Things to Do and See in Zürich, a Gem in the Swiss Heartland

/Things to Do and See in Zürich, a Gem in the Swiss Heartland

Zürich, which is one of the largest cities in Switzerland, has a welcoming population, which means that it always has a large number of tourists. From lakes and rivers to museums and nightclubs, you will find plenty of things to do and see in Zürich. Let’s take a look at some of the popular sites and attractions that you can take advantage of during your visit here.

Grossmünster

Things to Do and See in Zürich - Grossmunster

This old Romanesque church represents the city’s glorious history. The stairs are small and very steep, but once you’re at the top, you will be able to see one spectacular view of Zürich. This building itself is more than 500 years old and is a historical figure that you should witness with your own eyes to truly appreciate.

Landesmuseum

Things to Do and See in Zürich - Landesmuseum

This museum happens to be one of the largest Swiss history museums in the entire country. Hemotorcyclearious traditions that were once highly popular in Switzerland. The facility offers flexible scheduling and is an excellent way to spend time with family and friends while visiting Zürich. Landesmuseum has to be on the top of your list of things to do and see in Zürich.

Schanzengraben

Things to Do and See in Zürich - Schanzengraben

This small canal carries a unique history in the sense that it is used to serve as a fort between Sihl and Limmat. Once you arrive at the central station, all that you need to do is take the stairways down to this creek which will, in turn, lead all the way to the lake. When the weather is beautiful in Zürich, this is something that you should check out.

Other Popular Attractions and Things to Do and See in Zürich

Visitors can hop on the Polybahn, which is a 19th-century funicular that will take you up a very steep hill. Once there, you will be able to witness one majestic view. During the week, there are even areas to grab a quick bite to eat once you’re at the top.

The Hauptbahnhof is where you can purchase a “Snow N’ Rail” ticket that will be good throughout the winter months. From here you can experience a huge ski resort that is perfect for both experts as well as beginners.

If you travel short ways on the Zürichsee, then you will be on one of two old steamships.

There are several different routes to choose from, and each one will vary in distance and price. Or you can rent a small rowboat to explore the area at your pace.

Üetliberg is a hill that overlooks Zürich. You can either take the peaceful hike up this hill or the train that leaves from the central station. Either way, you won’t be disappointed. This 360-degree view from a tall tower is a fine way to see the land stretch on for miles and miles.

Club Hopping

One of the other things to do once you’re in the city is to go club hopping. There are dozens of famous clubs in the area, so be sure to pick up a few copies of the 20 Minuten (which is a paper that will help you explore).

Bike and Tram Rides

Another fun way to see the city is by hopping on a motorbike or even skates as you roam around the town. It is a great activity for both professional and newbie cyclists. Also, there are many tram rides to choose from when you are in Zürich.

Whatever you decide to do, you won’t be disappointed when exploring this upbeat, vibrant, and beautiful city. Plus, it’s perfect for solo travelers and families alike as there are a plethora of things to do and see in Zürich. So for what are you waiting? Pack your bags and head for this charming city in the heart of Switzerland.

While you are in Zurich, why not take a short bus trip to Lucerne. With its beautiful Old Town, it is something that you don’t want to miss.

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Ravish Khapra has a passion for, and extensive experience with, travel writing. His engaging posts provide detailed information on destinations around the world, including how to reach these locales, ways to make the most of your trip, and tips on budgeting for maximum return on your travel investment.