All About Zurich

Zurich is the largest city in Switzerland, known as the country’s economic and cultural center.

The city is full of attractions including dozens of museums, and a well-preserved old center with medieval and Renaissance buildings.

If you plan to visit Zurich, find out with our guide the main attractions, hotel tips, shopping, and much more to help you plan an incredible trip.

Zurich Switzerland

Attractions and Sightseeing

Bahnhofstrasse

Bahnhofstrasse

The Bahnhofstrasse is the city’s main street that stretches from the Central Station (Hauptbahnhof) to Bürkliplatz by the lake.

It is one of the most attractive shopping streets in Europe, filled with trees, art, and luxury stores and international brands.

Grossmünster

Grossmünster

The Grossmünster is Zurich ‘s main church and most famous monument that dominates the city skyline with its twin towers.

The church has a Romanesque style with Gothic elements, and was built between the 11th and 13th centuries.

From the Karlsturm observation tower, you can enjoy the view over the city and lake.

Fraumünster

Fraumünster

The Fraumünster is one of the 4 main churches in Zurich and receives about 500,000 visitors every year.

The church was built on the remains of another building, a former abbey for women of the aristocracy.

Its interior features large stained glass windows depicting a story from the bible.

Limmatquai

Limmatquai

Along Limmatquai a popular street beside the Limmat River are several elegant old houses, many of which now house restaurants.

The City Hall(Rathaus), a building constructed between 1.694 and 1.698, is located on the Limmatquai.

St. Peter Kirche

St. Peterhofstatt

In St. Peterhofstatt is located the St. Peter Kirche. In 1.538 the church acquired the largest clock faces in Europe and still holds this record.

Lindenhof Hill

Lindenhof Hill

Lindenhof Hill is a hill in the historic center. The hilltop area and its medieval and Roman remains are Swiss Heritage Sites of national importance.

Opernhaus

Opernhaus

The Opernhaus is one of the best in the world. The venue has a capacity of approximately 1,100 seats and hosts several shows every year.

Zürichsee

Boat Ride

Taking a boat trip on Lake Zürichsee is a great way to see the city and its surroundings from another angle. There are short tours and long tours that can last 4 hours.

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