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Overview

Zurich, an elegant Swiss metropolis

Zurich is an elegant metropolis situated on the lake bearing its name. Its central location in Switzerland and its perfect public transportation connections make Zurich the ideal holiday hub. Most of Switzerland can be easily reached for a day excursion using your train pass without having to pack and unpack every day. Zurich’s Bahnhofstrasse is Europe’s most exclusive shopping street, the paradise for lovers of luxury and lifestyle goods.

About Switzerland


Getting off the train at the Zürich main station, the starting point of your visit would be the historic centre. Walking along the east bank of the River Limmat, you will soon arrive to the Grossmünster Church with its famous tall twin towers. On the other side of the bank you’ll find the Fraumünster church decorated by Marc Chagall.

Our tip: Explore the city with a guided walking tour. Book at the Tourist Service at Zürich main train station and get 20% off with your coupon when you buy your train tickets online from Rail Europe.

Enjoy your lunch in the Niederdorf area by tasting the trademark dish - Züri Gschnetzlets (diced veal in a creamy mushroom sauce) served with Rösti (potato based dish). After lunch you can visit the Kunsthaus Museum or the Landesmuseum before enjoying the end of the day in one of the numerous cafés or pubs where you can also watch live music.

For a shopping spree, head to Bahnhofstrasse, which is Zürich’s main downtown street and regarded as one of the world’s most exclusive shopping avenues to find some of the most famous international and Swiss brands. When in the area, drop in the famous Confiserie Sprüngli to taste their famous chocolate inventions.

The old town is also a very attractive shopping area with fashion, jewellery and antique shops as well as the smaller and more traditional boutiques. Schipfe is the place to find the craftspeople who sell their handmade products along the river.


Zürich Tourism Tourist Service
8021 Zürich
Tel: +41 (0) 44 215 40 00

The city’s tourist office has a helpful personnel, insider information and tips as well as handy maps and brochures. The city’s tourist office also arranges tours and excursions and is a focal point for local accommodation.

Train station(s)

Trains are a convenient way of reaching many towns and cities throughout Europe. The majority of cities in Europe have a minimum of one train station, while larger, more populated cities have two or more stations. Train stations, in general, are located in the heart of the city. Review the map below to get an idea of where the train station(s) in Zurich can be found.

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    family holiday |
    "excellent service very comfortable and punctual the scenery on this journey was amazing "

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    "Great trip "

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    Our recent rail journey. |
    "My wife and I both in our 60s enjoyed our rail journey from Mulhouse to Zurich. The train was very clean and comfortable and although about 15 minutes late due to trackwork ran pretty much to schedule. Different staff we spoke to at Mulhouse station were very helpful with our enquiries. The only difficulty I encountered was getting our rather heavy bags up the stairs to the luggage storage area on the upper floor where our seats were located so that we could keep an eye on the bags during the trip. Arranging the tickets before we left home was very easy and without problems with the tickets being mailed to us promptly as agreed. The price we paid was very reasonable we thought. We will definitely be happy to travel with Rail Europe again when we are next visiting Europe. "

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    Travel as it should be |
    "After difficulty trying to locate the correct platform at Gare de Lyon, this journey was a lovely way to move from Paris to Zurich. The train was very clean and comfortable and on time. Very relaxing. We made time for lunch at Le Train Bleu at Gare de Lyon, this was a highlight of several weeks travel. "

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    The way to go |
    "Great train. Bit slow but that just gives more time to catch some great scenery. Free wi fi is excellent. "

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    smooth trip |
    "we used this rain trip to see some of the country side, it was easier to do than by plane. The train was very comfortable and while not as fast as some others in europe it was ok "

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    Travel in comfort |
    "An ideal way to travel without the waiting at airports and problem free. What a way to relax! And you know where your bags are the whole time "

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    Amazing Scenery  |
    "The station in Zurich is very conveniently set within an easy walk of hotels and most tourist attractions. A great break from air travel.Connections to other cities is very simple at Zurich. Food at Zurich station was very expensive as were the toilets. Scenery was amazing "

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    "The station in Salzburg is very conveniently set within an easy walk of hotels and most tourist attractions including the old town. A great break from air travel. "

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    Europe trip |
    "Fast and convenient "

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