Zurich Tourism, Switzerland 2020 (50 Tours & Activities)
Zurich is a place that conjures up images of breathtaking & unspoiled beauty of the stunning Swiss meadows, alpine forests, mighty Alps, and pristine mountain lakes. The city is forked into two by River Zurich into the Old and New Town areas. The Old Town is dotted with centuries-old churches, cobbled streets, and residences belonging to the Renaissance era. Due to its proximity to France, Germany, Italy, and Liechtenstein, you will see beautiful imprints of these cultures on the architecture here.

You will find the world’s largest clock tower here and a shopping street that’s amongst the world’s most exclusive and expensive shopping destinations.Zurich has beautifully balanced its rich cultural heritage with modernity and houses over 50 museums, art galleries, theatres, and a library that is considered to be the most beautiful in the world. It has some of the most stunning gardens, riverside promenades, hilly vantage points, perfect for a dream Swiss vacation. 

What is a Swiss vacation if you don’t try the famous chocolates! Zurich is known as the chocolate capital of Switzerland and certainly knows how to craft the best chocolates on the planet. Where else will you find a truffle that takes a whole year to make! Zurich also has many Michelin star restaurants that serve hearty and exotic dishes for an amazing fine dining experience.  For those who love to let their hair down, Zurich matches your verve with its spirit to party. It is dotted with amazing places great for ending a day with the best of drinks and snacks.
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13 November 2019
Excellent
I had planned the tour of Grindelwald and Interlaken with my family. The tour operator took care of all the essentials, Thanks for all the support.
23 December 2019
Excellent
I booked this tour for me and my 4 friends and we had a blast of a time. We did not even saw the time once as we were enjoying the amazing and its places. We took a lot of pictures of the various places and especially the beautiful old buildings.
21 February 2020
Excellent
The Black Forest and the Rhine Falls were in my bucket list for so long. I was excited to visit these places and I loved the place. Not only did I enjoyed my visit but also loved learning the craft of Titisee. This was a new experience that I had in my life and I cannot forget learning this craft. The best part of the trip was having a black forest cake in the black forest. I would totally recommend you to plan your trip to the Black forest.
06 January 2020
Excellent
Had never heard of this hidden gem of a place before! The trip, despite being short, covered the best of the features in that region- Laufen castle, Rhine falls, and even the famed Bahnhofstrasse street, which is said to be the Swiss counterpart of Avenue 5! Also, The view of the Rhine falls will remain etched in my memory as a wonderful souvenir from Switzerland!
I really wanted to visit Lucerne on my Switzerland trip, and Thrillophilia just made it really affordable! For a small city like Lucerne, this day trip is just the best! The train ride with a stunning view of the Alps was the highlight of this day trip! And Lucerne is even more beautiful than I imagined!
15 November 2019
Superb
Frankly speaking, I was a little worried about my visit to the place as it was my first time with my gang. We were in a group of 4 with too much luggage. Looking for affordable transportation service from the airport I stumbled upon the private Zurich airport service by Thrillophilia. I called up their sales team and I remember Arjun answering my call. He was, and I must insist, really helpful in laying out the benefits of using the service and I went for it. The journey was more than satisfactory and we reached our destination without tension in our minds.
I visited Zurich with Thrillophilia with their planned trip, and it was worth the try as everything was pre-planned and only thing i was supposed to do was just join the group !! And it was beautiful.
18 January 2020
Excellent
Comfort, beauty and pleasure; three words that describe my E Tuk Tuk Experience. Totally worth the price. This awesome experience took us to some of the best places in Zurich like Sechseläutenplatz, Niederdorf, the National museum and many other places. Enjoyed the picturesque steers of Zunich and loved capturing the beautiful buildings.
15 November 2019
Superb
Started the journey early in the day so that I can enjoy the beauty of the Black mountains. I was thrilled to visit the largest waterfall in Europe. The best part about this trip was when we learnt the craft of Titisee. An experience to remember for life.
12 December 2019
Excellent
It was an enjoyable trip from start to finish! Right from pick up to drop off, we did not have to worry about a single thing! Everything was arranged, and the train journey over the Albis pass took my breath away! We also had a short stop at the Lion Monument, and we got a good lot of time to explore Lucerne properly! The train journey offers glimpses of the Alps throughout, and you wouldn’t feel bored for a minute.

