The largest city of Switzerland and the capital of Zurich canton is Zurich. The city is located in the north-central regions of Switzerland on the edge of Lake Zurich. The city was established about 6400 years ago and nowadays it is the city with the best quality of life in the world.
What is more, it is also the wealthiest city in Europe. During your stay in Zurich, it is worth to visit the main tourist attractions of the city which are Swiss National Museum, Lindenhof, Great Minster Church, Zoological Garden, Botanical Garden and many more. Everyone who is interested in visiting Zurich this summer, should consider purchasing tickets for flight to Zurich which are sold by LOT Polish Airlines.
The major museum in Zurich
During the stay in Zurich, it is essential to visit the most important art museum in Europe – Swiss National Museum. The museum was established in 1898 and it displays the items from prehistory till the 20th century. The collection of the museum includes archaeology, graphic arts, photography, manuscript, ceramics, glasses, carriages, sledges, furnishing, painting, sculptures, uniforms and different aspects of fashion. The museum was established to provide basic knowledge on history of Switzerland in an interesting manner. The spot is available for the tourists from Tuesdays to Sundays from 10am to 5pm. The museum is opened from 10am to 7pm on Thursdays and it is closed on Mondays. Swiss National Museum is situated at 2 Museumstrasse street.
The church in Zurich
The landmark of the city is definitely the Grossmunster (in English Great Minster), a Romanesque-style Protestant church. It is one of the four, the most important churches in Zurich. The other are the Fraumunster, the Predigerkirche and St. Peterskirche. The Great Minster is also one of the Evangelical Reformed Churches of the Canton of Zurich.
The history of the church started in the 11th century when it was constructed. The special feature of the church are the twin towers. It is also a way point of every traveller who makes a decision to sightsee the city on foot. The church can be visited and the opening hours depend on the season of the year. During summer, the church is opened from 10am to 6pm and in winter from 10am to 5pm.
The unusual museum
Zurich is a spot where numerous unusual museums are located, for example the No Show museum of nothing or The Zurich Tram Museum which displays the changes of the municipal transport. The museum was established in 1968. The collection of the museum consists of twenty preserved tram cars, including trams which are also from private collectors and companies. The majority of the tram cars still operate and there are also some vehicles which are retired. The oldest tram car which is a part of the collection is a tram dated back 1897 which still operates. Moreover, it is also the oldest electric tram car in Switzerland which still works. The museum is located at 20 Forchstrasse street and it is opened on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 1pm – 5pm.
The holidaymakers who would like to discover the largest city of Switzerland should consider purchasing the cheap air tickets to Switzerland and visit Zurich, the largest city in Switzerland. Zurich is served by Zurich International Airport which is also known as Kloten Airport. The airport is located 13 kilometres (8 miles) from Zurich city centre. It is the largest international airport in the country and the 17th busiest airport in Europe. It serves about 26 million passengers annually. The airport was established in 1921 and nowadays it consists of three terminals and three runaways.
Facilities at the airport
The passengers who wait for departure will not get bored easily. There are provided numerous attractions for those holidaymakers. First of all, the airport is a huge shopping centre. There are not located ordinary-looking shops – there, the travellers will find well-known shops, for example New Yorker and Vogel-Shoes. What is more, the tourists may see the planes which take off and land at the observatory desk.
The tourists who would like to get the airport better may take part in an airport tour. This out of ordinary trip will help you realize how the airport works, see the runaways and planes during taking off and landing. There are also kids lounge and family service for the families with small children, transit hotel for the guests as well as day-rooms where the passengers can have shower, read magazines and relax before journey.
From Zurich International Airport to….?
Zurich International Airport serves 169 destinations in 62 countries which are located in almost every corner of the world. The airport does not serves flights to Australia. The airport provides flights to 121 airports located in 36 countries in Europe. There are served 15 airport in 2 countries in North America. When it comes to Latin America, there are operated 3 airports in 3 countries. The Near and Middle East is operated by 6 airports in 5 countries and Far East is served by 11 airports in 8 countries. Finally, there is Africa. There are available 13 airports to choose from Zurich International Airport in 6 countries. It is also worth noticing that the airport provides seasonal flights to Switzerland and other popular countries. The travellers may also make a use of seasonal charters.
The transport possibilities from Zurich International Airport
The passengers who land at the airport often look for transfer from the airport to Zurich city centre which does not take long and which does not cost fortune. Happily, Zurich International Airport provides comfortable means of transport for every traveller. The passengers may choose from trains, municipal transport – buses and trams as well as taxis and private door-to-door transfers.
The most popular way of getting to Zurich city centre is choosing trains. There is located Zurich Airport Railway Station underneath the airport terminal. The station is left by 13 trains per hour and the journey to Zurich city centre lasts about 10 to 15 minutes.
The majority of travellers who visit Zurich, the largest city of Switzerland stay in the city for few days. Three days is the average period of staying in the city for the majority of buyers who purchase flight tickets to Zurich. It is enough to visit the landmarks of the city and the most important museums such as Swiss National Museum. Moreover, Zurich offers over 200 properties where you can overnight. The most popular forms of accommodation are hotels, apartments, guest houses as well as bed and breakfast. The hotel guests will also find there popular hotel chains such as Best Western, Ibis ans Sheraton.
The most luxurious accommodation in Zurich
Zurich as the wealthiest city in Europe provides high-quality standards in hotel rooms. The hotel guests may expect to stay in heart of the city where the interiors are richly decorated and encourage to stay in the hotels much longer than it is possible. The hotels usually provide various facilities for the hotel guests starting from fitness centres, souvenir shops, indoor swimming pools and ending at hairdresser's.
The hotel rooms are well-furnished, air-conditioned and extremely comfortable. They were designed by interior designers who took care of every detail. The standard room is equipped with flat-screen TV set with satellite channels, mini-bar, desk and mirror. The hotel guests have also access to Wi-Fi. The bathroom is spacious with bathtub, hair-dryer and towels.
The independent stay in Zurich
The travellers who prefer spending some time in Zurich and who do not mind skipping daily room service should consider renting apartments in Zurich. This kind of accommodation is more and more popular nowadays and it has numerous advantages.
First of all, the majority of owners of apartments provide breakfast for their guests which is included in price. Secondly, the guests have unlimited access to Wi-Fi. There are also special places which are perfect for disabled guests or for pet owners who would like to spend their holidays with the pet. Moreover, some of the apartments offer family rooms and when you decide to purchase tickets for cheap flight to Zurich, you may expect to have free of charges airport shuttle or transfer at reasonable prices. Finally, the location of the apartments is also worth mentioning – they are usually placed in the heart of Zurich.
The accommodation in Zurich for less demanding tourists
Travellers who do not expect much are able to stay in hostels which are the cheapest way of spending holidays in Zurich. There are located several hostels around Zurich. The great advantages of those places are price, free access to Wi-Fi and the location. The majority of hostels offer bed in dormitory, but there are also places where you can rent double room. Hostels are usually dedicated to young people who are willing to discover new places and meet new people who have common interests. In Zurich are located Swiss Youth Hostels chain which offer homogeneous standards in every hostel.
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