Category: Things To Do

Budget Friendly Things to Do in Zurich

January 27, 2015

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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.

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Zurich’s spas and wellness centers

January 20, 2015

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Enjoy Zurich's spas and wellness centres

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.

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Unique Ways to Try Fondue in Zurich

December 23, 2014

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There are plenty of unique ways to try fondue in Zurich

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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Ways to Escape the Cold in Zurich

December 2, 2014

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How to keep warm in Zurich

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.

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Winter Day Trips From Zurich

November 25, 2014

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Winter day trips from 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.

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Zurich’s Famous Samichlaus (Santa Claus) Parade

November 4, 2014

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Get dressed up as Santa in Zurich. Photo courtesy of istolethetv via Flickr.

With the festive illuminations flickering into action along Bahnhofstrasse and atmospheric Christmas markets springing up all around town, there’s no question that the holidays have arrived in Zurich, but for local children, the Christmas season doesn’t begin until the arrival of Santa Claus, or Samichlaus as he’s known in Switzerland. Unlike Santa Claus, Samichlaus typically visits children on December 6th (St Nicholas’ Day), accompanied by his black-clad sidekick, Schmutzli, whose job is to take care of the ‘naughty’ kids, while Samichlaus presents the ‘nice’ kids with gifts and treats. In Zurich, the duo put in an appearance much earlier, with hundreds of Santas and Schmutzlis taking to the streets for the annual Samichlaus Parade at the end of November.

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