A sparkling lake and imposing snow-capped mountains form a backdrop which itself makes an instant impression in this stunning city of Zurich in Switzerland.
Just a stone's throw from the Alps, get ready to be amazed by the natural delights and relaxed pace of life on a Zurich city break. It's an undoubtedly trendy destination which offers excellent quality shopping, eating and nightlife yet all of it is refreshingly accessible to all.
Beautiful churches, an imposing cathedral and river and lakeside walks are all just waiting to be experienced, and will help you bring down the tempo to ensure that you get the relaxing benefits from your trip to Zurich.
The Old Town is an undoubted focus of a Zurich city break, with its 16th and 17th century houses, and St Peter's Church, with its famous clock and of course, with all that water around, it makes perfect sense to take to it at least once on your Zurich short break, so a cruise on Lake Zurich itself or the River Limmat should not be missed.
An inspiring city break or Lakes and Mountains holiday destination, now easily accessible on flights from the UK, Zurich will awaken all of your senses and charm you with its natural beauty.
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St Peter's is the oldest church in Zurich and famous for having the largest church clockface in Europe! It stands in a small square with its impressive spire dominating the city. Inside, the church is simple¿ plain white with wood columns and pews but in the choir the remains of a medieval mural can be seen.
The two towers of the Grossmünster form Zurich's main landmark and they offer a great view over Zurich, (assuming you can make it up the 187 narrow steps - a challenge at any fitness level!)
If a dose of culture is essential for your full enjoyment of a Zurich city break, visits to the Kunsthaus Zurich (Zurich art gallery) and Migros Museum are a must; the former for an excellent collection of the finest 19th and 20th century artists including Monet, Picasso, Rothko and the Dadaists and Expressionists, and the latter for its display of more contemporary works.
Lovers of the other main attraction for many visitors to Switzerland - its chocolate - will find their heaven at the Lindt and Sprüngli chocolate factory.