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Top Attractions in Zurich
Top Attractions in Zurich
Top Attractions in Zurich
Zurich is filled with things to do and places to see. A metropolis of experiences coupled with magnificent views of the snowcapped Alps and encircled by water, Zurich proffers a great blend of museums, galleries, fashion labels, and a flamboyant nightlife. Recognized as the world’s most livable city, it has a vibrant culture and alluring nature with Lake Zurich being an integral part of the town. Marvel at the ancient heart along with its meandering lanes and tall church spires, which have been kept pristine and yet welcomed contemporary trends. Perched in the heart of Europe, the city’s recreational activities range from a visit to the riverside as well as lakeside to a remarkable hike on the Uetliberg mountain. The opulent ‘Swiss Casinos Zurich’ witnesses the who’s who of the city trying their luck and is the largest Casino in Switzerland. Explore the top attractions in Zurich.
Built on the graves of Felix and Regula (citys patron saints), the Grossmunster Church has been the starting point of the Swiss-German reformation and is one of the most celebrated landmarks of Zurich. Apart from its rich historical background, the church has an excellent location and is frequented by a large number of tourists. The building of the church is backed by the mighty Alps in all their glory, making it a must-visit attraction in Zurich.
Deemed to be the oldest Parish Church in the city of Zurich, the church tower was earlier used as a fire watch pole. Being the most ancient church in the city, the 9th-century walls are still intact and boast of Romanesque and Gothic architecture. It is also known to have the largest clock face in Europe which measures around 8.7 meters in diameter and amongst its 5 bells, the heaviest one weighs over 6 tons on its own.
The Zurich Zoo is an abode for over 360 different types of animals from Amur tigers to penguins where the diversity takes you into a different world. You can witness snow leopards in their snow-clad landscape, bears climbing their cloud forest enclosures as well as spot massive tortoises in the Masaola rainforest. In addition to this, the Kaeng Krachan Elephant Park enables the visitors to get a sneak peek of the elephant family with their baby. Don't miss out on this thrilling attraction in Zurich, especially when traveling with children.
Falling near Schaffhausen, Rhine Falls is the biggest waterfall in Europe with a gigantic volume of water fascinating the visitors. Having a width of around 492 feet (150 meters) and a towering height of 23 meters, the cascading water plunges over the falls during the summer season. The grandeur of the falls is something which can never be captured in a photograph. Moreover, the deafening sound of the waterfall is overwhelming.
National Museum Zurich:
Located in the heart of Zurich, the museum's building is around 100 years old and looks like a fairytale castle. It renders a real-time account of how the past generations used to live and think. Offering the largest collection of cultural and historical objects in the country, the museum uses special exhibits to address socially relevant topics that makes it an interesting place to visit in Zurich.
Located in the Zurich-west district and rising at a height of 85 feet, Freitag is a unique structure constructed with 17 freight containers stacked on top of one another. Spread across 4 levels, it houses around 1,600 peculiarly designed bags in different colors and sizes made up of seatbelts, rubber tubes from bicycles, unused airbags, and truck tarpaulins throughout its floors. Once on the top of this recycling skyscraper, you can enjoy a bird's eye view of the entire former industrial district.
FIFA World Football Museum:
Spread across a massive area of 32,500 square feet, the FIFA World Football Museum justifies the legacy of the Football World Cup and FIFA by providing an environment wherein a world of experiences illustrate how the game impacts the lives of millions of people across the globe. It is hands down the top attraction of Zurich. It has on display over 1,000 items which include apparels (Team Jerseys) of many members of the FIFA member associations. There is a foosball machine which allows visitors to check their football skills and makes for a great source of entertainment for people of all ages. The museum offers a sports bar and a cafeteria ensuring that the visitors do not leave without grabbing a bite. There is a shop which offers a lot of gifts and souvenirs for fans of different age groups.
Limmat River Cruise:
This river cruise takes you on a route which lets you explore the Old Town side of Zurich starting from the National Museum working its way through River Limmat to reach Lake Zurich. The boats have glass roofs which allow visitors to soak in the beauty of the Old Town and enjoy the stunning vistas it offers. Operating between April and October, these rides aren't advisable for people on a wheelchair. The entire trip takes around 25 minutes.