Zurich on a Budget
Zurich on a Budget
Things to do For Free in Zurich
Zurich does not always have to be expensive. With a few simple tips and tricks, visitors can experience many things without having to spend any money.

Zurich For Free

Things to do For Free – Experience Zurich on a Budget

Many people are not aware of the fact that numerous Zurich museums have free admission. What's more, the Money Museum, of all places, is one of them! And the Zoological Museum. And the Langenberg Wildlife Park. And … the list is long.

Sporty visitors can explore the city free of charge and from a completely different perspective with a rental bicycle from "Züri rollt” – whereby the view from the Polyterrasse is anyway priceless. A number of beautiful parks and gardens are open to the public, while some riverside bathing areas entice with the opportunity for a refreshing dip – not to mention free admission. And if, after so much activity, you have worked up a thirst, you can quench it with a drink from one of the city’s 1,200 fountains, all of which provide top-quality drinking water.

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There's always a good supply of drinking water when you are on the go in Zurich – thanks to the numerous fountains...

Bike Tours
Explore the city on two wheels: in Zurich you can hire a bike for free

Parks & Gardens
A visit to the Botanical Garden is also worthwhile in bad weather. ...

Science & Technology
The focusTerra Museum presents a gripping exhibition about Earth Sciences.

Vantage Points
The Polyterrasse between the ETH and University offers top views over Zurich's old town...

Science & Technology
There is quacking, shrieking, grunting and chirping at the University of Zurich’s Zoological Museum

Zoos & Animals
Wolfs etc. – Explore the wild animals of Switzerland at the Langenberg wildlife park, west of Lake Zurich

Cultural History
The Archaeological Institute is home to one of Switzerland's most important collections of antique art. ...

Science & TechnologyParks & Gardens
The Zurich succulent collection is home to one of the largest and most important specialist collections in the world. ...

Science & Technology
The unique Paleontological Museum features sea creatures from 230-240 million years ago

Parks & Gardens
A historic park with large meadows, pools, old trees and benches. ...

Parks & Gardens
The Rieterpark is Zurich's largest and most impressive park ...

Zoos & Animals
Explore the wide range of birds at Zurich aviary and bird sanctuary on the Mythenquai

The Upper Letten River Pool is not far upstream from the Swiss National Museum

Swimming in Limmat canal – the river pool at Werd Island is in Zurich Höngg

A jump into the fast current at Lower Letten is especially popular among young people.

The Schanzengraben River Pool is located very centrally in Zurich and is only open for men

Works of Art
The famous "Thinker" by Rodin can also be found in the Gates of Hell outside the Kunsthaus Zurich. ...

Under Your Own SteamBy Foot
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An interactive listening experience about the city, local history and climate protection.

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Vantage PointsWalksHikesBike ToursMountain BikingRunningMountains
Uetliberg is Zurich's very own "mountain", from where you have beautiful views of the city and lake. ...

The FCZ-Museum tells the story of Zurich's football club since its founding in the year 1896 ...