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10 Fascinating Things to Do in Zurich, Switzerland

Sonali Pimpale Aug 8, 2019
The largest city in Switzerland, and the financial nucleus of the world, Zürich is an enchanting and captivating melting pot of rustic and modern.

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Sail on the smooth waters of Lake Zürich.

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The delightful neighborhood of the lake makes for a perfect leisurely afternoon, with a plethora of activities including picnicking, swimming, strolling around the promenades, among many others.

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Walk up to the Lindenhof Hill to enjoy sweeping views of the city’s Old Town and the Limmat River.
Once the home of a majestic Roman fortress, the elevated park is a popular haunt to spend a relaxing time in nature.
Pay a visit to the Grossmünster (Great Minster), Zürich’s most recognizable landmark. The Romanesque-style church was the birthplace of The Reformation in the 16th century. Climb up to the tower to admire the magnificent panorama of Zürich.
Make your way through the cobblestone streets of Altstadt (Old Town). The charming historic area will take you back to medieval times with its twisting alleys, homely cafes and restaurants, and cheerful shops.
Get a glimpse of ancient Swiss lifestyle at the Swiss National Museum. Located in a former castle, the museum is a mine of artifacts right from prehistoric times to the present day.

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Ascend the mount Uetliberg for astounding views of Zürich in all its glory.
The mountain summit is a hotbed of hiking trails for outdoor lovers. Stretch your legs on the scenic trails and reward your exertions with refreshments at the lovely restaurant atop Uetliberg.
Splurge on deluxe brands in Bahnhofstrasse, Zürich’s elite shopping street.
Marvel at the stunning Fraumünster Church. You can go down to the crypt of the 9th century church to learn about the history of the architecture and the Reformation in Zürich.
Lose your heart to the adorable animals that reside in Zoo Zürich. Snow leopards, Asian elephants, penguins and many more animals frolic around happily in nature-oriented enclosures at this incredible zoo.
Be starstruck by a magical performance at the Zürich Opera House. The gorgeous building is adorned with the busts of famous historical personages like Mozart, Wagner and Shakespeare.