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72 Hour Itinerary for Culture Lovers
Tips for history and culture lovers

3 Days in Zurich for Culture Lovers

All those who are interested in Zurich’s culture and history should be sure to print out this itinerary.

Zurich can look back on a long history and culture. Interested visitors can find out more on the most popular guided tour through Zurich. Naturally, a visit to the National Museum next to the Main Station is also a good starting point for delving deeper into Zurich’s eventful history.

But that is not all by far: the itinerary below shows all the many things that can be done and experienced in Zurich in the course of three days. At the same time, it provides some useful tips – such as for a suitable evening program or the best place to sample the classic local specialty, Zürcher Geschnetzeltes with rösti.


Day 1: Tips and Information About Zurich

Tourist Information

Tips, information, details of city tours, and the Zürich Card can be obtained from the Tourist Information at Zurich Main Station.
Day 1: Surprise With the Zürich Card

Restaurant zum Kropf

Here guests can enjoy Swiss specialties in splendid surroundings. And Zürich Card holders receive a surprise with their main meal.
Day 1: 50% Discount With the Zürich Card

Zurich Old Town Walking Tour

The most popular of the city tours shows the most beautiful historical parts of Zurich and tells the history of the city in a fascinating way.
Day 1: 2-for-1 With the Zürich Card

Cabaret Voltaire

To relax after the tour, participants can head for the birthplace of the Dada art movement. The Zürich Card gets them 2 Dada Sours for the price of 1.
Day 1: Walk

Stroll through the Old Town

On a stroll through the Old Town, guests can purchase souvenirs or simply wander through the picturesque narrow, winding streets.
Day 1: Surprise With the Zürich Card

Zunfthaus zur Waag

At this guild house, built in 1315, guests can enjoy traditional dishes within history-steeped walls – such as Zürcher Geschnetzeltes with rösti.
Museum Rietberg, exterior view
Day 2: Free Admission With the Zürich Card

Museum Rietberg

The Museum Rietberg, which is situated amidst an idyllic park, shows works of art and internationally renowned exhibitions.
Day 2: Surprise With the Zürich Card

Sai Gon

On the way back to the city center, the Sai Gon restaurant will treat you to a surprise to accompany your main meal when you show your Zürich Card.
Day 2: 10% Discount With the Zürich Card

Schweizer Heimatwerk

Handmade and traditional Swiss objects can be found in this beautiful store directly on the River Limmat.
Day 2: Surprise With the Zürich Card


The locale opposite the Main Station is a great place to stop for a snack. And if you show your Zürich Card, you will also be given a welcome drink.
Day 2: Surprise With the Zürich Card

Restaurant AuGust

Meat lovers are in heaven at the Boucherie, Brasserie and Bistro AuGust.
Day 2: 10% off Regular Performances with the Zürich Card

Schauspielhaus Zürich

In the evening, theater lovers can take in a play at the renowned Schauspielhaus.
Day 2: 10% off Admission With the Zürich Card

Kino Houdini

An alternative option would be to see a movie. The Houdini movie theater shows independent and arthouse movies.
Day 3: Day Trip From Zurich


Early next morning, a trip to the Jungfraujoch is on the program. This unforgettable experience is a must-do during your visit to Switzerland.
Day 3: Surprise With the Zürich Card

Blinde Kuh Restaurant

Back in Zurich, it’s off to the Blinde Kuh. In the world’s first darkroom restaurant, people with impaired vision serve great food in total darkness.

Multifaceted Zurich

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