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

Zurich main station, the largest railway station in Switzerland, is very close to Hotel Alexander.  You can reach the Hotel Alexander on foot from Zurich main station in just 5 minutes or take tram no. 4 for two stops to the nearest stop "Rudolf-Brun-Bruecke". Opposite Zurich Central Station is the National Museum and therefore only a few minutes' walk from Hotel Alexander Zurich.


Airport Zurich-Kloten

The Hotel Alexander is very close to Zurich Central Station and therefore offers a convenient and inexpensive S-Bahn ride to Zurich-Kloten Airport in just 10 minutes. By taxi or shuttle bus, the journey from and to Hotel Alexander also takes only 30 minutes.


Tram and bus stop at Central square

From Central you can reach the Hotel Alexander and your city centre destinations in just a few minutes.


Buerkli square - Buerkliplatz Zurich

The most important docking place for boats of the Zurich-lake steamship company - and only a few steps away from Hotel Alexander.


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 -  just a few steps away from Hotel Alexander. 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

Are you travelling to Zurich by bus? Then we are pleased to inform you that the Sihlquai bus terminal is only a few minutes' walk from the centrally located Hotel Alexander. Even if you are taking part in one of the popular Zurich City Tours during your stay at Hotel Alexander, you can also start your excursion on foot from the Sihlquai bus terminal in only about 10 minutes.


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 and it's two minutes from Hotel Alexander.


Historic sites and landmarks

Karlsturm Grossmünster

With its two towers, the Grossmünster is the symbol of the city of Zurich. One of them is the Karlsturm, named after Charlemagne. Legend has it that Charlemagne discovered the tombs of Saints Felix and Regulus and ordered a church to be built on this site.

The Grossmünster is a former Augustinian canon monastery. It was built over the graves of the city's saints Felix and Regula and was the site of the first secondary school. According to legend, it was founded by Charlemagne. His statue stands on the southern tower, the Karlsturm. From the nave, 187 steps lead up to the viewing platform. The arduous climb is worth it: at the top, six large panoramic windows offer a wonderful view over the old town and the lake. The terraces are cordoned off for safety reasons.

Discover the Grossmünster on foot from the centrally located Hotel Alexander.

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Fraumuenster cathedral is home to what is considered the most noteable church windows of the world - only a few minutes walk from Hotel Alexander. It was Marc Chagall who painted the main windows and Augusto Giacometti who completed the windows in the transept at the northern side.



Take a short walk from Hotel Alexander and find relaxation in the middle of the city of Zurich 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 - only a few minutes walk away from Hotel Alexander. 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 and very easy to reach from the centrally located Hotel Alexander.


Garden of China Zurich

Chinese culture presented on the lakefront of Zurich and close to Hotel Alexander. 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 and the best thing about it all - Hotel Alexander offers free admission.


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. The church of St. Peter can be reached on foot in just a few minutes from the Hotel Alexander.


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. You can easily reach the Sechselläuteplatz from the Hotel Alexander by taking a short walk through the old town.


Shopping, Restaurants & Bars

Bahnhofstrasse Zurich

Zurich Bahnhofstrasse is famous for its mix of high-street and designer shopping outlets. Zurich's Bahnhofstrasse is only a 5-minute walk from Hotel Alexander. If you visit Zurich, don't miss this highlight from the centrally located Hotel Alexander and enjoy shopping and gastronomic offers such as the "Café & Restaurant Confiserie Sprüngli".


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. Take a short stroll from Hotel Alexander and watch the hustle and bustle over coffee and "Luxemburgerli" from afar in the world-famous Confiserie Sprüngli.


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. Take a stroll through the old town from the Hotel Alexander and discover the history as well as many culinary possibilities.


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. The centrally located Hotel Alexander is the perfect starting point.


Art and Culture

Opera House of Zurich

From the centrally located Hotel Alexander it is only a short walk through the old town and you are at the opera house. The Opera House of Zurich boasts a repertoire that is among the most varied in the world. Choose from over 300 events.


Tonhalle Zürich

Offers the most high-class variety of concerts and only 15 minutes by tram from Hotel Alexander.


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. You can easily reach the Kunsthaus from Hotel Alexander on foot in only 10 minutes.


Landesmuseum Zurich

This museum accommodates the biggest collection of objects of cultural heritage in Switzerland and is only a few walking minutes away from Hotel Alexander.


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. From Hotel Alexander you can easily reach the Rietberg Museum on foot or by tram.


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. From Hotel Alexander you can easily reach the FIFA World Football Museum on foot.


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. Tickets for the tram ride to the stadium can be purchased directly at the Hotel Alexander.


