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Driving to Zurich

A Motorists guide to Zurich - directions, parking and more



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Many mistakenly believe Zurich is the capital of Switzerland; it is in fact Berne, however you would be forgiven for thinking this as Zurich is the financial centre of the country. Populated by wealthy inhabitants, it is a charming city of natural beauty that can easily be covered by foot.

The Old Town dates back to medieval times, and has been preserved well through the centuries. The Grossmunster Cathedral, the Fraumunster, and St. Peterskirche are all much admired churches, the latter being the eldest and has the biggest clock face in Europe. All three are in close proximity of each other, near the river Limat.

One of the city’s many lakes, Lake Zurich, has a number of bridges crossing it, and mountains can be seen in the background. Those wanting to enjoy the fresh air can head to Uetliberg, the highest point of the city, which offers views over the city and lake. Take the Sihital Zurich Uetliberg Bahn (S10) to get there for the most interesting journey.

The Zurich Zoo and the Botanical Gardens provide family fun, while art lovers have the Kunsthaus (Fine Arts Museum) on Heimplatz. A few of Monet’s Water Lilies series are here. The Swiss National Museum is located on Museumstrasse, right next to the train station.

There are many places to dine in style in Zurich, whether it’s on a rise looking over the lake or by the river Limat. Stylish shops are located along Bahnhofstrasse, which gets compared to New York’s Fifth Avenue, while the areas of Oberdorf, Niederdorf and Belevueplatz are the liveliest, most vibrant districts.

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Speed limits around Zurich

Speed Limits

Motorway: 120 km/h
Dual Carriageway: 100 km/h
Rural: 80 km/h
Urban: 50 km/h

Distances from Zurich to...

All of these places are within a few hours drive from Zurich
PlaceDistance km (miles)
(Point to Point)

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Stuttgart, Germany164 km (102 miles)

Attraction
Schloss Neuschwanstein, Germany167 km (104 miles)

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The Stelvio Pass, Italy172 km (107 miles)

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Centre Parcs Le Lac d'Ailette, France183 km (114 miles)

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Innsbruck, Austria216 km (134 miles)

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Geneva, Switzerland224 km (139 miles)

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Heidelberg, Germany226 km (140 miles)

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Munich, Germany243 km (151 miles)

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Trier, Germany300 km (186 miles)

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Frankfurt, Germany305 km (189 miles)

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Luxembourg, Luxembourg306 km (190 miles)

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Genoa, Italy331 km (206 miles)

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Lyon, France335 km (208 miles)

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Koblenz, Germany339 km (211 miles)

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Salzburg, Austria341 km (212 miles)

Attraction
The Nurburgring, Germany354 km (220 miles)

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Venice, Italy362 km (225 miles)

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Spa Francorchamps, Belgium390 km (242 miles)

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Cologne, Germany413 km (256 miles)

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Nice, France419 km (260 miles)

Attraction
Centre Parcs Belle Dune, France429 km (266 miles)

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Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic449 km (279 miles)

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Florence, Italy452 km (281 miles)

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Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic458 km (284 miles)

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Disneyland Paris, France458 km (284 miles)

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Dortmund, Germany467 km (290 miles)

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Paris, France485 km (301 miles)

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Centre Parcs Het Heijderbos, Netherlands491 km (305 miles)

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Centre Parcs Het Meerdal, Netherlands491 km (305 miles)

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Brussels, Belgium492 km (306 miles)

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Centre Parcs De Kempervennen, Netherlands495 km (307 miles)

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Centre Parcs Les Hauts de Bruyères, France499 km (310 miles)

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Centre Parcs Moselle - Domaine des Trois Forêts, France499 km (310 miles)

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