Apartment, Accommodation & Rooms in Zurich
Zurich is Switzerland’s largest city and is home to 379,000 people. Zurich is something of a transport hub for the country and is also one of the world’s financial centres. It has been a city since Roman times and boasts a beautiful old town area. Zurich is situated on Lake Zurich and is always ranks high on quality of life surveys. There are plenty to see in the city including several famous museums, theatres and beautiful parks. Zurich is home to a large and diverse range of hotels and hostels. If you’d like to see the city from a different perspective, why not stay at Wimdu accommodation in Zurich? Wimdu have over 100 offers in the city including spacious apartments, cosy guest rooms and studio apartments. Find the perfect place to stay in Zurich today!
Europe’s largest clock face is located in Zurich on St Peter’s Church!
The water table of Lake Zurich is 405 metres above sea level!
Albert Einstein attended the University of Zurich and later worked there as a professor!
Tina Turner lives in Zurich!
Things to see and do in Zurich
Zurich has some interesting and good attractions on offer to tourists and most are centrally located in the old tour and lake front areas meaning visitors are able to see a lot in a short space of time. If you visit Zurich, start your exploring at Grossmunster Church
at Zwingliplatz. This Romanesque Church
is a symbol of reformed Zurich and can be seen from all over the city. The inside of the church is quite austere but architecturally the church is quite significant and should be admired. If you can stand the quite cramped trip up the small stairs to the top of the church then you are rewarded with a beautiful view over the city.
After you’ve admired the Grossmunster we recommend you take around the altstadt
(old town) area of Zurich. It’s a great place to wander around and there are many interesting small shops and restaurants lining the cobblestone streets. Find a seat outside a café and enjoy people watching and soaking up the atmosphere. A walking tour is available which is clearly signposted making sure you don’t miss any of the beautiful buildings in the area.
Zurich has a variety of interesting museums worth visiting. The Landesmuseum (The Swiss National Museum)
is located in an elegant castle and displays a large variety of interesting artifacts from across Switzerland’s history. The museum is very thorough and there’s plenty of engaging information to keep visitors occupied for a good amount of time. The Zurich Kunsthaus
is one of Switzerland’s major art museums and shines the spotlight on several talented Swiss artists including modern sculpturer Giacometti and 18th century painter Fuseli.
Zurich also has some lovely areas where it’s nice to relax in and get away from the buzz of the city. Wimdu recommends Lindenhofplatz
, a quiet area with beautiful views over the city. The streets are pedestrianised and there is a small park with swings for children and nice trees. There are also beautiful botanical gardens in the city which are operated by the University of Zurich
. If you like wildlife and nature Zurich Zoo is popular with tourists and is filled with 2000 animals and many interesting trees and plants. The highlight of the zoo is the stunning Madagascar rainforest hall which is really amazing to see! Visitors to Zurich should make a special point to visit the lake promenade waterfront area of the city. There is 3km of boardwalk along the water and you’ll find a beautiful meadow next to the water which is popular with locals in the summer.
Zurich has proportionately the largest amount of clubs in Europe
and the city has great night life. You’ll find the vast majority of the clubs are in Zurich-West, a former industrial district which is now popular with young people. The Rote Fabrik
is a great cultural centre which offers a wide selection of cultural events, plays and performances. The Theater Am Neumarkt
both put on great performances – the Schauspielhaus is one of the most important and popular theatres in Germany, Austria and Switzerland combined!
is Switzerland’s main airport and is located to the north of the city. The best way to get into the city is to take the train – the journey takes 12 minutes. Trains run every 11-12 minutes although they become less frequent in the early morning at late at night. Getting around Zurich is a pleasure and the city is famous for its efficient
public transport system! There are any ways to get around the city including by tram, bus, train and even boats! Zurich’s public transport system is integrated so timetables and fares work across the network. Zurich is divided into fare zones – the more zones you travel through the costlier the ticket. Much of what is of interest to tourists in Zurich such as the old town and lake area are easily walkable and it’s a great way to soak up the sights and sounds of the city! Cycling is popular in Zurich and in exchange for a copy of your passport you can easily rent a bike out for not much money.