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1. Uetliberg

Uetliberg
4.5 /5

5 km
from city center
1 out of 43
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Uetliberg is a picturesque mountain range on the Swiss Plateau of Zurich that starts from the northern part of Albis. The mountain is 2850 feet high and hence offers spectacular views of Zurich, the alps mountain and Zurich lake from the top point.

2. Swiss National Museum

Swiss National Museum

0 km
from city center
2 out of 43
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The Swiss National Museum is one of the oldest and most famous historical museums in Switzerland showcasing Swiss history in six permanent exhibitions and a few temporary ones. It houses collections on Swiss culture and a study centre.

3. Old Town Zurich

Old Town Zurich
4.2 /5

1 km
from city center
3 out of 43
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The Old Town is the oldest part of the city of Zurich. It is located in Kreis 1, the first district, and is home to some of the best shopping brands, and cultural vibrance. It is the best place to enjoy, eat, relax, and shop. It is also known for its nightlife.

4. Kunsthaus Zurich

Kunsthaus Zurich
3.8 /5

1 km
from city center
4 out of 43
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Kunsthaus museum is one of the most popular museums in Switzerland. It is also the biggest museum in the country. It has a collection of over 4000 artworks of many different artists over hundreds of years, a lot of them Swiss.

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5. Lake Zurich

Lake Zurich
3.7 /5

23 km
from city center
5 out of 43
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Situated in the southeastern part of Zurich, Lake Zurich is a picturesque lake known for its crystal clear water. A rejuvenating experience, it offers tranquillity in the lap of nature as it is surrounded by snowy mountains in the background and rocking waves.

6. Zurich Opera House

Zurich Opera House
3.5 /5

1 km
from city center
6 out of 43
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The Zurich Opera House was constructed in 1891 and has been the national venue for theatre, opera, and ballet ever since. It is located on the Sechseläutenplatz and has a seating capacity of 1,100 people and hosts various performances and shows.

7. Bahnhofstrasse

Bahnhofstrasse

1 km
from city center
7 out of 43
Things To Do in Zurich

Experience retail therapy and gourmet indulgence at one of the world’s most renowned boulevards, Bahnhofstrasse, in Zurich city centre. The street represents elegance, luxury, gastronomy, and tourism, making it a popular tourist hub for visitors.

8. Grossmunster Church

Grossmunster Church
3.8 /5

1 km
from city center
8 out of 43
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Grossmünster Church is one of the four main churches in Zurich that is designed in Romanesque style. The twin tower structure houses a platform offering a spectacular view of the lake and a small museum that has Roman cultural artefacts.

9. Fraumünster Church

Fraumünster Church
3.7 /5

1 km
from city center
9 out of 43
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The Fraumünster Church is one of the oldest and most important churches in Switzerland. It is one of the four major churches of Zurich. Located in Limmat, the church is one of the most prominent landmarks in Zurich with its green steeple.

10. Kunsthalle Zurich

Kunsthalle Zurich
3.6 /5

2 km
from city center
10 out of 43
Things To Do in Zurich

Situated in the centre of the city on Limmatstrasse, Kunsthalle Zurich is an art exhibition showcasing the contemporary art of notable artists like Iba Ekblad, Sherrie Levine, Sarah Lucas, Keith Tyson and many more.

11. Zurich Zoo

Zurich Zoo
3.5 /5

3 km
from city center
11 out of 43
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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. An onsite resident elephant park and a rainforest are also a part of the zoo.

12. Botanical Garden Grüningen

Botanical Garden Grüningen

20 km
from city center
12 out of 43
Things To Do in Zurich

The Botanical Garden Gruningen is a natural spring garden located very near the ancient town of Gruningen. One of the two popular botanical gardens in Zurich, the enchanting garden features indigenous and floral species of 16 different plants.

13. St. Peters Church, Zurich

St. Peters Church, Zurich

1 km
from city center
13 out of 43
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The oldest parish church in Zurich, 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, The church houses the largest clock face in Europe.