People Also Ask About Zurich

  1. Which are the major tourist attractions in Zurich?

    Here are some of the best places to visit in Zurich:

    1. Grossmunster (Great Minster)
    This is the most important landmark in the history of the Swiss Protestant Reformation movement. The twin towers of this 12th-century church pierce through the clear blue skies and offer fantastic views of the city.

    Inside, the church is adorned with beautiful stained glass paintings; gothic artworks, huge bronzed doors, and bricked walls. There is a crypt inside the church where you can see the original statue of Charlemagne, the founder of the Protestant order. 

    Location: Grossmünsterplatz, 8001, Zurich.
    Entry Fee/Price: There is no entry fee. 
    Timings: 
    - November to February: Monday-Saturday 10:00 am-5:00 pm
    - March to October: Every day (except Sunday) 10:00 am- 6:00 pm

    2. Zurich Zoo
    This amazing zoo has over 300 species of animals and birds living in habitats that are created closely on the lines of their natural habitats. You will see amazing mimicked natural spaces like seacoast, mountainous cloud forest, savannah & grassland, tropical rainforest, desert & steppe, etc.

    The zoo houses exotic animals like Emu, Laughing Kookaburra, Rainbow Lorikeet, Southern Screamers, etc. There are beautiful waterworks, ponds, and lush thickets inside.  

    Location: Zürichbergstrasse 221, 8044 Zürich, Switzerland
    Entry Fee/Price: CHF 26, INR 1912
    Timings: 
    - March to October: Everyday from 10:00 am to 6 pm
    - November to February: Everyday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. The zoo closes at 4:00 pm on December 24th every year. 

    3. Zurich Lake
    Probably the most famous attraction in Zurich, this beautiful crustal-like lake is amongst the most beautiful lakes in Switzerland. The Lake, nestled amidst the cantons of Schwyz, St. Gallen, and Zurich, it is an amazing place to soak in the crisp mountain breeze and the stunning scenery.

    There are plenty of fun things that one can do here right from watersports, swimming, bathing, lake cruise, etc. Enjoy skating at the rinks at Wadenswil and Kusnacht. Don’t miss to try fresh butter-fried fish at the cafes near the Lake. 

    Location: The Lake extends on the southeast part of the city
    Entry Fee/Price: CHF 8, INR 588
    Timings: The Lake can be visited anytime. 

    4. Lindenhof
    One of the most-visited places in Zurich, Lindenhof is not only a stunning garden but also an epicentre of major historical events in the country. This is where once a 4th-century Roman fort stood, which gave way to a palace in the 9th-century built by Charlemagne’s grandson.

    The place is loved for its tree-covered walkways, views of the Limmat and the Old Town area, and tranquil ambience interspersed only by chirping birds. This is one of the best places to enjoy a spot of sun picnicking with the family. Join the city’s chess enthusiasts for a game of chess at the giant chessboard inside the garden.

    Location: Old Town area between Limmat and Bahnhofstrasse.
    Entry Fee/Price: There is no admission fee. 
    Timings: Can be visited anytime.

    5. Fraumunster
    Another important place that shaped Swiss history, this church was established in the year 853. Translating to ‘Church of our Lady’, this church was founded by Emperor Ludwig especially for the female aristocracy of Europe as a convent to stay and worship.

    It still has remains of the original church in the crypt. You will see stunning stained glass paintings by Marc Chagall, as a five part series that depict scenes from the life of Christ, an angel signalling the world’s end and portraits of Moses & Jacob. The best time to view these paintings is during the morning hours as the sun rays falling on them illuminate the church in a million colours. 

    Location: Munsterhof 2, 8001.
    Entry Fee/Price: CHF 5, INR 368
    Timings:
    - November to February: Every day from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
    - March to October: Every day from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

    6. Rosenhof Crafts Market
    The best way, its said, to experience a place is to visit its marketplaces. This craft market is a buzzing melting pot of sellers who come here from all over Switzerland to sell their authentic Swiss wares. Pick up antiques, handicrafts, wools, jewellery, paintings, Swiss bells, and ceramic homeware.

