Best Things To Do in Zurich, Switzerland

Set at the tip of the Lake Zurich, Zurich in Switzerland is a culturally vibrant city that is recognized as one of the most liveable cities in the world. Famous for its beautiful lakes, lively nightlife, magnificent snowcapped alpines, artistic galleries, and museums, Zurich offers a unique mix of attractions and things to do. Some of the best places to visit in Zurich are Lake Zurich, St Peters Church, Rietberg Museum, Fraumunster, Uetliberg, Botanical Garden of the University of Zurich and Lindenhof hill. If you are more of an adventure junkie than an explorer, then you have a plenty of adventure sports options that includes snowshoeing, skiing, sledding, snowboarding, hiking, skydiving and paragliding. To indulge in these activities, visit Zurich during the winters when it is covered in a thick spread of snow. Placed in the heart of the Europe, the city is very well-connected by air, train, and road transports, making it one of the easily accessible cities of Europe. To travel within the city for cheaper, buy a Zurich pass. It comes with free airport transfers and local transits, while also providing access to over forty museums in the city. And a minimum of three nights stay is recommended to explore Zurich.

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Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Zurich, Switzerland

Must see places in Zurich ranked on popularity. Here is the complete list of best attractions in Zurich and point of interests to visit.

  1. Old Town

    # 1 of 1544 Things To Do in Zurich | Added 13689 times in trip plans
    Old Town

    Tags: Walking Area, Neighborhoods , Old Town

    Address: Zurich, Switzerland

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Perched on either sides of River Limmat, the Old town is one of the prettiest parts of the city. The narrow alleyways and cobblestoned streets make for a great stroll especially because of the charmin...Read more

  2. Lake Promenade

    # 2 of 1544 Things To Do in Zurich | Added 17480 times in trip plans
    Lake Promenade

    Tags: Waterfront, View Point, Walking Area, Leisure

    Address: Zurichsee, Switzerland

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Near lower Lake Zurich, one can see a tangle of promenades, parks and arrangements, altogether known as the beautiful Lake Promenade, a favorite evening hangout. Furthermore in warm climate, the lake ...Read more

  3. Bahnhofstrasse

    # 3 of 1544 Things To Do in Zurich | Added 15763 times in trip plans
    Bahnhofstrasse

    Tags: Landmark, Walking Area, Shopping Center, Streets

    Address: Bahnhofstrasse, Zurich, Switzerland

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Bahnhofstrasse is Zurich's principle downtown road and one of the planet's most exorbitant and elite shopping roads. It started to be the point at which the city strongholds were wrecked in 1864 and t...Read more

  4. Kunsthaus

    # 4 of 1544 Things To Do in Zurich | Added 11032 times in trip plans
    Kunsthaus

    Tags: Art Museum, Arts And Crafts

    Address: Kunsthaus Zürich Heimplatz 1 8001 Zurich

    Timings: 10:00 am - 08:00 pm Details

    The Kunsthaus Zurich houses a standout amongst the most vital craftsmanship accumulations in Switzerland and Europe, gathered throughout the years by the neighborhood craft cooperation called Zurcher ...Read more

  5. Uetliberg

    # 5 of 1544 Things To Do in Zurich | Added 6779 times in trip plans
    Uetliberg

    Tags: Outdoors, Mountain, View Point, Hiking Trail

    Address: Zurich, Switzerland

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The Uetliberg is an out of the world experience for those who love a bit of adventure. Spectacular panoramas surround you from the very top of this mighty mountain. If you love to work up a sweat, cli...Read more

  6. Fraumunster

    # 6 of 1544 Things To Do in Zurich | Added 11189 times in trip plans
    Fraumunster

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Architecture

    Address: Munsterhof 2, 8001 Zurich, Switzerland

    Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    The Fraumunster Church in Zurich is one of the most important churches in the city. It was established in 853 by Louis the German for his daughter, Hildegard, on the grounds of a convent. He enriched ...Read more

