From Zurich’s picturesque old town to the Uetliberg
A wealth of interesting sights and events of every kind make Zurich a popular destination for city breaks. The 60-meter-high twin towers of the 13th-century Grossmünster church just out over the Medieval backdrop of the historic city center. Nearby, the baroque Town Hall stands proudly in the river with its ornate black marble entrance. Crossing over the historic Münster Bridge will take you to the left bank of the Limmat and the Fraumünster Church with its world-famous stained-glass windows by Marc Chagall.
To the Uetliberg
A cable car takes you up to the 869-metre-high Uetliberg. From its lookout tower you can enjoy a magnificent view of Lake Zurich. On the north shore of the lake nestles the Hotel Steigenberger Bellerive au Lac. From there, it takes just a few minutes by tram to get to the old town.
(50 m from the hotel)
Costs: 3 CHF / hour, 35 CHF / day
Zürich Main Station
Distance: 2 km
Approximate taxi fare: 30 CHF (one way)» Search for saver fares
Distance: 10.0 km
Approximate taxi fare: 75 CHF (one way)
Thermalbad & Spa Zurich
From the Steigenberger Bellerive au Lac, you can easily reach the Hürlimann Areal with the Thermalbad & Spa Zurich in between 10 minutes by public transports. Dive into the over 2000 years old Roman bathing culture between the historic vaulted-stone ceilings of the former brewery areal and relax in the "Irish-Roman" Spa for your complete relaxation. One highlight is the panoramic ceiling bath in the open air with its unique view at Zurich.learn more
Current and upcoming events
Traditional water jousting event of the Zurich guilds at the Weinplatz in Zurich.
Open Air Cinema at the lake shore
20.07.2017 - 20.08.2017
When the sun goes down: The open air screen at the lake shore of Zurichhorn presents premiers, classics and blockbuster.
Europe's biggest techno and house festive along the lake promenade. From 1:00 pm until midnight.
Public swimming event over a distance of 2 km in the Limmat river of Zurich.
The event depends on the weather. The alternative date is 26. August 2017
Night of the museums
Participating museums open their doors at 7:00 pm until 2:00 am the following morning.
07.09.2017 - 17.09.2017
From street food to fine-dining: in between 11 days, the festival unites over 100 events focusing foods in and around Zurich.
Traditional fair and festival at Sechseläutenplatz with shooting contest.
Zurich Film Festival
28.09.2017 - 08.10.2017
International film festival with premiers, workshops and awards.
Expovina - Wine Fair
01.11.2017 - 16.11.2017
International wine and tasting fair on moored boats with focus on Swiss winegrowers.
23.11.2017 - 24.12.2017
Christmas market in front of the opera house with 100 Christmas huts and a small ice skating rink.
Unforgettable New Year’s Eve party with up to 100,000 visitors and a breathtaking firework at Lake Zurich.