    There are plenty of street-side cafes and shacks that offer delicious local fare like hot chocolates, crepes, pastries, lattes, and chocolates to fill you up after a fun day of shopping. 

    Location: Weingasse, 8001, Zurich. 
    Entry Fee/Price: None
    Timings: 
    - November to February: Every day from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
    - March to October: Every day from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm

    7. Botanical Garden
    The perfect place to take a respite from the crowds at the usual tourist places, the Botanical Garden is one of the city’s best-kept secrets. Inside, you will see glass domes that look straight out of a sci-fi movie. These are actually greenhouses that house thousands of varieties of flowers, plants, and trees.

    Once you’ve explored the gardens, take a breather near the pond where the only sounds that you will hear will be croaking frogs and chirping critters. 

    Location: University of Zurich grounds, 8008, Zurich.
    Entry Fee/Price: The admission is free.
    Timings: 
    - March to September: Monday-Friday- 7:00 am to 7:00 pm; Weekends and public holidays: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
    - October to February: Monday-Friday: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm; Weekends and public holidays: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

    8. Ulrich Zwingli Monument
    This monument is dedicated to Huldrych Zwingli, one of the most important reformers in Switzerland. He was an intriguing figure who earned the wrath of the pope for this fiery writings in the 15th-century. This monument was established in the late 18th-century is one of the most visited places in Zurich.

    Huldrych’s statue is located in the southern part of Wasserkirche. One hand of the statue holds a sword and the other hand holds a bible beautifully depicting his conjoined roles as a warrior and a preacher.

    Location: Limmatquai 20, 8001, Zurich.
    Entry Fee/Price: There is no entry fee.
    Timings: Can be visited anytime.

    9. Old Town
    Your Zurich visit is incomplete without seeing the charming old town area that seems to have stopped in the Renaissance era. Amidst the intriguing hidden alleys and cobbled streets that take you back to the middle ages, you will see amazing buildings like the 14th-century Lombard money changer, Lenin’s house, the 13th-century Grimmenturm, and the charming church building complete with ornate ironwork and bricked walls.

    No wonder, this stunning place was the residence of Einstein, Wagner, and James Joyce. Don’t miss to visit the beautiful antique shops and cafes here. 

    Location: Both sides of the Limmat River.
    Entry Fee/Price: No entry fee.
    Timings: Accessible all through the year.
  2. Which are the best things to do in Zurich?

    Here are some of the best things to do in Zurich:

    1. MyKugelhopf’s Sweet Zurich Tour
    What’s a visit to Switzerland without trying out the luscious Swiss chocolates! This tour takes you to some of the city’s best and oldest confectionery stores to learn more about their history, making, and of course, lets you indulge in them. Try truffles, pralines, macaroons, chocolate-coated hazelnuts & almonds, hot chocolate, homemade ice creams as you walk around these charming stores 

    Location: Paradeplatz, west of Bahnhofstrasse. 
    Price: CHF 85, INR 6,237
    Timings: Tuesday-Friday: 2 pm to 4:30 pm.

    2. Hike at Uetliberg Mountain
    To get a bird’s eye view of this beautiful city, head over to the Uetliberg Mountain. The trail to the summit goes through the stunning countryside dotted with lush forests and vast bright green farmlands and is perfect for hiking and biking both. 

    The trail has a number of grill pits and picnic spots where you can stop for a quick cook over. The most interesting thing on this trail is the ‘Path of the Planets’, which has markers to proportionally denote the distances between the 9 planets. Adventure enthusiasts can enjoy paragliding at the top. 

    Location: Western side of Lake Zurich.
    Price: Tandem paragliding costs around CHF 50, INR 3670.
    Timings: Can be visited anytime. 

    3. Shop at Bahnhofstrasse
    While in Zurich, visiting the world’s most expensive shopping street is a must. This exclusive space houses the world’s top fashion stores, chocolate shops, perfumeries, watch shops and so much more. The highlight of the place is Confiserie Teuscher, which a quaint chocolate shop and a cafe dating back to 1863. 

    After a day of shopping, enjoy soaking in the views of the Alps, Zurich Lake, and the churches as you sip delicious hot chocolate and spiced wine. 

