Top 10 Places to Visit in Zurich

Sightseeing in Zurich: These are the 10 must-see spots and sights in Zurich.

Obviously, there are far more than 10 tourist attractions in Zurich, but this list points out the absolute highlights, nobody should miss. Visit the places in Zurich that tell the exciting history of the city, see the beautiful parks and green spaces in the middle of the Old Town and enjoy the breathtaking views from the numerous overlooks, and you will experience Zurich’s true character and beauty. 

Art lovers may also want to visit the Kunsthaus Zürich with its masterpieces and the Rietberg Museum, Switzerland’s biggest museum of non-European cultures.

The Monuments

Grossmünster

The twin towers of the Grossmünster are not only Zurich’s most prominent landmark, visitors can also climb up the Karlsturm and enjoy a breathtaking view over the city.
The Chagall Windows

Fraumünster

On the other side of the Limmat stands the Fraumünster church with its famous windows created by Chagall and the Swiss artist Augusto Giacometti.
Zurich’s very own Mountain

Uetliberg

The best way to take in a city is from above. The Uetliberg lookout is just a short train ride and a 10-minute walk away, and the view over the city, lake and Alps is spectacular.
Shopping Street

Bahnhofstrasse

The Bahnhofstrasse is Zurich’s most exclusive and famous shopping destination. Boutiques, jewelers, department stores and high street fashion stores line the elegant avenue.
Seit 1952 schmückt die Ganymed-Skulptur die Bürkliterrasse
The Lake

Lake Zurich

Those who haven’t seen Lake Zurich, weren’t in Zurich. When standing next to the famous Ganymede statue on the Bürkliterrasse, you can see as far as the Swiss Alps.
The Square

Sechseläutenplatz

With the opera house, the Kronenhalle, the Café Odeon and Lake Zurich just a stone’s throw away, the Sechseläutenplatz is the ideal starting point for your sightseeing tour.
The History

Lindenhof

This glorious park has been known since the year 80 BC and is regarded as the origin of Zurich’s history. Thanks to its great view it’s also the ideal selfie spot.
City Center

The Old Town

The Limmat river separates the medieval Old Town into two parts, however both are equally marked by narrow streets, beautiful houses, glorious guildhalls and charming squares.
Unter der Hardbrücke in Zürich-West
The New

Zürich-West

Once Zurich’s industrial district, today the neighborhood is an ode to creativity, design and architecture with numerous restaurants, bars, galleries and quirky boutiques.

Multifaceted Zurich

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