The new route will allow passengers to fly from Icelandair destinations in North America such as Toronto or New York to Zurich with an average connection time of one hour.
Banking and business are usually the first things that come to mind when Zurich is mentioned. However, people travelling to Zurich will discover a beautiful city in the heart of Switzerland, nestled in between the Alps and Lake Zurich. Although one of the largest financial centers in the world, Zurich has transformed radically in recent years and become an important hub for tourism in the Northern Alps. The city is now teeming with life and is an important center of art and culture in Europe.
People travelling to Switzerland will enjoy a walk around the cobbled streets of Altstadt, Zurich’s Old Town, which lies on the banks of the Limmat River at the confluence of Zurich Lake. The Old Town is packed with picturesque ancient buildings such as the Fraumünster church or the Baroque Zunfthaus zur Meisen palace. Zurich counts some of Europe’s richest art galleries and museums among which includes the must-see Kunsthaus Zürich. Visitors can admire a breathtaking view over Zurich from Üetliberg, the city’s most elevated point (2800 ft.), which is accessible by train from the central railway station.
While Zurich might be Europe’s capital of business and finance during the day, its nightlife is surprisingly rich and diverse. Zurich’s nightlife will suit all tastes, offering a variety of high-end restaurants, theaters, and a magnificent opera house, while areas such as Niederdorf in the Old Town are packed with popular restaurants, lively bars and pubs. In the past few years, District 5, colloquially known as “Zuri-West”, has emerged as Zurich’s center of fun for young people, the area often being compared to the Prenzlauer Berg or Mitte districts in Berlin.