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1. Uetliberg

Uetliberg
4.5 /5

5 km
from city center
1 out of 48
things to do 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

Swiss National Museum
4.3 /5

0 km
from city center
2 out of 48
things to do 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)

Altstadt (Old Town)
4.2 /5

1 km
from city center
3 out of 48
things to do 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

GrossmÙnster Church
3.8 /5

1 km
from city center
4 out of 48
things to do 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

Kunsthaus Zurich
3.8 /5

1 km
from city center
5 out of 48
things to do 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

Lake Zurich
3.7 /5

23 km
from city center
6 out of 48
things to do 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

FraumÙnster Church
3.7 /5

23 km
from city center
7 out of 48
things to do 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

Kunsthalle Zurich
3.6 /5

2 km
from city center
8 out of 48
things to do in Zurich

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

9. St. Peter's Church

St. Peter's Church
3.6 /5

1 km
from city center
9 out of 48
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.

10. Zurich Opera House

Zurich Opera House
3.5 /5

1 km
from city center
10 out of 48
things to do 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

Zurich Zoolgischer Garten
3.5 /5

3 km
from city center
11 out of 48
things to do 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

Bruno Weber Park
3.4 /5

12 km
from city center
12 out of 48
things to do 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

St. Peters Church, Zurich

1 km
from city center
13 out of 48
things to do 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

Theater am Neumarkt

0 km
from city center
14 out of 48
things to do 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

Pavillon Le Corbusier

0 km
from city center
15 out of 48
things to do 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

Bahnhofstrasse

16 out of 48
things to do 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

Lindenhof

1 km
from city center
17 out of 48
things to do 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

Rietberg Museum, Zurich

18 out of 48
things to do 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

Confiserie Sprungli

1 km
from city center
19 out of 48
things to do 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

Fraumunster Church

5,656 km
from city center
20 out of 48
things to do 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

Pavillon Le Corbusier

5,654 km
from city center
21 out of 48
things to do 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

Chinese Garden Zurich

5,654 km
from city center
22 out of 48
things to do 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

Bellerive Museum

2 km
from city center
23 out of 48
things to do 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.

24. Bürkliplatz, Zurich

Bürkliplatz, Zurich

1 km
from city center
24 out of 48
things to do in Zurich

A boat dock, an art area, a lakeside park and a marketplace everything fits in at this mesmerizing square of Bürkliplatz. Very much a lively place with a flea market and serene waters of Lake Zurich, you experience best of both the worlds at this spot. Bürkliplatz is also home to many local events including the athletic ones that occur in Zurich, Switzerland.

25. FIFA Museum

FIFA Museum

0 km
from city center
25 out of 48
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. With an area of 3000 square meters, the museum is home to the original FIFA World Cup Trophy and a magnificent Soccer Pinball machine. Visit around 1000 exclusive exhibitions, interact with the multimedia arena, and flick through some video documents that showcase the international football spectrum.

26. Niederdorf

Niederdorf

0 km
from city center
26 out of 48
things to do in Zurich

Niederdorf, also known as Dörfli is a part of Zurich's old town that stretches until Bellevue and has several shopping complexes, bars, and street vendors. The picturesque town of Niederdorf surrounded by the Limmat river, famous for its medieval history and squares, offers a fantastic lake view and lively surroundings. Perfect for both day and night strolls, the city is graced with beautiful cathedral monuments like the Romanesque Grossmünster and Limmatquai promenade.

27. Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zurich

Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zurich

10 km
from city center
27 out of 48
things to do in Zurich

Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zurich, also known as Beyer Watch and Clock Museum, 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.

28. Museum of Design, Zurich

Museum of Design, Zurich

7,185 km
from city center
28 out of 48
things to do in Zurich

The Museum of Design, close to Zurich Hauptbahnhof, is a section of the Department of Cultural Analysis dedicated to visual communication, industrial design, craftsmanship and architectural pieces. Featuring four astounding collections of posters, graphics, applied arts and design, the museum displays five to seven temporary exhibits each year featuring art collections and research materials.

29. Adliswil Felsenegg Cable Car

Adliswil Felsenegg Cable Car

7 km
from city center
29 out of 48
things to do in Zurich

The Adliswil Felsenegg Cable Car is the only aerial cable car in Zurich that provides panoramic views of Zurich's 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.

30. Paradeplatz

Paradeplatz

1 km
from city center
30 out of 48
things to do in Zurich

Paradeplatz, commonly referred to as Parade Square, 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 and defines elegance with the modernist buildings all around.

31. Rhine Falls

Rhine Falls

16,542 km
from city center
31 out of 48
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 great 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.

32. Zurich Town Hall

Zurich Town Hall

5,768 km
from city center
32 out of 48
things to do in Zurich

The Zurich town hall, also known as Rathaus, 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. Zurich town hall is the focal point of administrative activity in the city, as it houses legislative chambers, cantonal parliaments, and the city's parliament; however, it acts as the major tourist destination of the city.

33. Appenzell District

Appenzell District

9,279 km
from city center
33 out of 48
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.

