Comfort Hotel Royal Zurich
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One of the best things about Zurich being a university town is that the university has several free museums. The Zoological Museum is the main attraction, not only because of the microscope tables, furry games and video projections, the giant giraffe and stuffed birds. No, the best attraction is getting there! A Polybahn which is accessible from the tram station Central, brings you to the terrace where many of the university buildings are found. This beautifully restored, antique mode of transport is a special treat for children of all ages.
Zurich has several public pools and saunas across the city. Perfectly located in the city center, Hallenbad City is a busy pool and sports complex. Besides a swimming pool, it is also a great recreational and health facility with a pool for non-swimmers, a float pool as well as a gym. The pool is sparkling clear and good for a daily swim or training and maintained at a comfortable 28.0 C. With convenient timings and reasonable pricing, it's a good place to get your daily work out and jump start your day.
One of the first golf courses to established in all of Switzerland, Dolder Golfclub Zürich was founded in 1907. A nine-hole course, it is located in close proximity to the Dolder Grand Hotel and boasts wonderful views of the surrounding area. The golf club is also home to a restaurant famed as much for its cuisine and wine list as for the excellent terrace seating.
Since 1931, the Städtische Sukkulentensammlung has been home to one of the world’s largest collections of succulents, plants that store water in their leaves or stems to survive in arid climates. The site boasts more than 6,000 succulents from over 50 plant families winding through pathways, basking in greenhouses and thriving in outdoor gardens. The collection is open to the public, admission-free, seven days a week, but the outdoor garden spaces may only be partially accessible during the harsh winter months – these plants can handle cold that humans can’t.
Located in the Oerlikon district of Zurich, the Louis-Häfliger-Park is a unusual, modern design of a playground and is a place for locals to relax and meet after work. The park comprises of eight grass pyramidal structures which give it a distinctive look and a play area for kids with slides, swings and play bards. A blue sports pitch and timber stage are also found here.
Tucked in between the cities of Zurich and Regendorf is Lake Katzensee. The lake is one of the prime location for camp sites, picnics and swimming.
Nestled at an elevation of 7 kilometers (4.3 miles) to Zurich's southwest on the picturesque Albis mountain chain, Felsenegg is a scenic vantage point. Felsenegg is home to Luftseilbahn Adliswil-Felseneg, a scenic hill station frequented by tourists and locals alike. Other enrapturing vantage points including Hochwacht and Albishorn are well connected to each other through pleasant walking and hiking paths. Zurich's sole public cableway takes visitors to Felsenegg.
Explore the unspoilt beauty of nature and observe animals in their natural habitat at this fantastic facility, located not far from Zurich. The sprawling park is an amalgam of two wildlife parks in Sihl and Langnau am Albis. From nature lovers to wildlife enthusiasts, the sylvan landscapes of the park offers ample opportunities for everything from hiking to photography. The visitor center at the site offers a slew of guided tours, trails as well as activities to suit all tastes. There's a museum as well as a cafe on site. Check website for more.
Offering pristine views of Zürcher Oberland and Zürich lake in Zürich canton, Pfannenstiel is a lofty mountain and a scenic region. A picturesque location, Pfannenstiel's upper section is lined with romantic restaurants which provide striking views of Uetliberg, Albis and Zimmerberg. The mountain's upper part is primarily a woodland which remains a much-frequented picnic spot. Hiking trails and cross ski trails make Pfannenstiel a revered site among adventure seekers.
An artificial stream on the scenic Reuss river, Flachsee lake lies to the south of district of Bremgarten. The lake was created as a sprawling nature reserve for aquatic birds and remains the sole biotope designed for various species of water birds. With its serene setting, Flachsee also remains a popular picnic spot during the warmer days of the year.
The Lägern comprises a large wood forest stretch on the Jura Mountains. It spans an area from Baden right upto Dielsdorf. The entire region can be explored via well-marked trails from Baden extending till Dielsdorf.
Nestled in the picturesque Seetal valley, Lake Hallwil is Aargau's biggest lake and a scenic attraction in the city. Lake Hallwil's banks remain a captivating panoramic since no structures or buildings have been built here. Thus, a walk by the lakeside lets you marvel at the mind-boggling landscape and flora. Walkers can start their jaunt at Schloss Hallwyl, a moated citadel situated to the lake's north. The nostalgic boat trips, poetic countryside and the medieval moated rampart make Lake Hallwil a small yet a charming picnic spot.