This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Faellanden.
Faellanden, Switzerland, is a municipality with around eight thousand four hundred inhabitants in the canton of Zürich, in the German-speaking part of Switzerland. Faellanden lies on Lake Greifensee, which is located approximately eleven kilometres to the east of the city of Zürich. The lake has a surface area of around eight-and-a-half square kilometres; a boat service connects the small towns along the shores such as Faellanden and Greifensee. The area around Faellanden is very suitable for hikers -- more than fifteen kilometres of hiking trails wait for sport and nature lovers. The local recreation area Fallander Tobel is another option for tourists who enjoy walking in authentic alpine nature. The summers in the canton of Zürich are mild, with maximum average daily temperatures from twenty to twenty-two degrees Celsius. You also have to expect around twelve precipitation days per month during the summer.
In and around the area, there are a couple of holiday apartments and Faellanden, Switzerland hostels for budget tourists. Do not forget that your Faellanden, Switzerland hostel will usually close for the winter. If you cannot find a place to stay in a Faellanden, Switzerland hostel, check out the city of Zürich or Winterthur, as both cities have inexpensive accommodations of good quality. Buses and trains enable a frequent and fast connection from Faellanden to the city centre of Zürich, which is very important for commuters. Zürich is only ten kilometres away and is a well-known financial metropolis with a big range of cultural offers and sights.
Biking and inline skating along Lake Greifensee are two popular activities with locals and tourists. The town Greifensee is also situated by the lake. It is a popular destination due to the historic part complete with a worth-seeing castle and a unique church, Gallus Chapel, which has the shape of a triangle to fit into the city walls. The nearby Lake Zürich has a surface area around ten times larger than Lake Greifensee, and offers beautiful views on the surrounding mountainous area. If you decide to go for a swim in the lake, do not expect warm water, even during hot summer days -- the water in the lake is always quite cold. Zürich is the largest Swiss city and the country's economic as well as cultural hub. The Old Town, the Musuem of Fine Arts, Kunsthaus Zürich, and the popular riverside shopping street Limmatquai are just some examples of things to do and see in this vivid city.
Written by local enthusiast for Faellanden hostelsFlo