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Zurich Destination Guide

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Offering authentic Swiss lakeside living in modern design, Alex Lake Zurich is located on the water’s edge of Lake Zurich set against the spectacular backdrop of the Swiss Alps and just a short drive away from Zurich, Zug and the mountain regions.

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Zurich is Switzerland’s centre of economic life and education. Located in the heart of Europe, the city offers all the modern amenities of a cosmopolitan metropolis, without sacrificing its natural side.

Zurich has for years ranked among the world’s top cities in terms of quality of life. Famous for its renowned universities, world famous galleries and excellent medical services.

A scenic eight kilometers drive along the water’s edge brings you from Zurich city to Alex Lake Zurich in Thalwil.

Explore the city and the famous Bahnhofstrasse with its glamorous shops and boutiques, a wide selection of diverse restaurants, historic churches and Roman relicts in the old town, visit the majestic Opera House near Bellevue Square and indulge in the diversity of numerous galleries and museums across the whole the city.

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ALEX is located in the municipality of Thalwil in the canton of Zurich and along the A3 motorway from Zurich to Chur.

Downtown Zurich is a 15 minute (View Directions) drive away and Zug is only 30 mins (View Directions)

Valet parking is available 24 hours, at CHF 25 per 24 hours. Prior parking reservation is recommended.
Power stations for electric vehicles are available.

Zurich International Airport (ZUR) is less than 40 minutes from ALEX.

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Public transportation provides a comfortable way to get to Thalwil station, which is in walking distance to ALEX.

Zurich Main Station can be reached within 10 minutes while Zug Station is 14 minutes away. Trains run every 10 minutes taking 8 minutes to Zurich main station and 30 minutes to the international airport.

10 min to Zurich main station

30 min to Zurich airport

14 min to Zug

Train Information

ALEX is in walking distance to Thalwil boat station. In the summer, trips to Zurich and Rapperswil are scheduled regularly.

49 min to Zurich

Guests can also board the ALEX House Boat for a boat trip to Zurich downtown. Additional trips upon request and extra charge.

15-20 min to Zurich on the ALEX House Boat

Reservation required!
Please contact our Guest Services by phone +41 (0)44 552 9999 or by email to [email protected] to inquire about the timetable and to make a reservation.

CHF 30 per person per trip. Children under 10 complimentary.

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The Boat House is located at Seestrasse 182, 8702 Thalwil near the A3 motorway to Zurich and Chur.

Downtown Zurich is a 15 minute (View Directions) drive away and to Zug it only takes 30 mins (View Directions)

Limited parking spaces. Further public parking along the main road and in the local area.

Public transportation provides a comfortable way to get to Thalwil station, which is in walking distance to The Boat House.

Trains run every 10 minutes.
8-10 min from Zurich main station

14 min from train station Zug

Train Information

The Boat House is in walking distance to Thalwil boat station.
It takes 49 min from Zurich Bürkliplatz to Thalwil.

Thalwil Boat Station Timetable

Guests can also book the ALEX Shuttle Boat.
It takes 15-20 min from Storchen boat station in Zurich.

CHF 30 per person per trip. Children under 10 complimentary.
Please contact our Guest Services in advance by phone +41 (0)44 552 9999 or send an email to [email protected]
to inquiry about the timetable and to make a reservation.