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A Day in Zurich - Perfect 24 Hours Guide

Nestled on the north shore of the beautiful lake Zurich, the city of Zurich is the largest city in Switzerland. Home to the 17th-century Rathaus, Zurich reflects its medieval atmosphere with a number of gothic churches and buildings. On the other hand, the surroundings of Limmat River make is one of the most picturesque cities in the world. The city also houses some of the best museums and art galleries of Switzerland. So, if you are planning to spend next 24 hours in Zurich, have a look at this Zurich Itinerary for 1 day and see what the city has to offer!

How to spend 1 day in Zurich?

Start Your Day with the Boat Trip on Lake Zurich

Taking the boat trip on the lake Zurich is one of the best thing to start your day with. This 90 minutes’ trip offers views of the valleys, hills, and the city brilliantly and in the morning, when everything is quiet, you can enjoy the peaceful surroundings of Zurich the best. Some cruises also offer breakfast and lunch. It would be a great idea to enjoy your morning breakfast while gazing at the snow-capped mountains.

Spend Afternoon at the Swiss Museum

1 day in Zurich is incomplete, and in fact, meaningless, if you don’t visit the world-famous Swiss National Museum. One of the most significant museums showcasing the European history and culture, the Swiss National Museum is an example of Renaissance architecture. The museum displays a large collection of artifacts from the prehistoric times to the Middle Ages and to the 20th century. You can spend your afternoon here acquainting yourself with the masterpieces of wooden sculptures, panel paintings, gothic art and many more things.

Take a Walking Tour of the Churches, Fountains, and Buildings

As the evening approaches, you can simply walk to the Old Town area of Zurich. A walking tour of this place will give you a glimpse of the medieval atmosphere of the city. The entire place if flooded with a number of historic buildings, churches, and cafes. The Munster Square is one of such places where you would see buildings adorned with vibrant colors. Walk towards the Fraumunster Church and admire the beautiful fountains that line the street. The fountain of Weinplatz and the Winegrower fountain are some of the most beautiful fountains you will see. The fountains are also accompanied by some stunning sculptures depicting the mastery of Swiss artists.

Shop Exclusively at Bahnhofstrasse

The best way to spend an evening in Zurich is to shop at one of the most expensive and exclusive shopping avenues of the city called Bahnhofstrasse. Located in downtown Zurich, this street glimmers with lights as the sun sets. From fashion to art and craft, you will find everything that signifies “best of Zurich” here. The street is dotted with a number of departmental stores, boutiques, and shops from where you can buy the local as well as international brands. At the end of your shopping, don’t forget to enjoy a glass of wine. You should never come back without buying a Zurich souvenir from this street market.

Although one day in Zurich is not enough for a wandering mind, these are few things you should not miss doing while you have a limited time in Zurich.

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    • You will have to check that in tour description as tours that offer hotel pick up and drop off, mention so in the details. 

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