Discover Zurich

The top 11 sights in Zurich

 

Whether for business, a family visit or a weekend trip - Zurich is always a worthwhile destination at any time of year. 

From the historic old town to the vibrant and young Zurich West, from the summer spa town to the winter wonderland. The city on the Limmat has countless sights and attractions to offer. There is no better starting point for your Zurich discovery tour.

These are must-see sights and vantage points in Zurich.


National Museum 

The famous

The most visited historical museum in Switzerland, it includes three cultural history museums and a collection centre.  

 
 

Großmünster

The landmark

The two towers of the Grossmünster are simply part of the skyline of the Limmat city. By the way, you can climb one of them!

Fraumünster

The artistic windows

The Fraumünster church opposite is famous for its magnificent stained glass windows by Marc Chagall and Augusto Giacometti.

 
 

Uetliberg

The local mountain

The best way to see a city is from above. In Zurich, the "Üezgi", as the locals call their local mountain, is quickly reached and the panorama extends over the city and lake.



Bahnhofstrasse

The shopping mile

Zurich is world-famous as a shopping destination. The easiest place to shop is on Bahnhofstrasse, where boutiques, department stores and fashion outlets are lined up close together.

 
 

Lake Zurich

The lake

If you haven't seen Lake Zurich, you haven't been to Zurich. And the wonderful Alpine panorama that opens up at Bürkliplatz is unique.

Lindenhof

The history

The beautiful green area has been known as a settlement site since 80 BC and is thus considered the historical nucleus of Zurich. Slightly elevated above the Limmat, the Lindenhof is the perfect photo spot.

 
 

Old Town

The centre

The Niederdorf, oriels, narrow alleys, secluded backyards and magnificent guild houses wind their way to the left and right of the Limmat. A must on any visit to Zürich.

Zurich West

The New District

Once an industrial district, today a trendy one: design, culinary delights and nightlife are on the upswing in urban Zürich-West.

 
 

Polyterrasse

The view

The quaint red "Polybähnli" from Cental takes you to the ETH terrace in a minute. You are rewarded with a magnificent view over the Old Town, the city centre and the lake.

Zürich Card

With the Zürich Card you benefit for 24 hours from free travel on trams, buses, trains, boats and cable cars in the city of Zürich and the surrounding area, small boat trips and Limmat boats, free admission or discounts in 43 museums, 50% discount on the guided tour of Zürich's Old Town and many other experiences.

 
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