Address: Stauffacherstrasse 60, 8004 Zürich
The Volkshaus in Zurich was opened in 1910 as the first alcohol-free Volkshaus in Switzerland. After the building was completed, it quickly became the central location for the Zurich labor movement. At that time, the building included bathing facilities in the basement, an alcohol-free restaurant, lecture halls, meeting rooms, various union offices and apartments. The large theater hall with around 1200 seats (total 1600 standing and seated) was inaugurated in 1928. From 1928 the painter Eduard Gubler also lived and worked in the studio there. In response to a request, the ban on alcohol in the theater was lifted in 1979. Today, around 400,000 visitors come and go in the Volkshaus for various cultural events, concerts, record fairs, panel discussions, etc.
Below are previously used hotels during Spring Meetings in Zurich. Note that since public transportation is very reliable in Zurich, distance is not a major concern when travelling to and from the venue.
Courtyard by Marriott Zurich North in Oerlikon, Zurich ibis budget Zurich City West
Hotel Sternen Oerlikon in Zurich
Travelling to the venue
To reach the IABSE Awards and Gala dinner venue, if you are taking public transport, from Zurich mainstation (HB) if you take tram nr. 3, 15, please get down at the stop Stauffacher (a big church), and walk for about 5 minutes (about 400 m) towards Volkshaus. The event will take place in the ground level (hall).
Make sure you buy a valid ticket before entering the bus, train or tram.
Vicinity Map and Transport Information (SBB train or tram): https://www.sbb.ch/de
Volkshaus Zurich is in the city center and is covered with a ZVV ticket zone: 110, which costs approx. CHF 9.
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