Zurich is always a good option for a quick trip around the Alps if you’re that kind of person. With so many ski resorts around and the perfect timing and convenience of the Swiss trains, getting around is easy. And everything in the city (and country for that matter) seems to work just like that!
This is where all the action is starting to move towards with all new hip shops, cafes and trendy hotels move to. Langstrasse has starting to fill up with brand new office space and lots of companies like Google have started setting up shop there. The area used to host (and kind of still does) the red lights hood where some of the night action takes place but is slowly getting gentrified with new entrepreneurs taking up space on and around the main road.
The urban, grey and dull have started blending with ochre walls and bright painted signs and neon lights.
As hinted by its name, District 1 is about the oldest part of the town featuring some of Zurich’s most classic historical sites such as the St Peter’s church of Romanesque & Gothic architecture and a large church clock – one of the city’s four main churches. The river split across two streams creates all sorts of intertwined routes for nice walks around the cobbled streets, with the odd stube featuring some good ol’ Swiss cheese and meat bites.
Bahnofstrasse is the main commercial high street with all the big Swiss watches brands you’d expect. As you go down the emblematic avenue you’ll also come across Confiserie Sprüngli with its signature macarons called “Luxemburgerli”.