14. Theater am Neumarkt

Theater am Neumarkt

0 km
from city center
14 out of 43
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Theater am Neumarkt, today is a modern theatre that hosts regular plays that never fail to impress the audience. It is located in Neumarkt, Old town. The theatre offers contemprory plays along with some performances for kids, time to time.

15. Pavillon Le Corbusier

Pavillon Le Corbusier

0 km
from city center
15 out of 43
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Situated on the Zürichsee lakeshore, the Pavillon Le Corbusier is a Swiss art museum dedicated to the work of renowned Swiss architect Le Corbusier. It was the last building designed by the architect. It is made using only steel and glass all held together with 22000 bolts.

16. Chinese Garden Zurich

Chinese Garden Zurich

3 km
from city center
16 out of 43
Things To Do in Zurich

Situated in Zurichhorn, the Chinese Garden was a gift to Zurich from the Chinese town of Kunming. 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.

17. Bruno Weber Park

Bruno Weber Park
3.4 /5

13 km
from city center
17 out of 43
Things To Do in Zurich

Located on the outskirts of the city, Bruno Weber Park is a massive sculpture park, with beautiful sculptures, a huge number of columns, buildings, towers bridges, and many other structures. It is a huge spread of architectural beauty.

18. Lindenhof

Lindenhof

1 km
from city center
18 out of 43
Things To Do in Zurich

A green oasis in the old part of Zurich, Lindenhof is a square located at the hill of the same name. It has an automobile-free area and is surrounded by nature. It is famous for its amazing views of the river Limmat from a public park uphill.

19. Rietberg Museum

Rietberg Museum

2 km
from city center
19 out of 43
Things To Do in Zurich

One of the largest museums in Zurich, the Rietberg Museum is the only art museum displaying non-European art & design in Switzerland. Situated in Rieterpark, it displays phenomenal artefacts and designs of Oceanian, Asian, African, and American cultures.

20. Confiserie Sprungli

Confiserie Sprungli

1 km
from city center
20 out of 43
Things To Do in Zurich

Confiserie Sprüngli is the creator of the world-famous Swiss chocolate and a globally acclaimed confectionery store. Originally, the Confiserie Sprüngli was the posh hangout spot for the high class, however overtime it became a popular landmark for the entire population.

21. Bellerive Museum

Bellerive Museum

2 km
from city center
21 out of 43
Things To Do in Zurich

The Bellerive Museum is renowned for the best collection of Fine Arts in the country, ranging from unique objects, handicrafts, contemporary designs, and much more. Situated along Zurich Lake, the beige villa with antique vibes is hard to miss.

22. Bürkliplatz, Zurich

Bürkliplatz, Zurich

1 km
from city center
22 out of 43
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Bürkliplatz is a square that fits everything from a boat dock, an art area, a lakeside park, and a marketplace in a single space. Very much a lively place with a flea market and serene waters of Lake Zurich, you experience the best of both worlds at this spot.

23. FIFA Museum

FIFA Museum

0 km
from city center
23 out of 43
Things To Do in Zurich

FIFA Museum is a one-stop destination for football and sports fans located in the heart of Zurich opposite Bahnhof Enge train station. The museum is home to the original FIFA World Cup Trophy and a magnificent Soccer Pinball machine.

24. Niederdorf

Niederdorf

0 km
from city center
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Niederdorf, surrounded by the Limmat river, is a part of Zurich's old town that stretches until Bellevue and has several shopping complexes, bars, and street vendors. It is famous for its medieval history and squares and offers a fantastic lake view.

25. Beyer Watch and Clock Museum

Beyer Watch and Clock Museum

1 km
from city center
25 out of 43
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Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zurich is located in the center of the city at Bahnhofstrasse 31. As the world's largest private museum dedicated to clocks and watches, its exhibits include high-end sundials, sandglasses, fire clocks, and water clocks.

