Top 63 attractions to explore in Zurich
Most populated area of Switzerland. Zurich is among the world's largest financial centers despite having a relatively small population. Zurich city is home to many financial institutions and banking companies.
A beautiful wooded mountain which was located in the heart of Zurich. Its highest point is about 200 metres above the Lake Zürich. The mountain range is part of a chain of hills — among them Käferberg, Forch, and Pfannenstiel — between Greifensee and Lake Zürich.
The only areal cable car in the Zurich canton which was opened in 1954 which takes you to the breathtaking views of the Zurich and also gives the chance to be the part of its history. To ride on the Felsenegg cable car, you need a ZVV ticket that includes the fare zones 150 and 155.
The Albispass is part of Zurich’s nearby recreational area with a dense hiking-path network, vantage points, and restaurants. The nearby Türlersee with its bathing opportunities is a popular excursion destination. the views from here are truly mesmerizing and also it is one of the famous tourist destinations in this area.
Augustinergasse is one of the most beautiful historical, narrow streets in Zurich. With many well-preserved, colorfully painted bay windows, it provides an insight into the history of the city. It connects busy Bahnhofstrasse with the former Gothic Augustiner Church from the 13th century and continues to the "oasis" St.
Bahnhofstrasse – Zurich's Shopping Boulevard You can find everything that your heart desires in Bahnhofstrasse: fashion, art, and Zurich specialties attract local residents as well as visitors. It was created after the construction of Zurich’s Main Railway Station.
The Botanic Garden of the University of Zurich, part of the Institute of Systematic Botany, serves research, teaching, public education, and recreation. About 9’000 plant species are cultivated on the grounds. A special goal is to have a good representation of worldwide plant diversity, European plants, and special collections, which are built up and maintained by research groups, such as water plants and primitive flowering plants.
Bürkliplatz is a town square in Zürich, Switzerland. It is named after Arnold Bürkli and is one of the nodal points of the road and public transportation, and of the lakeshore promenades that were built between 1881 and 1887. The tree-shaded square between Bahnhofstrasse and Fraumünsterstrasse is called Stadthausanlage.
The Chinese Garden is classed as a temple garden and is one of the highest-ranking gardens outside of China. It is located right by the lake at the Zürichhorn and was a gift from the city’s Chinese partner town of Kunming. At the center is a pond with a small island, pavilions and even a small palace on the banks.
The St. Peter Church is the oldest parish church in Zurich – with the original 9th-century foundation walls still seen today beneath the chancel. This church has the largest church clock face in Europe. Until 1911 the church tower was used as a fire watch post.
The headquarters of FIFA is a distinctive complex in Zürich. The complex has served as the official headquarters of FIFA since its completion in 2006. It is located on the Zürichberg, a wooded hill in District 7. As well as offices, the complex includes a fitness center, a meditation room, geographically themed parks, and a full-size international football pitch.
The FIFA World Football Museum is an interactive experience world for people of all ages. Spread over three floors and covering approximately 3,000 square meters of exhibition space, the FIFA World Football Museum examines all aspects of the world of soccer.
The E.G. Bührle Collection is one of the most prestigious private art collections. It comprises medieval wood carvings and paintings by the old masters, but above all works by French artists of the 19th and 20th centuries. This art museum was established by the Bührle family to make Emil Georg Bührle's collection of European sculptures and paintings available to the public.
The Freitag Tower is a building in Zurich that is used as a sales point and viewing platform. The tower consists of a total of 17 used overseas containers. It is located in the industrial quarter near the Hardbrücke train station. The platform at a height of 26 meters can be reached via 110 steps. The stairs are inside nine containers stacked on top of each other. The four lowest layers of containers are salesrooms for the Freitag company.
The nature reserve around the Greifensee lake is a paradise for all those who like to be out and about in the fresh air. It was a beautiful experience for cyclists, hikers, and also for families. There are also so many picnic areas and bathing points on the way.
This church is a landmark of Zurich. Legend has it that the church was built on the graves of the city’s patron saints, Felix and Regula. the Grossmünster church was the starting point of the Swiss-German Reformation led by Huldrych Zwingli and Heinrich Bullinger. The theological college then annexed to the monastery spawned what is now the University of Zürich.
Map of attractions in Zurich