Seeing Switzerland Without Breaking the Bank

Switzerland is different, like a little island surrounded by the EU. It offers beautiful landscapes, a vast variety of museums and UNESCO heritage sites. Its cities are clean and safe, and of course its trains are always punctual.

Here are some ideas for exploring Switzerland when you come for the District59 Spring Conference:

Believe it or not, you can visit the mountains without going flat broke, whether it’s the breathtaking trio of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau or the Säntis, the highest mountain in Eastern Switzerland. Or take a guided tour of a cheese factory, or visit the picturesque city of Zurich, St. Gallen with its famous library and textile museum, Lucerne with the old wooden bridge, Fribourg, Gruyère, Berne etc.

Check out want you want to see:

Getting Around

Ask your hotel in Winterthur for a free day-ticket. Buy a 24 hour ticket for Friday and Saturday. After 1.00 am you will need a “night supplement”. Read more about it here.

Train tickets from the airport to Winterthur are valid for busses as well. Some ticket machines do not take credit cards nor EUR. Download the “SBB mobile” app for your convenience. For more questions see FAQ

TransportAlternative 1Alternative 2Alternative 3
From Zurich AirportSBB
(federal railway)
(Zurich local trams/buses)
Taxi service
You want to be independent?SBB
(federal railway)or
ZVV (Zurich local trams/buses)
Rental cars
(110€/day/5 persons)
(German/French page)
Rent private cars
You like trains?Group tickets for 10
or more people
9 o’clock passesSuper saver tickets

City Tours

Free City Walk ToursLanguage


€: 10-15 CHF
€€:15-25 CHF
€€€: 25+ CHF