26. Museum of Design, Zurich

Museum of Design, Zurich

3 km
from city center
26 out of 43
Things To Do in Zurich

The Museum of Design is located at two different locations, Ausstellungsstrasse and Pfingstweidstrasse. It is a section of the Department of Cultural Analysis dedicated to visual communication, industrial design, craftsmanship, and architectural pieces. It has a collection of posters, designer products, aesthetic graphics, and art.

27. Adliswil Felsenegg Cable Car

Adliswil Felsenegg Cable Car

7 km
from city center
27 out of 43
Things To Do in Zurich

The Adliswil Felsenegg Cable Car is the only aerial cable car in Zurich with sightseeing points from Adliswil in Sihl Valley to Felsenegg Hill. Situated 800 m above sea level, the only public cable car providing a tour across Lake Zurich in five minutes gives a thrilling experience.

28. Paradeplatz

Paradeplatz

1 km
from city center
28 out of 43
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Paradeplatz is a key square found on the trolley streets of Bahnhofstrasse and is one of Switzerland's most expensive real estate streets. Home to the biggest Swiss banks, Suisse and UBS, Paradeplatz is close to the Limmat river with the modernist buildings all around.

29. Rhine Falls

Rhine Falls

34 km
from city center
29 out of 43
Things To Do in Zurich

Rhine Falls, the largest waterfall in Europe, stands near Schaffhausen in northern Switzerland, delighting visitors with its picturesque views and volume of water. The Rhine Falls provides a majestic spectacle as the water plunges from a height of 23 meters amid vineyards and quaint farming lands.

30. Zurich Town Hall

Zurich Town Hall

1 km
from city center
30 out of 43
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The Zurich town hall is a 700-year-old structural masterpiece, combining Baroque and Renaissance architectural styles. Sitting over the bank of the Limmat River, Zurich's Town Hall displays different pieces of art that tell the story of the city's political development.

31. Appenzell District

Appenzell District

65 km
from city center
31 out of 43
Things To Do in Zurich

The Appenzell District, a small and quaint canton in the picturesque rolling hills of northeast Switzerland, boasts rural customs and cultural ceremonies unique to the Alpstein region. This car-free district boasts beautiful lanes and shops.

32. Irchel Park

Irchel Park

2 km
from city center
32 out of 43
Things To Do in Zurich

The largest park in Switzerland, Irchel Park, is located in the heart of Zürich-Unterstrass. It offers a beautiful landscaped scenic view of meadows and lakes. It has open grasslands, a large children's play area, and an alluring artificial lake.

33. Sechseläutenplatz

Sechseläutenplatz

2 km
from city center
33 out of 43
Things To Do in Zurich

Sechseläutenplatz is an ideal square for relaxing. This square is neighboured by crystal blue Zurich Lake and the royal Bernhard Theater. Trees, fountains, traditional huts, and decorated pavilions add to the ambiance of the square.

34. Seilbahn Rigiblick

Seilbahn Rigiblick

2 km
from city center
34 out of 43
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Seilbahn Rigiblick provides a five-minute ride between the scenic Zurichberg Hill and downtown Zurich, northeast of the city. The ride across the dense foliage and trees offers the chance to see breathtaking views of the city and the lake.

35. Old Botanical Garden

Old Botanical Garden

1 km
from city center
35 out of 43
Things To Do in Zurich

Home to ample trees creating an alluring aura since 1837, the Old Botanical Garden is a blissful spring garden in downtown Zurich. Throughout the garden, you will find a variety of preserved exotic collections of floral and medicinal plants located near the beautiful Schanzengraben moat and the Bauschänzli bastion.

36. Park Platzspitz

Park Platzspitz

1 km
from city center
36 out of 43
Things To Do in Zurich

Zurich's oldest park, Park Platzspitz, is set around a quaint and relaxing setting amid tree-lined pathways next to the Swiss National Museum. The verdant park runs alongside the Limmat and offers a mix of blue and green scenery.

