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City break in Zurich. Active leisure ideas for Zurich - attractions, recreation and nightlife

Zurich riverside Zurich is not differed by widest choice of night entertainments and noisy discos. This city will be a perfect choice for fans of peaceful rest. Various hiking and cycling rides are very popular here. During them you can not only see all main attractions of the city, but also visit some interesting restaurants and cafes. In the evening the squares of Zurich often host music concerts and performances of street artists.
Zurich is famous for its elite hotels, and Zurich Marriott Hotel has always been one of the most prestigious and expensive. The price of staying in one of the upscale rooms costs no less … Open
Niederdorf Street is simply the best choice for walking. This is also the location of numerous sites. Travellers, who enjoy walking in shops, are definitely recommended to visit the shopping center named Globus. The items sold here simply strike visitors with their amazing diversity. If a buyer fails to find some product in this shopping center, it simply cannot be found in the country. Once you explore the city, it’s high time to go to the shore of the lake, where you will always find calm and peaceful atmosphere. Make sure you don’t forget to visit Poly-Bahn and Polyterasse observation areas, which provide visitors with an unforgettable panoramic view of the city and its suburbs. In November Zurich always welcomes many tourists, who come here to attend the internationally famous Jazz Festival.
Tourists with children must not forget to visit Alpamare Water Park located in a suburban area of Zurich. This is the biggest indoor water park in Europe full of various water rides and play areas for children of all ages. While children have fun and enjoy water treatments, adults can relax in wellness-area. In winter Zurich does not cease to attract skiers. Just make a half of an hour drive from the city, and you will reach several high class ski areas. Experienced skiers will surely enjoy Einsiedeln route, and newcomers are better to practice their skills on Flumserberg slope. We should also note that there are special areas for sledding near Flumserberg, so here you will find great entertainments for all family members. Copyright
The opening of the prestigious Eden Au Lac took place in 1909. For more than a century, the hotel has been open in a unique historical building where it has greeted many noble and famous … Open
Every tourist and guest of Zurich will have excellent opportunities for outdoor activities due to the rich natural diversity of this area. If you prefer water sports, the best place for your recreation is located on the banks of the Zurich Lake. Here you will find different sports centers where you can rent a boat and equipment for water skiing, wakeboarding, and sailing. The organized boat trips along the sights of Zurich are located in the basin of the Rheinfall. The fans of golf will enjoy to the maximum this game on the green meadows, clear lakes, mountain hills, which serve as beautiful scenery for golf; in the region work several clubs offering lessons with professionals and equipment rental.
Felsenegg Mountain Among the mountains, forests and valleys of the region, there are many paths for hiking and cycling of different levels of complexity. Especially popular is the route with a rise of 800 meters high by cable car and a walk along the educational path called "Path of the Planets". It suggests a symbolic journey through a reduced copy of the solar system. In addition, cyclists should look into the small but very picturesque towns of the region - Winterthur, Schaffhausen, and others, connected by cycling routes. If you are looking for extreme entertainment, check out the services of balloons and paragliding in Zurich. They can be found on the outskirts of the city or not far from polygons. Those who are not afraid of heights will be interested in Europe's longest suspension pedestrian bridge - Raiffeisen Skywalk. Moreover, on its territory, everyone can try the cable car called Stuckli Rondo. Ride in one of the rotating cabins with a panoramic view arrived on holiday in Switzerland, travelers will be able in any season.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Zurich and surroundings

Recommended places for active recreation and leisure in Zurich

Where: Rindermarkt 12., Zurich;
Oliver Twist
Where: Rindermarkt 6., Zurich;
Rheinfelder Bierhalle
Where: Niederdorfstrasse 76, Zurich;
Where: Munstergasse 20, Zurich;
Where: Uraniastrasse 9, Zurich;
Where: Beatengasse 11, Zurich;
Widder Bar
Where: Rennweg 7, Zurich;
Rote Fabrik
Where: Seestrasse 395, Zurich;
Where: Schiffbaustrasse 6, in the Schiffbau building off Hardstrasse, Zurich;
El Cubanito
Where: Bleicherweg 5, Zurich; Metro: Kaufleuten;
Reference information
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Zurich
♥   National Park 'Schwarzwald' , 61.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   World Heritage Site 'Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch' , 105.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all pret-parks
Amusement parks near Zurich
♥   Amusement park 'Connyland' Lipperswil, 47 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Steinwasen Park' Oberried, 75.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Minigolf-Sportanlag' Schaan/Vaduz, 76 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Familien Park' Villingen-Schwenningen, 78.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Jungfrau Park' Interlaken, 91.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all aquaparks
Water attractions around Zurich
♥   Water park 'Alpamare' Freienbach, 26 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all Michelin restaurants
Michelin-starred restaurants in Zurich
♥   Restaurant 'Ban Song Thai' Zürich. Type - Thai. 0.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Florhof' Zürich. Type - Mediterranean cuisine. 0.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Razzia' Zürich. Type - International. 0.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Metropol' Zürich. Type - Japanese. 0.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Oepfelchammer' Zürich. Type - Traditional cuisine. 0.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sites around Zurich from our surveys on extreme Earth places


From the series “Top 16 Most Exotic Elevators and Lifts in the World”
After the breathtaking ride with the elevator waiting for a pleasant surprise for the tourists on the lookout platform. Here you can find the wonderful restaurant 'Berghaus Hammetschwand', where you can taste the excellent coffee and the popular national dishes. Hammetschwand is not only the most unusual lift in the country, but a real historical sight of the importance of the state. Thanks to the decent maintenance, it has worked perfectly for more than a century. … Read further


From the series “The Longest Ski-Lifts and Cable Trams in the World”
Sternensauser is about 2 kilometers, so it’s the longest aerial runway of its kind on the planet. Driving upside down has been originally conceived as a fun ride. Experienced travelers say that trip by zip-line is no less impressive than parajumping and a feeling of free flight simply unique. It’s also worth mentioning that Sternensauser is available in summer only. The fare is about 70 Swiss francs. … Read further

Tibitis Landscape Ads

From the series “Creative and Incredible Advertising Constructions”
To emphasize this advantageous feature of the restaurant were the unusual advertising installations - the huge forks attached to the tree stump in different cities of the country. The agency Wirz / BBDO has dealt with the development of the advertising campaign. The unusual advertising designs were placed in the country's most popular parks and trade districts. The lush tree tops were literally on the huge forks. The better advertising of the freshness of food can hardly be imagined. … Read further
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