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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.

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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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