    Location: The Street starts at Bahnhofplatz and ends at Burkliplatz.
    Price: There is no entry fee.
    Timings: Most of the shops are open till 8:00 pm every day. 

    4. Celebrate art at Cabaret Voltaire
    One of the most prolific and revolutionary war movements, known as Dadaism, began in Zurich in 1916. Combining pop art, punk rock, and surrealism, all shrouded in absurdity, this movement was started by artists like Hugo Ball, Hans Arp, etc. to challenge war ideology at Cabaret Voltaire. 

    The place offers an amazing tour that will take you through this movement through audiovisuals & recitations and a walking tour to important landmarks like Zunfthaus zur Waag and Zunfthaus zur Meisen. Besides the tour, you can enjoy alternative film screenings, jazz music concerts, and art exhibitions at the café.

    Location: Spiegelgasse 1, 8001, Zurich.
    Price: There is no admission fee. 
    Timings: 
    - Monday to Thursday: 5:30 pm to midnight
    - Friday to Sunday: 11:30 am to 2:00 am

    5. Take a bike tour
    Zurich has dedicated bike tracks that allow you to see the place up and close where cars cannot venture. You can see amazing attractions like the biggest train station in Europe, the Old Town area, Lake Limmat promenade, Lenin’s residence, Opera house, bank street and so much more. You can either do this tour on your own or book a 3 hour guided tour with English guides. 

    Location: The tour passes through Zurich’s most important cultural and historical places. 
    Price: You need to make a refundable deposit of CHF 20, INR 1468.
    Timings: Can be done anytime. 

    6. Fine dine
    Zurich has a really impressive restaurant line up that offers unforgettable & unique dining experiences. Try delectable vegetarian cuisine at Hiltl, which is the world’s oldest vegetarian restaurant. Zurich has numerous Michelin star restaurants for a first-class dining experience. 

    You can choose from places like Ecco, Rico’s, Pavilion, Equi-Table, etc. or their hearty and exotic fare. If you are more of an outdoorsy kind, enjoy a relaxed Sunday brunch as you linger for hours over your food and coffee. Some of the best for these places are Café des Amis, Nordbrucke, and Markthalle. 

    Location: Most of the restaurants are located around Bank Street. 
    Price: Prices generally start at around CHF 35, INR 2568 per meal for a person.
    Timings: Most of the restaurants are open until 9:00 pm every day. 

    7. Enjoy the street parade
    Zurich comes alive during August at the time of this world-famous street parade. One of the best attractions of Zurich, the parade is often referred to as the largest techno party in the world. The atmosphere is infectious with thousands of people dancing, eating, and drinking to the sounds of thumping electronic music belted out by hundreds of DJs. 

    The parade is followed by underground parties at places like Rentenanstalt, Limmatquai, etc. This is also the time when the ‘Lethargy’ festival is celebrated in the clubs, and is a great thing to experience.

    Location: The parade’s 2.4-kilometre route starts from Utoquai and passes through Bellevue, Quaibrucke and arrives at Hafendamm Enge. 
    Price: There is no admission fee. 
    Timings: The parade will take place on 8th August 2020 starting at 1:00 pm and ending at midnight.

    8. Get a bird’s eye view of Zurich
    One of the best ways to soak in the magnificent beauty of the city is to take a cable car tour to get uninterrupted panoramic sky-high views of the stunning vistas. This cable car tour is a part of a city tour that includes a boat ride on Limmat River and a walking tour around some of the best attractions in the city. 

    You will see the Opera House, Old Town area, Grossmunster along with sweeping views of the surrounding hills and the breathtaking Swiss meadows. The cable car ride takes you up to the Felsenegg vantage point.

    Location: The tour starts from the Sihlquai bus parking. 
    Price: 
    - Per adult- CHF 58, INR 4256
    - Per child- CHF 29, INR 2128
    Timings: The 4-hour tour starts around 10 am every day.
  3. What is Zurich famous for?

    Zurich is one of the most important banking and financial centres, not only within Switzerland but also in the world. Despite that, this largest city in Switzerland is famous for its unique character and impressive beauty. It is popular for its hundreds of galleries and museums, ancient & futuristic architecture, pristine lakes, and beautiful gardens, lying cosily amidst the Swiss Alps.
  4. What is the best time to visit Zurich?

