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Zurich, Switzerland

Photo of the city

Leisure and Entertainment

There is a vast amount of things you can do in Zurich. Apart from internationally renowned institutions, such as the opera house (Opernhaus), the theatre (Schauspielhaus) or the concert hall (Tonhalle), there is a great variety of smaller venues providing abundant entertainment with concerts, theaters, art exhibits – or with movies at reduced rates on Mondays.

Opernhaus Zurich
Schauspielhaus Zurich
Tonhalle Zurich
Museums of Zurich (in German)


"Züritipp", a supplement to the newspaper Tages-Anzeiger, publishes each Thursday a detailed calendar of events. Websites like "" or "" provide an overview of parties and other events in Zurich.


Getting around in Zurich

Public transportation in the city of Zurich is dense and well planned, and residents can get around by bus, streetcar, regional train - even by boat. There is a discount for students under the age of 25. Bicycles are an inexpensive alternative to public transportation. Information and material on sustainable and city-friendly mobility can be found on the City of Zurich website.

To the website of the City of Zurich (in German)
Interactive map of Zurich
Interactive map for walking and bicycle routes in Zurich

For International Students

More information and tips regarding your relocation to Zurich, accomodation, cost of living and insurances can be found on the UZH for Internationals website:
UZH for International Students and Scholars: Relocation and Living in Zurich