iCamp EU - Travel and Accomodations
Travel from Zürich Airport
Zürich Airport is a 10 minute drive from Eawag. The easiest way to get from the airport to Eawag is by tram No. 12.
After a 30 min drive you will reach your exit stop “Dübendorf, Giessen”. Here you can find information regarding the travel times and cost of tickets of trams, busses and trains in Switzerland. There are several taxi companies available in the airport, as well.
One may consider arriving to Basel Airport instead, where many low-cost flight companies fly. The fastest connection by public transport from Basel airport to Eawag is by bus NFB 50 to Basel main train station, Basel to Zürich direct train, Zürich main station to Zürich Stettbach and from there tram 12 to Dübendorf, Giessen. This results to a bit more than 1.5 h travel time.
Some hotels offer a special discount for guests of ETH (marked below with an #). As Eawag is within the ETH domain, Islandora Camp attendees may benefit from these discounts. When booking for one of these hotels, please let them know that you are guests of ETH (and Eawag) and you would like to have the ETH/Eawag rate. It is advised to mention this also to any hotel in Zürich or Dübendorf, as they may offer a special rate as well. For ACCoR hotels please mention that you are guest of ETH and “Swiss Government” (marked below with ##).
Hotels in Dübendorf
Hotels in Zürich
There are a variety of restaurants in Zürich City (especially in the “Niederdorf” area), that are all worth visiting. Some examples:
Hiltl Vegeterial Restaurant
Samses Vegeterian Restaurant
La Pasta Restaurant
And some close to Dübendorf:
Entertainment / Trips
We highly recommend staying over a few days more to enjoy the beauty of Switzerland. It has something for every taste. Be it a trip to the Alps, a visit to the Zürich museums, or a swim in the river Limmat! Regarding possible hikes and trips you can find information here. The closest mountain to Zürich would be Flumseberg.
Regarding evening/afternoon activities, you may consider the following:
A visit for a coffee and taste of Swiss chocolate or Luxemburgerli to the Sprüngli Confiserie
Moods Jazz club