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)
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Distance: 10.0 km
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Expedition: Zoo Zurich
The Zoo Zurich with its amazing animal world exists for 90 years in Zurich now. There you can find around 4000 animals from 350 animal species. The Zoo provides various highlights for big and small ones: For example, the Masoala rain forest with over 11.000 m2, the KAENG KRACHAN elephant park with an outstanding view and the Aquarium with more than 70 different kind of fish.See more
The «Badis» of Zurich
Swimming in the river, lake or outdoor pool – one can find the perfect refreshment on a hot summer day in Zurich. The Badi Utoquai invites you to lake bathing directly in front of the hotel. The Strandhausquai is only for ladies, men can use the Badi Schanzengraben exclusively. Experience true ocean feelings at the sandy beach Mythenquai or relax at the Badi Enge with stunning view on the snowcapped Alps.
Shopping paradise Zurich
Dive into the districts of Zurich and experience unique shopping moments! The famous Bahnhofstrasse offers typical Swiss watches, delicate chocolate and the most popular designer labels. Visitors of the beautiful old town can stroll and linger between the picturesque boutiques and traditional shops. During the summer, the Zurich weekly market provides fresh local specialties and in December small charming Christmas markets arise all over the city.
Discovery tours – made in Zurich
Learn everything about the facets of Zurich on a city tour on water or land! The local guides attend you by foot, by boat, on a segway or bike and introduce you to the best sides of the city. Cuisine and wine, trendy districts, finances, party or the most famous sightseeing-spots like the Grossmünster or house of arts? You can choice topic and location of your personal guided tour.
Boat trips at Lake Zurich
The Lake Zurich and the river Limmat belong to Zurich like chocolate to Switzerland! Therefore, you should discover Zurich on a boat trip! The boats Felix, Regula and Turcum depart from crowded Bürkliplatz, only a 10-minutes-walk away from the hotel. Explore the city center from a new perspective or go on a cozy trip around the lake up to the town Rapperswil and back.