Welcome to Zürich

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The charming metropolis of Zürich, Switzerland offers first-class quality of life. Zürich is distinguished by its unparalleled selection of stores lining the world famous shopping mile, the Bahnhofstrasse, not to mention its broad choice of leisure activities. Numerous gastronomic establishments in the surrounding region pamper food lovers with all manner of culinary delights. After dark, some 500 bars and clubs provide a wide variety of entertainment. Zürich is also the ideal departure point for all kinds of excursions, such as to the Rhine Falls, a chocolate factory, or the snow and perpetual ice on Titlis Mountain.


Population 379,915
Currency Swiss Franc (CHF) 1 = 100 Rappen
Opening hours Most shops are generally open Mon-Fri from 9am-6.30pm, while the shops on Bahnhofstrasse are open as late as 7-8pm. The opening hours on Saturdays are 9am-5pm. Shops are open on Sundays at their own discretion. Banking hours on weekdays are 8.30am-4.30pm.
Newspapers 20 Minuten
Die Weltwoche
Neue Zürcher Zeitung
Tages Anzeiger
ZuriTipp (special supplement of Tages Anzeiger every Thursday)
Zurich News (A leaflet with listings which is available from the tourist office)
Emergency numbers European SOS: 112
Ambulance: 144
Police: 117
Fire Brigade: 118
Tourist information Zürich Tourism Tourist Service
Hauptbahnhof Zürich (Main Railway Station)
Opening hours:
November 1-April 30, Mon-Sat 8.30am-7pm. Sun 9am-6pm.
May 1-October 31, Mon-Sat 8am-8.30pm. Sun 8.30am-6.30pm.
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