Zurich Layover Tips For Flight Attendants | WOC

Culturally vibrant, efficiently run and attractively set at the meeting of river and lake, Zürich is regularly recognized as one of the world’s most liveable cities. Long known as a savvy, hard-working financial centre, Switzerland’s largest and wealthiest metropolis has also emerged in the 21st century as one of central Europe’s hippest destinations, with an artsy, post-industrial edge that is epitomized in its exuberant summer Street Parade.

What to do in Zurich for 24h-48h?
Places to Visit

Feel the magic of Zurich’s old town

Zurich is ideally located by a wonderful lake in a magical scenery surrounded by the Alps . It also features one of the most beautifully preserved Old Towns in Europe, managing to maintain its Renaissance character with its small, pebbled alleys creating a mesmerizing maze. The cultural, historical and social heart of the town beats right there.

Zurich old city

Plan a visit to the Kunsthaus Museum

The Kunsthaus Museum in Zurich is one of Switzerland’s most important museums to visit since it features a plethora of art exhibitions from artists all over the world, as well as a rich collection of fine art pieces. That makes the Kunsthaus something like the MoMa of Switzerland.

Kunsthaus Graz

Walk down the Bahnhhofstrasse

One of the most famous and expensive streets of the world, Bahnhhofstrasse is the place-to-be if you’re looking for boutiques of the biggest fashion houses or maybe just to get a taste of the chocolate heaven also known as Sprungli. Begin your walk from the train terminal and follow the well-dressed crowd down the road. By the end of Bahnhhofstrasse, you will have reached Zurich’s lake.

Bahnhhofstrasse

Take the train to Uetliberg

If you look up when in Zurich’s city center, the mountail Uetliberg will definitely catch your eye. From up there, you will enjoy a breathtaking view to the city all the way to the lake and the magical Alps. Catch a train from the main train station to the mountain and make your way back riding the cablecar or simply by walking – it is a great opportunity to enjoy the city’s natural surroundings.

Uetliberg
Enjoy the Beau of the lake!

Whether you choose to explore it first or leave it for last, Zurich’s lake will definitely capture your heart and mind, being the most amazing memory the city will offer you. Enjoy the view by catching a boat to experience a Lake Boat Tour or simply by sitting in one of the many cafe’s and restaurants by the lake.

 

Where to Eat?

ZEUGHAUSKELLER – Swiss Traditional Cuisine

Situated in a street near Bahnhhofstrasse, it features all those characteristics that will make you instantly fall for it. A great historic past – it used to be a medieval arsenal – easily noticeable from his interior design. A bit touristic but it is worth it since it serves the most authentic, traditional Swiss / German food.

ZEUGHAUSKELLER - Swiss Traditional Cuisine

KROPF – When Food Meets Art

Right at the heart of Zurich, this 120 years old restaurant downtown offers traditional swiss food in a sophisticated, baroque atmosphere. When there, don’t forget to take a look up since its ceiling features a great architecture and some great art details.

KROPF
KRONENHALLE – For Rich & Famous

The Kronenhalle could be described as the restaurant for the few – for rich and famous only. It features fine art pieces and an exceptional gourmet cuisine. A strict dressing code is suggested since you never know who will be sitting in the next table: politicians, celebrities, superstars and businessmen are among the restaurant’s crowd.

KRONENHALLE
CAFE SPRUNGLI – Best Dessert in Town

Don’t miss a visit at Cafe Sprungli when in Zurich – preferably in Bahnhhofstrasse, to enjoy one of the best desserts in town and of lifetime in general. When the weather permits it, grab a latte and your dessert and sit outside. Be it a dark chocolate cake, macarons (try the pistachio – it is incredible!) or the famous choc noisettes, everything will accompany your latte with the sweetest and tastiest way possible.

CAFE ODEON

Cafe Odeon is one of the most historic cafes in Zurich, being a cradle for many political and artistic movements along the course of history. Writers, musicians and painters found refugee there and the Cafe preserves its historic vibe up until this day. The art-nouveau decoration and charming chandeliers will steal your heart, making Cafe Odeon your favorite spot around town!

Where to Shop?
Schweizer Heimatwerk

Swiss handcrafted souvenirs of high quality: fashion accessories, toys, bells, books and fondue sets all with lots of Swiss crosses, red and white colours, cows and edelweiss. Sister shop at Bahnhofstrasse 2.

Schweizer Heimatwerk
Orell Füssli – The Bookshop

Zurich’s biggest English-language bookshop stocks thousands of fiction and non-fiction books, magazines, audio books and DVDs – and all in English. It’s located on the third floor of the Orell Füssli bookshop just off Bahnhofstrasse.

Orell Füssli - The Bookshop

Boutique Christian Fischbacher

For nearly 200 years this family-owned Swiss company has produced fine fabrics for luxurious interiors. Drop by its Zurich boutique to find everything from finest bed linen, duvets, pillows and cushions to carpets, accessories and bath textiles.

Marc O’Polo

Well, they specialize in casual, but it’s casual with style, we’d say. You‘ll also find the accessories and shoes of this company with Swedish roots. The Zurich store of the Marc O’Polo fashion brand features all their latest collections for men, women and kids – be it shorts, blouses, jackets or coats and more.

Nightlife in Zurich!

Widder Garage

The bar in this former old town garage is actually made of pianos, the beers are cooled in a bathtub and hundreds of vinyl records on the shelves lend it a retro touch that we absolutely love.

Raygrodski

The liquor bottles hanging upside-down from the ceiling are an eyecatcher here, but certainly not the reason why this bar is so popular with a young and fashionable crowd. The ever-changing cocktails made with lots of dedication, the twelve different vodkas available (served with cucumber), the table service and the mix of the young, care-free atmosphere with some true style are the ingredients people love at the Raygrodski.

Altstadt Bar

An oasis of calm, the Altstadt is a really nice spot for recharging your batteries on a walk through the old town. Be it with coffee and gipfeli (croissant) in the morning or maybe some antipasti and a glass of wine in the afternoon.

Flight Attendants Discounts in Switzerland?

World Of Crew gets you a few awesome deals only for cabin crews in Switzerland. Have a look into these and let us know if you manage to visit them during your layover!

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How was your layover in Zurich? Did you discover any new places? If so, please do share these useful tips with your fellow cabin crew, by commenting below!

Have a great layover !

 

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