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 » Information about the train station
Distance: 10.0 km
Approximate taxi fare: 75 CHF (one way)» Information about the airport
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
Mercedes Benz CSI – The horse show in Zurich
The world's elite of show jumper will come together for the last time in Zurich: It is the highest contaminated and star-studded world cup tournament of horse show that will take place in the "Hallenstadion" of Zurich. Culinary delights, a top-class show and much more highlights will complete the weekend program. Tickets are available via Ticketcorner.Tickets & Info
Art on Ice – Figure skating gala of the superstars
01.03.2018 - 04.03.2018
When international popstars meet world-famous figure skaters you know it is time again for ART ON ICE. The spectacular figure skating show will enchant everybody in the Hallenstadion Zurich. This year, Emeli Sandé, the Swiss pop group Pegasus and many more will ensure the top-class musical entertainment. True acrobatics will be shown by the best figure skaters of the world, like the Olympia winners Tatiana Volosozhar & Maxim Trankov, Evgeni Plushenko und Stéphane Lambiel.Tickets & Info
Man’s World – Everything for men
09.03.2018 - 11.03.2018
Watch out you barbecue masters, excavator experts, whiskey connoisseurs and fast machine lovers: The Man`s World is a paradise for passionate men! There you will find everything what a men’s heart desires. At 2500 sqm one can enjoy funny and exciting moments with its friends and colleagues. Don’t miss it!
SÄCHSILÜÜTE – The spring festival of Zurich
Good-bye winter! Every year in April, the procession "Zug der Zünfte" moves through the city centre up to the Zurich "Sächsilüüteplatz". The main focus of Zurichs’ spring festival is a burning "Böögg", which is filled with explosive devices. He prophesies the prospects for the upcoming summer season.
Zurich Marathon – The run at the lake
Hobby joggers and professional athletes: The Zurich Marathon combines city and nature with its unique route. The varied route will go through the city center of Zurich and along the lakeshore. Viewers and runner will be enchanted likewise from the view. One of the sportiest city highlights of the year!
Food Zurich - The culinary start of summer
24.05.2018 - 03.06.2018
Over 150 events on the theme of "eating" will take place during 11 days at FOOD ZURICH – and will punctual open the summer season! The festival combines the traditional Swiss cuisine with international trends and dishes from far away. There will be feasting and tasting, degusting and creating through the whole city. The right occassion for all your senses.