Guidebook for Zürich

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Guidebook for Zürich

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7 min from the apartment
Bürkliplatz
7 min from the apartment
Old Gothic church (former convent) with window paintings made by Marc Chagall.
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Fraumünster
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Old Gothic church (former convent) with window paintings made by Marc Chagall.
Take the Polybahn, a 19th century funicular, up the steep hill for a fine view. Starts at tram station Central and goes up to the ETH. Zone 110 ZVV ticket is valid. Nice terrace up there. During the week, the student cafeteria below the terrace is also open to the public.
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Polybahn
144 Limmatquai
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Take the Polybahn, a 19th century funicular, up the steep hill for a fine view. Starts at tram station Central and goes up to the ETH. Zone 110 ZVV ticket is valid. Nice terrace up there. During the week, the student cafeteria below the terrace is also open to the public.
Take a 45 min train ride to see the largest waterfall in Europe, the Rhine Falls. Take the train from the Zurich Airport or Zurich HB (central station) to either Winterthur then transfer trains to Schloss Laufen (from April-Oct) or Schaffhausen then take the city bus #1 or #6 to Neuhausen Zentrum.
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Neuhausen am Rheinfall
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Take a 45 min train ride to see the largest waterfall in Europe, the Rhine Falls. Take the train from the Zurich Airport or Zurich HB (central station) to either Winterthur then transfer trains to Schloss Laufen (from April-Oct) or Schaffhausen then take the city bus #1 or #6 to Neuhausen Zentrum.
Take a walk through "Niederdörfli" and enjoy beautiful views over the river and old traditional houses. There are lot`s of small shops and nice restaurants.
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Niederdorf
9 Marktgasse
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Take a walk through "Niederdörfli" and enjoy beautiful views over the river and old traditional houses. There are lot`s of small shops and nice restaurants.
Walk to Lindenhof on the small hill and enjoy the view over the river Limmat.
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Lindenhof
13 Höfnerstrasse
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Walk to Lindenhof on the small hill and enjoy the view over the river Limmat.
it`s not "that" high but one of the only skyscrapers in Zurich. nice architecture. enjoy the view over the city and/or take a seat in the restaurant or bar.
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Prime Tower
201 Hardstrasse
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it`s not "that" high but one of the only skyscrapers in Zurich. nice architecture. enjoy the view over the city and/or take a seat in the restaurant or bar.
Langstrasse is Zurich's most colorful and varied district. You can savor international specialties and enjoy multi-cultural shopping options during the day here, while the street converts into Zurich's nightlife district at night. One bar after another, popular clubs and if you get hungry from partying a lot, there's plenty of food available from the many take-aways and 24-hour shops. Langstrasse never sleeps and has progressed from a former red-light district into one of the most popular districts in the city. This is also thanks to the many young designers and restaurant owners, who have upgraded the district over the past years.
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Langstrasse
Langstrasse
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Langstrasse is Zurich's most colorful and varied district. You can savor international specialties and enjoy multi-cultural shopping options during the day here, while the street converts into Zurich's nightlife district at night. One bar after another, popular clubs and if you get hungry from partying a lot, there's plenty of food available from the many take-aways and 24-hour shops. Langstrasse never sleeps and has progressed from a former red-light district into one of the most popular districts in the city. This is also thanks to the many young designers and restaurant owners, who have upgraded the district over the past years.
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Zoo Zurich
221 Zürichbergstrasse
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Grossmunster
Grossmünsterplatz
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Bahnhofstrasse
Bahnhofstrasse
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Paradeplatz
Paradeplatz
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Sechselautenplatz
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Polyterrasse ETH station
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Arts / Culture

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Kunsthaus Zürich
1 Heimpl.
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An old silk factory converted to a centre of youth culture and art in the 1980s. The Red Factory became one of the most exciting parts of cultural life. An artists coop, a couple of kilometres south, form along the west bank of Lake Zurich. They have a variety of events, including music, film and theatre.
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Rote Fabrik
395 Seestrasse
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An old silk factory converted to a centre of youth culture and art in the 1980s. The Red Factory became one of the most exciting parts of cultural life. An artists coop, a couple of kilometres south, form along the west bank of Lake Zurich. They have a variety of events, including music, film and theatre.
The Zurich Opera house shows frequently changing productions of world famous operas. As with the Schauspielhaus, students get a big last-minute discount. The best seats costs 45 CHF for students.
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Zürich Opera House
1 Sechseläutenpl.
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The Zurich Opera house shows frequently changing productions of world famous operas. As with the Schauspielhaus, students get a big last-minute discount. The best seats costs 45 CHF for students.
f you are into ethnology and culture we recommend to go there. Sometimes they have free guided tours. The timetable is listed on the website. There is also a big nice park and beautiful villas around.
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Museum Rietberg
15 Gablerstrasse
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f you are into ethnology and culture we recommend to go there. Sometimes they have free guided tours. The timetable is listed on the website. There is also a big nice park and beautiful villas around.
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Museum for design Zürich
60 Ausstellungsstrasse
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10 min walk from our apartment
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Le Corbusier House
8 Höschgasse
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10 min walk from our apartment

