Zurich is a work of art in and of itself, able to balance its historical district with the more contemporary neighborhoods while preserving its heritage in the fast-paced, globalized world. The streets sing with a fine mixture of musical notes that emanate from the movement of its occupants and the hum of the electric trams that move up and down the streets. The famous Bahnhofstrasse stretches from the train station to the edges of Lake Zurich, spanning nearly 4,000 feet. Fountains trickle with graceful water as trees shade the walkway while distinguished buildings add an artistic allure to the view.
Boutique shops boast creative displays in the windows to use their space along the pedestrianized street to showcase new designs and glistening jewelry. Before your tour begins, your private transfer will meet you at the Zurich airport and escort you into the heart of the city for an introductory tour. Explore the beauty of the Bahnhofstrasse and then venture into the underground display of watches and clocks in the basement of Bahnhofstrasse 31, known as the Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zurich. The exhibit showcases the artistry of clocks and watches throughout time, including a selection of wooden wheels, Nuremberg pendulums, and water clocks. It is the perfect introduction to an art form that has been mastered by the Swiss as the clocks all begin to chime as the day goes by.