Top things to do in Zurich for the perfect break!
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Just Zurich – Top things to do in Zurich for the perfect break!

Zurich boasts of more than 100 art galleries, renowned museums like the Museum of Art and the Swiss National Museum, historic treasure hubs like Minster of Our Lady and Old Town etc. If you are not interested in history, worry not! Zurich also has an abundant collection of places to be visited like Lake Zurich, Lindenhof and Uetliberg Mountain. A Zurich trip is incomplete without heavy shopping along Bahnhofstrasse street. Here’s a list of the top things to do in Zurich to be included in your Switzerland tour package. Let us know how you’d want your trip to be, for we make travel dreams come true!

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1. Lake Zurich

Lake Zurich,Top things to do in Zurich for the perfect break!
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With lake promenades, parks and scenic spots in and around Lake Zurich, settle for a serene picnic in the lake area. Watersports, cuisine hunt and zoo outings would do more justice to your Swiss travel on the whole.

Nearby places & things to do:

Dinosaur Museum at the Alpamare water park
The tiny island of Lützelau
Strolling scenes at Aabach valley or the Kaltenbrunner Riet
Shopping along the shores of Lake Zurich

2. Zürich’s Museum of Art

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Zürich’s Museum of Art is near Schauspielhaus. At this museum, you can find art-works by the famous Swiss artist Alberto Giacometti. Works of Ferdinand Hodler, Henry Fuseli and Peter Fischli are also popular. If you think that’s all there is to it, wait up! This museum also houses the profound art-works of international artists like Monet, Vincent Van Gogh and Marc Chagall.

Nearby places & things to do:

Zurich Ayurveda for rejuvenating spa sessions
Architectural wonder – Grossmunster
Live streets of Niederdorf
Zoological Museum

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3.  Gerold Cuchi Umbrellas

Gerold Cuchi Umbrellas,Top things to do in Zurich for the perfect break!
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Head to Gerold Cuchi not just for their delicious food, but also for the pretty ambience outside the restaurant! The Kreis 5 district of Zurich is where you can take pictures of colourful umbrellas hanging over the patio area. The radiant sunshade has close to 50 umbrellas, each with unique designs like linear stripes, polka dots, and intricate flower patterns.

Nearby places & things to do:

Visit The Prime Tower – largest tower of Switzerland
Löwenbräu region for art-works
Maag Areal music arena for good music

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4. Uetliberg Mountain

Uetliberg Mountain,Top things to do in Zurich for the perfect break!
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Uetliberg Mountain is a delight to visit since it features Zurich’s best views of the Alps. Once you reach the top of this mountain, get sporty by engaging in hiking, biking and sledging. You can also try some paragliding on the mountain’s peak. A direct train from Hauptbahnhof station will take you to Uetliberg Mountain and this is by far the most preferred mode of transport.

Nearby places & things to do:

Panoramic views offered at Uetliberg Aussichtsturm tower
Free Walk Zurich to learn about the history of the city
Rietberg Museum for non-European artworks
Shopping at Maurice de Mauriac for Swiss watches and jewels

5. Altstadt

Altstadt,Top things to do in Zurich for the perfect break!
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The streets of Altstadt brim with city’s culture and nightlife. From historical monuments to the Townhall, Altstadt is where you can find cafes, quirky souvenir shops and medieval houses. A visit to Altstadt is definitely one of the top things to do in Zurich!

Nearby places & things to do:

Visit the Limmat waterfront for historic trade tales
Romanesque-styled Protestant church, Grossmünster
Freibad Letzigraben for water adventure and boat tours
Friedhof Sihlfeld for unique tombs

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6. Bahnhofstrasse

Bahnhofstrasse,Top things to do in Zurich for the perfect break!
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Take a stroll along the Bahnhofstrasse street to check out the stores and boutiques, housing high-end products like Louis Vuitton, Burberry, Chanel and Giorgio Armani. The Confiserie Sprungli is a famous Swiss shop which is dedicated to desserts. For jewellery, no better place than Gubelin AG to shop at.

Nearby places & things to do:

Victorinox Flagship Store for modern watches and collections
Urania Observatory – Instruments and astronomy observations
Amtshaus – Historical sightings
Lindenhof – Shopping and evening strolls

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7. Zurich Zoo

Zurich Zoo,Top things to do in Zurich for the perfect break!
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Animal attraction is best featured at The Zurich zoo. This zoo is home to 340 varieties of animal species and has close to 4000 animals overall. You can find Indian elephants in The Kaeng Krachan Elephant Park. Don’t forget to click pictures of the adorable emperor penguins which can be found walking in and around the zoo.

Nearby places & things to do:

FIFA Headquarters for football addicts
Toptrek Touren bike tours
Museum of Art for artworks and galleries
The Escape Gmbh for adventure games

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8. Church of our lady

Chagall Church,Top things to do in Zurich for the perfect break!
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Fraumünster Church in Old Town region Zurich features the all-time famous Chagall windows. Created on stained windows by the artist Marc Chagall, the colour combination adds a rainbow shade to the church. Pay attention to the windows in Fraumünster church as every window in the choir hall has a biblic story behind it!

Nearby places & things to do:

Confiserie Sprungli for dessert-hunting
Beyer Clock and Watch Museum
St. Peterskirche – Europe’s biggest clock-faced building
Les Millionnaires for unique jewels and watches
Ghost Walk of Zurich – Phantom and ghost tales

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