Corporate Accommodation in the University Quarter
Even corporate professionals can find much to desire in this neighborhood. Despite its obvious focus on the academic and medical worlds, corporate travelers can still have business opportunities with investments in schools and universities, and could even have a networking event to attend at the university itself. Either way, our corporate serviced apartments in the University Quarter still have all the amenities required for the perfect stay.
Holiday Accommodation in the University Quarter
Not many would think that the University Quarter would be the ideal pick for holidaymakers. But they would be wrong again. District 6 has its own various attractions and ample transport networks to make this a good choice for families, couples and single travelers that need to be entertained but still be able to get around the city of Zurich. In terms of serviced accommodation, guests can expect each apartment to have all the amenities needed for long holiday breaks, along with a fully equipped kitchen to make wholesome meals, internet to browse the web and to video chat friends and family far away and a cozy bedroom to recharge for another day of exploring.
Where to Stay in the University Quarter
As a center for students, medical professionals and financiers, it is fair to say that the area has a diverse palette that suits each one of these resident types. Whether it’s serviced accommodation near the hospital or university, medical students, their well-trained mentors and other academic types have plenty of streets to frequent to find the most pleasurable spot in the district for them. Either way, guests and visitors can expect to be spread across Unterstrass and Oberstrass, two parts of the district that used to be their own separate municipalities a long time ago.
Facts About the University Quarter
While the University Quarter isn't exactly a renowned part of Zurich, it still has its history and facts - most of which is tied up to the university itself. Those that want to know more about District 6 and its connection to the educational institution can find out more below:
- The University of Zurich was founded in 1833 from existing colleges of theology, law, medicine. These date back to 1525.
- It has over 25,000 students
- 23 Nobel laureates and 1 Turing Award winner have been affiliated with the university.
- District 6 is one of the most sought after residential areas because of its quiet disposition and connections to the city center.
- ETH Zurich is one of the world's leading universities in science and technology.
- The University Hospital of Zürich is one of 5 university hospitals in Switzerland.
- The first hospital, which it is still connected to, goes back to 1204.
Cost of Living in the University Quarter
It’s safe to say that every part of Zurich, even the University Quarter is going to be incredibly expensive. On average, an apartment in Zurich, and also in a decent location, will cost between $2,000 to $3,000 per month. This is hardly surprising and given that the average salary in the city is around 7000 Sfr per month, most people will still be able to live quite comfortably. The University Quarter will have a similar price tag on it, considering its popularity with a variety of students and professionals.
Tips for Visiting the University Quarter
When traveling to any destination, all sorts of visitors have their nerves about entering a new land. It always helps to have a few pointers or tips to make the experience smoother and one to be enjoyed by all. And while the University Quarter has its perks and other things, there are also a few things that everyone should know before booking their serviced apartment. Some tips can be found below:
- Hang out in the bars and restaurants in the evening when the students etc are out of class. The vibe is great.
- Dress well. After all, Zurich is one of the classiest cities in the world. It pays to look the part.
- Be sure to try Swiss delights like cheese fondue, Swiss chocolate, Swiss cheese, Raclette, Älplermagronen and Birchermüesli.
- Avoid rush hour times on public transport where possible.
Things to Do in the University Quarter
When it comes to Zurich, attractions can be found on most corners, especially if guests are easy to please. To many, a Swiss restaurant is as much an attraction as a museum. And while the University Quarter has many things to do, and landmarks to see, the areas closeby also have their own appeal.
Q. What are the most popular things to do in the University Quarter?
Here are some of the most popular things to do in the area:
- Walk around the university
- Head to museums like the FocusTerra, MoneyMuseum and the Anthropology Museum
- Spend the afternoon at the Adventure Rooms
- Walk around the local parks
- Dine at Swiss restaurants and savor the local cuisine
- Check out the Krattenturm, a historic relic from a bygone era
Q. What are some free things to do near the University Quarter?
Below are a few things to do to save money:
- Walk around Irchel Park or kick a ball around Schindlergut
- Go to one of the churches e.g. Liebfrauenkirche and Liebfrauen
- A nightly stroll around the area
Q. What are the most family-friendly things to do near the University Quarter?
To keep the family entertained, do the following activities:
- Go to FocusTerra, MoneyMuseum and the Anthropology Museum for a few hours
- Spend a sunny afternoon in Irchel or Schindlergut parks
- Book a morning or afternoon at Adventure Rooms and see if the family has the brain to get out of the locked room
- Take public transport to other areas of Zurich that have family-friendly attractions
Places to Visit in the University Quarter
While most would assume that the University of Zurich and the hospital to be the only notable interests in District 6, they would be very wrong indeed. There is so much to see in this area that any traveler, be they a couple or a family, student or professional, corporate or leisure, can easily enjoy they need to get out of their serviced apartment to see what the University Quarter has to offer.
