Serviced Apartments Wiedikon
Top Serviced Apartments in Wiedikon
Wiedikon is a peaceful residential district in south-west Zurich, known for its distinct mix of urban and rural landscapes. Just twelve minutes from the city centre and twenty minutes to Zurich airport, Wiedikon is one of the most popular places to stay for those coming to Zurich on business, or tourists looking to explore the wider canton. Whilst there are plenty of hotels and guesthouses in the district, the advantage of a residential area such as Wiedikon is the number of options on offer when it comes to private lets. These properties are ideal for those looking for a more authentic Swiss experience and offer much more choice when it comes to the size and format of accommodation.
Some of the top serviced apartments in Wiedikon include:
- Visionapartments Zurich Wolframplatz.
- Visionapartments Zurich Zeweirstrasse.
- Aemtlerstrasse Zurich.
Each of these properties is a genuine Zurich home and offers a private space in which guests can both work and relax, thanks to the inclusion of high-speed wifi and home entertainment. They also offer many additional services, such as room cleaning, reception and concierge. Finally, the inclusion of full kitchen facilities makes serviced apartments perfect for those looking to self-cater.
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Corporate Accommodation in Wiedikon
Zurich is one of Europe’s most important cities when it comes to finance and commerce, welcoming a high volume of business travellers every year. Wiedikon, in particular, is a popular place for corporate travellers to base themselves thanks to its relaxed residential atmosphere and excellent transport links to the city’s most important commercial zones.
For those visiting Zurich on business, dedicated corporate accommodation in Wiedikon offers the perfect living space for the duration of their stay. Each property offers high-speed broadband and a flatscreen TV, along with full kitchen facilities. In addition, these private apartments are also close to public transport hubs and local amenities - ideal for those needing to make frequent trips into the city centre.
Holiday Accommodation in Wiedikon
Thanks to its leafy streets and relaxed atmosphere, Wiedikon is also a popular location for tourists looking to explore Zurich beyond the city centre. Many choose to stay in the district because it offers easy access to all the city sights, whilst also presenting numerous attractions and excursions of its own. When it comes to holiday accommodation in Wiedikon, leisure travellers will also find a fantastic selection of serviced apartments and private lets available in the area - each offering the chance to experience the area in a genuine Swiss home. Inside, guests will find everything they need for a relaxing stay - comfortable furniture, high-speed broadband, home entertainment and, for those looking to self-cater, a fully-equipped kitchen. What’s more, serviced accommodation also offers many of the benefits usually associated with commercial accommodation, such as regular room cleaning, concierge and reception services.
Where to Stay in Wiedikon
Wiedikon is a small district with excellent transport links, so choosing where to stay will largely come down to personal taste. Those looking to be closer to the lake whilst maintaining ease of access to the city centre can opt for the area around Zurich Giesshubel station, which has plenty of amenities and local conveniences. Alternatively, those visiting Wiedikon for its outstanding scenery may prefer to base themselves slightly further south, closer to the spectacular views of Burg Friesenberg. Alternatively, the neighbourhoods of Sihlfeld and Werd offer an abundance of options when it comes to accommodation and are a good option for those without any particular criteria for where to stay in Wiedikon, as they offer a good balance of accessibility and leisure facilities.
Facts About Wiedikon
Wiedikon was once a separate municipality, before being absorbed by the Zurich canton in 1893. Since then it has been seen as one of the most desirable residential areas of the city. Below are a few key facts about the district:
- Wiedikon covers some 8.65 square kilometres.
- Wiedikon has a population of just under 46,000.
- Although Switzerland has four official languages, Zurich residents predominantly speak German.
- In terms of stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education and infrastructure, Zurich is one of the two most liveable locations on earth. The other being Geneva.
- Wiedikon was included in the famous Murerplan of Zurich, printed in 1576.
Cost of Living in Wiedikon
Zurich is often noted as being one of the most expensive cities in the world and to some extent, this reputation is deserved. Wiedikon is just outside the city centre, so whilst it is possible to find lower rates and prices for certain goods and services, those staying locally should expect to pay more than they might expect in other European cities. As with most places, rent is usually the biggest expenditure and those looking for a small apartment in Wiedikon can expect to pay upwards of £1400 per month. This, of course, rises for bigger properties, with three and four-bedroom homes usually being over £3000 for the month.
After rent, there are several other things to budget for. Of course, most people staying in Wiedikon will want to enjoy an evening or two on the town - the cost of which will vary according to personal tastes. As a general guide, a meal for two at a moderately priced restaurant will cost anywhere between £70 and £120. Meanwhile, a glass of wine or beer is likely to be between £6 and £9. For leisure, a cinema ticket will cost approximately £16 whilst a month’s membership of a city leisure centre will cost between £60 and £100.
Tips for Visiting Wiedikon
Zurich welcomes a huge amount of foreign visitors every year and most of the services and infrastructure cater to those who may be new to the city. However, there are also several ways in which travellers to Zurich can get the most out of their stay. With this in mind, below are a few tips for visiting Wiedikon:
- Anyone planning regular trips across Zurich city should purchase the Zurich Card for unlimited travel and reduced entry to attractions.
- The southern side of Wiedikon is further from the city centre, but closer to the mountains.
