Just a short stay in a Zurich hotel reveals that this charming Swiss city is far more than just a prosperous banking centre – it is a city full of surprises.
On the banks of Lake Zurich, divided by the River Limmat, Switzerland’s biggest metropolis has a compact centre best navigated on foot. The left bank hosts the business end, with the railway station, financial district and cosmopolitan shops along the Bahnhofstrasse. The atmospheric right bank is home to the Altstadt (Old Town). Here Zurich hotels cater mostly to tourists, who stroll narrow lanes lined with historic buildings. Many of these house funky boutiques, restaurants, bars and clubs.
For culture vultures, the Kunsthaus Zürich and Landesmuseum (Swiss National Museum) are just two of over 24 museums in the city. Also worthy of time is the Grossmünster church, Rathaus (Town Hall) and edgy birthplace of the Dadaism cultural movement at Cabaret Voltaire. Many Zurich hotels offer views of the Alps, so when city life gets too much, head to the peak of Uetliberg for expansive views and glorious hiking trails.
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