After the symposium ends on Friday afternoon, there's no need to leave yet!
Take advantage of the often much lower prices for airline tickets when spending
Saturday night in town, and enjoy the beauty of Switzerland on a day off you'll
At the symposium you will have the opportunity to sign up for a variety of
guided tours (in English or German) for both Friday and Saturday, which allow
you to explore both the cultural pleasures of Zurich
itself, as well as the beauty of Switzerland on half-day and day trips. Feel
free to browse through the offers below, or visit Zurich Tourism for more.
In and Around Zurich
- Walk through the old town:
A guided tour through the old part of town is a worthwhile trip of
discovery. Crooked lanes, hidden inner courts, elaborate oriels and
cobblestones are witnesses of centuries past. Selected buildings, stories
and annecdotes bring Zurich's past to life and, thanks to the knowledgeable
guide, bring to light many things that would remain hidden.
- The Art Walk:
Zurich Tourism's Art Walk opens a window to many outdoor works of art,
their history and the artist who created them. The city's variety and
number of public works of art may well surprise you.
- Roll and Stroll:
Zip round Zurich and all its attractions on a guided in-line skate tour.
Sign up with one of the specialist Zurich Tourism guides and see the very
best of Zurich on an extended tour! And for those who find the pace too
hot, there'll be time for a cool drink or a quick dip.
- Cityrama: Zurich and Rapperswil:
This tour shows you the most interesting sights of Zurich and its
surroundings. We start with a city tour of Zurich followed by a drive along
the "Höhenstrasse". Enjoy the spectacular views to the surrounding
Alps en route to Rapperswil, the "City of Roses". See the rose gardens, the
castle, the deer park on Lindenhof and the picturesque Old Town.
Discover Switzerland (Day-trips)
- Mt. Titlis - Eternal Snows at 10'000 ft: After an interesting drive
to Lucerne where you visit the famous Monument of the Lion, the tour continues
to Engelberg. There the breathtaking journey upwards begins, into the midst of
the high alpine glaciers. Enjoy the spectacular sights of deep glacier
crevasses and gigantic ice boulders from the revolving cable car as it takes
you all the way to the top of Mt. Titlis. At 10'000 ft (3'020 m), you can enjoy
a magnificent view of the Alps. Several Restaurants, a sun terrace, the ice
grotto and a snow slide are further attractions.
- Mt. Rigi: Cheese Factory and the Abbey of Einsiedeln: A beautiful
drive over the Albis Pass will take you to the cheese factory in Seewen, where
you will learn (almost) everything you ever wanted to know about Swiss cheese
production. After your cheese adventure, you will board Europe's oldest
cog-wheel train to the Queen of the Mountains, Mt. Rigi (6'000 ft). From there
you can enjoy spectacular views over the Swiss Alps and as many as six
different lakes. On the way back, you will stop at the over 1000 years old
Benedictine Abbey of Einsiedeln, the most famous place for pilgrimage in
Switzerland, featuring an impressive baroque church and its main attraction,
the Black Madonna.
- Jungfraujoch - The Top of Europe: At 11'333 ft (3'454 m), the
Jungfraujoch is the highest railway station in Europe, in the midst of the
fascinating world of the glaciers in the Bernese Oberland. Your trip will take
you through Lucerne, Brienz and Interlaken, before you will take an
unforgettable trip by cog-wheel train to the "Top of Europe".
- Heidiland Tour: Experience the unusual diversity of Switzerland and
the fascinating Heidiland. Heidi's world is not only a children
fairy-tale - it exists! A world of mountains and valley, lakes and alpine
pastures, waterfalls, caves and beautiful scenery in national parks. After a
city tour of Zurich, you follow the lake to charming Rapperswil, where you will
have some time to explore its old town. You then cross over the Rickenpass,
which offers panoramic views into the Alps, and reach into the lovely
Toggenburg region with its picturesque scenery of hills and valleys. Continuing
through the old village of Werdenburg with its castle, you will stop at Vaduz,
the capital of Liechtenstein, where you will have some time at leisure. On your
way back, you can explore the settings of Heidi's story in the Mainfeld area,
before continuing to Zurich along Lake Walen with its impressive Churfirsten
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