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Zürich City Add-On

The city of a thousand fountains
 
This graceful city on the shores of Lake Zürich with its statues, fountains and art galleries makes an ideal start or end to your Inntravel holiday in Switzerland. You’ll stay in a charming hotel of character and we’ll include notes for a self-guided city walking tour.
Zürich City Add-On. 2 nights
Zürich City Add-On. 2 nights
 

Holiday information

 

Zürich

Switzerland’s largest city is a thriving place, not only economically, but culturally, too. Set enviably on the northern shores of its eponymous lake, and with views to the Alps, it is a city with a broad appeal.

Bahnhofstrasse with its banks and designer shops symbolises Zürich’s prosperity, while famous political, religious and other figures are celebrated with statues dotted across the city. Water is another common theme – besides the lake and the River Limmat which flows past the handsome Old Town, the city is decorated with around 1,030 fountains, some of them hundreds of years old, others built in Art Deco style. Art galleries, too, are found in abundance, along with a wealth of museums that cater for a wide range of interests.
 
Gallery
 

Sightseeing

The key to Inntravel holidays is flexibility. You can start on the day of your choice, and are free to add extra nights.
  • Notes for a self-guided walking tour included
    If you are arriving in Zürich by train, you will find yourself at the top of the magnificent Bahnhofstrasse, a 1.4-kilometre-long boulevard running along the old course of the city walls from the railway station to the shores of Lake Zürich. Lined with chic boutiques, as well as the headquarters of several banks, it is one of the city’s major focal points.

    Immediately to the east of this is the picturesque Old Town. It is easy to lose yourself among the winding, cobbled streets here, but with our detailed walking notes as a guide you will navigate seamlessly through the city, keeping your own pace and detouring as and when you wish. Pass the cluster of artisans’ studios on the Schipfe; the Renaissance town hall; the huge clock face of St Peter’s Church (the largest in Europe, measuring 8.7 metres in diameter); and the distinctive stained glass windows of Fraumünster, which were created by Marc Chagall in the 1970s. Cross the river and you’ll soon arrive beneath the graceful twin towers of Grossmünster Cathedral. In summer, it is worth climbing the south tower for views over the city’s rooftops.
  • Ascend Uetliberg
    The bar adjoining the city observatory offers excellent vantage point over the city, but the best views of all are enjoyed by Uetliberg, the 855-metre summit on the western edge of Zürich – on a clear day you can see across the lake and towards the Alps. Once the first snow of winter arrives, the hiking trails across its slopes are converted into toboggan runs.
  • Art & artefacts
    Many of the city’s numerous museums focus on art, not least Zürich’s centrepiece, the Kunsthaus, arguably the best art gallery in Switzerland and home to works by Swiss artists such as Alberto Giacometti, as well as paintings by Edvard Munch, Picasso, Monet and Chagall. In addition, there are galleries devoted to Dadaism (the movement was formed here in 1916), furniture, arts and crafts, conceptual art, design, and non-European art. The range of other museums caters for all interests, from the Swiss National Museum with its large collection of artefacts charting Swiss history from prehistoric times onwards, to the Civil Defence Museum housed in an underground bunker, via toys, trams, evolution, money and early sea creatures.

    Most museums are closed one day a week (usually, but not exclusively, Monday), while a small number are only open one or two days a week. Please check individual websites for up-to-date opening times.
 

Accommodation

The hotel is ideally located for exploring the city. 

We provide suggestions for where to eat out in the documentation that we send you prior to your holiday.
Hotel Adler
 
Prices
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  • Hotel Adler, 2 nights: 01 May - 31 October 2019 & 01 December - 30 April 2020

    Start any day | End by latest date(s) shown above

    Starting Add on 2 nights Single supplement
    1 May - 31 October £246 £34
    1 December - 28 April £248 £68

    Includes accommodation and meals as described. No travel is included as it is assumed that you are travelling via the city as part of your main Inntravel holiday.

    If you are flying via a different airport and would like us to arrange connecting travel, please contact us for a quotation.

  • Extra nights (£ per person per night) in a double or single room

    Hotel Adler, Zürich (B&B) Double room Single room
    01 May - 31 Oct 2019 £108 £123
    01 Dec - 30 Apr 2020 £110 £140
  • This information is for guidance only; no travel is included in our prices and you should pay locally for your chosen option.

    For more information about the airport, visit the Zürich airport website.

    Getting between Zürich airport and the city (12km):

    Public transport Approx. duration Frequency
    Train 12 minutes to Zürich Hauptbahnhof frequent departures
    Other options Approx. duration Approx. price
    Taxi 15 minutes TBA
What is included
  • 2 nights
  • 2 breakfasts
  • street plan
  • notes for a self-guided city walking tour
 
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