Here are the top 23 tourist attractions to see in Zurich:

1. Uetliberg

4.5 /5

5 km
from city center
1 out of 23
places to visit in Zurich

At a height of 871 metres above sea level, Uetlibierg is a mountain in the Zurich canton, right next to the city, which offers scenic views, fun picnics, and various other adventure activities.

2. Swiss National Museum

4.3 /5

0 km
from city center
2 out of 23
places to visit in Zurich

This historic building built in 1898, is Switzerland's largest collection of the culture and history of the country. Walk through the lives of people, the evolution of art, and even daily objects, from prehistory to the modern day.

3. Altstadt (Old Town)

4.2 /5

1 km
from city center
3 out of 23
places to visit in Zurich

The Old Town is the oldest part of the city of Zurich. The Roman Empire began here in Zurich, making Altstadt more than 2000 years old. Today, it is Kreis 1, the first district, and is home to some of the best shopping brands, and cultural vibrance.

4. GrossmÙnster Church

3.8 /5

1 km
from city center
4 out of 23
places to visit in Zurich

GrossmÙnster is one of the 4 iconic churches of Zurich. It was built in the Romanesque style around the 12th century.

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5. Kunsthaus Zurich

3.8 /5

1 km
from city center
5 out of 23
places to visit in Zurich

Kunsthaus museum is one of the one of the most popular museums in Switzerland. It has a collection of over 4000 artworks of many different artists over hundreds of years, a lot of them Swiss.

6. Lake Zurich

3.7 /5

23 km
from city center
6 out of 23
places to visit in Zurich

Named after the city, the Lake Zurich is adjacent to the city and is a famous spot for picnics, walks, and even swims during the summers.

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7. FraumÙnster Church

3.7 /5

23 km
from city center
7 out of 23
places to visit in Zurich

The FraumÙnster Church is one of the oldest and most important churches of Switzerland. The church was founded in 835, by Louis the German, and is one of the 4 major churches of Zurich.

8. Kunsthalle Zurich

3.6 /5

2 km
from city center
8 out of 23
places to visit in Zurich

Kunsthalle is another popular contemporary art gallery in Zurich. It is in Kreis 5, on Limmatstrasse.

9. St. Peter's Church

3.6 /5

1 km
from city center
9 out of 23
places to visit in Zurich

The St. Peter's Church is a historic Zurich church. It is the oldest parish church of the city, parts of it dating back to the 9th and 10th centuries, and was the only parish church before the reformation.

10. Zurich Opera House

3.5 /5

1 km
from city center
10 out of 23
places to visit in Zurich

The Zurich Opera House was constructed in 1891 and has been the national venue for theatre, opera, and ballet ever since.

11. Zurich Zoolgischer Garten

3.5 /5

3 km
from city center
11 out of 23
places to visit in Zurich

Away from the hustle bustle of the city, the Zurich zoo offers you the chance to observe over 360 species of animals that are present here, from tigers and gorillas, to turtles and penguins.

12. Bruno Weber Park

3.4 /5

12 km
from city center
12 out of 23
places to visit in Zurich

Located on the outskirts of the city, the Bruno Weber Park is a massive sculpture park, with a size of over 20 square kilometres and falling in the municipalities of Spreitenbach and Dietikon. It is a huge spread of architectural beauty.

13. St. Peters Church, Zurich

1 km
from city center
13 out of 23
places to visit in Zurich

The oldest parish church in Zurich, the St. Peter's Church stands today with much of its 9th and 10th century construction still intact. Stepping into St. Peter's Church in the old town, one will realise what 9th century Switzerland really felt like. It stands quite close to the historic Lindenhof hill.

14. Theater am Neumarkt

0 km
from city center
14 out of 23
places to visit in Zurich

Designed and built by renowned architect David Morf in 1742 as a guild house for shoemakers, Theater am Neumarkt is registered as a cultural heritage building under the Swiss Inventory of Cultural Property. In the Early 1940s, the building was converted to be used as a theatre to host guest performances. It was the second theatre stage in Zurich that hosted contemporary plays.

15. Pavillon Le Corbusier

0 km
from city center
15 out of 23
places to visit in Zurich

Situated on the Zürichsee lakeshore nearby Zürichhorn in the Seefeld quarter, the Pavillon Le Corbusier is a Swiss art museum dedicated to the work of renowned Swiss architect Le Corbusier. The architect wanted to showcase his work but only in a place constructed t taste. Thus, the Pavillon Le Corbusier was built. Designed and built in the 1960s, it was the last building Le Corbusier designed and also achieved the feat of using only steel and glass all held together with 22000 bolts.

