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A Zürich city break will introduce you to the city’s rich history as well as to its celebrated buildings, never-ending shopping streets and great nature.   CityZapper’s editors selected the best tips and advice on Zürich...

History Zurich


Permanently settled for about 2000 years, Zürich has a history that goes back to its founding by the Romans in 15 BC and who called it ‘Turicum’. However, early settlements have been found dating back more than 6400 years. The Romans...

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Globus department store is located in the world famous Bahnhofstrasse and rivals the world’s best department stores. Shoppers can delight in just about anything their heart desires: from designer furniture to a complete new wardrobe. International fa...

Bürkliplatz Markt

In Zürich’s old town, a market is held twice a week at Bürkliplatz. Both locals and restaurant owners come here to do their shopping. The crowd varies, from little old ladies on their bi-weekly shopping trip, to tourists visiting Switzerland’s bigges...

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Bahnhofstrasse is not to be missed during your Zürich city break. The city’s famous shopping boulevard runs from the station it was named after to the Zürichsee lake. In times gone by, horse-drawn trams used to run along Bahnhofstrasse. These days, m...


“Life is like a box of chocolates, you never known what you’re gonna get.” This famous quote by Tom Hanks in the movie Forrest Gump inspired Elisabeth Capei to open her own restaurant, called Truffe. Caprei’s interest in interior decorating, culinary...

The Hangar restaurant

This restaurant can be found at Zürich International Airport and its seats and tables are set around a real classic Russian Ilyushin aircraft! Fasten your seatbelt low and tight across your lap and enjoy dinner under the watchful eye of this Russian...


The name doesn’t leave much to the imagination as this restaurant is located at the indoor market of the hip Viadukt shopping centre. The menu often changes on a daily basis since the chef prepares his dishes using only fresh ingredients that happen...