With a population of over 400,000, Zurich is Switzerland’s largest city. Its stunning position on Lake Zurich coupled with the nearby Alpine scenery and urban diversity of the city give Zurich its unique flair. Located on the eastern Swiss Plateau, Zurich is one of the world’s best cities when it comes to quality of life.
The Zurich site at a glance:
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Bayer (Schweiz) AG
Pharmaceuticals, Consumer HealthMarketing & Distribution for the Swiss Market
Frequently asked questions about the Zurich site
Bayer (Schweiz) AG employs around 250 people at its Zurich site, who predominantly work in marketing and distribution for the Pharmaceuticals and Consumer Health Divisions for the Swiss Market. The following areas are also covered at the site:
- Clinical Research
- Medicine & Regulatory Affairs
- Business Services
Zurich is a former Roman town littered with countless sights to marvel at. Along with the eponymous lake, the Großmünster, an Evangelical Reformed church in the old town, is one of Zurich’s well-known landmarks. The city is also home to numerous historic squares with beautiful churches and objects d’art that invite visitors and inhabitants alike to while away the hours in all its splendor.
On warm summer nights, Zurich comes alive with spectacular open-air stages showcasing concerts sure to thrill music lovers. Whether it’s rock, classical, blues, jazz, folk or electronic music, concert- and festival-goers are guaranteed to get their money’s worth at the numerous open-air events staged in the surroundings of Lake Zurich, the historic walls and a unique mountain backdrop.
Zurich’s prominent position on the Lake means that water is an ever-present feature of life in the city, inviting you to while away the hours on the lake itself or along its shore. And if the water in the lake is just not enough, the Rhine Falls, Europe’s largest waterfall, is just a short journey from the city.
- Lake Zurich
Lake Zurich is 42 kilometers long and just under 4 kilometers wide. A relaxing boat ride on the lake is the perfect way to get to know a very special side of the city and its surroundings. Whether you opt for a simple round trip with the Lake Zurich Navigation Company (ZSG) or a dream cruise on the lake, you’re in for a special experience that is well worth the money.
- Rhine Falls
The Rhine Falls, at Schaffhausen, is Europe’s largest waterfall. Located on the north side of Lake Zurich, the water is a fascinating spectacle of nature: during the summer, 600 cubic meters of water fall over the rocks every second across this 150 m-wide expanse. And if the view from land is not exciting enough, you can also marvel at the Rhine Falls from the air, by climbing the ropes in the neighboring Adventure Park, one of Europe’s most spectacular rope parks.
When visiting Zurich, it’s impossible to escape the beauty of the Alps. There are guided tours up Jungfraujoch, Titlis, Rigi, Stanserhorn or Pilatus from the city every day.
The world-famous Jungfraujoch is listed as one of UNESCO’s world heritage sites. At 3454 m above sea level, visitors will be stunned by the breathtaking ice, snow and mountain scenery. And before even reaching the top, passengers taking the Jungfrau railway line will be rewarded with the fascinating backdrops of the Mönch, Jungfrau and Eiger mountain massif with the world-renowned Eiger-Nordwand – the North Face of the Eiger.
Take the panoramic cableway to the summit, 2123 m above sea level, and be rewarded with a unique panoramic view over lakes and mountains. And the descent is no less spectacular either, on the world’s steepest cog railway.
The Flumserberg resort area offers a dreamlike mountain landscape that visitors can discover along its many hiking and themed trails. The region is also particularly popular with mountain bikers and extra biking trails have been created with them in mind. Cyclists can even take their bikes up the mountain with them thanks to three cableways and a chair lift.