Switzerland City Guides - Zürich

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Zurich is definitely my favorite Swiss city, I had never been there before and was not sure quite to expect but I founded it to be stunningly beautiful and full of places to go. Although is one of the most expensive cities in the world, there are ways to get around this.

You can easily spend in the city from 2-3 days exploring, so here I’m going to tell you some amazing things to do:

WHAT TO DO

Wander old town streets - Altstadt

Zurich being as picturesque as it is, the perfect plan is to wander around this beautiful cobblestone streets makes this city so magical, being each one more photogenic than the last. 

This is a gentle walk as well and takes you through many beautiful parts of Zurich, it could honestly take up all of your day. 

The pedestrian-only area of Niederdorfstrasse is full of charming streets. 

  • Rennweg - Once the Widest Street in Zürich
  • Augustinergasse
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Panoramic view from Lindenhof

The best with of gorgeous Zurich - Limmat River and Old Town. Is a place frequented by tourists and locals looking to chill, is a public square everyone will enjoy, lovely for lunch with benches and fountains. 

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Window shopping on Bahnhofstrasse

Bahnhofstrasse is a pedestrian and tram-only street is Zurich’s main boulevard and also one of the most exclusive shopping districts in the world, the stores get nicer the closer you get to the lake. 

Paradeplatz – The heart of Bahnhofstrasse

The intersection between Zurich' lake, old town and Bahnhofstrasse is known throughout the world as a financial center. While you are here be sure to visit Zeughauskeller is a huge beer hall that specialized in 20 different sausages, potato salads and a great time! 

Go on a Lake Zürich cruise

Switzerland is famous for its crystal-clear waters and Lake Zurich is no exception, it’s so beautiful. Hint:  you can also take the cruise which is included in the ZurichCard so you can have a discount.

Admire the view from Grossmünster

Grössmunster is a truly spectacular church from the outside and inside. This church is iconically so it is 100% worth a visit. It is free to look around the church and if you wish to climb up for the viewpoint you can do it for 4CHF. This viewpoint offers fantastic views over the whole city. 

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See Europe’s Largest Clock Dial at St. Peter’s Church

Located in the heart of the Old Town, with a diameter of 8.64m, the dials of this Zurich landmark hold the record for Europe’s largest church timepiece — for now.

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See Chagall’s famous stained glass windows at Fraumünster Church

Marc Chagall, a Russian-French artist, created these five magnificent stained glass windows that bath the chapel in a rainbow of light. 

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Walk along Limmatquai

The promenade leads through old town and along the Limmat, the river after which it was named. You can marvel at the Grossmünster and Wasserkirche churches as well as Rathaus (city hall) here. 

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FIFA World Football Museum

Is an interactive experience world for people of all ages, so if you love football then this museum most definitely need to be in your plans, it covers three floors and has more than 3,000 square metres of exhibition space. 

Seestrasse 27

Price: Adults CHF 24 | Children (7-15 years) CHF 14

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OTHER THINGS TO DO 

Ascend Uetliberg

Swiss National Museum

Uhrenmuseum (Watch Museum)

The Zurich Zoo

Kunsthaus (Art Museum)

Zürich Opera House

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