Sights Worth Seeing in Zurich

Grossmünster

Legendary church where Huldrych Zwingli led the start of the Reformation. Window by Sigmar Polke. 187 steps lead up to the Karlsturm tower, with views across the whole of Zurich and its surroundings..

Fraumünster

This former convent houses the famous coloured stained glass windows by Marc Chagall. Paintings in the cloister tell the legends of the founding of the monastery and of the city's saints, the martyrs Felix and Regula.

Bahnhofstrasse

Shopaholics will feel their hearts beat faster on Zurich’s most famous shopping street, where you can find international fashion labels, watches and jewellery. It is hard to imagine that this was once the site of the city's fortifications?

Niederdorf

Savour a spot of Mediterranean flair in the winding streets of Zurich's medieval old town: Be inspired by the inviting array of street cafes, shops, boutiques, museums and galleries that surround you.

Augustinergasse

Brightly painted bay windows adorn one of the most popular streets in Zurich’s old town, connecting the Bahnhofstrasse shopping mile with St. Peterhofstatt.

Lindenhof

Once the site of a Roman fort, this popular lookout point is now surrounded by numerous linden trees: The brave women of Zurich are said to have cast out Duke Albrecht von Habsburg from here in 1292, thereby preventing him from capturing the city.

Zürich-West

Zurich’s skyline is being transformed in the city’s former industrial district, where old industrial buildings and technology start-ups stand side-by-side. Everything you need to know about clubs, restaurants and shopping: www.kreislauf4und5.ch

Lake Zurich

Enjoy breezes off the lake and alpine views. See more of Lake Zurich by taking a boat trip with the Zürichsee Schifffahrtsgesellschaft. They run boat trips to Rapperswil and several different specially themed cruises: www.zsg.ch

Lakeside promenade

Take a stroll among street performers, musicians and all kinds of characters. You can even take a dip in the cool waters of the open-air swimming area at Seebad Enge or at the Mythenquai swimming beach.

 

Here are some of the highlights of things to see and do in Zurich

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