Hotel Helvetia

Stauffacherquai 1, Zürich, 8004, Switzerland
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customs and security

by joevito

i have a long layover at zurich international airport and i was wondering if anybody could provide me with an estimated exit and entrace timetable so i could plan accordingly? thanks

Re: customs and security

by loisl

I travel constantly in and out through Zurich.
Immigration and Security is normally very efficient and you rarely see waiting times longer then 5 Minutes.
If you arrive/depart overseas you have to estimate 10 more minutes for the subway connection to the Gate E.


Re: customs and security

by MaheshSamtani

I am just back from Zurich. There is some construction work going on the road to the city center. Just as Peter has suggested take the subway to be sure you are not stuck in any traffic jam. The lake area and the old city center are fantastic, depending on the time you have.
Best rgards

Re: customs and security

by eurocampbells

Depends on when but 45 minutes if you have everything. The city centre is 10 minutes by train from the airport.

Travel Tips for Zürich

Zurich by night


Many buildings, churches and bridges of Zurich are beautifully illuminated at night.

Among them are the main train station with the Alfred Escher monument, the Romanesque Grossmuenster Church, the Fraumuenster Church and St. Peter's Church.

Apart from that a night stroll along the river Limmat in the Old Town offers great views of the lit-up bridges.

Sign posts

by Toyin

What is clearly evedent in Zurich is that for first timer, you can hardly miss your direction with a map. The roads are not in networks, because of the mountains, and there are clear and explicit sign posts like this in the pics.

The City Saints: Felix and Regula and Exuperantius

by Kathrin_E

Zürich's local saints are Felix and Regula. Brother and sister were members of the Thebaic Legion under Mauritius, a Roman military unit which consisted of only Christians and was thus persecuted. After the defeat of the Legion in the year 302 they escaped to Turicum/Zürich where they were beheaded by the Roman governor together with their servant Exuperantius (who actually should be the third martyr and saint but is rarely mentioned because he was just a servant).

The legend tells that the three beheaded carried their heads to the place where they wanted to be buried. Above the graves, the Grossmünster was built. The location of their execution is situated right on the river bank - in this spot the Wasserkirche ("water church") was built more or less into the river.

Their holiday is September 11. The city of Zürich later introduced the Zürcher Knabenschießen, a shooting competition and public holiday, on the weekend before or after this date.

With the reformation the cult of the saints ended. Their relics were brought to the catholic church in Andermatt, which still keeps the heads of the saints. The other relics returned to Zürich when the catholic church of St Felix and Regula was completed in 1950.

Scenes from the legend of Felix and Regula are depicted in the frescoes by Paul Bodmer in the Fraumünster cloister.

Monday Night Skate (Inline Skating in Zuerich)


Every 2 Weeks from mai until september are take place in zurich the monday night skate if the waether is ok.
If you like to inline skate you have to go.
It's free of charge and you're not alone about 4000-9000 people were also there.
There are different routes about 18-20km on police locked streets and the staff stop the cars.
Sometimes the routes is going to a tunnel or over a bridge in the city.
The start is at 8Pm from Bürkliplatz and the duration about 2.5h. About the routes and if it take place you have to inform you at
If you are a beginner it's needful to know how to stop during skating thats all of requirment. Inlineskates
Protection against falls
To know how to stop with inline skates

Hans Waldmann monument

by german_eagle

Hans Waldmann lived 1435-89 and was Zürich's most famous mayor. At the young age of 22 he became master of the guild and member of the city council. He was one of the successful leaders in the Burgundy wars (1474-77) and became mayor in 1483. In 1489 he was beheaded - the farmers didn't approve his reforms. Those old times ...

The bronze statue was created by Hermann Haller in 1937 and is to find next to the Fraumünster church by the Münster bridge.


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