A Social Program by Zürich Tourism

A Social Program by Zürich Tourism – The Testimonial of a Participant

Taiyo Yamamoto, 21, Health Sciences ETH Zurich

20 students from 10 different countries took part in a week-long workshop at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich. The workshop ran for four intensive and highly successful days. To bring the week to a close, Zürich Tourism’s Convention Bureau organized for us a day full of excitement, entertainment and fun, which our testimonial Taiyo would like to report on below.

Step 1

Main Station

The day kicked off at Zurich Main Train Station, and the mood of the group was cheerful and relaxed. We were all excited and curious about what the day would bring
Step 2


In groups of four, sitting in our tuk-tuks, we went on a sightseeing tour of the former industrial quarter of Zürich-West, which is constantly transforming itself into a modern and urban trendy district with a host of bars, clubs and boutiques.
Step 3

Digital scavenger hunt

In the course of a digital scavenger hunt, we explored Zürich-West on foot and learned in an entertaining way all kinds of things about the place that at one time was an industrial district.
Step 4

Zunfthaus zum Rüden

Our journey continued to the Haus zum Rüden guild house, where, in a magnificent historical room with tables decked with white linen cloths, we were treated to an original culinary specialty, “Zürcher Geschnetzeltes”.
Step 5


For “dessert” we learnt the typical Swiss custom of yodeling with a simple but catchy song.
Step 6

City Tour "Stories of the Old Town"

During the subsequent guided tour in beautiful weather, we did then experience the classic historical Zurich.
Step 7

Luxemburgerli - Sprüngli

After many fascinating and informative tales about the city, a “Luxemburgerli” tasting session was awaiting us at the tradition-steeped Confiserie Sprüngli, in its central location at Paradeplatz.
Step 8

Apéro Zunfthaus zur Waag

In front of the Zunfthaus zur Waag is a fountain which – believe it or not – has a separate tap for white wine! This last surprise in our eventful day was a resounding success