Explore Zurich on a budget and discover Switzerland's natural beauty. Extend your stay to experience the city and find hidden gems off the beaten track. Don't miss out on the chance to learn some Züridütsch, the local dialect!
Zurich is a city that is full of surprises. While the exams might be your primary focus, it's essential to take some time to explore the city and all that Switzerland has to offer. Extending your stay will provide you with the chance to delve deeper into the experience of Zurich and discover its hidden gems. Here are some tips for exploring the city and Switzerland on a budget:
Go for a walk in the Old Town and discover the rich history and culture of Zurich.
Visit the city's many museums and galleries during free admission days or with a ZurichCARD, which offers discounts on various activities and attractions.
Explore the numerous public parks and gardens that Zurich has to offer, such as the Botanical Garden or the Chinese Garden.
Take a train to nearby towns, such as Winterthur or Schaffhausen, and experience the local culture and natural beauty of Switzerland.
While exploring Zurich, you may hear locals speaking in Züridütsch, the local dialect. Don't be intimidated! Learning a few phrases can be a fun and unique way to connect with the local community. Check out our glossary of Züridütsch phrases to get started.
By extending your stay and exploring on a budget, you will not only save money, but you will also experience the city and Switzerland in a deeper and more meaningful way. You will discover hidden gems off the beaten track, connect with the local community, and maybe even find solutions to challenges you're facing in your work or studies.
So, whether you are here for the IChO or as a local student, we invite you to extend your stay in Zurich and explore the city on a budget. Don't miss out on the chance to learn some Züridütsch and discover Zurich's hidden treasures!