Zurich Attractions

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  • Zurich is a place with something to do for every person and every interest. This compact city is teeming with activities for art lovers, history enthusiasts, foodies, athletes, and shoppers alike.

    Many of Zurich's must-see attractions are within walking distance of each other in the quaint Old Town (Altstadt). Grossmünster and Fraumünster-the two medieval churches that are also famous for their modern stained glass windows-are practically across from each other on different sides of the Limmat River. Lindenhof, the starting point of Roman settlement, offers fabulous views across the city's thirteenth century buildings and more modern institutions like the University of Zurich.

    You can get a good feel for Zurich and Swiss history at the Swiss National Museum located next to the Main Station (Hauptbahnhof), which on Wednesdays is home to a specialty food market featuring Swiss cheeses, sausages, sweets and other delicacies. From the train station, you can walk the famous Bahnhofstrasse, Switzerland's premiere shopping street, all the way to Paradeplatz, home to the Confiserie Sprüngli Café, which serves some of Zurich's finest hot chocolate, or you could continue towards the lake and stop at the Bürkliplatz Flea Market to peruse antiques and other secondhand goods.

    A short walk from Bellevue is Zurich's Kunsthaus, one of Switzerland's foremost art museums. The permanent collection features many major European artists in addition to Swiss artists. You could also go in search of other vistas strolling along Lake Zurich or the Limmat River. Both the lake and river are home to activities like swimming, rowing and other sports.



    Zurich's world famous shopping street... read more



    Home of the Zurich Reformation, windows by Sigmar Polke and Augusto Giacometti... read more



    Gothic church with windows by Marc Chagall and Augusto Giacometti... read more

    Kunsthaus Zürich Fine Art Museum

    Heimplatz 1

    Zurich's biggest collection of fine art from the 15th to the 20th Century... read more



    Site of a former Roman fort, great view of the city... read more

    Swiss National Museum (Schweizerisches Landesmuseum)

    Museumstrasse 2

    Swiss history and culture housed in a reconstructed castle... read more

    Lake Zurich and the Limmat River

    Walking, swimming, people-watching and other activities along Zurich's main bodies of water... read more

    Bürkliplatz Flea Market


    Zurich's most central flea market, summer only...
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    Specialty Food Market in the Main Station


    Food market (Swiss cheeses, breads, etc.) in the Main Station, great for food lovers... read more

    Hot Chocolate at the Confiserie Sprüngli Café

    Bahnhofstrasse 21

    Zurich's best hot chocolate since 1836... read more

    Zoo Zürich

    Zürichbergstrasse 221

    Zoo on top of Zurichberg; Apes, elephants, penguins, and a simulated rain forest... read more

    Züri Rollt free bike rental


    Visit Zurich on city-sponsored free bikes... read more

    Roman Ruins on Thermengasse


    Ruins of a Roman Bath in the Old Town... read more

    Frauenbad Stadthausquai


    Women-only swimming area in the Limmat River...
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    Arteba FineArt

    Forchstrasse 127

    Expressive Art... read more

    Art One

    Heinrichstrasse 235

    One and Only... read more


    Pfalz-Gasse 6, 8001 Zürich, Switzerland

    Zurich Christmas Market (Christkindlimarkt)


    Europe's biggest indoor Christmas Market... read more

    Cabaret Voltaire

    Spiegelgasse 1

    The birthplace of the Dada art movement... read more

    Strandbad Mythenquai

    Mythenquai 95

    Beach space right on Lake Zurich... read more
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