About Zurich


Zurich unites creative city life and idyllic scenery within the smallest of areas. Art connoisseurs and culture enthusiasts have over 50 museums and more than 100 galleries to choose from, while inquisitive city explorers can discover the striking contrast between the picturesque Old Town and the modern, constantly changing urban quarters. Nature lovers seeking fresh air and green open spaces will delight in the city’s location directly by the lake, in its abundant expanses of forest and parkland, and in its very own mountain, the Uetliberg. In addition, the vibrant nightlife, offering the widest choice of entertainment facilities in Switzerland, is perfectly suited to night owls and the young-at-heart

Getting to Zurich ...

 ... in the Very Heart of Europe and in the Center of Switzerland

Getting here by plane
Zurich Airport is just a 10-minute train ride from the city center. It is considered one of the best airports in the world, and has received the World Travel Award and the Business Traveler Award on a number of occasions. More than 70 airlines fly from Zurich to over 180 destinations worldwide.

Getting here by rail
Zurich Main Train Station is Switzerland's largest train station and at the same time a central hub for rail connections from the neighboring countries of Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Paris can be comfortably reached from Zurich with the TGV in just four hours, while the trip to Milan is even shorter. As soon as you have arrived at the Main Train Station, you are already directly in the city center. Numerous trams, buses and taxis will bring your guests in a matter of minutes to their hotels or to the meeting or conference venues. 

Getting here by car
Zürich can be reached in a very short time from the largest Swiss cities and bordering countries thanks to the well-developed Swiss national road system.

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Sightseeing in Zurich

The most important sights such as the Old Town, Bahnhofstrasse, Grossmünster church and Lake Zurich are all based in Zurich’s town center. They are all reached within a three-hour walk or can be accessed by public transport. Culture lovers will enjoy a visit to the museum, Opera House, Schauspielhaus (municipal theater) or Tonhalle (concert hall). Nature fans can take a trip to Zurich’s very own Uetliberg "mountain", visit the zoo or take a boat to Rapperswil.

Useful Links and Contacts

Zürich Tourism Tourist Service
At the Main Railway Station
8001 Zürich
Tel. +41 44 215 40 00
Fax +41 44 215 40 44
email: touristservice@zuerich.com

Opening hours
November 1 to April 30 

Monday to Saturday 8.30am – 7.00pm
Sunday 9.00am – 6.00pm
May 1 to October 31
Monday to Saturday 8.00am – 8.30pm
Sunday 8.30am – 6.30pm