- FocusTerra - A geology museum, this is where many collections of the Earth’s materials can be observed.
- Irchel Park - When travelers need a bit of fresh air and escape the hustle and bustle of the city, this is where they can head to.
- Liebfrauenkirche - This 19th century Roman-style church is worth a snap to add to Instagram, or even a wander around to marvel at its architecture.
- MoneyMuseum - Those that love money, money, money will find this monetary museum, dedicated to the past and future of money, a worthwhile venture.
- The University of Zurich - This academic and educational institution is the centerpiece of the district and needs to be explored.
- Moulagen - This museum of reproduced diseased body parts may be hard for some to stomach but is still very fascinating.
- Adventure Rooms - Test the brains in the group by breaking out of a locked room. See if the record can be beaten.
- Anthropological Museum - Humanity’s history and evolution is on full display for those that want to take a trip back in time.
- Liebfrauen - This Catholic church is another religious establishment to wander around and get the perfect snap.
- Schindlergut - Another park in this district, visitors can walk around, contemplate life and simply unwind at their leisure.
- Krattenturm - These historical ruins are another key landmark for those that love a look at the city many centuries ago.
Places to Eat in the University Quarter
Like any spot that is likely to be full with students, professionals and corporate or leisure travelers, there are always bound to be a variety of restaurants and cafes lying around. And the University Quarter doesn’t disappoint. Complete with a range of Swiss delicacies as well as international dishes that have their own character to add to the Central European ideal. Below are a series of restaurants and other established eateries that brings a rich flavor to the University Quarter:
- Z. Alten Lowen
- El Alebrije
- Backerei Konditorei Stocker
- Differente Hotel Krone Unterstrass
- Azzurro Take Away und Delikatessen
- Drei Stuben
- Restaurant Rigihof
- Restaurant Corallo
- Linde Oberstrass
Street Food in the University Quarter
Surprisingly, the University Quarter isn’t known for teeming with street food. However, the list of places to eat above is a resourceful tool to find somewhere great to eat in the area. But, that’s not to say that there aren’t places in Zurich that do street food. While the below list isn’t for the University Quarter or for District 6, it does show where some of the best street food in Zurich can be found:
- Eisvogel Gelato
- Oh My Greek!
- All About Crepe
- Zum guten Heinrich
- Marvelous und dr dog
Shopping in the University Quarter
Aside from being known as the center for finance, Zurich has also got plenty of places for its visitors to shop too. Luxury goods and globally recognized brands are lying in wait. When it comes to the University Quarter, and District 6 in general, there are various shops and malls to consider spending escapades in the center of the city.
Some of the best places to shop near the University Quarter include:
- Odlo Shop-in-Shop
- Boutique Booster GmbH
- FIZZEN Fashion & Accessories
- The New New
- FREITAG Flagship Store Zürich
- Burton Store Zürich
- Esprit Store
Transportation in the University Quarter
With Zurich’s sufficient infrastructure, public transport is simple to access. From the S-Bahn, trams, buses or boats, there are ample choices for moving around. Even though the city is small, travelers may want to get public transport to get to parts of the city quicker.
Some of the notable public transport stops in the University Quarter include:
- Polyterrasse ETH
- Seilbahn Rigiblick
To travel around Zurich, guests can get a half-fare card for one month for 120Sfr or can choose the likes of a Swiss Travel Pass or Zurich Card that covers travel and entry into many museums, as well as other reductions. It is best for guests to bear in mind that the Zurich Card costs 27Sfr for 24 hours and 53Sfr for 72 hours.
Weather in the University Quarter
From cold winters to boiling summers, guests should be prepared for change when they come to Zurich.
January is seen as the height of winter with snow and ice forming alongside nippy 0-degree temperatures. Things tend to brighten up by March, with temperatures hitting 10-15 degrees. When June, July and August scorch the calendar, the sun is out and hot days are regular (over 30 degrees!). As soon as November rears its head, it becomes foggy for the rest of the year and temperatures drop once again.