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Zurich

Zurich
Looking for a break? Come fly with Austrian Airlines to Zurich and take a load off. Travel during the month of October and experience Zurich Oktoberfest, a festival of the culinary arts that runs through the month of October until November. Zurich offers multiple high end hotels for you to kick your feet up and relax. Get a bite to eat at one of 2000 restaurants Zurich 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 Zurich 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
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.


What to see in Zurich

What to see in Zurich
Augustinergasse
On Augustinergasse you can be sure that you are on a street where everyone has been before you - and that every angle of it has been photographed already. Augustinergasse is a Swiss cliché only to be topped by Swiss pocket knives, watches, and chocolate. But thousands of Japanese tourists are rightly transferred here and shown around and invited to come again: Augustinergasse is simply so beautiful. What you see here is the most exquisite of Medieval Switzerland: cobblestones, cosy oriels and houses that have been restored with loving detail. Once craftsmen lived here, followed by factory owners eager to own the most beautiful façades. Probably all of them won the first prize with their double-floor wooden oriels and the colourful ornaments. If you have a photo of each house already, it pays off to make a small detour to the tiny boutiques and restaurants around. You should not miss them during summer time and you should book a table outside, order a coffee and watch the other tourists strolling by.
Kreislauf 4+5
GZ Schindlergut

Where to shop in Zurich

Where to shop in Zurich
Orell Füssli
It's so typical: When you finally have time to read a book on your vacation, it's a boring book you've taken along. Either you've bought it somewhere shortly before your departure or you wanted to brag with it because it looked so good. Here comes our tip: The Orell Füssli Bookstore is centrally located and sells books that look good. Also the inside looks good. The specialist for design, photography and architecture has anything that makes the hearts of art fans leap, from Andreas Gursky to Adolf Loos or to essays on genuine British cottages. And if you are in no hurry you enjoy coffee over Helmut Newton and talk shop with your neighbour from the other table. But if you are no friend of coffee-table books you will also find literature at Orell Füssli, along with books on Switzerland and a selection of French books at that.
Limited Stock
Thema Selection

Where to eat in Zurich

Where to eat in Zurich
Acqua
If you want to get closer to the water you have to be in the water. The outdoor lounge of Acqua promises the probably best view of sailing boats, mountains and Lake Zurich's sparkling blue. Such a panorama does only harmonise with the noblest interior, of course. The terrace is white and made of wood, suiting a fish meal after a long walk along the promenade. But the restaurant is luxurious inside as well: large windows, a lot of mother-of-pearl and space for a conservative clientele concluding perfect deals over a perfect dinner. The menu is as fresh as morning dew, combining seasonal and regional specialties. Fish and meat are grilled, the pizza comes from the wood stove and the guests come from the general assembly. And that's how the prices are defined. Acqua is not cheap but it is good. And you can get great brunches here. On Sundays they serve Mediterranean "Brunch al Lago" from 10.00 to 14.00.
Yooji's
Tao´s

Where to stay in Zurich

Where to stay in Zurich
Hotel Otter
And here's another hotel of the Swiss private label "Come in and feel good". While the Hotel Otter is 770 years old, neither its furniture nor its clientele are outdated. There's a lot of art everywhere, the rooms having been designed by various artists, so you won't get bored even at night time. There is an African lodge with bamboo elements, a Japanese variant with the usual minimalism, a maritime room with blue-striped wallpaper or fancy single rooms. At the Hotel Otter they know that there are different strokes for different folk, so individualism ranks high here. But the clientele - somewhere between model and musician - has to live up to James Joyce's harsh dictum: "Love, lie and look good because tomorrow we have to die". There are no limits to the cravings for pleasure and the door is open to the bar. While the latter's name is "Wüste" (desert), it is no desert at all. Here, true Zurich people get together for Swiss chats and a genuine Swiss beer. Do you need more? Double room from 105 Euros per night.
Kafischnaps
Greulich

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