Zurich & Switzerland

Zurich offers first-rate culture, shopping and dining experiences. You can easily reach the nearby picturesque Swiss alpine landscape by train or car. The University Hospital Zurich (UHZ) is a 15-minute taxi ride away from Zurich Airport.

Culture and science in Zurich

More than 50 museums, over 100 art galleries, classical concerts, operas and many other cultural events contribute to a varied cultural program. The city is also ideal for shopping tours. Numerous international and local brands have retail stores here. Leading hotels and restaurants also hotspots of comfort and indulgence.

Zurich is also a key international location for research. The UHZ and the University of Zurich are a tried and tested unit when it comes to research and education. The University Hospital Zurich has also collaborated with the renowned Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich in many fields.

Numerous Nobel Prize winners have come from the city, including Albert Einstein and Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen. More recently, Nobel Prizes have been awarded to Zurich researchers, for example in the fields of medicine (Rolf M. Zinkernagel from the University of Zurich, 1996) and chemistry (Richard Ernst in 1991 and Kurt Wüthrich in 2002, both from ETH).

Tourism and health in Switzerland

Switzerland has a long tradition of combining tourism with health and medicine. Famous health spa towns such as Davos, St. Moritz and Leukerbad have turned Switzerland into a popular holiday destination. The UHZ continues this tradition and provides highly qualified care with the best facilities for international patients in a country offering diverse experiences in nature.

The healing power of nature

Switzerland offers scenic and climatic diversity which is unique worldwide. Glaciers and palm trees, snow fields and lakes exist alongside one another. Even as early as the 18th century, travelers marveled at the romantic alpine valleys and majestic peaks and wrote down their impressions in letters and other correspondence. In the 19th century, Switzerland cemented its reputation as a destination for holidays, spa cures and healthy living. This reputation is still valid today.

Official Zurich tourist office
Official tourist Information for Switzerland