Welcome to Zürich

We are very pleased to host the third edition of RustFest in Zurich, Switzerland.

Zurich is the largest city in Switzerland, located in the northern part of the country and at the tip of Lake Zurich. For many years, Zurich has been ranked as one of the cities with the highest quality of life in the world. With the alps just in reach on the horizon on a clear day, and a lovely old-town near the lake, it is always a great place to visit!

While it is probably best known for being a financial hub, Zurich is also home to many technology and research endeavors: With three state universities, many tech companies ranging from small startups to large international enterprises, Zurich is a great place for developers and enthusiasts to be in.

Zurich purple hour (panorama shot)

Travel

Zürich is well connected to the rest of Europe with many direct flights and trains to other major European cities every day.

Depending upon your location it may be an option to take a high speed train (eg. Paris -> Zürich HB in 4.5h) or a relief train (eg. Berlin -> Zürich in ~10h with wifi).

The Zurich International Airport (ZRH) is located just 20 minutes outside of the city center. People looking for cheap flights might also consider flying to the EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse, which is 1 hour away from Zurich by train.

Entry requirements

Even though Switzerland is not part of the European Union (EU), it is a member of the Schengen Agreement. EU and EEA citizens can enter Switzerland without a visa, as long as a valid ID card or passport can be presented. As usual, a visa granted for any Schengen member is valid in Switzerland as well. For more information, check out Wikivoyage on Travelling around the Schengen Area.

Conference Venue

RustFest Zurich will be hosted in the lovely NO building of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich), centrally located within walking distance from Zurich Main Station. The NO building is the home of the Department of Earth Sciences and focusTerra - a free, permanent exhibition the about the geological wonders about our planet Earth.

Getting there

The address of the venue is Sonneggstrasse 5, 8092 Zurich.

Zurich has excellent public transport - the venue can easily be reached by tram no. 6, 10 and 9 by exiting the stop “ETH/Universitätsspital”. Coming from Zurich Main Station (“Zurich HB”), there is also the option to take the Polybahn funicular from “Central” to “ETH Zentrum”. Look out for the focusTerra signs to find the NO building.

A 24 hour ticket for within the city of Zurich (zone 110) costs CHF 8.80, a single ticket 4.40 CHF. Traveling from the airport, you will require a ticket valid for 3 zones (single ticket 6.80 CHF).

Main building of ETH by night Foyer of the NO building

Image Credits: Zurich purple hour by Lukas Schlagenhauf (CC BY-ND 2.0). ETH Zürich im Abendlicht by ETH-Bibliothek (CC BY-SA 4.0)