Zürich, a long ago Roman encampment on a lake, has so many hidden nooks and crannies it takes days to explore them all. Switzerland’s largest city lies at the northwestern tip of Lake Zürich in this landlocked nation. It’s the country’s major hub for rail, road and air service. Predominantly German-speaking, Zürich is home to the Swiss Stock Exchange, a broad selection of museums, the Opernhaus Zürich, and ETH, Europe’s #1 university and with Albert Einstein as its most famous alumnus. And finally, this year Zürich Airport, rated #1 in Europe, celebrates its 75th year.
Hotels in Zürich
This trendy 27-room hotel, a blend of historic and sophisticated, is located in Zürich’s Old Town, up the tiny Rössligasse from the Limmat River. Each room in this 14th and 15th century landmark has unique décor with comforts not usual for a three star: terry robes, of course, wifi and audio control in your roomy bath. There are also two suites: one with a rooftop terrace overlooking the river, lake and mountains and the other, a five-room apartment with two bedrooms, two baths and a roof garden.