Canton Zurich

The cosmopolitan city by the water combines creative urban life with nature in all its glory. Zurich is abuzz with activity day and night with its countless events, diverse museums, own food festival and Switzerland’s most vibrant nightlife. And if you’re after rest and relaxation, you can be in the Swiss mountains in less than an hour.

About Zurich

Zurich is Switzerland’s centre of economic life and education. Located in the heart of Europe, the city offers all the modern amenities of a cosmopolitan metropolis, without sacrificing its natural side. Zurich has for years ranked among the world’s top cities in terms of quality of life. It is a boutique city that offers everything that implies, albeit in small and exquisite format.

Creativity and innovation

Zurich is avant-garde: it was not only home to Dada, but also the place where the Freitag bag and world-renowned Helvetica typeface originated. Researchers at the revered Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) and companies such as Google and Disney Research produce one innovation after the next. Creativity is also in abundance thanks to one of the biggest universities in Europe devoted to the arts – Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) – while establishments such as the Kunsthaus Zürich, Haus Konstruktiv and Museum für Gestaltung ensure that it all doesn’t fall into oblivion.

Cultural diversity

Zurich was already a prosperous center of commerce in the Early Middle Ages. The 1519 Reformation gave the economy such a boost that the city rapidly became Switzerland’s financial center. This has remained unchanged to the present day and is why you’ll find the Swiss National Bank in Zurich along with the world-famous Bahnhofstrasse, one of the most luxurious shopping strips around.

Sumptuous discoveries

Zurich’s inhabitants don’t just eat Bircher muesli and “Züri Gschnätzlets” (sliced beef). They are veritable cosmopolitans and love sophisticated delicacies from across the globe. They do their utmost to embrace trends immediately – with creativity and delight. And this earns them awards: Zurich has one of the highest numbers of Michelin-starred restaurants per inhabitant in Europe. The city’s rustic pubs, street food festivals and pop-up restaurants in empty factories are also enjoying a great degree of popularity. All the city’s culinary offerings – and a lot more besides – can be sampled by the way at the annual FOOD ZURICH festival.


A lot goes on in and around Zurich in winter. Those into sports go tobogganing, skiing, snowshoeing or cross-country skiing in the snow-covered winter wonderland. Others seeking a bit of peace and quiet retire to a hammam or spa, while gourmets indulge in a fondue or hot chocolate.


Zurich is abuzz in summer: this is the time when friends, work colleagues and families meet on the promenades of Lake Zurich, in their local neighborhoods, on pretty garden terraces or in one of more than 40 “Badis” – how the Zurich inhabitants affectionately refer to their lidos by the water.

Our personal highlights

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Preferred hotels

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La Réserve Eden au Lac Zurich

The La Réserve Eden au Lac Zurich is nestled between Lake Zurich and the city centre. La Réserve Eden au Lac Zurich is a majestic building standing proud, serene, solid and calm like the wonderful days that have passed since it first opened on the lakeshore 100 years ago. The 40 rooms and suites feature modern amenities, including Nespresso coffee machine and tea facilities, satellite TV, Wi-Fi as well as airconditioning. A bar-restaurant adjoining the lobby, a smoking lounge with a treasure cellar and a rooftop restaurant; La Réserve Eden au Lac is changing the culinary scene in Zurich. Exclusivity merges with a cuisine meant for sharing, as refinement blends with informality to invent a new way of enjoying life more intensely than ever.

Park Hyatt Zurich

The Park Hyatt Zurich is ideally located between the picturesque Lake Zurich and the famous Old Town, with popular attractions such as the Botanical Garden of the University of Zurich, Grossmünster Church and the Swiss National Museum within driving distance of the property. The guest rooms and suites are contemporary, stylish and elegantly furnished, each equipped with floor-to-ceiling windows, individually controlled heat/air conditioning, Wi-Fi, a TV, a Nespresso coffee maker, a hairdryer and a private bathroom with an integrated TV bathroom mirror. The suites boast excellent floor space and comfortable, well-appointed sitting areas. Guests can enjoy dining at the on-site restaurants serving exceptional Swiss cuisine or relaxing at the comfortable bar with a signature cocktail. Additional amenities and services include a fitness centre, a spa, a 24-hour business centre, meeting facilities, event hosting, an EV charging station and an airport limousine service.

The Dolder Grand

The Dolder Grand is a city resort that beautifully merges past and future. Perched above Zurich, the fairy tale like castle building first served as a health spa, during the late 19th century. It honors this history with a state of the art, 4000 square meter spa, which is housed in one of the newer wings. The spa comprises eighteen treatment rooms, separate areas for ladies and gentlemen, an aqua zone with views of the natural surroundings and a medical wellness center. The spa program focuses on spiritual health as well as pampering treatments. Accommodation rooms are scattered throughout the property, and all are timelessly decorated with stylish furnishings. Most striking is the hotel’s art collection with more than 100 artworks including pieces by Andy Warhol, Henry Moore and Salvador Dalí.

Experience true fine dining at the 2 Michelin star restaurant on property.

Storchen Zurich

Storchen Zurich is located in the heart of Zurich, featuring views over the Limmat River. Guest rooms and suites are equipped with Wi-Fi, TVs, air-conditioning, coffee makers and private bathrooms. For guests' enjoyment, there is an on-site restaurant, bar, cigar bar, terrace, piazza and concierge services. For daily activities, guests can visit Zurich Opera House, Zurich Zoo and Urania Observatory.

Widder Hotel

Welcome to Zurich’s Widder Hotel, built on the site of Roman and Celtic ruins.

Nature lovers will be rewarded after a short walk with a view of the lake and a magnificent Alpine panorama. If you love shopping, you will find the famous Bahnhofstrasse in the immediate vicinity, as well as the old town of Zurich with its elegant and original boutiques.

Each room is unique. Every bed can be adjusted, the mattresses are adjustable in hardness and a flexible LED reading light gives you pleasant light in the evening. Sensory night lights point the way from sleep to bathroom in the dark. There is also a stereo, Nespresso machine, minibar, multimedia TV, Wi-Fi and telephone.

The hotel’s Widder Bar offers over 300 single malt whiskeys. Whether Swiss classic or French-inspired haute cuisine with an Asian touch, you are sure to enjoy a variety of well prepared dishes.

Alex Luxury Lake Zurich Hotel

Alex Luxury Lake Zurich Hotel is set on the western shore of Lake Zurich, Switzerland. The studios at the hotel come equipped with free Wi-Fi, kitchenettes, TVs, dining and work tables, safes, air-conditioning, and en-suite bathrooms. The hotel features a spa, a vitality pool, gym, terrace, restaurant, and cocktail bar. Popular attractions include the Bahnhofstrasse, Bellevueplatz, and the Swiss National Museum.

Unique experiences

Discover Suisse Selection’s once-in-a-lifetime activities, to be included in your personal itinerary.

Watch Workshop
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Lindt maître chocolatier
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Glacier Aperitif
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Gupf by helicopter
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Private yacht
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Luxury and Sport Car Rental (Zurich)
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Kunsthaus Zurich
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VIP Service-Zurich Airport
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Balik Farm
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IWC Manufakturzentrum
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Steamship adventure
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Chapel Bridge and Spreuer Bridge
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Make your own cheese
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Max Chocolatier
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World of Victorinox
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When to go

Switzerland has a moderate climate and four distinct seasons, making it an attractive year-round travel destination.

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