    June to November is the best time to visit Zurich. This is when the daytime temperatures range between 10-20°C and the weather is pleasantly cool. It is a great time to be outdoors to enjoy the stunning natural beauty and indulge in exciting activities like watersports, hiking, and walking.
  5. How is the weather in Zurich?

    Zurich enjoys 4 distinct seasons- winter, summer, spring, and autumn. In summers (June-August) the temperatures hover around 24°C with a pleasant breeze and intermittent rain showers. 

    - Autumn months (September-November) are cool and sunny. The temperatures average around 2°C in the daytime. 

    - Winters (December-February) are harsh with snowfall and frost and sub-zero temperatures. Spring (March-May) brings in warmer pleasant weather with temperatures around 20°C.
  6. How cold does it get in Zurich?

    Winters last for three months i.e. from November to March and are extremely cold. Days and nights are frosty due to snow cover and extremely cold winds. The temperatures in these months range between sub-zero to -10°C.
  7. How to reach Zurich?

    Air India and Swiss Air International operate direct flights between India and Zurich. Carriers like Ukraine International Airlines, Aeroflot, Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways, and Finnair operate single stopover flights between the two countries.
  8. Do I need a visa for Zurich?

    Yes, Indian citizens planning to travel to any place in Switzerland need to apply for a visa. If you are travelling to another country within 48 hours of your arrival at Zurich and don’t leave the transit area, you don’t need a transit visa.
  9. How much time does it take to get a visa to Zurich? What is the cost of a tourist visa in Zurich?

    It takes around 8-10 working days to get a Swiss tourist visa. The cost of a visa for an adult (valid for 3 months) is approximately Rs. 4,400.
  10. What is the ideal duration for a holiday in Zurich?

    5 days and 4 nights are enough for this compact destination. During this time, you will be able to see all the major cultural & historical landmarks, explore the beautiful nature & exotic wildlife, try a huge range of Swiss foods, and of course shop to your heart’s content.
  11. Is Zurich safe?

    Yes, Zurich is totally safe for travellers. In fact, it is considered to be the 10th safest place to live in the world and the 3rd safest place in entire Europe.
  12. How safe is Zurich at night?

    Yes, Zurich is extremely safe at night. The public places are well lit and there is ample police presence. Just be aware of your surroundings and exercise common caution, and you’re absolutely safe here!
  13. How do I get from Zurich airport to the City Centre?

    The city centre is around 10 kilometres from the airport. You need to take A51 and A1L towards Wasserwerkstrasse. From here, proceed towards Neumuehlequai, Bahnhofpl, Gessnerallee to Dreikönigstrasse. You can use public transport like the train and streetcar or opt for the airport shuttle, which is a direct non-stop shared minibus service. Alternatively, you can rent a car or book an Uber.
  14. How much is a taxi from Zurich airport?

    On average, an economy option of a taxi from Zurich Airport to the city centre will cost around CHF 63, INR 4637 for two people. The fare will depend on various factors like the amount of luggage that you’re carrying, traffic conditions, waiting time, and type of vehicle.
  15. How much is the train ticket from Zurich airport to the City Centre?

    A first-class ticket per adult will cost CHF 11.74, INR 864. A second-class ticket ranges around CHF 7, INR 515.
  16. Where should I stay in Zurich?

    Zurich has plenty of options for you to choose from. If you intend to spend your vacation in luxury, stay at the super-luxury hotels like Park Hyatt Zurich, Baur au Lac, or the Hotel Schweizerhof Zurich. All these hotels are located near the city centre area.

    The mid-range hotels are located in the picturesque Old Town area and include those like Hotel St. Josef, Hotel Adler, and Zurich Marriott Hotel. You will find budget hotels near the main train station. You can choose from Walhalla Hotel, Limmathof, or other family-run hotels.
  17. Is Zurich expensive to visit?

    Yes, Zurich is one of the most expensive cities to visit. The cost of staying in a hotel, local transportation, and food is pretty high here. However, there are ways to save and make the most of your vacation. Either you can choose to travel in the off-season i.e. the winter months from November to March.

    Or choose experiences and activities that can be done for free. These will ensure that while you don’t burn a hole in your pocket, you have as much fun and make memories to last a lifetime of your Swiss vacation.
  18. Is Zurich tap water safe to drink?