- La Flor Zurichocolatier is the best place to buy chocolate in Wiedikon.
- Ironically, Zurich’s Money Museum is free to enter - so too is the Earth Museum.
- Take a trip up the prime tower in Zurich West. It’s Switzerland’s tallest building and offers great views.
- Coops are often the cheapest places to pick up groceries.
Things to Do in Wiedikon
Most people staying in Wiedikon will be intending to explore the many attractions of Zurich city-centre. However, one advantage of the area is that it also offers travellers the opportunity to explore some of the stunning Swiss countryside, being right next to an area of outstanding natural beauty and national heritage site.
Q. What are the most popular things to do in Wiedikon?
Wiedikon is the ideal location for enjoying both Zurich city centre as well as the south shore of Lake Zurich. Some of the most popular things to do include:
- Enjoy a boat on the water.
- Explore the ruins of Burg Fiesenberg.
- Visit the Roman-style spa.
- Take a walking tour of Zurich old town.
- Take a day trip to the Rhein Falls.
- Visit one of the fantastic art museums in the city.
Q. What are some outdoor things to do in Wiedikon?
Wiedikon is located at the foot of the Uetliberg mountain - making it the perfect place for those who enjoy hiking and the outdoors. There are also plenty of excursions to be had from Zurich to some of Switzerland’s top natural attractions:
- Burg Friesenberg.
- Heidiland and Liechtenstein.
- Mount Rigi.
- The Rhine Falls.
Q. What are some free things to do in Wiedikon?
Despite its reputation for being expensive, visitors to Wiedikon will find there are a few options when it comes to free things to do. For example, there are several free walking tours of Zurich old town, entry to many of the stunning national parks and nature trails is completely free and some of the most stunning churches in the city centre offer free admission at certain times.
Q. What are the more unusual things to do in Wiedikon?
Many visitors to Wiedikon are keen to partake in local traditions and enjoy some of the peculiarities of Swiss culture. For example, there is the opportunity to learn the finer points of making a fondue, discover the secrets of the best chocolatiers in the world, or even give yodelling a try.
Places to Visit in Wiedikon
Wiedikon is perfectly situated for exploring both Zurich city and the wider canton. Whilst many people will be happy to simply stroll around and admire the picturesque streets and epic natural vistas, others will be keen to explore the top attractions. With this in mind, below are a few of the most popular places to visit in Wiedikon and its surrounding areas.
- Lake Zurich - one of the most picturesque lakes in the world, the shores of Lake Zurich offer numerous attractions and excursions.
- Burg Friesenberg - a ruined castle set in stunning natural surroundings.
- Katzensee - a picturesque lake with public baths and lido.
- Irchel - dubbed Switzerland’s most spacious park, Irchel is the perfect place to enjoy the open air, with stunning gardens and a lake.
- Wart Castle - the impressive Wart Castle is a national heritage site with a museum and on-site cafe.
- BirdLife-Naturzentrum Neeracherried - a nature reserve dedicated to Switzerland’s many native bird species.
- Rheinfall - the picturesque Rhine waterfalls and surrounding scenery make for one of the most popular day trips from Zurich.
Places to Eat in Wiedikon
There are plenty of fantastic places to eat across Zurich and Wiedikon is no exception. Visitors will find everything from local specialities to modern international cuisine. Some notable mentions:
- Im Franz.
- Petit Saigon.
- Five Spice.
- The High Heel Gourmet Restaurant.
Shopping in Wiedikon
Zurich is a great place to enjoy a little retail therapy, with numerous shopping streets and plazas. Wiedikon itself has a small high street with the usual selection of grocery stores and a few independent retailers. However, towards the city centre there are also several other modern shopping complexes, including:
- Einkaufszentrum Letzipark.
- Shopville Zurich Station.
- The Shops at Lochergut.
Transportation in Wiedikon
Zurich benefits from a comprehensive and extremely reliable public transport network. Visitors to the city can travel all over the main urban area via bus, tram and train - the main hub for all three services being Zurich Hauptbahnhof. From here, it is possible to reach every major neighbourhood in the city and also find service running across the country, as well as into France and Germany. Wiedikon also has its own railway station, which also serves as a stop for the S2, S8, S24 and R tram lines. As a general rule, the train service is better for longer journeys whilst bus and trams are ideal for short trips in the centre.
Some other key stations in Zurich are:
- Zurich Enge.
- Zurich Hardbrucke.
- Zurich Stadelhofen.
- Zurich Triemli.
A Zurich Card is a good option for those planning to regularly use public transport in Zurich. For a cost of £17.50, the Zurich Card offers 24 hours of unlimited travel on public transport as well as certain other discounts aimed at tourists. A 72-hour version is also available for £35.
Weather in Wiedikon
Zurich benefits from a pleasant and rather predictable climate that follows similar seasonal changes to the rest of western Europe. In the summertime, the most popular months are July and August, when temperatures usually reach around 25°C - slightly cooler than many other European cities at this time of year. Winters are much colder and of course, Switzerland is famous for its snow. December and January will often see temperatures dropping below freezing - particularly when the sun goes down. Of course, this time of year is when many people travel to Switzerland to enjoy its world-class ski resorts, which means Zurich is often busier with people travelling through.