The Grand Tour of Switzerland is a self-drive route for exploring Switzerland by automobile. Part of the Grand Tour leads right through the center of Zurich. This section impresses with its huge diversity of cultural, natural and culinary highlights.
The Zurich section of the GToS leads from Einsiedeln via the picturesque town of Rapperswil to urban Zurich. From here, the route continues to cultural Winterthur and on to the Rhine Falls near Schaffhausen.
Covering an area of 16,000 sq. m (172,000 sq. ft), Sechseläuten is a favorite meeting place among Zurich’s inhabitants. It is here that the traditional Sechseläuten spring festival and the city’s most beautiful Christmas markets take place. On 180 days a year, the square is given over completely to the public, while on the other 185 days it is the site of various events and festivals.
Modern architecture, contemporary art and historical treasures: along the Grand Tour route, there are a host of cultural highlights to be discovered in Zurich and region.
Relaxing on a boat trip on Lake Zurich, practicing your soccer skills at the FIFA Football Museum, or having an elephant ride at Knie’s Children‘s Zoo – in Zurich, fun and adventure for all the family is guaranteed.
Traditional Swiss cuisine, innovative top restaurants or trendy locales: in the Grand Tour section along Lake Zurich, gourmets are in for a treat.
Sit back and relax, put your feet up, and look forward to the forthcoming touring days: the best place to do this is in the top hotels along the route of the Grand Tour of Switzerland.