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Crowne Plaza Zurich

Explore Zurich

Things To Do

Things To Do

Old Town and Lake

The Lake Zurich is a beautiful natural border to the city, providing parks, bars, restaurants and lots of space for relaxation. Many baths invite for swimming in the summer, when the water temperature is appr. 20 degrees. The old town is situated on both sides of the river Limmat with medieval, charming houses, elegant boutiques and a wide range of restaurants. The most important sights to visit are the church Fraumünster (windows by Chagall and Giacometti) and the church Grossmünster.


Bahnhofsstrasse, Zürich,

The Bahnhofstrasse is the most popular shopping street (without car traffic) on the left side of the river Limmat in Zurich. Connecting the main railway station with the Lake of Zurich, this is a very attractive street with charming restaurants, elegant fashion boutiques (e.g. Chanel), jewelry- and watch shops and representative buildings of the most important banks. During the time before Christmas, enjoy the festive illumination! Listen to the several street concerts in the summer months!


Zurich offers about 50 museums. The most popular museums are: Kunsthaus Zurich (classic and modern arts), Museum Bellerive (applied arts), National History Museum (Landesmuseum - historical exhibition in a medieval building), Museum of Design – Museum für Gestaltung (collection of posters, graphic art, design objects, illustrations), Völkerkundenmuseum (ethnographical museum), Museum Rietberg (arts of Asia, Africa, America and Oceania). With the ZurichCard you enjoy free entry to all Museums!

Zurich West

Trendy former industrial district with nightlife, cinemas, bars and trendy restaurants.

Central Railway Station

The impressive building of the central railway station of Zurich is situated close to the river Limmat in the city centre. Besides the railway service, restaurants and shops (ShopVille) are at the travelers disposal on three floors. Before Christmas, there is a Christmas market in the station concourse with a giant Christmas tree, decorated with Swarovski crystals.

Hallenstadium Venue Hall

Wallisellenstrasse 45, Zürich, 8050

The Hallenstadion is a multi-purpose facility located in the quarter of Oerlikon in northern Zürich. The Hallenstadion has been a top venue for entertainment in Switzerland as many international artists have performed at the venue, spanning a wide range of genres. There are also a lot of sporting events taking place in the Hallenstadion or the Venue Hall gets rented by companies for private use.

Musical Theatre 11

Thurgauerstrasse 7, Zürich, 8050

Theater 11 impresses audiences with a wide-ranging program covering musicals, comedy and dance. Many renowned national and international productions stop off here on their tours. The theater also contains a bar and restaurant – where visitors can spoil palates and while away the evening with a drink or culinary treat. The restaurant also offers an extravagant molecular cuisine menu on certain days.

Opera House

Falkenstrasse 1, Zürich, 8008

Popular plays, famous singers as well as regular world premieres, children's operas and ballet characterize the versatile program. During the 20-minute break at the Opera House, the Bernhard Bar Café invites you to linger with its cozy theater atmosphere.

Zoo Zurich

Zürichbergstrasse 221, Zürich, 8044

The Zoo Zurich is a beautiful park and functions also as a cultural institution connecting human beings with animals and nature. The Masoala Rainforest shows the tropical climate on 11 000 square meters. The restaurants, picnic places, playgrounds, events and programs attract many fans.

Chagall Windows at Fraumunster Church

Münsterhof 2, Zürich, 8001

The Fraumünster church is one of the most popular sights of Zurich. Augusto Giacometti (1945) and Marc Chagall (1970 and 1978) contributed by painting impressive and colorful window glasses. The church is situated directly at the river Limmat in the old town.

Uetliberg Mountain

Uetliberg, 8143

Above the rooftops of Zurich the Uetliberg towers with its summit at 871 meters above sea level. From there you can enjoy a magnificent panoramic view of the city of Zurich, Lake Zurich and the Limmat Valley, all the way to the Alpine panorama.

FIFA World Football Museum

Seestrasse 27, Zürich, 8002

This museum celebrates the rich heritage of football and the game’s ability to connect and inspire the world.

City of Zurich

Visiting the city of Zurich, walking the Bahnhofstrasse doing shopping until you reach the lake and enjoy the essence of the city.

Local Tips

Local Tips

Must See

Head for the 12th-century Grossmunster cathedral and climb the tiny spiral staircase in the southernmost of its two Romanesque towers. Panoramic views span the River Limmat, the Alps and the enchanting city below.

What's New

Walk a few minutes to the Letzigrund Stadium to cheer on your favorite football team or visit a great music concert or stroll to the cool restaurants and bars converted from the old factories of the Zurich West district!


Most city highlights and sights are easily accessible by tram from our hotel. Ask for your individual program tips and get your 24-hour public transportation ticket at our Concierge desk!

Must Do

Immerse yourself in the energetic stretch of Bahnhofstrasse, Zurich's very own version of 5th Avenue. You can browse the thriving boutiques of local designers, brands like Chanel and the renowned Confiserie Sprungli for a sweet Luxemburgerli macaroon.

Don't Go Home Without

Taking in the city sights on a charming steamboat cruise across Lake Zurich. A round trip takes 2 hours and you can jump off at Rapperswil, the medieval town of roses with its long, ancient bridge and fairytale castle overlooking the water.