Parks / Nature

Go up Üetliberg, a hill overlooking Zurich. You can hike up, or take a train from the main station. Enjoy the 360 degree view from a tall viewing tower (not for vertigo sufferers!). This is also the start of the planetenweg (planetary walk), an 8 mile walk along the ridge with models of the planets along the way. These are scaled down in true proportion to the solar system. To look at Zürich from the other hills, go to the Irchel (Tram station Milchbuck) or Käferberg (Bucheggplatz, walk up the hill and keep right of the forest).
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Uetliberg
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Go up Üetliberg, a hill overlooking Zurich. You can hike up, or take a train from the main station. Enjoy the 360 degree view from a tall viewing tower (not for vertigo sufferers!). This is also the start of the planetenweg (planetary walk), an 8 mile walk along the ridge with models of the planets along the way. These are scaled down in true proportion to the solar system. To look at Zürich from the other hills, go to the Irchel (Tram station Milchbuck) or Käferberg (Bucheggplatz, walk up the hill and keep right of the forest).
perfect for swimming in the cold river, the restaurant is also great, try the hummus.
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Flussbad Oberer Letten
10 Lettensteg
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perfect for swimming in the cold river, the restaurant is also great, try the hummus.
This small but beautiful Chinese garden was offered to the city of Zurich by the Chinese city of Kunming as symbol of gratitude after Zurich helped Kunming with technical knowledge.
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Chinagarten station
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This small but beautiful Chinese garden was offered to the city of Zurich by the Chinese city of Kunming as symbol of gratitude after Zurich helped Kunming with technical knowledge.
Take a trip on the Zürichsee with one of the two old steam ships. There are a few different routes you can choose from, which will vary mainly in the distance. Or rent a small rowboat.
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Lake Zurich
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Take a trip on the Zürichsee with one of the two old steam ships. There are a few different routes you can choose from, which will vary mainly in the distance. Or rent a small rowboat.
nice park at the lake, perfect for swimming
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Arboretum Zürich
9 Mythenquai
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nice park at the lake, perfect for swimming
Hike from Weesen to Quinten. the perfect daytrip with a 4-hour hike at the lake "Walensee" and back by boat, great mountain view. please ask for details.
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Walensee
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Hike from Weesen to Quinten. the perfect daytrip with a 4-hour hike at the lake "Walensee" and back by boat, great mountain view. please ask for details.
Unterer Letten Swimming & Recreational Area
141 Wasserwerkstrasse
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Rentenwiese
37 General-Guisan-Quai
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Zürich, Botanischer Garten
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Stadtgaertnerei
25 Sackzelg

Gastroszene

Good Japanese Ramen Soups. Try Tantanmen Ramen.
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Miki
63 Sihlfeldstrasse
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Good Japanese Ramen Soups. Try Tantanmen Ramen.
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Café des Amis
88 Nordstrasse
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Right under our apartment.
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Bohemia
2 Klosbachstrasse
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Right under our apartment.
Best Cordonbleu and Schnitzel so far..
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Gertrudhof
26 Gertrudstrasse
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Best Cordonbleu and Schnitzel so far..
very good pizza and negronis
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Bar Basso
59 Sihlstrasse
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very good pizza and negronis
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Rooftop
74 Bahnhofstrasse
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famous for it`s great Bratwurst. Also for take away. If it`s sunny and warm, buy Bratwurst there and eat it at the lake.
Sternen Grill
22 Theaterstrasse
famous for it`s great Bratwurst. Also for take away. If it`s sunny and warm, buy Bratwurst there and eat it at the lake.
nice italian restaurant, they have good lunch menu
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Santa Lucia
345 Schaffhauserstrasse
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nice italian restaurant, they have good lunch menu
Vegetarian restaurant with nice buffet - you pay per weight. Also for take away. Great atmosphere
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tibits
2 Seefeldstrasse
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Vegetarian restaurant with nice buffet - you pay per weight. Also for take away. Great atmosphere
Good Bowls to eat at the lake
kaisin.
24 Kreuzstrasse
Good Bowls to eat at the lake
Good indian food, take away is recommended
Darbar
1 Zollikerstrasse
Good indian food, take away is recommended
Right around the corner, asian cuisine.
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Nooba Kreuzplatz
5 Kreuzpl.
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Right around the corner, asian cuisine.
Italian cuisine, 3 min to walk
Sorrento
2 Forchstrasse
Italian cuisine, 3 min to walk
Great coffee nearby
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MAME
160 Josefstrasse
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Great coffee nearby
well known traditional art cafe and restaurant
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Café Bar ODEON
2 Limmatquai
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well known traditional art cafe and restaurant
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GLOBUS am Bellevue Warenhaus
12 Theaterstrasse
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enjoy the famous cheese fondue here
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Walliser Kanne
21 Lintheschergasse
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enjoy the famous cheese fondue here
famous ice cream, long waiting times in summer
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Gelateria di Berna
196 Weststrasse
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famous ice cream, long waiting times in summer

Groceries / Essentials

Around the corner
Migros: Mo-Sa 8-20h, leaving the house, right, on the left side
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Migros Supermarkt
3 Scheffelstrasse
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Migros: Mo-Sa 8-20h, leaving the house, right, on the left side
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Starbucks
21 Badenerstrasse
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Denner (Discounter): Mo-Sa 8-20h, leaving the house left
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Denner Express
92 Josefstrasse
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Denner (Discounter): Mo-Sa 8-20h, leaving the house left
Bäckerei Conditorei Stocker (Kreuzplatz)
2 Forchstrasse
opposite the house
Apotheke am Kreuzplatz
1 Kreuzpl.

Shopping

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Bahnhofstrasse
Bahnhofstrasse
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Sihlcity
1 Kalanderpl.
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Letzipark station
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Europaallee
43 Europaallee
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Nachbarschaften

Hottingen
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Seefeld
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