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Planning A Trip To ZRH: Help?  
User currently offlineDLX737200 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1986 posts, RR: 18
Posted (9 years 7 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 4508 times:

Hey everyone. I was planning on taking a couple days off work sometime in the next month or two and possibly heading over to ZRH for a little shooting. Now I will not have a car and will only be there for a little over 24 hours. I need recommendations for photography around ZRH that I can get to by foot/bus but will provide nice shots. Also, can anyone recommend a decent, affordable hotel around ZRH for one night's stay? Thanks for any help!


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User currently offlineLGW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 7 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 4507 times:


I can talk about ZRH spotting but I'll let a local do that, when I've been I stayed at the Parkk Inn - I paid about £60 prpn inc breakfast and free shuttle to the airport, you can also walk to the heligrill from here and the beds/showers are amazing!

Also stayed at the Movenpick, lovely hotel with free shuttle I got a great deal but it's normally not too cheap and you can't walk to any spots from it.

There are many other hotels but these are the two I've used and can recommend them


User currently offlineN864DA From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 259 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (9 years 7 months 22 hours ago) and read 4426 times:

There are plenty of shots on this website from ZRH and you will be surprised how easily most of the places can be reached. On the top of Terminal 2, there is an observation deck. The aircraft get really close and the photo opportunities are very good.

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Photo © Thomas Ernst - Aviation Arts

Also, you should take the bus tour. It will take you to the midfield Terminal E, where there is another observation deck which provides a different vantage point. If you do the Rundfahrt tour, it will take you to an area on the ramp very close to the 16 departures. Try to schedule it around a heavy departure.

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The heliport area is also very popular and is near the town of Rumlang. It is about a 15 minute bus ride from the airport and is acessable by the S-Bahn. From the Rumlang station, it is a 10-minute walk to the heliport.

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Photo © Oliver Baumberger

ZRH is full of good spots but just be sure to time yourself to be there during the action (mostly from 10:00-4:00) and spend the rest of the day in the beautiful city. There is plenty to do there, as well.


User currently offlineLXLucien From Switzerland, joined Mar 2005, 328 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (9 years 7 months 21 hours ago) and read 4423 times:

Hi justin

or you can use the "Park Inn" bus to go near the heliport (last picture) and walk along the road to the spotting point.

For further info,

It's in english and it's full of tipps!



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