Take Zurich city breaks to see Impressionist paintings at Kunsthaus Zurich and to taste handmade pralines in the Altstadt (Old Town). Splash out on designer fashions on boutique-lined Bahnhofstrasse. Then stroll along Lake Zurich at dusk and head to a vaulted beer hall or tuck into a hearty meal. Show off your new outfit in the very cool bars and clubs of Zurich-West.
Dining and unwinding on Zurich city breaks
Begin your Zurich city break in Altstadt's cobbled alleyways, home to romantic bistros and convivial beer halls serving classics like Zrcher Geschnetzeltes - veal in creamy mushroom sauce. If you're in the mood to celebrate, spend your city break dining on international cuisine in glass-fronted restaurants overlooking Lake Zurich. For a younger vibe, try Zurich-West for Zen-inspired Japanese sushi bars, Spanish bodegas and good value cafe-restaurants.
Special places to stay in Zurich
Pick a hotel for your Zurich city breaks within Zurich's 12 Kreise districts. Stay central in the Altstadt, Oberdorf and Niederdorf districts for major sights, chic boutiques and cosy restaurants. If you want peace and dreamy Lake Zurich views, opt for the Seefeld or Riesbach districts. If you're a partygoer on a weekend city break, make for Zurich's hip Zurich-West district.
Things to do on Zurich city breaks
Tick off top attractions on your first Zurich city break from Grossmnster's church spires to Monet at Kunsthaus Zurich art museum. Keep warm on a winter city break with Schoggi hot chocolate in the cobbled Altstadt. Then escape the crowds at Foundation E G Bhrle Collection, which showcases Degas and Renoir masterpieces. You'll find boutique shops on swish Bahnhofstrasse and clubs in lively Zurich-West.
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