Take a Campervan Rental Holiday Trip to Zurich
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Zurich is Switzerland’s largest city with a population of about 1.2 million in the agglomeration area and 390,000 in the city proper. It sits on Lake Zurich which flows into the River Limmat in northern Switzerland. The city is referred to as the ‘portal to the Alps’ because of its close proximity to tourist spots in the Swiss Alps and its mountainous backdrop. Zurich is also the financial centre of the country and it is also known for its fabulous expensive hotels.
Great Zurich Camping Car Destinations
To really enjoy Zurich, it’s best to ride on a campervan during the day and park and hook-up at the nearest campsite. Traveling the city can be expensive and as mentioned earlier, the hotel rates are superb but they also come with a high price.
Road trips and stop overs are great especially when visiting the sights in the old town that surrounds the river and lakefront. During day time, here are some of the best tourist spots and features you can visit while on the road in Zurich:
Bahnhofstrasse is a popular shopping destination and one of the busiest streets in the world. It is a must-see destination for those who love to shop and spend.
The Beyer Watch Museum (Bahnhofstrasse) is on the ground floor of the high-end Beyer Store on Bahnhofstrasse. It is a small museum that houses numerous unique and interesting watches from the past centuries.
The Chinese Garden in Zurich was a gift from the Chinese city of Kunming to symbolize gratitude after the city helped Kunming in gaining technical knowledge. It is a small but gorgeous Chinese garden that’s worth visiting.
Fraumünster (Kämbelgasse) is an old Gothic church that used to be a convent. It has window paintings by Marc Chagall. However, the church prohibits taking of photos and videos inside.
Grossmünster (Zwingliplatz) is an old Romanesque church which symbolizes a reformed Zurich. It was the location where Huldrych Zwingli was appointed as the people’s priest in 1519. The small steep stairs lead to the tower where you can get a great view of the city.
Kunsthaus (Heimplatz) is one of the main Swiss art museums which specialises in modern sculptures of Giacometti and the works of 18th Century surrealist painter Fuseli.
Make sure to drop by at the Lake Promenade for a relaxing walk at the boardwalk or to sunbathe. During summer, this place is a wondrous area where thousands of people relax and enjoy the view and the sunny weather.
Landesmuseum (Museumstrasse) or the Swiss National Museum is the biggest history museum in the country. The various traditions of the cantons which comprise Switzerland can be learned here.
The Le Corbusier House is just within the vicinity of the Chinese Garden. It is a modern villa that’s only open one day a week during summer.
Lindenhof is the hill at the heart of the old town which has a stunning view of Zurich and was once a location of a Roman fort.
Niederdorf is the old town’s destination for food trips, shopping, and bar-hopping. The place is specifically aimed at younger visitors.
The Rietberg Museum (Gablerstrasse) houses one of Europe’s best collections of Asian art specifically Indian drawings.
Schanzengraben is a small canal which was a part of the Limmat and Sihl fortifications. You can access Schanzengraben via the main station towards Gessenrallee, then find the stairways down the small creek and just walk all the way to the canal.
The Zoo in Zürichbergstrasse is worth a visit especially with the addition of the new Masoala Rainforest Hall.
Zurich West used to be an industrial zone. Nowadays it is a destination for tourists to shop at numerous boutiques and food markets.
There’s nothing like seeing these sites and having to spend the night just near the vicinity. The modernised RV campsites offer electricity hook-ups, bathrooms, and other family friendly facilities all year round. You can choose from Camping Unterägeri at Lake Zug, Camping Maurholz (in a nature reserve near the Greifensee), or Camping Waldhof.