Yesterday I was to lucky to join a private tour through the new Dock E (Midfield, will be opened Sept 1st) at ZRH
Airport. It is really one of the most beautiful airport buildings. But the best news for airport visitors are, that a part of the visitors deck will be "landside", for that it will be possible for all airport visitors to go out there (via visitors deck B and the then by bus). From this new visitors deck you have a breath-taking view over almost the whole runway system. You see the whole length of the r/w 16-34 an 10-28. Two of the 27 gates are prepared for the A 380 (but unfortunately I doubt that we will see one in ZRH
soon). Most gates have two airbridges that allows to board/deboard the aircrafts from the front and rear (I am not sure if the second airbridge really goes to the back of the aircraft, but I was told so).
So for all aviation enthusiasts, go out there when you are in Zurich (from Sept 1st 2003 on) it is probably one of the most spectacular visitors deck of any airport.
Kind Regards Philipp