  7. Zurich Zoological Garden

    # 7 of 1544 Things To Do in Zurich | Added 5163 times in trip plans
    Zurich Zoological Garden

    Tags: Wildlife Sanctuary , Zoo

    Address: Zurichbergstrasse 221, 8044 Zurich, Switzerland

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    The Zurich Zoologischer Garten or the Zurich Zoological Garden is a zoo placed in Zurich, Switzerland.(delete) It was opened in 1929 and, starting 2004, has 2200 examples of 300 species. It is placed ...Read more

  8. Swiss National Museum

    # 8 of 1544 Things To Do in Zurich | Added 3052 times in trip plans
    Swiss National Museum

    Tags: Art And Culture, Museum

    Address: Museumstrasse 2, CH- 8001, Zurich

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    A landmark museum for cultural history in Switzerland, the Swiss National Museum is a delight to visit and explore. The museum building dates back to 1898 and was built in a chateau style by Gustav Gu...Read more

  9. Schanzengraben

    # 9 of 1544 Things To Do in Zurich | Added 5466 times in trip plans
    Schanzengraben

    Tags: Historical Site, Town

    Address: Behind Hotel Baur au Lac , Taltrasse 1, 8022, Switzerland

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The town was braced with a city divider from the thirteenth to the seventeenth century, and with additional expound defenses developed in the seventeenth to eighteenth century and generally crushed in...Read more

  10. U B S Polybahn

    # 10 of 1544 Things To Do in Zurich | Added 4519 times in trip plans
    U B S Polybahn

    Tags: Scenic Drive, Train Ride

    Address: Central 1, 8001 Zürich, Switzerland

    Timings: 06:45 am - 07:15 pm Details

    Perhaps the cutest little tram ride you will have ever, the UBS Polybahn funicular is a short railway ride that connects the Central Square to the ETH Zurich. Dating back to 1886, this funicular is qu...Read more

  11. Limmat River

    # 11 of 1544 Things To Do in Zurich | Added 5889 times in trip plans
    Limmat River

    Tags: River, Boating, Cruise

    Address: Zurich, Switzerland

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The Limmat is a waterway in Switzerland. The stream begins at the outfall of Lake Zurich, in the inside of the city of Zurich. From Zurich it streams in a northwesterly bearing, after 35 km arriving a...Read more

  12. Lindenhofplatz

    # 12 of 1544 Things To Do in Zurich | Added 6424 times in trip plans
    Lindenhofplatz

    Tags: Park, Walking Area, Monument, Leisure

    Address: Lindenhof, Zurich 8001, Switzerland

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Lindenhofplatz is a beautiful park that affords views of the most charming neighbourhood of Zurich-The Old Town. Only a short stroll away from the main street, this is a great place to connect with na...Read more

  13. St Peters Church

    # 13 of 1544 Things To Do in Zurich | Added 7002 times in trip plans
    St Peters Church

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Architecture

    Address: St. Peterhofstatt plaza, Zurich, Switzerland

    Timings: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm Details

    St. Peter is one of the four principle temples of the old town of Zurich, Switzerland, moreover it is considered predominant over Fraumunster, Grossmunster and Predigerkirche. Spotted alongside the Li...Read more

  14. Strandbad Mythenquai

    # 14 of 1544 Things To Do in Zurich | Added 2797 times in trip plans
    Strandbad Mythenquai

    Tags: Beach, Water Body, Entertainment, Leisure

    Address: Mythenquai 95 8002 Zurich

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Zürich's first shore, opened in 1922, still offers 250 meters of sandy shore and a far reaching sunbathing grass. Space is additionally held for both non-swimmers and kids. The Mythenquai shore l...Read more

  15. Urania Observatory

    # 15 of 1544 Things To Do in Zurich | Added 3804 times in trip plans
    Urania Observatory

    Tags: Landmark, Observatory, Architecture

    Address: Uraniastrasse 9, 8001 Zurich, Switzerland

    Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Urania Sternwarte is an open observatory in the Lindenhof quarter of Zurich, Switzerland. Urania's refracting telescope is provided with a Fraunhofer two-lens arrangement of 30 cm gap and central leng...Read more

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Top Zurich Activities And Tours

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  • Save 4% Zurich City Highlights with Felsenegg Cable Car Ride
    Zurich City Highlights with Felsenegg Cable Car Ride621 Reviews

