Beyond the Banks: discover Zurich, the „Downtown of Switzerland“
When you have chosen to fly from Sydney to Zurich (SYD-ZRH) with a comfortable and reliable flight of ours, you may be wondering if you just landed in one of those old fairytale towns. The Altstadt, the medieval old part of town, looks just like the background for one of Grimm’s stories. To the left and right of the little river Limmat and along Lake Zurich you can get lost in the little alleys between old houses from the 14th and 15th centuries. The roman style Cathedral is on the right side of the river, as is the renaissance style Rathaus, the town hall. On the left side of the river you find the Frauenmünsterkirche, which has glass windows made by famous artist Marc Chagall. From the Lindenhof you have a great view of the city. The Altstadt is encircled by a part of town that was built in the 18th and 19th century. Here are not only most of the banks that made Zurich one of the major financial centers of the world, it also has the sweetest of offering: the world famous chocolate maker Sprüngli has its headquarter here. The Swiss National Museum is another highlight of the area, situated behind the train station. If you want a great view over the city, take a ride with the hundred-year-old Polybahn. It starts on the Central, a square opposite of the train station and brings you in two minutes up to the Polyterrasse, where the University of Zurich is residing. As the Alps are a defining feature of Zurich, you will find all the possibilities that are associated with mountains. Hiking, climbing, mountain biking and of course skiing is a major fun factor for the Zurich visitor. On Lake Zurich sailing is very popular, but any other kind of boat is also available. For a day trip in the area, go and see the Rheinfall in Schaffhausen, near the German border. Here the river Rhine roars down a majestic waterfall. Also worth a trip are the Höllgrotten (Hell’s Cave) or the medieval Palace of Rapperswil. But Zurich also has an active nightlife, so if you feel like a good night out, you will find your party in one of the 500 bars and clubs of Zurich. Whatever your idea of a great time in Switzerland is, Zurich will certainly fulfill it. So book your flight from Sydney to Zurich online right now and enjoy Switzerland.