34. Irchel Park

Irchel Park

20 km
from city center
34 out of 48
things to do in Zurich

The largest park in Switzerland, Irchel Park, was built in the early 1980s in the heart of Zürich-Unterstrass. It offers a beautiful landscaped scenic view of meadows and lakes. Open grasslands, a large children's play area, and an alluring artificial lake enhance the park's beauty and make the space a popular recreational area. Irchel park is a great place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city while experiencing the warmth of nature in a beautiful setting surrounded by bushes and trees.

35. Sechseläutenplatz

Sechseläutenplatz

2 km
from city center
35 out of 48
things to do in Zurich

Sechseläutenplatz, named after the traditional spring holiday of Zurich, splits the Opera House and Bellevue in the heart of the city. Designed with a voguish touch and hints of tradition, Sechseläutenplatz is crafted with elegant quartz over an area of 16,000 square meters, making it one of the best places to visit in the city.

36. Seilbahn Rigiblick

Seilbahn Rigiblick

2 km
from city center
36 out of 48
things to do in Zurich

Zurich's first funicular cable car, Seilbahn Rigiblick, provides a five-minute ride between the scenic Zurichberg Hill and downtown Zurich in the north-east part of the city. One of the two funiculars situated in Zurich, the bright red, blue, and white metal-bodied trams were introduced in 1901 and are perfect for traversing across the hill while keeping a breezy ambience.

37. Old Botanical Garden

Old Botanical Garden

9,099 km
from city center
37 out of 48
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.

38. Park Platzspitz

Park Platzspitz

7,765 km
from city center
38 out of 48
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.

39. Belvoir Park

Belvoir Park

16,228 km
from city center
39 out of 48
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 that provides an aesthetic experience combined with historical significance.

40. Fraumünster Churche

Fraumünster Churche

421 km
from city center
40 out of 48
things to do in Zurich

The Fraumunster Church is one of the most prominent landmarks in Zurich, built by King Louis in the 9th century on the west bank of the Limmat river. The church celebrates its historic structure with a Romanesque chancel and a vaulted transept. In addition to the rosette made by Augusto Giacometti and Marc Chagall, the church is notable for its pretty stained-glass windows decorated with paintings and colour stains.

41. Schweizerisches Landesmuseum

Schweizerisches Landesmuseum

95 km
from city center
41 out of 48
things to do in Zurich

Schweizerisches Landesmuseum, or Swiss National Museum, is one of the oldest and most famous historical museums in Switzerland, that showcases Swiss history in six permanent exhibitions and a few temporary ones. Renamed as National Museum Zurich in 2009, this 1898 museum houses objects and art pieces from contemporary urban history, artisan work from Swiss culture and craftsmanship, a pile of dweller's huts, youth movement flags, and swiss archaeology exhibitions, and many more.

42. Rietberg Museum

Rietberg Museum

0 km
from city center
42 out of 48
things to do in Zurich

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.

43. Theater am Neumarkt

Theater am Neumarkt

546 km
from city center
43 out of 48
things to do in Zurich

Theater am Neumarkt or Theater Neumarkt is a contemporary theater in Zurich based across the street from Neumarkt. The theater presents plays, music concerts, and other performances on various topics. With its Renaissance architecture and a touch of voguish interiors, theatre was built by David Morf in 1742 as a guild house and is now part of the Swiss inventory of cultural assets of national and regional significance

44. Tonhalle

Tonhalle

40 km
from city center
44 out of 48
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. Tonhalle, recognized as one of the finest concert halls in Zurich, was partially demolished and has since been restored, fully furnished with colourful ornaments and modern amenities. The hall was designed by two well known Vienna architects, Ferdinand Fellner and Hermann Helmer, in a way that would provide the best orchestral experience to the members of the audience.

45. Botanical Garden Grüningen

Botanical Garden Grüningen

6,651 km
from city center
45 out of 48
things to do in Zurich

The Botanical Garden Gruningen is a natural spring garden located very near the ancient town of Gruningen and was founded in 1961. One of the two popular botanical gardens in Zurich, the enchanting garden features indigenous and floral species of 16 different plants. A part of what makes the garden exotic is the variety of medicinal plants, herbal trees, rose bushes, and native ferns.

46. Bahnhofstrasse and the Bahnhof

Bahnhofstrasse and the Bahnhof

622 km
from city center
46 out of 48
things to do in Zurich

Bahnhofstrasse begins at Zurich's Bahnhof, Switzerland's largest railway station, in the heart of the city. It is one of the most luxurious and exclusive shopping streets in the city. The street that connects the Zurich railway station with Lake Zurich is 1.4 km long and is home to numerous department stores, fashion boutiques, antique stores, and Swiss banks, as well as Paradeplatz, a popular square.

47. Confiserie Sprüngli

Confiserie Sprüngli

564 km
from city center
47 out of 48
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.

48. Zurich Christmas Markets

Zurich Christmas Markets

7,186 km
from city center
48 out of 48
things to do in Zurich

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. In addition to enchanting visitors with their great background, Zurich Christmas Markets are warmly lit with glittering lights. Furthermore, they are accompanied by Christmas carols that give the city a festive feel.

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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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