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  • 1 Museum of Fine Art Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    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..

  • 2 Quays Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    CH - 8002 Zürich

    The quays along the banks of the River Limmat and Lake Zurich with their magnificent expanse of greenery and a host of small boats beckon invitingly. A little further on, from the Mythenquai, there is a panoramic view of the Lake and the Alps.

  • 3 Swiss National Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Museumstr. 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..

  • 4 Rietberg Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Gablerstr. 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..

  • 5 Zoo Recommended Recommended

    Industrial tourism and theme park

    Zürichbergstr. 221 CH - 8044 Zürich

    In an attractive green setting, Zurich's zoo is home to over 2,000 species. The monkeys' and elephants' morning bathtime is a daily event not to be missed.

  • 6 Bührle Collection Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Zollikerstrasse 172 CH - 8008 Zürich

    The German industrialist, Emil Bührle, made Zurich his home in the Twenties. He was an avid collector of works of art: antiquities, religious sculpture, 18 and 19C paintings and, in particular, Impressionist and Postimpressionist paintings, which wer..

  • 7 Uetliberg and Felsenegg Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    CH - Zürich

    At a height of 871m, Uetliberg is a popular outing destination for Zurich's residents. A steep path leads to a terrace near the Hotel Uto Kulm. 167 steps lead to the top of the viewing tower, from where the vast view encompasses Zurich, the Limmat Va..

  • 8 Schipfe Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    CH - Zürich

    With its little medieval streets running down to the River Limmat, this area is the heart of the old town. Some houses, the most charming of which date back to the 16C or even earlier (the oldest are 13C-14C), have terraced gardens.

  • 9 Lindenhof Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    CH - Zürich

    Planted with 90 lime trees and embellished by a fountain, this hilltop esplanade overlooks the River Limmat, where stood the Celtic and Roman settlements that evolved into Zurich. Chess lovers will be pleased to find a giant chessboard; from the terr..

  • 10 Bahnhofstrasse Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    CH - 8001 Zürich

    Bahnhoffstrasse, stretching between the main station and the lakeside, is the city's busiest thoroughfare. Along this fine avenue, lined with lime trees, are a succession of luxury shops, department stores, impressive banks and modern buildings.

  • 11 Cathedral Interesting

    Religious buildings

    CH - 8001 Zürich

    Built in the 11 and 13C, supposedly on the site of a collegiate church founded by Charlemagne, this imposing cathedral was the cure of Zwingli who preached there from 1519 until he died. Framing the façade are two high towers topped with wooden cupol..

  • 12 Fraumünster

    Religious buildings

    Münsterhof 2 CH - 8001 Zürich

    This church, built between the 12 and the 15C, replaced a convent founded by Louis the German (853). It is definitely worth a visit to see the beautiful stained-glass windows by Chagall (chancel and south transept) and Giacometti (north transept). Th..

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