Whether it's a business stay or a spontaneous city trip, numerous attractions surround the picturesque Limmat town. All are located directly in front of our doorstep and can be explored comfortably on foot or by public transport. 

Public Transportation

Zurich Central Railway Station

We are situated only a 5 minute walk from the largest railway station in Switzerland, known as Zurich Main Station. If you prefer you can take the tram to the hotel, please take the number 4 tram and alight at Rudolf-Brun-Bruecke.


Airport Zurich-Kloten

You can catch a direct train from Airport Zurich-Kloten to Zurich Main Station (Hauptbahnhof), travel time is 10 minutes. Trains depart every 15 minutes.

If you would prefer to take a taxi or shuttle bus, we are 20km from the airport. The journey time is around 30 minutes.


Tram and bus stop at Central square

One of the most serviced junctions in downtown Zurich due to its central location.


Buerkli square - Buerkliplatz Zurich

The most important docking place for boats of the Zurich-lake steamship company.


Sihltal Zurich Uetliberg Train SZU

We recommend you to take a train for a trip to the Zurich nearest mountain, Uetliberg, from the Zurich Main Station. You will reach Uetliberg in about 20 minutes and will experience a fabulous view of the whole city and its gorgeous lake.


Coach terminal – Zurich City Tour

The popular Zurich City Tours company, provides a very comfortable sightseeing coach tours of the city.


Rack railway, Central- ETHZ

The rack railway train is yet powered by state-of-the-art technology and retro looks «Polybähnli», links Central square with the main building of the ETHZ - Federal Institute of Technology.


Historic sites and landmarks


The twin-towers are one of Zurich's main landmarks. Legend has it that Charlemagne had discovered the tombs of the patron saints, Felix and Regula, and ordered a church to be built on the site.



Fraumuenster cathedral is home to what is considered the most noteable church windows of the world. It was Marc Chagall who painted the main windows and Augusto Giacometti who completed the windows in the transept at the northern side.



A leisurely area of town and meeting place of passionate chess players. From here you can enjoy a fantastic view of the Old Town.



The Zürichsee-Schifffahrtsgesellschaft – the Lake Zürich Navigation Company – provides with its 17-passenger ships touristic services on Lake Zürich. There are a number of passenger ferry services, noticeably the Horgen–Meilen ferry, an auto ferry between Horgen and Meilen.


Botanical Garden

A sensuous outing; be it the tropical rain forest, the fragrance of the Mediterranean, the virgin forests with ferns, or bloomy cyclamen.

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Garden of China Zurich

Chinese culture presented on the lakefront of Zurich. The garden is a gift from the Chinese twin city of Kunming.


River Limmat

The river Limmat is just 50 meters from the hotel Alexander. In summer there is a river cruse in the Limmat. 


Zoo Zurich

The zoo of Zurich ranks amongst the best zoological gardens in Europe. It is always a delightful walk, even with bad weather. Watching the exotic creatures in the Masoala Hall as well as in the heated vivariums will no doubt be a unique experience.


St. Peter churche

St. Peter is one of the four main churches of the old town of Zürich. The church clock of St. Peter has the largest tower clock face in Europe. 


Sechseläuten square

Sechseläutenplatz is the largest town square situated in Zürich, Switzerland. Its name derives from the Sechseläuten (the city's traditional spring holiday), which is celebrated on the square in April.


Shopping, Restaurants & Bars

Paradeplatz Zürich

This square is seen as the heart of the Bahnhofstrasse. In the 18th century, it was used commonly used as a cattle market.
Nowadays, housing the Swiss Universal Banks, it is the biggest center for money transactions in Switzerland. Sipping coffee and savoring the sweet speciality, Luxemburgerli, from the world-famous Confiserie Spruengli, giving you the chance to sit back and watch the hustle and bustle from afar.


Niederdorf Zürich

Niederdorf is part of the Old Town. Zwingli, Goethe and Gottfried Keller were no doubt the most prominent dwellers of Niederdorf. Nowadays, what is known as Doerfli, it is the place for the young at heart.


The Old Town on the left bank of the river Limmat

This part of the Old Town is known for its narrow streets and alleys, such as Rennweg, Strehlgasse, Augustinergasse, St. Peterhofstatt and Muenster-hof, where numerous boutiques and antique shops can be found.


Art and Culture

Opera House of Zurich

The Opera House of Zurich boasts a repertoire that is among the most varied in the world.


Tonhalle Zürich

Offers the most high-class variety of concerts.


Museum of art Zurich

The Kunsthaus Zurich is one of the most prominent museums of art in Switzerland. With works from Picasso, Monet and Chagall, it houses the biggest collection of Munch paintings and the major works of Alberto Giacometti.


Landesmuseum Zurich

This museum accommodates the biggest collection of objects of cultural heritage in Switzerland.


Museum Rietberg Zurich

The one and only museum of art for non-European cultures in Switzerland, which holds a collection of international renown works emanating from Asia, Africa, America and Oceania.


FIFA World Football Museum

The FIFA World Football Museum celebrates the rich heritage of football and the game’s unique ability to connect and inspire people around the world


Letzigrund stadium

Letzigrund is the stadium in Zürich, and the home of the athletics club LC Zürich, and the football clubs from Zurich. Also may famous musicians such as the Rolling Stones payed in the Letzigrund. 


Public institutions

ETH Zurich

Federal Institute of Technology - University of technology and natural science with documented evidence of research.


University of Zurich

The biggest Swiss university unites all existing classical faculties under one umbrella.


University hospital of Zurich

One of the leading Swiss hospitals with the most varied specializations.


Zurich's Town Hall

The Rathaus in Zurich, Switzerland is Zurich's Town Hall. It is located on the other side of the river limmat.