Zurich is widely considered to be one of the world's global cities. Zurich is located on the north-western end of Lake Zurich (Zürichsee). Numerous excellent hotels will provide for a nice stay with all comforts.
Zurich’s historic city, where you will find a large number of cosy hotels, is located at the banks of the river Limmat. The square Central-Platz is the city’s main traffic hub and starting point for busses and trams that will take you to your hotel in Zurich.
During your stay at a hotel in Zurich we recommend you to look around the Swiss National Museum (Landesmuseum), where you will receive information about the country’s cultural history.
The twin towers of the Großmünster (great minster) are Zurich’s landmark. Zurich hotel guests who are interested in history should visit this ecclesial building, where Ulrich Zwingli initiated the Swiss-German Reformation.
From the minster’s tower you will have a tremendous view over the sights and hotels of Zurich.
Near your Zurich hotel you will be able to experience the mediaeval flair in the city’s old branched alleys.
A short walk will take you from your Zurich hotel to the church Fraumünsterkirche, whose stained glass choir windows, which were designed by Marc Chagall, will surely catch your eye.
If you are staying at a hotel in Zurich’s inner city you will be able to walk along the street Bahnhofstraße to the Lake Zurich.
On your way you will pass the Parade-Platz, a center of financial activity, with the world-headquarters of several Swiss banks and numerous boutiques and hotels.
Coming from Geneva, you will be able to reach your hotel by car via the autobahn A1. Coming from Basel you will need to drive along the autobahn A3.
Zurich’s economy is characterised by tourism, with two million tourists staying at Zurich’s hotels every year.
Total population: 373,646 (December 2007)
Postal codes: 8000 – 8 099