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Zoo Zurich

Come face-to-face with rare and exotic animal species, including Amur tigers and snow leopards, which roam in recreations of their natural habitats.

Zoo Zurich is a superbly maintained wildlife attraction with areas that mimic several of the world’s landscapes and ecosystems. This zoological park shelters over 360 animal species, some native and others endangered. At Zoo Zurich spot bears, butterflies, elephants, giant tortoises, lions and pandas. Discover a cloud forest, desert, prairie and tropical rainforest, among other habitats.

Go to the Masoala Rainforest area and look down on colorful animals and plants from treetop walkways. See four species of lemur, flying foxes, chameleons, parrots and a tomato frog. Wander through the Pantanal area, which imitates a South American wetland region. From spring to autumn the resident squirrel monkeys provide entertainment.

Explore the impressive Kaeng Krachan Elephant Park. Watch as members of an Asian elephant family frolic in the sand and waterholes. Sharing this area with the elephants are everything from hissing cockroaches to scorpions. Marvel as Andean spectacled bears traverse a cloud forest and snow leopards clamber over mountainous terrain.

Join a night walk in the Mongolian Steppe and watch for camels, cashmere goats and yaks. Feed a variety of friendly wildlife in the Zoolino zone. Alpaca, dwarf rabbits, pygmy goats, Shetland ponies and wild turkeys are some of the domesticated animals you can interact with.

Located in the Zurichberg district, the zoo is about 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) east of the center of Zurich’s Old Town. Get here by taking a tram to the Zoo station and then catch a bus or continue by foot for about 5 minutes. Limited metered parking is available on the zoo’s surrounding streets and at nearby car parks.

Zoo Zurich is open 365 days of the year and has an admission fee. Entrance is free for children age 6 and under. Between spring and autumn a toy train connects the Masoala Rainforest and elephant park. Visit the zoo’s official website for the complete opening hours, fees and a list of the major attractions.


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The Dolder Grand $612
The Dolder Grand

The Dolder Grand

Kurhausstrasse 65, Zürich, ZH
     
    5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Hottingen, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of FIFA Headquarters and Zoo Zurich. Kunsthaus Zurich and ETH Zurich are also within 2 mi (3 km). Dolder S-Bahn is only a 2-minute walk and Dolderbahn S-Bahn is 5 minutes.

    Boutique Hotel Wellenberg $206
    Boutique Hotel Wellenberg

    Boutique Hotel Wellenberg

    Niederdorf Strasse 10, Zürich, ZH
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Old Town, this hotel is steps from Predigerkirche and Zurich Town Hall. Kunsthaus Zurich and Fraumuenster are also within 10 minutes. Rudolf-Brun-Brucke Station is only a 2-minute walk and Rathaus Tram Stop is 2 minutes.

      Sorell Hotel Zürichberg $196
      Sorell Hotel Zürichberg

      Sorell Hotel Zürichberg

      Orellistrasse 21, Zürich, ZH
         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Fluntern, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of FIFA Headquarters and Zoo Zurich. ETH Zurich and Kunsthaus Zurich are also within 2 mi (3 km). Zoo Tram Stop is only a 5-minute walk and Susenbergstrasse Tram Stop is 7 minutes.

        Leoneck Swiss Hotel $123
        Leoneck Swiss Hotel

        Leoneck Swiss Hotel

        Leonhardstrasse 1, Zürich, ZH
           
          3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Oberstrass, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Liebfrauen Church and Swiss National Museum. ETH Zurich and Zurich Town Hall are also within 15 minutes. Haldenegg Tram Stop is only a 2-minute walk and Stampfenbachplatz Tram Stop is 3 minutes.

          Hotel Montana Zürich $108
          Hotel Montana Zürich

          Hotel Montana Zürich

          Konradstrasse 39, Zürich, ZH
             
            3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Gewerbeschule, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Museum of Design and Swiss National Museum. Bahnhofstrasse and ETH Zurich are also within 1 mi (2 km). Museum fuer Gestaltung Tram Stop and Sihlquai-HB Tram Stop are within a 5-minute walk.

            Hotel Scheuble $167
            Hotel Scheuble

            Hotel Scheuble

            Muehlegasse 17, Zürich, ZH
               
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Old Town, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Central Library Zurich, Zurich Town Hall, and ETH Zurich. Kunsthaus Zurich and Swiss National Museum are also within 10 minutes. Rudolf-Brun-Brucke Station and Neumarkt Tram Stop are within a 5-minute walk.

              citizenM Zürich $136
              citizenM Zürich

              citizenM Zürich

              Talacker 42, Zürich
                 
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Old Town, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Paradeplatz, Bahnhofstrasse, and SIX Swiss Exchange. Fraumuenster and Helmhaus are also within 10 minutes. Sihlstrasse Tram Stop is only a 2-minute walk and Rennweg Tram Stop is 4 minutes.

                Bristol Hotel $137
                Bristol Hotel

                Bristol Hotel

                Stampfenbachstrasse 34, Zürich, ZH
                   
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Unterstrass, this hotel is steps from Liebfrauen Church and Swiss National Museum. ETH Zurich and Zurich Town Hall are also within 15 minutes. Stampfenbachplatz Tram Stop is only a 2-minute walk and Haldenegg Tram Stop is 4 minutes.