Zurich isnâ€™t all business and bankers
Zurich, the most populous city of Switzerland, is famous for its modern business status and offers a mix of discovery, pleasure, nature and culture for its visitors. Whether you are visiting for a week or are on brief stop-off in-between flights, Zurich city centre is only a five minute journey from the airport and is the city is easily accessible by train from Paris.
For historians, Zurich offers an abundance of museums. Located at Seefeldquai 17, The Johann Jacobs Museum offers a wealth of information about the political, social and cultural features of coffee. The Depuoz Collection Toy Museum, located at Englischviertelstrasse 19b offers displays of children’s toys from the 18th to 20th century selected by collectors Claudia and Christian Depuoz.
For those interested in Zurichâ€™s architecture, a visit to the Great Church (Grossmunster) is a must. Located at Zwingliplatz, the cathedralâ€™s two towers are one of the most recognisable landmarks in Zurich and stand as a memorial of the reformation from this location in the 1500s.
For skiiers, it is possible to purchase a â€˜snow & railâ€™ ticket, and ascend up the surrounding Alps by train. Â Skiing down, you will arrive at the nearest ski resort to Zurich, Flumserberg.Â Flumserberg offers a variety of ski runs, shops and plenty of lively apres ski!
For shopaholics, Zurich is home to Bahnhofstrasse â€“ a famous pedestrian street offering some of the worldâ€™s best shopping opportunities. Stores include Chanel, Cartier, Tiffany and Co. and Louis Vuitton. Bahnhofstrasse is also home to some of the world’s most important banks.
For families, Zurich Zoo is an extremely popular choice. Open 365 days of the year, the zoo can provide guided tours, educational seminars, birthday parties and much more â€“ not forgetting the assortment and collection of wildlife on display. A favourite activity Zurich Zoo offers is the â€˜Night Walkâ€™ program â€“ an event that gives visitors the opportunity to stay overnight at the zoo.
Getting around Zurich couldnâ€™t be easier. The cityâ€™s railway station and airport are the biggest and busiest in Switzerland and within the city, trams, buses, and boats are can be boarded almost anywhere.
I hope you enjoy Zurich as much as I did!
This post has been written by travel blogger Rebecca Kelly of Simonseeks.com; a community of travel enthusiasts, experts and celebrities sharing their thoughts on the best places to visit and stay around the world, ranging from the most luxurious hotels in London to the best hotels in Barcelona.