Facts About Zurich

Discover the best Zurich curiosities at hotel St Gotthard in the City Centre


The Genius Roots of Albert Einstein

Were you aware that Albert Einstein himself studied at ETH Zurich (also known as the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich)? This is one of the foremost engineering and science universities in the world and there is no doubt that Mr. Einstein is its most famous alumnus. After completing his education, he took on the role of a professor in 1909; an experience that his many students would carry with them for the remainder of their lives.

Tasty and Rich Dishes

 Zurich is famous for a sumptuous platter known as Züri Gschnätzlets. This dish consists of sliced veal, cream, white wine, and a brown sauce referred to as demi-glace. If you hope to enjoy a treat while visiting, many of the hotels in Zurich city center offer this delectable delight to their guests. Many will argue that Züri Gschnätzlets reflects the true tastes of the city itself.

the Amazing Grossmünster Cathedral

One of the most iconic landmarks in Zurich is the towering Grossmünster Cathedral. Constructed around the year 1100 CE and boasting three massive stained glass windows, it is said that Charlemagne (known as Carlomagno in some circles) commissioned the structure himself. The good news is that the majority of quality Zürich Bahnhofstrasse hotels are located only a short distance away if you hope to appreciate the beauty of this Romanesque masterpiece, so be sure to bring along your digital camera.

The Permanent Home of the Grasshopper Club

 Known by the locals simply as GC or GCZ, the Grasshopper Club is the most well-known football club within Switzerland. They currently hold no fewer than 27 league titles and this team continues to excel thanks to its rich history and strong work ethic. It should also be mentioned that the popularity of the Grasshopper Club has enabled the organisation to expand. It now includes other sports within its repertoire such as squash, beach soccer, basketball, and curling.

More than One Spelling

 Much like other foreign cities that are translated into other languages, there are a number of different ways to spell Zurich. Were you aware that six variants exist within Switzerland alone? These are Zurich (English and French), Zuri (a Swiss German nickname), Zürich (the most common German spelling), Zuerich (an alternative German spelling), Zurigo (Italian), and Turitg (a dialect known as Romansh).

A Quick Look at the Sechselauten Festival

 A spring celebration known as the Sechselauten Festival is normally held on the third Monday of April. It can be argued that the most famous attraction is the burning of the "Böögg" (an effigy of a snowman) in order to celebrate the end of winter. Those who are interested in attending the Sechselauten Festival will be pleased to know that choosing a hotel near Bahnhofstrasse Zürich will offer easy access to the city centre as well as to the numerous public transportation options.