Zurich—the largest city in Switzerland—lies in the north of the country on the shores of beautiful Lake Zurich. It's known as the portal to the Alps, and many arrive here to head up into the mountains to ski or snowboard. This city is over 2,000 years old, and is brimming with history and culture, so even if you come for the mountains, take some time and enjoy the city—there are lots of wonderful hotels in Zurich that will help make your stay a great one!
Out and About in Zurich
Many of the best sights are in and around the Old Town, which is an attraction in its own right, with narrow streets, old buildings, and quaint shops and cafés. Grossmünster and Fraumünster are two beautiful, historic churches in Old Town that are well worth a visit. The Swiss National Museum displays a large collection of artifacts from Switzerland's history, and the Museum of Art holds one of the largest collections of modern art in the world. There are plenty of Zurich hotels within walking distance of these attractions and Lake Zurich, which is a beautiful place for an evening stroll.
Eating and Drinking
The local delicacy is Züri-Geschnätzlets—veal cooked in wine and cream and served with rösti, which is a hash brown-style potato dish. Other local favorites include various sausages and fondue with bread, which you can wash down with beer, wine, or coffee. Old Town has the biggest selection of establishments to choose from, but there are restaurants and bars all over the city close to many of the cheap hotels in Zurich—you won't be hungry or thirsty no matter where you stay!
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