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Heritage & Sightseeing

Lake Zurich, has always provided a waterway access to cross Europe.  It’s strategic location attracted many nations, who’s footprints were left on the city.  Celtic artefacts, Roman ruins, ancient churches, monasteries and many places of historical interest are worth exploring throughout the city and around the lake.

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Zurich unites creative city life and idyllic scenery within the smallest of areas. Art connoisseurs and culture enthusiasts have over 50 museums and more than 100 galleries to choose from, while inquisitive city explorers can discover the striking contrast between the picturesque Old Town and the modern, constantly changing urban quarters.

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.

One of the highlights on Lake Zurich is the beautiful boat trip to the picturesque town of Rapperswil, famous for its rose gardens, the medieval Castle and alleys in the old town and the longest wooden bridge in Switzerland perfect for romantic strolls.

A 30 minutes drive away, you can discover the imposing town centre of Einsiedeln with its baroque monastery, one of the most important places of pilgrimage in Europe with the Jakobsweg (St. James Path) running through the area.

Our Guest Service can help to arrange excursions, reservations, tickets and transportation. Please contact on email [email protected].

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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.

Guests can also board the ALEX House Boat for complimentary boat trip to Zurich downtown. See timetable below, additional trips upon request and extra charge.

49 min to Zurich

Thalwil Boat Station Timetable

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 inquiry about the timetable and to make a reservation.

complimentary for Hotel guests
CHF 20 for guests at The Boathouse Restaurant & Bar

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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 20 for guests at The Boathouse Restaurant & Bar.
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.