Things to see and do - Zürich
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Zürich Travel guide
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Situated in the north of Switzerland on the banks of the Sihl and the Limat, on the side of the lake bearing the same name, Zurich is beyond any doubt the country's principal city. It is the main industrial, commercial, financial and academic centre of the Confederation, as well as being the most densely populated and one of the most active areas on a cultural level.
Tourist attractions Zürich : Things to see and do
Heimplatz 1 CH - Zürich
This museum's main focus is on modern art, but the first floor has works by Rembrandt, Ruysdael, Fra Angelico, Rubens, and Swiss artists like Hodler, Segantini and Füssli. Contemporary artworks include Pop Art, Dubuffet, Rothko and Pollock. On the se..
Museumstrasse 2 CH - 8023 Zürich
The Schweizerisches Landesmuseum houses extensive collections that touch upon every aspect of culture and the art of living in Switzerland, from the Stone Age to the present day. Of particular interest are the celestial globe developed by Bürgi in th..
Gablerstrasse 15 CH - 8002 Zürich
Located in the former Wesenbrock villa, the museum houses the precious exhibits collected by Baron von der Heydt: sculptures and paintings from the Far East, Africa and Oceania, engravings from Japan, objets d'art from the Near East, Tibet and pre-Co..
Beethovenstrasse 21 CH - 8002 Zürich
Prix Prices from : 560 CHF
This contemporary 5-star hotel is located in the heart of Zurich's commercial district, yet just steps away from the fashionable Bahnhofstrasse shopping street, Lake Zurich and the Old Town. It has a health club with a gym, steam bath, sauna and trea..
Talstrasse 1 CH - 8001 Zürich
Prix Prices from : 480 CHF
Uniquely situated in its own private park in the heart of Zurich with views over Lake Zurich and the Alps, the 5-star Baur au Lac offers elegant and luxurious rooms and suites with free minibar use. Guests benefit from an award-winning restaurant, fr..
Brandschenkestrasse 10 CH - 8001 Zürich
The Fleming's Hotel Zürich is located close to the green Schanzengraben canal and 500 metres from Lake Zurich and the Bahnhofstrasse. It offers stylish, air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi. The bathroom feature granite and parquet flooring. The gl..
Leisure activities Zürich
Prices from : 143 €
Venture to the Heidi-like region of eastern Switzerland on this full day guided coach tour from Zurich. Sample local cheese and chocolate, walk the streets of Appenzell and catch an aerial cable car over Swiss Alpine peaks for a comprehensive insight..
Prices from : 75 €
Combine nature and city culture on the Zurich Super Saver 2 tour, and enjoy two best-selling tours at a discounted price. Start the morning with a coach trip to the stunning Rhine Falls waterfall, before an afternoon tour around Zurich's top city att..
Zurich Super Saver 1 combines two best-selling tours at a discounted price. Enjoy a comprehensive afternoon coach tour of Zurich and see the top attractions that the city has to offer. Follow this up with an introduction to the trendy Zurich West dis..
Hopfenstr. 2 CH - 8045 Zürich
The latest hot place to eat on the Zurich culinary scene, Maison Manesse is as informal as it is unusual. The predominantly white interior is comfortable and rustic, while the cuisine - based on top quality produce - is creative and aromatic. The lun..
Stauffacherstr. 163 CH - 8004 Zürich Linkes
Just as Sankt Meinrad's parent company deals only in fair trade and organic products, so its kitchen team under Fabian Fuchs uses nothing but the best ingredients in its good modern cuisine. Dishes include Northeastern Pacific cod with spinach, corn,..
Kurhausstr. 65 CH - 8032 Zürich
The Restaurant has much that is pleasing to the eye. Inside, the old coffered ceiling, the modern elegant style and the impressive wine cabinet; outside, the view from the terrace; and on the plate, Heiko Nieder's excellent cuisine. His food is an ex..
Münsterhof 6 CH - 8001 Zürich
Set in an old 11C building, Münsterhof has two eateries. In addition to the wine bar downstairs, there is also a gourmet restaurant on the first floor with beautiful original wall frescoes and an old wooden ceiling. The food on offer is Tobias Buholz..
Beckenhofstr. 5 CH - 8006 Zürich
The floors, ceilings and walls here are all done out in rustic wood, lending a cosy atmosphere to this restaurant - just what you would expect from a local, 300-year-old hostelry. There is also a lovely garden with mature trees. Marco Però and his te..
Germaniastr. 99 CH - 8044 Zürich Rechtes
The Rigiblick has more to offer than exquisite gourmet cuisine and classy apartments. The informal Bistro Quadrino also has its fans who come here for the braised calves' cheeks with potato mash, for example, or a simple flammekueche. In summer the b..
Culmannstr. 45 CH - 8006 Zürich Rechtes
Southern Italian Giovanni Rizzo has been calling the shots here at Stapferstube, a well-known Zürich eatery, for some time now. The dishes - such as pan-fried squid with garlic, herbs and chilli - have a strongly Italian feel. Friendly, rustic settin..
Talstr. 1 CH - 8001 Zürich Linkes
Star architect Pierre-Yves Rochon designed the spatial concept of this elegant restaurant. The almost 360° glazed rotunda with its country views is wonderful. Good classic cuisine prepared by Laurent Eperon.
Schützengasse 5 CH - 8001 Zürich Linkes
After a little shopping on Zurich's famous Bahnhofstrasse, sit down to the creative cuisine of Martin Surbeck (who runs the restaurant with partner Patricia Lackner) and Ken Nakano. There is also a vegetarian menu. Alternatively, you can try some of ..