Spring Zurich
Hotel St. Gotthard Zurich

Spring in Zurich beckons outside in the cosy yet active Limmat city. Experience the Zurich Lenz on a spring city break in Zurich at the famous and exclusive 4-star Hotel St. Gotthard Zurich. Treat yourself to an active Zurich spring break in the Zurich garden terraces, on the Limmat and Lake Zurich, at the weekly markets with Zurich delicacies, active sports and outdoor experiences, architectural highlights, art and culture.

Experience the spring awakening far away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life at the privately run Hotel St. Gotthard Zurich and wander through the lively streets of Zurich city. Sleep in modern and comfortably furnished rooms or in our spacious suites. Enjoy an aperitivo in the Manzoni Bar, a spicy smelling mulled wine on the Piazzetta Terrace or an exclusive fine dining experience in Ellermann`s Lobster Bar. Hotel St. Gotthard Zurich is in a perfectly central location. The first house on the square, located directly in the centre of Zurich - on the famous shopping mile Bahnhofstrasse. From the Hotel St. Gotthard it is only a few minutes walk or with the romantic Zurich Märlitram to Lake Zurich and Bellevueplatz.

Spring in Zurich is the perfect time to explore the city or take a trip to the nearby region. In spring, the city of Zurich comes to life. Zurichers flock to the garden terraces, through flowering park and garden oases, to the lakeside promenades or to the rose city of Rapperswil as the sun's rays warm. Sample tempting Zurich delicacies at the weekly markets, stroll and shop in the trendy and creative districts of Wiedikon, Langstrasse and Zurich West. The city of Zurich also has a lot to offer culturally. From impressive architecture to diverse art museums with modern painting, photography or design, there is something for everyone. Lake Zurich, bike trails, Vitaparcours, running tracks and forests entice you to go for walks, hikes and active sporting experiences out of the city. Zurich is no ordinary city, but an experience that combines tradition and innovation. Varied, excited, diverse, local, modern.

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City Break Zurich Spring

Our Zurich Spring

Regenerate in blossoming parks and garden oases
Shopping & strolling: Scene and creative quarter, weekly markets, old town
Zurich Spring Festival Sächsilüüte - Sechseläuten
Museums: Dive into the art paradise
Lake Zurich: walking, jogging, boat trip
On the doorstep of the city: hiking & biking

  • Zurich Spring City Break Hotel St. Gotthard Zurich: Barefoot Bar

Parks & Garden Oases

In Zurich, city life and idyllic nature are very close together. Picnic, chat, read, walk and relax. Around 70 parks and green spaces are available in Zurich. They include fragrant botanical gardens, Chinese gardens, baroque parks and stately historical parks. All open to the public. Rieterpark is Zurich's largest and most impressive park. The lakeside promenade is a popular walkway along the quays on the lower basin of Lake Zurich. The Riviera on the upper part of Lake Zurich, the rose city of Rapperswil, awaits with southern charm. Over 20,000 roses bloom here from May to October in the rose gardens near the Capuchin monastery and on the "Schanz". On the Uetliberg and Zürichberg mountains, above Lake Walen or at the impressive Rhine Falls, you will find garden terraces with restaurants and magnificent views.


Shopping & Strolling

The trendy and creative districts are an absolute must. In Wiedikon you will find cosy cafés, boutiques and vintage shops. In district 4 around Langstrasse you will find a variety of restaurants and a never-sleeping nightlife with bars like the "Olé" and the Club Zukunft. Where machines once rattled, Kreis 5 in Zurich West is now home to nightclubs, cultural institutions and design shops. The Prime Tower, Freitag Tower and the Viadukt as a trendy shopping and cultural mile are the trump cards here. Connoisseurs will find the best products and specialities at the numerous weekly markets in and around Zurich. In Zurich's old town, the historic pulse of the city beats to the left and right of the Limmat. Guild houses, churches, historic squares and hidden corners nestle together here.



Zurich Spring Festival

Sächsilüüte, the Sechseläuten, is a centuries-old tradition at the beginning of spring in Zurich. In addition to historically costumed guild members, bands, horses, flowers, flags and the "Böögg" shape the image of the city on 17 April. Nowadays, the Böögg is even the main figure: it is burnt punctually to the six o'clock chime of the Grossmünster church. And the faster its head, filled with fireworks, explodes, the more beautiful the summer becomes. At least that's what they say in Zurich. Already on Sunday, up to 3000 costumed children accompany the "Böögg" to Sechseläutenplatz. On Sechseläuten Monday, starting at 3 p.m., thousands of guild members will march in a colourful and musical procession in their respective costumes, accompanied by their guild orchestras, riders and guild floats through the Old Town to Sechseläutenplatz. At 6 p.m. the Böögg will be burnt on Sechseläutenplatz.


Museums: Dive into an art paradise

Zurich offers a diverse selection of museums. From the important modern art collection of the Kunsthaus Zürich to contemporary masterpieces in the Löwenbräu-Areal and non-European art in the Museum Rietberg. The Musée Visionnaire is dedicated to Art Brut and the Museum Haus Konstruktiv shows important works of constructive-concrete and conceptual art. The Le Corbusier Pavilion is beautifully situated on Lake Zurich. A synthesis of the arts and an architectural jewel. In the Photobastei, visitors can actively engage with photography.Just a few steps away from Zurich's main railway station, visitors to the WOW Museum are immersed in a world of optical illusions and illusions. You can find all the museums here.


Lake Zurich: walking, jogging, boat trip

The lakeside promenade is the most popular walkway on Lake Zurich. Inline skaters, bathers, jewellery sellers and street artists meet at the quayside for a colourful get-together. The viewing terrace at Bürkliplatz forms the centre of the lakeside promenade. Here you have a wonderful view of the other quays - Mythenquai, General-Guisan-Quai, Utoquai and Seefeldquai. At the end of Seefeldquai is Zurich's China Garden, a gift from Zurich's twin city Kunming. A 3km running route leads along Zurich's lake basin past many sights with views over Lake Zurich and the Alps. During a relaxing boat trip on Lake Zurich, you can get to know the city and its surroundings from a different perspective. The Lake Zurich Navigation Company offers numerous round trips and adventure cruises.


On the doorstep of the city: Hiking & Biking

From Zurich, the famous Swiss mountains are only a stone's throw away. That's why hiking near Zurich is no problem either: many hiking routes can be reached by public transport in less than 90 minutes from Zurich main station. The Planetenweg (2h-6km-31min from Zurich HB) takes you from Zurich's local mountain, Uetliberg, to Felsenegg. The Rigi-Panoramaweg (2h-7km-37min from Zurich HB) takes you from Arth-Goldau station on the Rigi railway to Rigi, Scheidegg. Two bikes, one mountain and adrenaline: passionate bikers will find leisurely bike tours through the most beautiful landscapes around Lake Zurich, short trails on Zurich's local mountains or pure thrills on demanding high-altitude tours for experienced mountain bikers.



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