Zurich in a Nutshell

12th May, 2023

Zurich is renowned for its status as a financial center, however, it also holds significant importance as a hub for life sciences and ICT in Europe. This vibrant and diverse city is the economic and scientific epicenter of Switzerland, boasting exceptional standard of living. Zurich is a compact metropolis with short distances between venues, hotels, activities. Everything is on a small scale.

Zurich is perfect connected to the world, by train and plane. There are several train connections to the major cities in Europe. Additionally, Zurich Airport offers direct flights from more than 60 countries, with over 200 destinations to choose from.

Thanks to its convenient location and efficient transport links, your arrival and onward journey to the city will be comfortable and hassle-free. With a swift train ride from baggage reclaim to the city center, the journey takes just 15 minutes.

City of contrasts

The Convention Center is modern and top-equipped and offers a first-class event location. There are numerous hotels within easy walking distance.

Another highlight is the Circle, a city-within-a-city concept with a big convention hall (up to 1500 attendees), two Hyatt hotels and numerous shopping opportunities and restaurants. It is a popular meeting place for locals and tourists.

The trendy district of Zurich West has become a hotspot for events in recent years. Here you will find a selection of well-known hotels such as the Renaissance, 25 hours and Sheraton. There are also many bars, restaurants and shops nearby.


Around the congress

To round off the congress or seminar, Zurich offers a wide range of event venues to suit every taste and style. For fans of rustic, authentic and traditional ambience, the historic guild houses are an excellent choice.

Those who like it more industrial should visit i.g. the Turbinenbräu event venue. This former brewery has been transformed into a stylish venue and offers a unique flair for events.

For an extraordinary experience, you can enjoy a dinner at the zoo. Here you have the opportunity to dine among the wild animals and experience a unique atmosphere.

Those who long for a break from the meeting can take advantage of the many activities in Zurich to clear their heads as of Top of Zurich Games or Urban Farming Umami.


Professional service free of charge

Make the most of the knowledge and know-how of the local professionals. The Zurich Convention Bureau is available to help you with your event planning, and can connect you with suitable venues, hotels, or congress organisers. Additionnaly, the Convention Bureau offers the handling of hotel room allotments. The services are professional and completely free of charge.


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Sarah Hödl - Manager Convention Bureau
Zurich Convention Bureau

Gessnerallee 3, CH-8001 Zürich
Tel +41 44 215 40 79, 

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