    Yes completely. Most of the tap water in Zurich comes from either the springs or the lakes, making it safe to drink and rich in minerals. This is as good as packaged water. There are hundreds of fountains located all around the city that provide water 24/7. However, keep a check on the ‘not potable’ signs that some fountains have.
  19. Does it snow in Zurich?

    Yes, it does. Zurich receives the maximum amount of snowfall (up to 8 inches) during January and February.
  20. Can I use euros in Zurich?

    Yes, you can use euros in most department stores, cafes, and restaurants, and for commuting within the city. However, we advise you to get your currency converted into Swiss Francs. This is for two reasons. One, the euro exchange rate is quite unfavourable.

    Secondly, most of the time you will receive your balance payment in Swiss Francs. You can get your currency converted at bank branches, UBS & Credit Suisse, & exchange bureaus at the airport & main train station.
  21. Does Zurich have Uber?

    Yes, Uber has a great network in Zurich to help you with your commute right from the airport.
  22. How much is a Swiss Travel Pass?

    The prices range as per the package opted for:

    3-day pass:
    - 1st class: CHF 369, INR 27,140
    - 2nd class: CHF 232, INR 17063

    4-day pass:
    - 1st class: CHF 447, INR 32,877
    - 2nd class: CHF 281, INR 20,668

    8-day pass:
    - 1st class: CHF 663, INR 48,764
    - 2nd class: CHF 418, INR 30,744

    15-day pass:
    - 1st class: CHF 810, INR 59, 576
    - 2nd class: CHF 513, INR 37,731
  23. Are trams in Zurich free?

    The entire public transport system (buses, trams, and local trains) in Zurich is free provided you have a Swiss Travel Pass (available for 3-15 days) or a Zurich Card (available for 24-72 hours).
  24. How do you say hello in Swiss?

    Switzerland has 4 official languages i.e. French, Italian, Swiss-German, and Rumantsch and as many numbers of ways to greet someone. When addressing someone in French, say ‘Bonjour’ (bo-zhou). Say ‘Ciao’ (chow) in Italian.

    Remember, it also means goodbye. In Rumantsch, hello is ‘Allegra” (ah-leg-ruh). If talking to a Swiss-German, say ‘Gruezi’ (Groo-et-see).  Using the simple ‘Hello’ in English should also get you by as most of the locals speak some amount of English.
  25. What food is Zurich known for?

    Most of the Swiss food is created around varieties of cheese, milk, and chocolate. Some of the must-try foods include herbed cheese fondue, Zurcher Geschnetzeltes (veal prepared with mushrooms, onions, and wine), and Zurcher Eintopf (bowl meal of pork, carrots, and potatoes in white wine). Also try Rosti (buttery potato pancakes) and deserts like pralines, macaroons, rose champagne truffles, and spice-infused hot chocolate.
  26. What can you do in Zurich for free?

    - Spend a relaxed day at Zurich Lake’s promenade as you soak in the views and watch the world go by.

    - Hike to the Uetliberg Mountain summit as you pass through beautiful trails and ‘Path of the Planets’. 

    - Soak in the sights and sounds of the Old Town area as you walk on the cobbled streets and see the magnificent churches.

    - Enjoy a spot of chess at the giant chessboard at Lindenhof.

    - Window shop at Bahnhofstrasse.
  27. Which are the best shopping places in Zurich and what are they famous for?

    Zurich is a haven for shoppers who love fine things in life. Here are some of the best places to shop in Zurich:

    1. Kreis 5
    Popular with the young and the urbane, Kreis is the home of independent boutiques that store unique pieces of timeless fashion items. What initially was an industrial warehouse area now houses labels like Freitag famous for bags made of seat belts and tire tubes, Vestibule for accessories, and other limited item stores.

    2. Bahnhofstrasse
    World’s most exclusive shopping destination, Bahnhofstrasse houses high street fashion stores, concept stores, and luxury brands outlets like Hermes, Chanel, Burberry, LVMH etc. 

    3. Street markets
    To pick up kitschy handicrafts, antiques, clothes, jewellery, and accessories, head over to the craft and street markets like Burkliplatz flea market, Rosenhof market, etc. They’re also famous for fresh flowers, Swiss cheese, and chocolates. 

