Zurich is one of the biggest cities in Switzerland while going Switzerland, most people enter Switzerland from Zurich other than Geneva
Zurich is one of the most beautiful, most classy, and most expensive city!
Once you reach the airport after picking luggage you can take a taxi from the taxi stand or you can catch public transport.
Airport connection ticket valid for 60 minutes is for 7 Franks.
Public transport is quite cheap as compared to a taxi !
And on this ticket, you can go anywhere in the city irrespective of the number of buses or trains you can change.
Hotel & Accommodation
If you’re a family of four or a group of friends of four to five. You can rent the entire room for around $130 a night. And if you are a honeymoon couple or only want a hotel at the city center, 3 star hotels cost around $90 to $120 per night. And a double accommodation and a good Airbnb apartment cost around $65 to $90 rupees per night .
How to visit City
To visit the city one of the best options is just rent a bike so you can explore the city well because it’s the best way to explore cities. you can get a free bicycle by depositing 10 Franks as security fees, and some ID.
But if you’re with kids or family, you can use a public transport pass valid for 24 hours which includes unlimited bus, boat and tram rides .There are various free government run free bicycle rent outlets in the city you can get their address information on their website
Preferred time for Budget Travelers
Budget wise April is the best time to visit Switzerland. The peak season is in the summer, that is June, July or August. Months of September and October are also a good time for budget travelers.
Because after that, it starts to snow here, and the weather becomes extremely cold.
Experiences in Zurich city
I’ll suggest you to start exploring from the city center of Zurich, which is the city hall or the Railway station. And when you come to Zurich railway station, you’ll first see the Guardian Angel. After seeing this angel gifted by an artist on the 150th anniversary of the station, when you come out from the station you’ll reach one of the most posh streets in the Europe & World, The Bahnhofstrasse ! You’ll get to see the upper class of Switzerland one here because most of the luxury designer brands stores are available on this road.
And if you’re a window shopping person, you can get a glimpse of the latest fashion. Other than chocolates, sceneries and banks, Switzerland is also known for Swiss watches.
And this street is filled with stores !
That’s because, if you want, you can buy a Swiss watch costing between $5500 to $40k from Swiss brands such as Rolex and Omega.
Whether its super expensive lux handbags or designer class jewelry
This place can be very very risky for newly coupled, honeymoon husbands Lol .
Other than Designer stores, this street also has the largest Swiss banks like Credit Swiss or UBS. And so on, shops on both sides of this street are the most expensive real estate properties in entire Europe
- Paradeplatz, which isone of the most expensive square of Zurich. And this is a very busy intersection of the city, a lot of trains go zig zag over here.
Lake Zurich .
To explore this beautiful lake and its nearby areas, you at least need a day
so we’ll come back to it later
because on both sides of The Bahnhofstrasse is the historic and beautiful Old Town In this historic and narrow pedestrian area made out of cobblestone you can find a lot of local galleries and restaurants. And in this area, you can also take your postcard perfect zurich picture shots but the main highlights are the two main and historic churches of Zurich.
The first one is The Fraumünster Church, some parts of which date back to the middle aged and second is quite famous which constructed in 1220 with twin towers of “Grossmünster Church”
And you can go up its tower to enjoy the best views of Zurich by paying a fee of 5 Franks from its rooftop, you get a full panoramic birds eye view of the historic old town after enjoying this view for a while, you can go to the next famous location over here after a five minute walk from the city comes the lindenhof hill park
where the locals come to play chess, and tourists come to enjoy the finest views of Zurich city. Other than enjoying chess with the locals and fellows this place is known for the free views of the Zurich City because you can see spectacular views of the city from here as well.
Alongside lake Zurich, there’s a lot of parks where you can consider relaxing after a long and tiring day and you are accompanied by some cute ducks in this scenic, quiet and natural environment .
As Lake Zurich this is very huge you can bike on the bike trails alongside the lake and enjoy the greenery, cleanliness and well kept natural beauty in your memories.
And lastly, in Zurich, you can see a lot of swans increasing the beauty of its lakes. You can also take a boat ride on lake Zurich and the boats here operate like buses to go up and down from a location and if your ticket is valid in zone 110 ice, the center =, you can take free boat rides.
And in this boat, if you want, you can take a round for 90 minutes for 5 stops, get off at the first stop, hangout for a while and then take the return boat to Zurichhorn park which is also alongside lake Zurich. And the special highlight here is a Chinese Zen garden, if you’re with kids, do consider this place .