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Zürich, the city by the water, offers a unique mix of attractions: sightseeing tours through its historical Old Town, shopping sprees along one of the most prestigious streets in the world, art, culture, the very finest of culinary delights, and magnificent natural surroundings. In 2013, Zürich Tourism offers a multitude of highlights:
The water city
One of Zürich’s most attractive features is its fantastic location on the lake, offering splendid views of the Alps. Another highlight is its 1,200 fountains, each overflowing with wonderfully fresh drinking water. Lake Zürich, meanwhile, invites visitors to enjoy a leisurely boat cruise.
Cool Bathing Areas in the City and Region of Zurich
With no fewer than 40 swimming facilities – 18 of them outside in the open air, including on the lake and by the river – the Zürich region has an enormous density of public bathing areas. In recent years, these venues have developed into veritable leisure centers. During the day, guests relax in, on or by the water, while after dusk, the waterside areas are transformed into bars and lounges offering a varied cultural program, with events ranging from readings to theater, sport and poetry slams through to concerts. These venues are regarded as the ultimate meeting place on a mild summer evening. More
Zürich’s Summer Highlights: Garden Terraces.
Zürich has a wealth of garden terraces that are perfect for delighting in the Zürich summer. From tranquil oasis in the heart of the city to more vibrant and fun lake-side spots, there’s a terrace to suit all moods. More
Active During the Summer
The hiking path around Lake Zürich is one of particular scenic beauty and shows this highly varied region at its very best. The 77-mile trail is divided into ten picturesque sections, passing through historical towns and villages, castle parks and quarters with noble villas, unspoilt shorelines, mighty woods and wild ravines. More
A vibrant nightlife and hot news
Swiss Casino Zürich, Open since November 2012 – After a very long wait, Zürich finally got a casino. The city’s range of attractions is enhanced – for the 1.5 million inhabitants of the Greater Zürich Area, the 16 million day-trippers and more than 4.5 million tourists. Zürich’s new casino offers superlative entertainment. www.swisscasinos.ch
Summer/Autumn Event Highlights 2013
Weltklasse Zürich, International Athletics Meeting
On August 30, 2012, the final of the newly-formed “Samsung Diamond League” will take place at Zürich’s Letzigrund Stadium, with 16 different disciplines. The international athletics meeting 'Weltklasse Zürich' is the biggest and most well-known athletics event in Switzerland. The elite athletes descend on the Letzigrund Stadium every year and the sports world focuses its eyes and cameras on Zürich. The spectators can expect heaps of excitement, top performances and thrilling contests. www.weltklassezuerich.ch
Street Parade, 10. August 2013
Dance through Zürich at Street Parade. The most colourful house and techno party in the world attracts hundreds of thousands of dance enthusiasts to the Zürich lake basin every year. The parade is a colourful mix of love mobiles, live performances by top DJs, international stars and demonstrations. www.streetparade.com
Filmfestival Zürich, 26. September – 6. Oktober 2013
The Zurich Film Festival provides its large audience with an inside look at the work of young up-and-coming filmmakers from around the world and awards the coveted "Goldenes Auge" prize in the competitive category. Every September, Zürich transforms into a film capital for 11 days and offers the public the chance to view 70 new film premières also attended by well-known actors and directors. Countless supporting events invite you to discuss the films you have seen and end your evening at the movies on a perfect note. www.zurichfilmfestival.org
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