Enjoy Zürich for free

Zurich doesn't have to be expensive. In the most expensive city in the world, many things are free. That means a lot of Zurich for no money at all. With our simple tips and tricks you can experience a lot of Zurich for little money. The Hotel Alexander is only 5 minutes away from the train station. In addition, most of the sights are within walking distance. So you don't have to buy a ticket for public transport. Book directly with us and you will receive your room at the best rate.

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We guarantee that you will get the best possible rate if you book directly with us. All rates on our website are always cheaper compared to other sites.

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Züri Rollt

Züri Rollt

The bikes are available for hire during the winter half-year at the Europaplatz bike station at Zurich main station free of charge during the day and for CHF 10 overnight. Show your ID, deposit CHF 20 and off you go! The seasonal locations will be back in operation in May.

Züri Rollt
Free Walking Tour

Free Walking Tour

The tours are offered free of charge and each guide is pleased about a tip. Experience exciting, original and entertaining city tours, accompanied by residents of the city of Zurich as tour guides. In this way you will also get to know many insider tips.

Free Walking Tour
Botanical Garden

Botanical Garden

An experience for the senses. Tropical rainforest, scents of the Mediterranean, primeval forest with tree ferns and blooming alpine roses. The Botanical Garden can be easily reached by public transport from the centrally located Hotel Alexandersehr.

Botanischer Garten
Our current recommendation: Street chess

Our current recommendation: Street chess

They stare at the king, the queen and the tower, frowning on their foreheads - groups of players like to gather at the public chess courts when the weather is fine. Lindenhof, Grossmünster-Terrasse, Hohe Promenade, Marktplatz Oerlion, Fritschiwiese, Kirchgemeindehaus Enge, Schwamendingerplatz. 

The most beautiful and nearest place where street chess can be played is on the picturesque Lindenhof only 5 minutes walk from the centrally located Hotel Alexander. 

 

Free swimming in Zurich

Free swimming in Zurich

The river baths of Oberer and Unterer Letten are only a good 20 minutes away from Hotel Alexander and have been trendy among the population of Zurich for some years now. If the weather is fine, you can also swim free of charge in Lake Zurich.

Free swimming in Zurich
Wilderness Park Zurich Langenberg

Wilderness Park Zurich Langenberg

Wolves, brown bears, moose, wild boars and numerous other wild animals live in the Langenberg Game Park outside the gates of the city of Zurich. You can observe the animals in their natural habitat on various circular paths through the forest. Admission to the animal facilities in Langenberg, the Sihlwald and to the visitor centre in Sihlwald is free.

Wilderness Park Zurich Langenberg
Succulent Collection Zurich

Succulent Collection Zurich

Since 1931, Zurich has housed the world's most important collection of water-storing plants, the Succulent Collection Zurich, as a special cultural asset. In Quartier Enge, in the immediate vicinity of the Belvoir and Rieter parks and the Arboretum on Lake Zurich, around 20,800 water-storing plants from around 4,400 species are cultivated in seven greenhouses, in cold frames and in a rock garden. The fascinating plants attracted 58,000 visitors in 2018.

Succulent Collection Zurich
Free playgrounds in Zurich

Free playgrounds in Zurich

For more than 60 years, the Zurich Community Centres (GZ) have helped shape life in the city of Zurich. They offer space for almost everything - and for Switzerland a uniquely diverse range of socio-cultural activities. The GZs are present in the neighbourhood - they have outdoor playgrounds, coffees and mostly a small farm with animals.

Free playgrounds in Zurich
Free drinking water

Free drinking water

Fresh and first-class drinking water is always available in Zurich - thanks to more than 1,200 wells that can be found every few metres in the city. This makes Zurich one of the cities with the most wells in the world. There are exciting stories to tell about every fountain.

Free drinking water

Many more exciting free activities and events for you can find at zuerichunbezahlbar.ch

Günstige Zimmer im Alexander Guesthouse**

Günstige Zimmer im Alexander Guesthouse**

As an inexpensive alternative to the ***Hotel Alexander we recommend the **Alexander Guesthouse. This is only a few steps away from the hotel and is located in a quiet side street. The rooms in the Alexander Guesthouse are a bit simpler in comparison to the hotel. In addition, only the rooms in the Hotel Alexander are air-conditioned. The reception and the check-in for the guesthouse are located in the Hotel Alexander.

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