Traveller's Guide: Zurich, Switzerland

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Getting there:

The writer flew from London City with Swiss (0845 601 0956; www.swiss.com/uk), which also flies from Heathrow, Birmingham and Manchester. Zurich is also served by British Airways (0844 493 0787; www.ba.com) and easyJet (0905 821 0905; www.easyjet.com).To reduce the impact on the environment, you can buy an "offset" through Abta's Reduce My Footprint initiative (020-7637 2444; www.reducemyfootprint.travel).

Staying there:

The Dolder Grand Hotel, Kurhausstrasse 65, Zurich (00 41 44 456 6000; www.thedoldergrand.com). Double rooms start at Sfr850 (£416), room only.

Visiting there:

Freitag, Geroldstrasse 17 (00 41 43 366 9520; www.freitag.ch). Puls 5, Giessereistrasse 18 (00 41 44 544 1082; www.puls5.ch). Migros Museum, Limmatstrasse 270 (00 41 44 277 2050; www.migrosmuseum.ch); Sfr8 (£3.90); open every day except Monday. Sihlcity, Kalanderplatz 1 (00 41 44 215 4000; www.sihlcity.ch).

Eating & drinking there:

La Salle, Schiffbaustrasse 4 (00 41 44 258 7071; www.lasalle-restaurant.ch). Nietturm, Schiffbaustrasse 4 (00 41 44 258 7077; www.nietturm.ch).

More information:

www.zuerich.com; 00 41 44 215 40 00






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