The treasures of Zürich city centre
Lovely escapes around Zürich
From the airport, trains depart every 10 minutes to Zürich Hauptbahnhof – Zürich’s main train station. In the station, look up for the voluptuous Guardian Angel, a sculpture by French-Swiss artist Niki de Saint Phalle. Walk up the Bahnhofstrasse, with luxury stores on either side. Stop and admire Saint Peter’s Church, the oldest parish church in Zürich, boasting the largest church clock in Europe. Until 1911, the church tower was used as on observation tower to detect fire. Then go to the Confiserie Sprüngli and try the house signature macaroons called "Luxemburgerli". On the opposite bank of the Limmat River, the Kunsthaus Zürich houses one of the most important art collections in Switzerland spanning from the Middle Ages to contemporary art, with an emphasis on Swiss art. You’ll wander among art works from Ferdinand Hodler, Segantini, Vallotton, Amiet, Giovanni and Giacometti.