5 OLD TOWN
The schism between old and new lies at the heart of contemporary Zurich West, with cutting-edge design contained within 19th-century industrial buildings. In this, it is nothing like the city’s Old Town, a 15-minute journey on tram number 4 from Zurich West.
Here you’ll discover a historic European city, with a smart exterior that is unsurprising given Zurich regularly tops quality of life surveys. The double towers of the Grossmünster church are its most recognizable landmark, and the clock face on Peterskirche is one of the largest in Europe. The city’s third church, Fraumünster, is best known for its stainedglass windows. A walk around the calming shoreline of Lake Zurich is a pleasant way to while away some time. BT