With its unique location on Lake Zurich, the Alps on the horizon, the numerous local recreation areas and its urban diversity, the city offers an attractive whole. The best view of the city you can get by scrambling or driving up the Uetliberg: From Zurich's local mountain, the city lies at your feet, along with the lake and the magnificent Alpine panorama. You can also reach the heights by climbing one of the two striking double towers of Zurich's landmark Grossmünster; directly opposite, the Fraumünster offers spectacular stained-glass windows by Marc Chagall and Augusto Giacometti. For shopping, head to Bahnhofstrasse with its chic boutiques, stores and fashion houses or to the central Sechseläutenplatz. 

A jewel in the heart of Switzerland

Zurich offers excellent shopping, sports and leisure activities as well as a unique and diverse cultural offering. The infrastructure is also excellent - from waste management to public transport.

Zurich is a lively and dynamic small metropolis. More than 400,000 Zurich residents live in Switzerland's largest city. Just over 30 percent of the population has a passport other than Swiss. Zurich is proud of this diversity of mentalities and lifestyles, of its cosmopolitanism and the fruitful coexistence of different nationalities and cultures.

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You can reach Zurich quite relaxed from our stop in Singen (Hohentwiel).

Our night express arrives in Singen (Hohentwiel) around 1:10 p.m.; on Saturdays in the summer timetable already around 11:40 a.m. Afterwards, you have the option of a direct onward journey to Switzerland. For example, an IC train departs at 1:30 p.m. for Zurich in less than 1 hour without changing trains.

Tickets for your onward journey from Singen (Hohentwiel) can be purchased here.

Conversely, this year you can just as easily reach the North Sea coast from Switzerland. For this, you travel from Zurich with a direct connection to Singen (Hohentwiel). For example, an IC leaves Zurich for Singen (Hohentwiel) at 3:307 p.m. in less than 1 hour without changing trains. Our night express then starts around 5 pm with the journey towards Sylt.

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