Zurich Car Rental
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Zürich is a beautiful Swiss city, the largest in the country, and positioned by the Limmat River at the point where it emerges from the Zürichsee (Lake of Zürich). Views across the Lake are stunning, as is the city’s outlook over the snow-capped mountains of the Alps in the distance - a must for exploring when you have a hire car at your disposal. Zurich remains a rich banking centre, which means vibrancy, fabulous art galleries and museums, the latest in drama, music and fine dining, rooftop bars, chic shopping and a very hip design scene too. Contrasting with this bustlingly modern side of the city, there’s also the scenic streets and architecture of the old town to explore. Mixing new and old in a thoroughly modern way, this cosmopolitan city make for the ideal city break from which to explore the glorious Swiss countryside nestled on the doorstep too.
Things to Do in Zurich
No visit to Zurich is complete without a tour of its charming Altstadt (Old Town). Made up primarily of medieval churches, guildhalls, and town houses it’s a wonderful contrast to all the gleaming glass and steel of the city’s busy business district heart. Altstadt is also the district to head to when you want to splash out on that gold card and sample some the finest shopping in the world. The city’s famous Grossmünster Cathedral is a must-see, simply stunning, and there are often organ recitals here in the evenings.
Top 3 Must See: Zurich
Exploring the Altstadt (Old Town)
Boating on the Zürichsee
Take a trip to the Bayer Watch Museum to find out just why you’ll pay so much for a watch made by Swiss mastercraftsmen, and the Landesmuseum to find out all about the history of the country itself. If you’d rather sample what the hip young things of modern Zurich are up to, there are more clubs here per capita than any other European city, so the nightlife is buzzing especially around the trendy Zuri-West district.
Driving Around Zurich
Zurich is incredibly easy to reach from Zurich Airport, just eight miles along the A51 motorway and you’ll be in the city centre. As the airport is the biggest and busiest in the country, you’ll never be short of car rental options here. If you’re driving in from another Swiss city, you’ll find that almost every highway in Switzerland leads straight into Zurich. This is great news for tourists, but also means that things can get quite congested once you get into the city itself - especially during peak hours.