From swimming at Zurich’s badis to partying at a street festival, summer is an atmospheric time to be in the city, but there are also plenty of great reasons to explore further afield. Make the most of the sunshine and liven up your itinerary with one of these great summer day trips from Zurich.
Category: Things To Do
November 24, 2015
Climbing up the forested slopes of the Adlisberg hill, a mere 10 minutes from the city center, and riding the Dolderbahn railway from Zurich makes a popular weekend escape for locals and an easy addition to any tour itinerary.
September 8, 2015
Around 50 kilometers north of the city and just 45 minutes by train, visiting Schaffhausen from Zurich makes a popular choice for a day trip. Small enough to get around on foot, the picturesque Old Town remains the heart of Schaffhausen, and the largely pedestrianized center is architecturally rich, showing off a medley of Gothic, Baroque and Rococo buildings — the remnants of the once-thriving merchant town. Stretching along the banks of the Rhine River, the town enchants with its rows of candy-colored guildhouses adorned with whimsical murals and ornate oriel windows, and a lively clutch of restaurants, cafés and shops lining the waterfront.
August 25, 2015
From alfresco entertainment to beach bars along the river, there are plenty of great things to do in Zurich this summer – here are some ideas.
July 28, 2015
Switzerland’s fashion-forward financial powerhouse might not seem like the kind of place where you can have an adventure, but there’s much more to the city than shopping and dining. Whether you want to soar to the Top of Europe, ride a vintage trolley or indulge in some of the world’s finest chocolates, liven up your itinerary with one of these eight unique Zurich tours.
June 2, 2015
The scenic gateway to the Bernese Oberland, surrounded by majestic peaks and bordered by its eponymous lake, Lucerne is one of Switzerland’s most postcard-worthy cities and at just an hour from Zurich it’s the perfect choice for a day trip.