Zurich

Zurich

Looking for a break? Come fly with Austrian Airlines to Zürich and take a load off. Travel during the month of October and experience Zürich Oktoberfest, a festival of the culinary arts that runs through the month of October until November. Zürich offers multiple high end hotels for you to kick your feet up and relax. Get a bite to eat at one of 2000 restaurants Zürich has to offer. Night clubs, sightseeing, and shopping are all offered to tourists. Skating, mountian biking, rock climbing, and many other sport activities can be enjoyed. Experience the breath taking views from the many lodges located near the Swiss Alps or enjoy yourself as you sit near Zürich Lake and simply let yourself go.

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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

Sights

Sights in Zurich
GZ Schindlergut
Summer, sun and barbecue: Can you imagine anything more beautiful than staring into the flames over a refined beer, while the Argentine steak grills on the barbecue? While the Swiss call it grillage and not grill, the ritual is the same: Put on the "Kiss-the-cook" apron, fetch your grill tongs, open a beer and you will be far away from the daily grind right away.   Zurich offers a total of 13 barbecue sites where chefs can test their skills at grilling. One is GZ Schindlergut above Obere Letten. Between rare and medium you will even have time for a soccer game on the charming field right next to the site. And when the last sausage has finally been eaten we recommend a midnight's swim in the Limmat river which is part of the Zurich summer anyway.
Street Parade
Museum

Stay

Stay in Zurich
Kafischnaps
A butcher's shop in the past, the hotel today serves breakfast until 16:00 daily. Are all the guests late risers? Perhaps. But it might have something to do with the rooms' names as well: "Williams", "Kirsche", "Zwätschgge", "Pflümli" or "Quitte" forebode nothing good (being names of schnapps altogether). Is the Kafischnaps a hotel for alcoholics? No, it's not.   While the rooms are named after schnapps types, you don't get a hangover from the lovingly decorated rooms. Beyond pompous luxury chains one is devoted to working with the things that are within reach - and has a toast on them.  Speaking about "beyond": While the Kafischnaps is not located in the direct centre, prices are beyond those of rents in the popular district. And if you have missed out on breakfast you can still enjoy the puff paste pies with hearty filling and have schnapps with them in a relaxed atmosphere. The sights can wait. Double room from approx. 36 Euros per night.
Seegarten
Zürichberg

Eat

Eat in Zurich
Rosso
Industrial design: While the Swiss have not invented it, they like it anyway. At the trendy Rosso, for example, they overdo it a bit, with cables hanging loose and bare light tubes on the walls.   Also the view you have from the long window front will only appeal to railway fans. Tracks and trains dominate the scene, and dinner is little romantic. But while you can get your water directly from the tap,  you have to be patient awaiting your pizza. But when it finally is served, the waiting has been worthwhile. It tastes equally fantastic as the grilled calamari, making up for bare walls and bad service.   The clientele that comes here likes the hippie chic because it's part of the scene. Medical students like the clinical surroundings, eagerly dissecting their wood-stove pizzas. Sometimes a local DJ acts as pizza man, unless he is occupied with his own business. All in all the Rosso is certainly an adventure not to be missed - but if you come a second time is a question of patience.
Fonduestübli
The Lion

Shopping

Shopping in Zurich
Steinhauer
Here comes our tip for a perfect day in Zurich: a visit to the Kunsthaus, a gourmet lunch at the Kronenhalle and if you are in the mood for gift shopping visit Steinhauer's around the corner. The store offers a wide variety of international gifts. The perfumed candles come from Paris, the towels from Japan and the leather bags from Vienna.   Steinhauer is equally popular for its wedding presents. And if you have been married before you know that one can always use silver cutlery - and salad servers and champagne glasses. What a shame when the serviettes are missing at your new home! That's why the wedding list by Steinhauer comes in so handy. The store offers individual complete packages for couples so that the relatives know what they should buy and the newly weds don't have ten toasters in the end.   But even if you don't want to get married you will find the right present for any occasion here. The garden furniture might be a bit bulky, and you might not be able to get all the china into the suitcase. But handkerchiefs and felt slippers will even fit into the hand luggage, for sure!
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