Famed as an international banking center and home to the ‘most expensive shopping street in Europe’, Zurich isn’t the place to bag a bargain, but there are still plenty of budget friendly things to do. Here are some ideas for stretching out your travel funds in one of Europe’s most expensive destinations.
Switzerland’s natural thermal springs have been renowned since Roman times, but if you don’t want to travel out to a remote mountain retreat, Zurich’s spas and wellness centers are among the best in the country. Whether you’re looking for a day of luxury pampering or just hoping to escape the cold in Zurich, there are plenty of options in the city – here’s our pick of the best.
There are few Swiss foods as iconic as Fondue, a deliciously simple dish of bread dipped into a huge pot of melted cheese (typically Emmental and Gruyère) and the hot, gooey delicacy is perfect for warming up on a cold winter’s day. Zurich has an abundance of restaurants that serve cheese fondue, but for an even more memorable experience, here are some of the most unique ways to try fondue in Zurich.
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With average temperatures falling below 30°F in the city and the surrounding mountains blanketed in snow throughout the winter months, Zurich can get chilly over the holidays. Don’t let the weather put you off sightseeing, though- the city is at its most magical over the festive season and if you need to warm up, there are plenty of ways to escape the cold in Zurich.
Zurich’s famous Samichlaus Parade, Singing Christmas Tree and many Christmas markets are all good reasons to spend the holidays in the city, but there are also plenty of fun things to do outside of the city. From skiing in the Alps to exploring Switzerland’s many Christmas markets, here are some the best winter day trips from Zurich.