We have to hurry – as we really don’t have too much time! After all, it’s only a weekend in Zurich and, if you decide to visit it, you must get the best out of this amazing location!
Thus, hurry up and search for your airport transfer Zurich services, plan everything up until the point you reach your accommodation – and let the rest of this article give you some recommendations in terms of what to do on a fun-packed weekend in Zurich!
If you still don’t know where to stay while in Zurich, we recommend either Baur Au Lac, Widder Hotel, or the Dolder Grand – these are some of the best hotels you can find in Zurich.
Depending on your budget, you can also go for the Kafischnaps which can be found on Kornhausstrase – it is a budget choice but comes with the same hospitality and warmth as any other hotel in Zurich.
Depending on your arrival time, we recommend that you don’t waste any time and set your first destination to the Prime Tower that can be found in Zurich-West – you can see most of Zurich’s rooftops from here, as well as snow-capped mountains and lakes.
Then, as your stomach begins to make funny sounds, you should head to the town center and visit the Kronenhalle Restaurant – traditional dishes, such as veal with mushrooms and cream.
As it gets closer and closer to midday, you can cross the Limmat River and visit the Fraumunster, one of Zurich’s landmark churches. Across the church, you can find Bahnhofstrasse, home to designer boutiques and shelter of the Café Sprungli as well – while here, you really have to try its famous macaroons.
Towards the evening, you can stop and visit Europe’s first museum of digital art – but, just before that, make sure to walk along the shops that lead to Prime Tower. In one of these shops, also known as the flagship store, you can find used lorry tarpaulins that have been turned into beautiful, colorful bags.
After dining in your place of choice, you can stop at the Marktgasse Hotel and enjoy a Dada Century Cocktail – it is based on Green Velvet Absinthe, which will either put you to sleep or get you ready for a white night.
The second day will be a bit shorter, as you’ll have to leave in the evening – thus, the first thing in the morning for you to do is to visit the Schweizerisches Landesmuseum – the National Museum -, which presents the cultural history of the country and some aspects of the Swiss way of life.
Then, next door to the museum, you can board a river cruiser and head to Burkiplatz.
After visiting Burkiplatz, you can return to Bahnhofstrasse for yet another session of shopping and for a taste of the delicious champagne truffles.
Then, before you board your plane, have your lunch at the AuGust Boucherie – it comes with head-to-tail eating, and some of the region’s best sausages from Leberkaese to Wiedikerli.
Make sure to visit the New Zurich – Zurich-West-, no matter what, while also enjoying the view offered by the cobbled streets of the old town.
For more information, you can rely on the main tourist office that can be found inside the main railway station on Bahnhofplatz 1.
In terms of transportation, you can buy a ZurichCARD – costs around 24 Swiss francs – which lets you use for free, for 24 hours, the trams and buses of Zurich.