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In the mountain

Altitude, make time to take advantage of the mountain regions surrounding Zurich. There are many exciting and varied recreational activities available throughout the year suitable for families, groups and special occasions.

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Anyone who visits ALEX should not miss an excursion into the Swiss mountains. Take delight in the magnificent panoramic views and breathe fresh mountain air.

The nearby mountains offer sports enthusiasts and families unforgettable experiences from rejuvenating to adrenaline-pumping action with summer toboggan runs, wildlife parks, secluded hiking and cycling paths.

Thanks to its vicinity to many ski regions, ALEX is the perfect destination for winter fans as well. A number of ski areas can be easily reached, promising a fun-packed day for all the family with downhill or cross-country skiing, snowboarding, snow shoe walking or sleighing.

Our Guest Service can help to arrange tickets, excursions along with transportation and equipment during your stay. Please contact us 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

20 min to Zurich on the ALEX House Boat

Timetable
ALEX – Zurich: 10:00
ALEX – Zurich: 11:00
Zurich – ALEX: 11:30
Zurich – ALEX: 17:00
ALEX – Zurich: 18:30
Zurich – ALEX: 19:00

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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. See timetable below.
It takes 15-20 min from Storchen boat station in Zurich.

Timetable
ALEX – Zurich: 10:00
ALEX – Zurich: 11:00
Zurich – ALEX: 11:30
Zurich – ALEX: 17:00
ALEX – Zurich: 18:30
Zurich – ALEX: 19:00

CHF 20 for guests at The Boathouse Restaurant & Bar.
Please reserve your spot in advance by phone +41 (0)44 552 9999 or send an email to [email protected]