Zurich is a city located in northeastern Switzerland. Although it is not the capital of the country, it is the largest city in the Switzerland and also its financial center. The city looks like something out of a fairytale due to the appearance of the medieval streets of its old town, nestled on the banks of a lake and with the snow-capped peaks of the Swiss Alps in the background. But where to sleep in Zurich, which are its best areas to visit the city?
Zurich is considered one of the most important banking centers in the world and is an important commercial destination in Europe. It also hosts several international organizations and also attracts several companies of the likes of Google. This very international profile makes Zurich one of the most dynamic cities, but also one of the most expensive cities to visit in the world.
In addition to being a major business destination, Zurich is home to the Zurich-Kloten Airport, the busiest airport in Switzerland and one of the most important in Europe. It is located in the community of Kloten, 12 minutes by train from the center of Zurich.
Public transport in Zurich is very efficient and consists mainly of trams, buses and S-Bahn (fast trains). At the various stops you will find information on timetables, connections, maps and automatic ticketing. You can buy tickets for 1 hour or day tickets for various areas.
Where to sleep in Zurich
Zurich, divided in two by the Limmat River which flows into Lake Zurich, has a great variety of areas and atmospheres. The city is divided into twelve numbered districts called "kreis" and each district is divided into neighborhoods.
Altstadt, the old town, is perhaps the best of all areas because it allows you to be close to the most important attractions. The accommodation offer here is more complete and varied and can be found from the cheapest hotels in the area around the Hauptbahnhof station to the more exclusive five-star hotels in the main streets of the old town.
The rest of the downtown neighborhoods allows you to sleep in Zurich at more reasonable prices, especially if the search is done between two and three star hotels. The distances, which are not very large, are perfectly passable by buses and trams which are fast and punctual.