16. Bahnhofstrasse

16 out of 23
places to visit in Zurich

Experience retail therapy and gourmet indulgence at one of the world’s most renowned boulevards located at the heart of Zurich City. Bahnhofstrasse spells elegance, luxury, gastronomy and tourism, making it a popular tourist hub for the visitors. This highlight of Zurich has gained immense popularity over the years for being a shopper’s paradise.

17. Lindenhof

1 km
from city center
17 out of 23
places to visit in Zurich

Great views and never-ending serenity are few words to best describe Lindenhof. A green n oasis in the old part of Zurich, Lindenhof is a square located at the hill of the same name. Showcasing remnants and ruins of the Celtic, Roman and Medieval period, this part of the town has an old charm setting admired by many visitors.

18. Rietberg Museum, Zurich

18 out of 23
places to visit in Zurich

Stroll the pristine water bodies and sightsee the picturesque promenades of Zurich, but there is more to explore here. Rietberg Museum is something you certainly can’t miss to experience the art forms of different parts of the world. The exhibitions displayed at this museum of Switzerland is surprisingly the third largest on in Zurich

19. Confiserie Sprungli

1 km
from city center
19 out of 23
places to visit in Zurich

Confiserie Sprüngli is the creator of the world-famous Swiss chocolate and a globally acclaimed confectionery store. Dating as early as 1836, Confiserie Sprüngli is ‘the’ place to go in Zurich to give your taste buds a treat. The trademark macaroons is a popular dish enjoyed by many visitors. Crafting everything from pastries, to authentic chocolates, truffles, pralines, and even beverages, there’s something here for everyone. Nestled in the Old Town of Zurich, surrounded by beautiful monuments and a happening plaza, Confiserie Sprüngli is a must-visit for every tourist. The store cum cafe is open all year round but the best time to visit is during Christmas to grab a taste of exclusive holiday goodies!

20. Fraumunster Church

5,656 km
from city center
20 out of 23
places to visit in Zurich

Proudly boasting of being one of the four major Churches located in Zurich, the Fraumunster Church is an architectural masterpiece and a walk down the history lane. The Green spire of the Fraumunster Church is a landmark for Zurich and a highly popular destination. Perhaps the most interesting part of its history is that the Fraumunster Church was established in A.D. 853 and was originally the home for female members of the Aristocrat. Fraumunster is literally translated into Women’s Minster, courtesy to its original inhabitants. Located near the River Bank exemplifying rich Gothic architecture, the Fraumunster Church’s highlights include the stunning Chagall Stained Window Art, the Crypt Museum, live performances, fresco art, and much more. While the Fraumunster Church is open throughout most of the year, the best time to visit is during heavy sunlight in the months of summer, to enjoy the vibrant hues of the glass art.

21. Pavillon Le Corbusier

5,654 km
from city center
21 out of 23
places to visit in Zurich

Nothing less than an architectural masterpiece, the Pavillon Le Corbusier was the last and somewhat incomplete creation of the renowned Swiss architect Le Corbusier. It was the last piece Corbusier was working on, and thus in his memory, this project was converted into a museum which today receives international acclaim. The entire structure is made of steel and glass which makes it a noteworthy visit. Housing collections of Corbusier’s original works and his private collection; the Pavillon along with the exhibitions it hosts is art in itself. The abstract construction is a popular destination and the best time to visit the Pavillon is during the months of summer, especially during daylight.

22. Chinese Garden Zurich

5,654 km
from city center
22 out of 23
places to visit in Zurich

Neatly located next to a beautiful lake, the Chinese Garden of Zurich cannot be missed. It is situated at Zurichhorn and was established in 1994, as a gesture of gratitude by China after Zurich helped Kunming with its water drainage system. This garden was a gift to Zurich from a Chinese town Kunming, and it is believed that both Zurich and Kunming are twins! The stunning garden has elements of Chinese architecture, along with a pond, small islands, pavilions, and much more. Visitors will also spot an intricately designed palace inside the Chinese Garden vicinity. The best time to visit the Chinese Garden of Zurich is from March to October, as travellers can enjoy excellent weather and diverse flora. This authentic Chinese experience hidden in the towns of Zurich is on top of every traveller's list.

23. Bellerive Museum

2 km
from city center
23 out of 23
places to visit in Zurich

The Bellerive Museum is an excellent destination for all fine art enthusiasts. It is renowned for the best collection of Fine Arts in the country, ranging from unique objects, handicrafts, contemporary designs, and much more. Established in 1968, the Bellerive Museum is popular globally for housing excellent exhibitions and collections. Situated along the Zurich Lake, the beige villa with antique vibes is hard to miss. The best time to visit Bellerive Museum is during summers as they put up some unique exhibitions and installations and visitors may even run into some celebrities every now and then. Easily known as Switzerland’s most important art museum, Bellerive Museum charts the list of every traveller.

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