    4. Altstadt
    Located in the old town area, Altstadt houses the Oberdorf and Niederdorf areas. It is famous for its shops that store souvenirs, antique watches, handmade picture frames, Swiss bells, etc. Don’t miss to see the old bookstores, florists, hairdressers, perfumeries, etc. some of which are hundreds of years old.
  28. What are the best museums to visit in Zurich?

    Zurich has over 50 museums dedicated to different aspects of Swiss art, history, and culture. Some of the must-visit ones are: 

    1. Swiss National Museum
    It houses century-old exhibits like manuscripts, weapons, houseware, etc. that showcase the history of Switzerland.  

    2. Museum of Fine Arts
    A must-visit for art lovers, this museum houses rare artworks from native Swiss artists including others around the world like paintings, murals, sculptures, photographs, etc. 

    3. Beyer Clock and Watch Museum
    Switzerland is the home to some of the best watch brands in the world and this museum stands as a testimony to the ‘history of time’. It has a great collection of time-keeping instruments dating back to the 14th-century and some of the most modern clocks and watches in the world.

    4. FIFA World Football Museum
    A must-visit for the lovers of the game, this museum houses the original FIFA World Cup trophy, team jerseys, and memorabilia. Don’t miss attending the special virtual reality enabled football screenings here.
  29. Which are the best places to enjoy hiking in Zurich?

    1. Uetliberg Mountain hike
    This is famous for its ‘Path of the Planets’ trail and magnificent views of the city. 

    2. Rigi Mountain hike
    Starting from Arth-Goldau train station, this hike will take you through a charming old railway bridge where you will pass through a tunnel and see an antique railway carriage. This offers stupendous views of lakes like Zug and Lucerne.

    3. Pfannenstiel Ridge trail
    This trail takes you through this lush wooded ridge area, Friedberg Fortress, and a huge waterfall. Climb up the 100 ft high lookout tower to get 360-degree views of Lake Zurich and the surrounding hills.
  30. Which are the famous luxurious hotels in Zurich?

    1. Zurich Marriott Hotel
    This super-luxury hotel is located along the Limmat River offering superb views of the night skyline. It offers single rooms, business suites, deluxe rooms, etc.

    2. Hotel Coronado
    This 3-star property offers around 40 rooms that are perfect for those who are looking for luxury at comfortable prices. It is located around 3.5 kilometers away from River Limmat.

    3. Mercure Stoller Zurich
    This 4-star luxury property offers around 80 rooms with the best facilities for an amazing stay in Zurich. It is located in the central part of the city.
  31. What kind of nightlife I can experience in Zurich?

    1. The Alehouse
    The place houses a huge collection of hand-crafted beers like a chocolate stout, Belgian amber, etc. served with bar classics like fish and chips, greasy burgers, and salads. 

    2. The Future
    This exclusive party place is a hidden gem when it comes to nightlife options in Zurich. Nestled in a small alleyway it is preferred by people who love the crossover party style and house music.

    3. Calvados
    One of the best sports bars in the city, Calvados’ walls are adorned with rare pictures of popular sports icons. Enjoy live screenings on huge screens here as you indulge in cocktails, beers, and delicious snacks here.

    4. 169 West
    The place is loved for its selection of natural red, orange, and white wines infused with amazing flavours. This is also a great place to try some of the best coffees in the city ranging from spiced coffees, coffee cocktails, to cold brews.
  32. What are the essential items that one must pack while travelling to Zurich?

    Here’s a season-wise list of essentials to pack:

    1. Summers
    - Light jacket 
    - Thin full sleeve sweaters
    - Raincoat/ umbrella
    - Cotton T-shirts, shirts & trousers
    - Sunglasses, hats, sunscreen
    - Flat shoes or open sandals and sneakers.
    - Pack hiking boots if you plan to trek.
    - Cotton socks

    2. Winters
    - Thermal inners
    - Sweaters
    - Fleece tops and bottoms
    - Heavy layered jackets, preferably waterproof
    - Sunscreen, hat, sunglasses
    - Closed-toe sandals, hiking boots, and sneakers
    - Woollen gloves & socks

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