The city and region of Zurich combine world-class nature, culture and cuisine in a very small area
It is worth planning a few extra days for Zurich, as Switzerland’s largest city has much to offer. Situated on the picturesque Lake Zurich and washed by the two rivers Sihl and Limmat, Zurich has a magnificent old town that impresses with its historic guild houses and invites you to stroll through its winding alleys and hidden oases. Art and culture are very important in Zurich: No other city in Switzerland can boast such a high density of museums and galleries as the capital of design and architecture.
Those who stay longer explore the varied region around Lake Zurich in an active way. Whether on foot, on two or more wheels or in the water: every sport is possible. Cycling enthusiasts in particular get their money’s worth in Zurich: exciting downhill trails await on the Uetliberg, the beautiful Route 66 leads from Zurich to the City of Roses Rapperswil with lovely views, and in the nearby mountains there are varied bike routes over hills and through forests.
E-Bike City Tours
The guided bike tours show guests from all over the world unexpected corners of the city. With the e-bikes provided by Casino Zürich, longer distances can be covered in no time at all and even more distant highlights and quarters of the city can be reached without any effort. Zürich Tourism offers e-bike tours around the lake basin and to public works of art.
The largest art museum in Switzerland
With the opening of the Chipperfield Building in 2021, the Kunsthaus Zürich is now the largest art museum in Switzerland. High-calibre contemporary artists and works will impress not only those with an affinity for art, but also the inexperienced and those new to art on around 11,500 square metres. But there is never a dull moment culturally in Zurich either: around 50 museums delight with art, history, design, architecture, botany, medicine and much more.
Food city Zurich
Zurich cuisine knows no boundaries when it comes to food: in addition to regional specialities such as “Zürcher Geschnätzeltes” and “Rösti”, international trends, novelties and rarities can be found here. Zurich’s well-travelled chefs passionately combine their inspirations from faraway countries with local products. This is what distinguishes the excellent quality and joy of experimentation in the food metropolis of Zurich.
Unique favourite pieces
Zurich offers a wide range of shops with fairly and environmentally friendly produced, long-lasting favourite pieces. If you love vintage furniture, second-hand fashion and unique pieces of jewellery, you should definitely wander through Zurich’s second-hand shops and boutiques. Buying second-hand or upcycled rarities also protects the climate and your wallet. That makes everyone happy.
The fact that Zurich and the surrounding region is a true paradise for families with children is quickly apparent on the kinderregion.ch platform. Here you will find tips on restaurants, accommodation, leisure activities and events for children of all ages and their accompanying adults.
The Zürich City Guide App shows which hotels, restaurants, shops and museums in Zürich offer step-free entrances and entrances, as well as the App Ginto, on which possible obstacles as well as barrier-free places are well documented.
The “Offene Rennbahn” is the oldest sports arena in Switzerland that is still in operation today. This is where the elite men’s cyclists will start their individual time trial.
The Sechseläutenplatz will not only be the finish of all races. Due to the required course profiles, the races of the para-athletes as well as the time trials of the juniors women and junior men and the mixed relays will also start at the finish area.