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What you should know about Wiedikon

Situated in the western suburbs of Zurich, Wiedikon is a lively neighborhood just a short ride away from the city center by train, tram, or bus. Sitting at the foot of the Uetliberg Mountain and a few minutes’ drive from Lake Zurich, a vacation in Wiedikon gives you the opportunity to enjoy the urban buzz of Switzerland’s largest city, with dramatic landscape and outdoor adventure on your doorstep. Come rain, shine, or snow, there’s always something to do in Wiedikon.

Hotels in Wiedikon

Zurich is known as a city of wealth and luxury, but you will find much in the way of affordable accommodation in Wiedikon. If you are looking for budget hotels in Wiedikon, the Guesthouse Gertrudstrasse or Guesthouse West-End are both central and offer very competitive rates. Higher up the scale, the Mercure Stoller and Crowne Plaza are 4-star hotels and are widely praised in guest reviews. A true favorite of travelers is the Four Points by Sheraton Sihlcity, which since opening in 2007 has become one of the top hotels in Wiedikon. Situated in the Sihlcity multiplex, this 4-star hotel receives excellent reviews and is tailored to the needs of the modern traveler.

Things to do in Wiedikon

Situated between the urban hub of Zurich to the east and the dramatic Uetliberg Mountain to the west, Wiedikon is a perfect base for enjoying all this region has to offer. Three stations in Wiedikon are served by Uetliberg railway line, taking you just 185 feet below the summit of the Uetliberg Mountain. Covered by forests, it is intersected by trails for hiking and biking, including the “Trail of the Planets,” a to-scale tour of the solar system along the paths of the mountain. During winter, the Uetliberg to Triemli trail is transformed into an exhilarating 2-mile sledding run—an even bigger thrill if you race down the slope at night equipped with just with a toboggan and a flashlight. There are bars and restaurants throughout the area, but one of the most prominent attractions in Wiedikon is Sihlcity, a 19th century paper mill transformed into a glistening 21st century multiplex with 80 stores, 14 restaurants, a movie theater, a spa, and a children’s “mini-city” play area.

Good for families

Wiedikon’s proximity to the Uetliberg Mountain, Lake Zurich, and the tourist hotspot of Zurich city center make this neighborhood good for family vacations in Zurich. Hotel rates in Wiedikon are very competitive compared to other neighborhoods in Zurich, and the wide range of holiday apartments on offer are especially convenient for tourists with small children. With fast transport links into the city and the airport, this well-priced and well-connected district is at the height of convenience for travelers, making it the perfect starting point for a family tour of Switzerland.

How to get to Wiedikon

Zurich’s exceptional transport network and the neighborhood’s proximity to the city center make travel to Wiedikon a breeze. There are several train stations in the district, and the S2 service takes you directly to the airport in just 25 minutes. Train services to Zurich central station (Hauptbahnhof) run every 5 to 10 minutes, and trams 9, 13, 14, and 17 will take you into the city center in around 10 minutes. The district is situated beside the A3 highway, which takes you to Basel in around an hour and connects to the A1 for road trips to Bern and Geneva.

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