37. Belvoir Park

Belvoir Park

2 km
from city center
37 out of 43
Things To Do in Zurich

Belvoir Park, one of the largest parks in Zurich, attracts tons of visitors every day for its landscaped garden, city views, mountains, scenic beauty, and the lake terrains. Located in Zurich's Enge, this cultural heritage is built in neoclassical architecture style with a carefully crafted arboretum.

38. Tonhalle

Tonhalle

1 km
from city center
38 out of 43
Things To Do in Zurich

Tonhalle Zurich, home of the Tonhalle Orchester Zurich, is a grand symphony orchestra hall built in 1898 that provides a platform for art performances. It is recognized as one of the finest concert halls in Zurich, has been restored, fully furnished with colorful ornaments and modern amenities.

39. Zurich Christmas Markets

Zurich Christmas Markets

1 km
from city center
39 out of 43
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Zurich's Christmas markets are traditionally held each year at different locations, from Niederdorf to Christkindlimarkt to the lakeshore opposite the Opera House, with festive assortments and scented cinnamon goodies. Zurich Christmas Markets are warmly lit with glittering lights.

40. Swiss National Museum

Swiss National Museum
4.3 /5

0 km
from city center
40 out of 43
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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.

41. Rietberg Museum

Rietberg Museum

0 km
from city center
41 out of 43
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In the heart of Zurich, on 17 acres in the Gablerstrasse, Rietberg Museum boasts an incredible collection of artworks, artefacts, and cultural treasures from Oceania, Asia, Africa, and America. Known as the city's 'Emerald', the museum contains 30,000 objects, including Chinese ceramics, African art, and Indian paintings, making it an interesting place to visit.

42. Confiserie Sprüngli

Confiserie Sprüngli

1 km
from city center
42 out of 43
Things To Do in Zurich

Confiserie Sprungli is a historical cafe-salon located in the heart of Paradeplatz and serves a variety of delectable bakery items and patisseries. With its brunch buffet, confectionery, marmalades, delicious jams, handcrafted loaves of bread, and Sprungli Bircher Muesli, this place is a Zurich favourite for its modish ambience and tasty Swiss food.

43. St. Peter's Church

St. Peter's Church
3.6 /5

1 km
from city center
43 out of 43
Things To Do 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.

FAQs on Zurich

What are the top hotels in Zurich?

There are 408 Hotels in Zurich which can be booked through Holidify. The most popular hotels in Zurich are City Living Studio by Storchen Zürich, City Stay Furnished Apartments - Eggstrasse, Shared Condo close to lake and Citycenter, The Crown Penthouse Bahnhofstrasse, PABS Résidences - Werdstrasse 121 (6R), VISIONAPARTMENTS Zurich Rotachstrasse. You can see all the hotels in Zurich here

What are the top activities in Zurich?

The top activities in Zurich are Jungfraujoch Day Tour from Zurich, Day Trip to Mount Titlis with Cable Car (Zurich Departure), Half Day Tour to Rhine Falls and Stein am Rhein (Zurich Departure), Mt. Titlis and Lucerne Full Day Tour from Zurich, [Combo Saver] Day Tour to Rhine Falls and Zurich City with Cogwheel Train Ride, Half Day Tour to Rhine Falls with Panoramic Lift from Zurich.

What are the top sightseeing places in Zurich?

The top sightseeing places in Zurich are Uetliberg, Swiss National Museum, Altstadt (Old Town), GrossmÙnster Church, Kunsthaus Zurich, Lake Zurich.

How much does a package cost for Zurich?

The packages for Zurich start at INR 58093 which can be further customized based on number of people, days, hotel category, vehicle type and customizations. You can have a look at all packages here

How can I commute within Zurich?

Public transport is well connected. Buses and trams operate throughout the city, with day passes available for various zones. Zurich falls in zone 110. Exploring Zurich on foot is a very good alternative. Many of the attractions are close to each other, and Zurich is a very beautiful place for a stroll. Car rentals and taxis services are widely available as well.
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