The unashamedly businesslike headquarters of Switzerland plc
Zurich is more than a city of pin-striped bankers and ultra-secret safe deposit boxes. As befits a town of business people, it more than justifies its reputation for cleanliness and efficiency. There are truly impressive places to eat and drink, too, and more than a fair share of art and culture.
|Time zone:||GMT +1 hour (GMT +2 hours in summer)|
|Flight Time:||1 hour 55|
|Holiday type:||Winter sports, City break|
|Weather:||Average maximum temperature: 13°C
Rainfall: 1079.2mm a year
The Landesmuseum is the best way to learn about Switzerland and its distinctiveness through history. It’s expected to reopen in 2009 following a major renovation project, although some exhibits have remained open throughout.
Must eat at:
Hiltl is sheer veggie heaven. As one of Europe’s first ever vegetarian-only restaurants, it’s had time to perfect its offering, which involves costing your meal by its weight.
Must be there for:
If you like your music loud and your bass-bins trembling, come to town for Streetparade on the second Saturday every August. With dozens of trucks acting as sound systems on wheels, it has the reputation as Europe’s largest open air rave.
- In the summer, take a lake steamer out on the beautiful Zurichsee to Rapperswil at the lake’s southern end.
- Le Corbusier, the Swiss architect famous for his ‘cities in the sky’ built a villa here. Today, you can see its cleverness and modernity up close.
British citizens do not need a visa to visit Switzerland.
Duty free shopping:
Although Switzerland is in Europe, it is outside of the EU Value Added Tax Area so you can benefit from duty free prices on certain items purchased when travelling to Zurich through our terminals. More information.
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