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All of Zurich's main sight seeing attractions are just a few minutes away by tram or train from Hotel Sternen Oerlikon. Excellent public transport takes you comfortably to the city centre, Niederdorf, Bahnhofstrasse or Lake Zurich. Your perfect guide about what to do and places to visit in Zürich. 

The exterior of Indoor Stadium near Sternen Oerlikon at night


Suitable for large events as well as for small meetings and seminars. 



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Interior of a grand theater near Hotel Sternen Oerlikon

Theater 11

Zürich most modern theater 11 invites you to musical's, show's and dance.


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Aerial view of Letzigrund Stadium near Sternen Oerlikon

Stadion Letzigrund

It's the home of FC Zürich and Grasshopper Club Zürich and the biggest open air concert venue in Switzerland.


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The exterior of the Swiss National Museum near Sternen Oerlikon

Landesmuseum Zürich

Switzerland's most frequently visited museum of cultural history represents our history from its origins to the present day.


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Aerial view of Lindenhof public square near Sternen Oerlikon


Special place with a long history and a beautiful view over Zurich.


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The exterior of Metropol Japanese restaurant near Hotel Sternen


The Mayor’s Department provides a wide range of services:
Its responsibilities and departments include on the one hand the civic services (births, deaths and marriages as well as residents’ registration), but also the Archives, the Statistics Office, the Cultural Affairs Office and the Office for Urban Development including City and Neighborhood Development, the Office for Cross-Cultural Issues, the Economic Development and the Office for Foreign Affairs.


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The exterior of Grossmuenster church near Sternen Oerlikon

Grossmünster church

The Grossmünster church is a landmark of Zurich. Legend has it that the church was built on the graves of the city's patron saints, Felix and Regula.


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The exterior of Kunsthaus library near Hotel Sternen Oerlikon


The Kunsthaus Zurich is an art museum and a visit to it is a must for all art lovers.


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The exterior view of the Zurich Opera near Sternen Oerlikon

Zurich Opera

The Zurich Opera House is one of the best in the world. In 2014 it received the Opera Company of the Year award at the International Opera Awards. Two hundred and fifty performances take place here every year.


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Waterfront in the Chinese Garden near Sternen Oerlikon

The Chinese Garden

The Chinese Garden is located right by the lake at the Zürichhorn and was a gift from the city’s Chinese partner town of Kunming. At the center is a pond with a small island, pavilions and even a small palace on the banks. It is classed as a temple garden and is one of the highest-ranking gardens outside of China.


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Elephants in Zuerich Zoo near Hotel Sternen Oerlikon

Zoo Zürich

Up above the city of Zurich, spanning a surface of approx. 27 hectares, is Switzerland’s largest and most frequently visited cultural and educational institution: Zoo Zurich. The popular nationwide excursion destination wants people to connect to animals and encourage them to play an active role in conservation and the protection of species.


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Shops & umbrella street art in Zurich West near Hotel Sternen

West Zurich

Where ships were once built and engines bolted together, art, design, food, culture shopping and architecture are now the center of attention. Factories have moved away, leaving their vast expanses of space that creative minds have taken advantage of.


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Close-up of a plant shop at Oerlikon market near Hotel Sternen

Farmers market, Oerlikon

The large marketplace behind Oerlikon Railway Station and near the exhibition center tempts visitors with breads, delicious “Zopf” (a braided Swiss bread), freshly caught fish, cheeses and pasta, as well as vegetables and fruit directly from the producer. The selection of fresh mushrooms, herbs and spices, as well as all sizes and variations of gorgeous bouquets provide fantastic variety.

Wednesday 6am – 11am
Saturday 6am – 12pm


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Bahnhofstrasse Notable street near Hotel Sternen Oerlikon


You can find everything that your heart desires in Bahnhofstrasse: fashion, art and Zurich specialties attract local residents as well as visitors.


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Close-up of exhibits in FIFA Museum near Hotel Sternen Oerlikon

FIFA Museum

The FIFA World Football Museum is an interactive experience for people of all ages. 


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The exterior of VIADUKT Grocery store near Sternen Oerlikon


Life has returned to the area under the arches of the railway viaduct built in 1894 in Zurich-West. A 550-yd-long urban meeting place invites you to stroll, shop, enjoy, eat and drink. A shopping paradise has been created under 36 viaduct arches. The colorful mix of delicatessens, studio galleries, sport and fashion boutiques is open to the public. At the heart of it all is the Market Hall where 20 farmers and food vendors from the area offer their products.

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Flags of Switzerland hanging on buildings near Sternen Oerlikon


Niederdorf is part of Zurich's old town – and the locals fondly refer to it as "Dörfli", meaning the entire Niederdorf and Oberdorf area that extends as far as Bellevue. Niederdorf is a pedestrian zone the same as Limmatquai, which runs parallel.


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Panoramic view of Uetliberg Mountain peak near Sternen Oerlikon


At 2,850 feet above sea level, Uetliberg towers over the rooftops of Zürich. The mountain affords an impressive panoramic view of the city, the lake and the Alps.


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Stalls in Burkliplatz Market near Hotel Sternen Oerlikon

"Bürklimäärt" at Bürkliplatz

The vegetable and flower market at Bürkliplatz is a must for lovers of fresh herbs, seasonal and regional vegetables, and specialties from the farms in the region. In addition, the “Bürklimäärt” – as the locals call it – is famous for its beautiful cut flowers, which make a wonderful gift for your loved ones.

Tuesday and Friday 6am to 11am


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