    Duration: 4 Hrs 30 Mins

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    Duration: 8 Hrs 30 Mins

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    Zurich Highlights Tour80 Reviews

    Duration: 2 Hrs

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    Mount Titlis Day Tour from Zurich1041 Reviews

    Duration: 9 Hrs 30 Mins

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  • Staatsarchiv

    Winterthurerstrasse 170 / Irchelpark

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Pumpbrunnen

    Rainstrasse

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Schloss Wildegg

    Effingerweg 5

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Schloss Hallwyl

    Boniswilerstrasse

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Old Town

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Lokomotivdepot Koblenz

    Historic and Protected Sites
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  • Shetland Ag

    Langholzstrasse 26

    Mountains
  • Elektro-Service Willi Fehr

    Oberhof 7

    Mountains
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  • Zürichsee

    Lakes
  • Lake Zurich

    Lakes
  • Lake Zurich (Zürichsee)

    Zürichsee

    Lakes
  • Zugersee

    Lakes
  • Seepromenade Zug

    Lakes
  • Staldenweiher

    Lakes
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  • Strauhof Zürich Literaturausstellungen

    Augustinergasse 9

    Museums
  • Spielzeugmuseum Franz Carl Weber

    Fortunagasse 15

    Museums
  • Helmhaus Zürich

    Limmatquai 31

    Museums
  • Zoologisches Museum

    Karl-Schmid-Strasse 4

    Museums
  • Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)

    Heimplatz 1

    Museums
  • Kunsthaus Zürich

    Heimplatz 1

    Museums
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  • Wäscherei (Laundry)

    Dienerstrasse 70

    Amusement Parks
  • RCKSTR-Towers

    Sihlhallenstrasse 19

    Amusement Parks
  • Kindercity AG

    Chlirietstrasse 12

    Amusement Parks
  • Curling-Halle AG Wallisellen

    Zielackerstrasse 28

    Amusement Parks
  • Chilbi Männedorf

    Amusement Parks
  • Umweltarena

    Amusement Parks
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  • Restaurant Pumpstation

    Utoquai 10

    Barbecue Fast Food Bars
  • Nikos Griechische Taverne

    Albisriederstrasse 181

    Restaurants Bars
  • Matahari Bar

    Langstrasse 237

    Bars
  • Tonneau-Bar

    Morgartenstrasse 26

    Bars Restaurants
  • Neo

    Europaallee 47

    Bars Restaurants
  • Cranberry

    Metzgergasse 3

    Bars
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  • Swiss Casinos Zürich

    Haus Ober, Gessnerallee 3

    Casinos and Gaming Bars Diners
  • Novomatic C.s.i. Service AG

    Aargauerstrasse 180

    Casinos and Gaming
  • Quasmo AG

    Grubenstrasse 9

    Casinos and Gaming
  • E. Seiler AG, Spielsalon

    Stampfenbachstrasse 142

    Casinos and Gaming
  • CASLIFE GmbH

    Aargauerstrasse 180

    Casinos and Gaming
  • Billi's Music + Game Shop AG

    Im Dornacher 6

    Casinos and Gaming
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  • Welpenspielstunde - Schutz & Rettung Zürich

    Orion-Strasse 6

    Dog Parks
  • Windhunde-Rennbahn Kleindöttingen

    Dog Parks
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  • Limmat

    Beaches
  • Werdinsel

    Werdinsel 2

    Beaches
  • Schanzengraben Riviera

    Beaches
  • Cocoa & Kiki Beach Zürich

    Förrlibuckstrasse 151

    Beaches
  • Flussbad Au-Höngg

    Werdinsel

    Beaches
  • Strandbad Küsnacht

    Seestrasse 246

    Beaches
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  • Allmend Brunau

    Allmendstrasse 10

    Hiking
  • Käferberg

    Hiking
  • Evening jogging

    Hiking
  • Foxtrail

    Bahnhofplatz 1, Am Bahnhof

    Hiking
  • Visiontrade AG

    Langwattstrasse 27

    Hiking
  • Zugerberg

    Bannholzstrasse

    Hiking
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