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Zurich Festival, Street Parade and Zurich Film Festival are just a few Highlights of Zurich’s event calendar. Throughout the year numerous sports events and open-air concerts draw athletes and spectators, celebrities and fans from all over the world to Zurich.

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Every three years in July, approximately two million visitors take over the city to celebrate the “Züri Fäscht” (Zurich festival) on the giant festival ground with music and food stands. You can even watch the spectacular fireworks from the terrace of The Boat House.

At the Zurich Film Festival end of September, visitors have the opportunity to watch domestic and international movies, premieres, and cinematic classics. At the core of the Festival, international stars and celebrities can be seen at the Golden Eye Award.

During advent the whole city is bathed in a cheery light and the air is filled with the delicate aromas of cinnamon and mulled wine. Locals and visitors gather at the festive wooden stalls on Sechseläutenplatz. The largest indoor Christmas market in Europe has a 15m tall Christmas tree covered in sparkling Swarovski crystals.

Our Guest Service can help to arrange tickets and transportation 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

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.