Stretching along the Limmat river the Platzspitz is a beautiful and natural park located just outside of what is known as Old Town. Guests staying at the many discount hotels in Zurich near Platzspitz will enjoy the park for its beauty and relaxing environment, a perfect spot for a walk or just to enjoy the scenery. In addition many of the budget hotels near the Platzspitz in Zurich also are close to the National Museum as well as fine dining, shopping and other attractions.
Although the history of the Platzspitz is well known as a shooting range, more recently in the mid to later 1900s the park became a haven for intravenous drug users. In 1986 the park was officially closed and cleaned, providing the beautiful facilities visitors and residents can now use. The open space is wonderful for picnics and sports, and there are several exhibitions and events held within the park during the warm summer months.