Museum für Gestaltung

The Museum für Gestaltung is our most famous design museum. Take tram no. 4 only 50 meters from Hotel Alexander and reach the Museum of Design directly.


Public institutions

ETH Zurich

Federal Institute of Technology - University of technology and natural science with documented evidence of research and centrally located from Hotel Alexander.


University of Zurich

The biggest Swiss university unites all existing classical faculties under one umbrella and is only a few minutes walk from Hotel Alexander.


University hospital of Zurich

One of the leading Swiss hospitals with the most varied specializations. The University Hospital is very close to the Hotel Alexander and therefore within easy reach.


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 and within walking distance of Hotel Alexander.


Our favourite places

Allenmoos outdoor pool

Bad Allenmoos - Zurich's first outdoor pool since 1939

Katharina was born and raised in Zurich and knows Zurich like the back of her hand.

"One of my favorite places in Zurich is the Bad Allenmoos or "Möösli". When I was a kid, we used to go to Bad Allenmoos by bike almost every day during the summer vacations when the weather was nice."

The "Möösli", Zurich's first outdoor pool, was opened in 1939. Although bathers raved about the bath, it remained an insider tip for many years after the hype in the first decades.

In 1997/98, however, it was extensively renovated at a cost of 14.5 million and reopened in 1999. Nevertheless, the bath still exudes an air of the enchanted - like an old castle whose walls would have so many stories to tell...

Today, the Allenmoos offers a variety of attractions; the 50-meter swimming pool has a diving tower, while a 72-meter slide ends in the non-swimmer's pool. The little ones also have fun in a separate children's paddling pool. Volleyball courts, a restaurant, barbecue areas and checkrooms complete the facilities of the large outdoor pool.and the complex is prettier than ever. Nevertheless, you can find a peaceful spot at any time in the city's largest bath (45,000m2). 

You can reach the bath Allenmoos from the Hotel Alexander with the streetcar 15 or from the train station with the streetcar 11 in a good 15 minutes.


Unterer Letten river bath

Our director, Felix Helbling, likes to cool off with a dip in the Unterer Letten river pool.

The "Underi Lätte" is the oldest river pool in the city of Zurich and a favourite meeting place for local residents.

After jumping into the water, bathers drift downstream in the swimming channel. A few fight against the current, but most climb ashore and run back - where the fun starts all over again. There is also a non-swimmers' pool, a children's paddling pool and a 3-metre diving platform. A kiosk offers specialities from the grill, fresh salads, pasta and antipasti. Cultural events take place here regularly in the evenings and an open-air cinema is held in summer.


Built in 1909 by the architects Fissler and Friedrich, the Untere Letten baths are the oldest riverside baths in the city of Zurich. At the time, the wooden outdoor pool went beyond the scope of all conventional box baths. To this day, it is almost entirely preserved in its original state. In 1956, a non-swimmers' pool and a paddling pool were added according to plans by Elsa and Ernst Burkhardt. In 1986, it was also categorised as a listed building.

You can linger under the shady arbours of the Kastenbad, on the riverside sun terrace or in the so-called "Luftbad" with sunbathing lawn and trees. In the beginning, the Untere Letten was a men's pool only, the women's pool (in the upper part of the complex) was added later. Today, all the pools are mixed.


Jules Verne Panorama Bar

Where does Laura go for an aperitif? To the Jules Verne Panorma Bar! A real insider tip!

In the heart of the city centre, you'll probably find one of the most spectacular views over the rooftops of Zurich, Lake Zurich and as far as the Alps.

Hardly any restaurant has a more beautiful view of and over Zurich than the popular Jules Verne Panoramabar in the heart of the city. The restaurant is located in the same tower as the Urania Observatory (but has nothing to do with it).

A lift in the Brasserie Lipp takes you up to the panoramic bar above the rooftops of Zurich. Once there, delicious cocktails and wines await you alongside the marvellous panoramic view. From Monday to Friday, you can enjoy French-inspired lunches and small snacks later in the day.

The whole of Zurich lies at your feet and the Alpine panorama over Lake Zurich rounds off the incredible view. Just the thing for romantics!



Laura's "Badi-Bar" - the barefoot bar

"One of my favourite "Badi-Bars" is the Barfussbar with a view of the two churches Grossmünster and Fraumünster as well as the Limmat."

The original Art Nouveau bathing establishment in the centre of Zurich is worth a visit in itself. During the day for women only.

But as the day draws to a close, everyone is welcome at the bar. Barefoot bar - that is to be taken literally.

Shoes are waiting at the entrance. And on Sundays there is dancing - barefoot and open-air.