegarten
Hotel Otter

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