Canton of Zurich: Largest Towns and Top Attractions

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Informações e Cidades do Cantão de Zurique

The Canton of Zurich is one of the 26 Cantons of Switzerland canton of Zurich, the most populous and the seventh largest in terms of area with 1,729 km².

Check out the following 12 featured attractions and the largest cities in the Canton of Zurich and tips for you to plan your trip.

Top Attractions in the Canton of Zurich

Top Attractions in the Canton of ZurichPhoto Credit:  Patrick Federi

Lake Zurich – the lake has an area of 88.17 km² and is part of the cantons of Schwyz, St. Gallen, and Zurich.  Most of the lake is located in the Canton of Zurich.

The lake has clean water and areas for bathers. During the summer, the water temperature is above 20ºC (68FºF).

Zürichsee, Switzerland

2. Schloss Laufen am Rheinfall – castle with a restaurant offering panoramic views of the Rhine Falls.

Areal Schloss Laufen, 8447 Dachsen, Switzerland

Website: www.schlosslaufen.ch

3. Regensberg Castle – a castle built in the mid-13th century that dominates the Regensgerg skyline and offers beautiful views of the landscape.

Schloss, Oberburg 22, 8158 Regensberg, Switzerland

Website: www.schlossregensberg.ch

4. Castle Kyburg – a medieval castle first mentioned in 1027, with a museum of weapons and armor.

Schloss 1, 8314 Kyburg, Switzerland

Website: schlosskyburg.ch

5. Lindt Home of Chocolate – chocolate museum with a Lindt outlet.

Schokoladenplatz 1, Seestrasse 204, 8802 Kilchberg, Switzerland

Website: www.lindt-home-of-chocolate.com

6. BirdLife-Naturzentrum Neeracherried – one of Switzerland‘s last extensive wetlands surrounded by cultivated farmland being habitat to numerous species of flora and fauna.

Dielsdorferstrasse 13, 8173 Neerach, Switzerland

Website: www.birdlife.ch

7. Antennenturm – Aussichtsturm Cholfirst – tower built in 1973 with an observatory accessible by stairs and offers beautiful views of the Rhine.

8247 Flurlingen, Switzerland

8. Schloss Mörsburg – a medieval castle first mentioned in 1241, with an exhibition showing mainly 17th and 18th-century home decor, as well as ceramics, glassware, and weapons.

Mörsburgstrasse 30, 8404 Winterthur, Switzerland

Website: schlosshalde-winterthur.ch

9. Alt-Wülflingen Castle – ruins of a hilltop castle offering panoramic views.

8408 Winterthur, Switzerland

10. Burg Uster – castle built around 1100 and modified several times over time.

Schlossweg 1, 8610 Uster, Switzerland

11. Park Seleger Moor – beautiful and tranquil park that receives more than 40,000 visitors a year.

Seleger-Moor-Strasse, 8911 Rifferswil, Switzerland

Website: www.selegermoor.ch

12. City of Zurich – main destination of the Canton of Zurich, offers numerous interesting and historical attractions, chocolate boutiques and excellent restaurant options.

10 Largest Cities in the Canton of Zurich

The Canton of Zurich has 169 municipalities. Check out the 10 largest cities in the canton by population below.

  1. Zurich (capital of the canton and most populous city of the country) – 421,878
  2. Winterthur – 114,220
  3. Uster – 30,614
  4. Dübendorf – 24,068
  5. Dietikon – 22,497
  6. Wetzikon – 20,542
  7. Horgen – 20,355
  8. Wädenswil – 19,417
  9. Bülach – 16,052
  10. Opfikon – 13,378

Source: Az Nations Switzerland

Where to stay in the Canton of Zurich, Switzerland

Find below hotel suggestions in the towns and villages of Regensberg, Winterthur, Uster, Dübendorf, and Horgen in the Canton of Zurich.

1. Hotel Krone Regensberg

Hotel Krone Regensberg©Hotel Krone Regensberg

The Hotel Krone Regensberg is a charming hotel located in the village of Regensberg, 20 km from the center of Zurich.

The rooms are elegant and are equipped with a TV and work desk.

The hotel has a restaurant with a terrace.

Oberburg 1, 8158 Regensberg, Switzerland

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2. Park Hotel Winterthur

Park Hotel Winterthur©Park Hotel Winterthur

The Park Hotel Winterthur is located in the center of Winterthur near Central Station.

The rooms have a TV, work desk, coffee machine, and minibar.

The hotel has a restaurant and a bar.

Stadthausstrasse 4, 8400 Winterthur, Switzerland

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3. Hotel Loge

Hotel Loge©Hotel Loge

The Hotel Loge is located in a historic building in the center of Winterthur.

The rooms have a TV, kettle, coffee maker, and minibar.

The hotel houses a bar and a movie theater.

Oberer Graben 6, 8400 Winterthur, Switzerland

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4. HOTEL illuster – Urban & Local

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HOTEL illuster – Urban & Local is located within walking distance of Uster Station and Burg Uster castle.

All rooms are equipped with a TV and a work desk. Some rooms have a balcony.

The hotel has a garden with a terrace.

Zürichstrasse 14, 8610 Uster, Switzerland

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5. Sorell Hotel Sonnental

Sorell Hotel Sonnental©Sorell Hotel Sonnental

The Sorell Hotel Sonnental is located in Dübendorf just 3 km from Zurich Zoo and 10 km from Zurich city center.

The rooms have a TV, work desk, and minibar.

The hotel has a restaurant serving Swiss and international cuisine.

Zürichstrasse 94/96, 8600 Dübendorf, Switzerland

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6. Romantik Hotel Schwan

Romantik Hotel Schwan©Romantik Hotel Schwan Horgen

The Romantik Hotel Schwan is a hotel located in a historic building in the center of Horgen.

The rooms are cozy and have a TV and a work desk.

The hotel has a charming restaurant with a terrace.

Zugerstrasse 9, 8810 Horgen, Switzerland

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Accommodation Options in Zurich City

Map of the Canton of Zurich

Featured Photo by Patrick Federi

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