Park Platzspitz - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
About Park Platzspitz
Platzspitz Park is one of the oldest and most historical areas of greenery in Zurich. With the rivers forming natural barriers on two sides and the Swiss National Museum and its enormous brutalist extension, it’s remarkably easy to forget that you’re in the heart of a city.
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Attractions Near Park Platzspitz
Swiss National Museum
0.19km from Park Platzspitz
The museum showcases the history of Switzerland from its beginnings up to the present day, giving an insight into the Swiss identity and the rich tapestry of our country’s history and culture, with temporary exhibitions covering issues of current interest. The museum itself affiliated with the Federal Office of Culture is located in the city of Zurich, Switzerland's largest city, next to the Hauptbahnhof.
Museum for design
0.38km from Park Platzspitz
The Museum für Gestaltung Zürich is the leading Swiss museum for design and visual communication. The museum reaches a broad national and international audience, at its two sites in the city of Zurich and through its touring exhibitions. Parts of its collections are housed opposite the museum's main building on Limmatstrasse, and in a commercial building on Förrlibuckstrasse.
0.56km from Park Platzspitz
The Polybahn, also known as the UBS Polybahn, is a funicular railway in the city of Zürich, Switzerland. The line links the Central square with the terrace by the main building of ETH Zürich, and from which the railway derives its name. Previous names for the line include the SBG Polybahn and the Zürichbergbahn. The line is owned by the banking group UBS AG and operated on their behalf by the municipal transport operator Verkehrsbetriebe Zürich.
0.7km from Park Platzspitz
The Zurich Urania Observatory is a landmark of the city of Zurich. It has been part of the city's cultural life since 1907. It offers exciting tours with a brief introduction to astronomy and about the century-old telescope every Thu/Fri/Sat at 9 pm.
ETH Zürich Hauptgebäude
0.78km from Park Platzspitz
As of August 2018, 32 Nobel laureates, 4 Fields Medalists, and 1 Turing Award winner have been affiliated with the Institute, including Albert Einstein!
0.83km from Park Platzspitz
Predigerkirche is one of the four main churches of the old town of Zürich, Switzerland, besides Fraumünster, Grossmünster, and St. Peter. First built in 1231 AD as a Romanesque church of the then Dominican Predigerkloster, the Basilica was converted in the first half of the 14th century, the choir between 1308 and 1350 rebuilt, and a for that time unusual high bell tower was built, regarded as the highest Gothic edifice in Zürich.