Days Out: Zurich
Pizol sledge run
Switzerlands longest sledge run, with a 1,000 metre difference in altitude. Sledge rental at the mountain railway. The run starts and finishes at the cable railway. Open December-April, with evening runs on Fridays and Saturdays, at 7323 Pizol.
Allenmoos Swimming Pool
Large park, playground and swimming pool for families and individuals. Season starts second week in May until mid-September. At Freibad Allenmoos, Ringstrasse 79, 8057 Zurich.
The Zurich Zoo is a cultural institution that acts as an ambassador between humans, animals and nature. Private guided tours and banquet facilities available. Open March-October, 09:00-18:00 and November-February 09:00-17:00. At Zuerichbergstrasse 221.
Maestrani SchoggiLand Flawil
A chocolate factory in Flawil where chocolate production can be viewed from the 80m long visitors gallery. No reservation necessary. Open Monday-Friday 09:00-12:00, and 14:00-18:00, Saturday 09:00-12:00. At Toggenburgerstrasse 41, 9230 Flawil.
A park near the city of Zurich with a man-made pond, countless species of birds, insects, fish and plants. At Irchelstrasse, 8057 Zurich.
Bruno Weber Sculpture Park
Since 1962, the artist Bruno Weber works on his lifework, Switzerlands biggest sculpture park full of mythical creatures. Open from April to October, every Saturday and every second Sunday, 13:00-17:00. Spreitenbach Post, 8953 Dietikon.