Kids love chocolate, of course, and there is plenty of that here in Zurich. But there are also many kid-friendly activities for them to burn off their sugar high. Like the Zurich Zoo, which is one of the best and the most diverse in all of Europe. The Zoological Museum is the main attraction, not only because of the microscope tables, furry games and video projections but also the giant giraffe and stuffed birds. Planetenweg begins on a hill overlooking Zurich and continues for 8 miles along the ridge, with scale models of the planets along the way that are scaled down (of course) and in proportion to the actual solar system. When you've had enough education, head for Alpamare Water Park, where you'll find four pools, 10 slides, six saunas and two steam baths. Once you've soaked up all the kid-friendly things to do in Zurich, you deserve a chance to relax.
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University of Zurich
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