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The best attractions in Zurich

It's Switzerland's largest city but visitors to Zurich might just find it quaint and quiet enough to forget they're in one of the world's leading financial centers! Here are a few highlights to discover nestled within the picturesque Alpine landscape.

Lake Zurich

Sightseeing in Zurich doesn't get much better than taking a boat tour across its pristine lake. Or why not pack your bathing suit and join the locals for a summertime swim?

Swiss National Museum

The "Landesmuseum" boasts one of Europe's most important art collections, spanning right back to the prehistoric era. It's open from Tuesday to Sunday and under-16s go free.

Mount Pilatus

Make time for a day-trip to the quintessentially Swiss city of Lucerne, and ride the world's steepest funicular railway to the summit of its scenic mountain, Pilatus!

Old Town

The "Altstadt" dates back to an ancient Roman-era settlement and remains a treasure trove of historical buildings. It's Zurich's main hub of tourism – and for good reason!

Grossmunster

Legend has it that the executed saints Felix and Regula picked up their heads, walked uphill, and prayed before dying at the spot where the Grossmunster church was later built!

Zoo Zurich

A popular family attraction all year round – even when it's cold! If the outside temperature drops below 10°C, get there by noon to witness the delightful penguin parade!

Opera House

Not only is the grand 19th-century "Opernhaus" a must-see but, as the home of the Zurich Opera, its performances are too! Book tickets in advance to make sure you don't miss out.

Planning your Zurich visit

Best time to visit?

The stunning landscape makes Zurich a charming place to visit in all seasons, but if you really can't stand the cold then you should probably stick to peak season – June to August.

How many days?

You could satisfy your city-sightseeing urges within a couple of days, but it would be silly not to book an extra day at least to visit the Alps, and perhaps another to take advantage of Zurich's museums. All in all, four or five should be perfect!

Best area to stay?

Staying around the Old Town is certainly most convenient for visitors, but where exactly takes a little more research. Niederdorf is a mostly pedestrian area full of lively bars and restaurants, but if that sounds a little too busy, then try the slightly quieter Lindenhof. Seefeld is a popular lakeside district, but at the opposite end you'll find Enge & Wollishofen, which is considerably more relaxing if only because it's further from the sights!

Good to Know

  • Language
    German
  • Currency
    Franc (CHF)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+01:00)
  • Country Code
    +41
  • Best time to visit
    Year-round is lovely, but the warmest months are June through August.

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What people are saying about Zurich

A tasty and interesting way to explore Zurich!

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Christina! She was incredibly friendly and knowledgeable - providing information not just on the chocolatiers of Zurich, but also filling us in on history of the area & giving us some recommendations of places to visit. The samples in each location were delicious, and as the tour was just our group, we had time to make purchases as well, however there was no hard sell or pressure to buy. The meeting place was very easy to find, and communication before the tour was excellent. I would highly recommend the tour to anyone with a sweet tooth who is looking for a different way to get to know the city.

Amazing tour with an amazing guide (Andy)

It is a beautiful experience. The views and the places you go to are delightful. The fondue dinner is an excellent opportunity to get the best fondue in Zurich

exciting new experience in the heavy snow though limited view on top

Unfortunately the heavy snow made the out door activity on top limited the view the ride through the snow covered mountains was a lifetime experience. The visit to luscern was also memorable. The tour was worth the money spent
Mount Titlis Day Tour from Zurich or Lucerne Reviewed by LALITHA, 12/04/2015

These two towns were so beautiful. I had a great time. So glad I went.

Loved the beauty of these two towns. Plus I ended up touring them with two young women from the tour whose company that day made the tour even better. I had fun doing a yodeling video in Grindelwald, sharing cheese fondue and other delicious Swiss dishes, and taking pictures as we walked all over town on that beautiful sunny day. I think I would like to do it again sometime but also include a trip to the top of the mountain. I was very happy to do the tour. You guys provide a really great service that inspired me and left me with many memories I'll hold dear in my mind and heart forever. Thank you.

It was a beautiful setting to have time to explore with my camera.

It is a beautiful place to see. Three hours was enough for me. I got some great photos of the town and the surrounding mountains. I even did a music video of a song called, "Somewhere-a-carin' About You", that I wrote a few months ago. I've been wanting to do the video for a while now. So that seemed like the perfect backdrop for it. I would recommend it to anyone. I would also like to do it again, only the next time I'd like to go up with the rest of the group to the top of the mountains. Thank you so much. By the way, if you want to hear the song, I'll be uploading the video into the next blog I do about my trip to Switzerland. I'll be starting that blog post tomorrow. Thanks for everything. You guys are the best!.....Sincerely, Dennis Adams
Lucerne and Engelberg Full-Day Tour from Zurich Reviewed by dennis, 11/06/2015

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