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Zürich Tourismus

Gessnerallee 3
8001 Zürich

T +41 (0)44 215 40 00
F +41 (0)44 215 40 44

General Info

8000 - 8000

Important holidays 2019 in Zurich

01. Jan 2019 Tu New Year´s Day
02. Jan 2019 We Saint Berchtold
08. Apr 2019 Mo Sechseläuten
19. Apr 2019 Fr Good Friday
21. Apr 2019 Su Easter
22. Apr 2019 Mo Easter Monday
01. May 2019 We Labour Day
30. May 2019 Th Ascension Day
09. Jun 2019 Su Whitsun
10. Jun 2019 Mo Whit Monday
01. Aug 2019 Th Swiss National Holiday
09. Sep 2019 Mo Knabenschiessen
25. Dec 2019 We Christmas
26. Dec 2019 Th St. Stephen´s Day

Opening hours


Monday - Friday: Department stores, 9 am - 8 pm
Saturday: 9 am - 8 pm
Late night shopping: Rail City main railway station: Monday-Friday, 7 am - 9 pm / Saturday & Sunday, 8 am - 8 pm

Banks and currency exchange

Monday - Friday: 8 am - 5 pm
Saturday: closed

Public authorities and offices

Monday - Friday: 8 am - 11.30 am / 1 pm - 5 pm
Saturday: closed

Important phone numbers

Emergency calls:

117 Police
118 Fire
144 Ambulance
1414 Swiss heli rescue

General information:

1811 General information such as eg doctors, theater, etc.
140 Breakdown Service
162 Weather Information
163 Road conditions
187 Avalanche Bulletin


The cosmopolitan city by the water combines creative urban life with nature in all its glory. Zurich is abuzz with activity day and night with its countless events, diverse museums, own food festival and Switzerland’s most vibrant nightlife. And if you’re after rest and relaxation, you can be in the Swiss mountains in less than an hour.

200 m
1000 ft

Why Zurich

Zurich is Switzerland’s centre of economic life and education. Located in the heart of Europe, the city offers all the modern amenities of a cosmopolitan metropolis, without sacrificing its natural side. Zurich has for years ranked among the world’s top cities in terms of quality of life. It is a boutique city that offers everything that implies, albeit in small and exquisite format.

Creativity and innovation

Zurich is avant-garde: it was not only home to Dada, but also the place where the Freitag bag and world-renowned Helvetica typeface originated. Researchers at the revered Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) and companies such as Google and Disney Research produce one innovation after the next. Creativity is also in abundance thanks to one of the biggest universities in Europe devoted to the arts – Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) – while establishments such as the Kunsthaus Zürich, Haus Konstruktiv and Museum für Gestaltung ensure that it all doesn’t fall into oblivion.

Cultural diversity

Zurich was already a prosperous centre of commerce in the Early Middle Ages. The 1519 Reformation gave the economy such a boost that the city rapidly became Switzerland’s financial centre. This has remained unchanged to the present day and is why you’ll find the Swiss National Bank in Zurich along with the world-famous Bahnhofstrasse, one of the most luxurious shopping strips around.

Sumptuous discoveries

Zurich’s inhabitants don’t just eat Bircher muesli and “Züri Gschnätzlets” (sliced beef). They are veritable cosmopolitans and love sophisticated delicacies from across the globe. They do their utmost to embrace trends immediately – with creativity and delight. And this earns them awards: Zurich has one of the highest numbers of Michelin-starred restaurants per inhabitant in Europe. The city’s rustic pubs, street food festivals and pop-up restaurants in empty factories are also enjoying a great degree of popularity. All the city’s culinary offerings – and a lot more besides – can be sampled by the way at the annual FOOD ZURICH festival.


Top Events


A perfect day in Zurich.

Zurich sets trends that spread across the country; it is a shoppers’ paradise and a metropolis of the arts, home to legendary nightlife. Its quality of life, according to the consulting group Mercer, is among the best in the world. The city offers a tremendous variety of bars and restaurants, and top-quality cuisine. All this comes as no surprise: in Zurich, people have high life expectations.

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