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Top 5 things to do in Zurich


Founded by the Romans; Zurich is the largest city in Switzerland and is the capital of the canton of Zurich. It is located at the north-western tip of Lake Zurich. It is known to be one of the most romantic destinations where a lot of feature films are shot as well.

Zurich has about more than 100 art galleries, many famous museums with world class architecture.  If you’re not so much of an art lover, then there’s still a lot to do around. For example; swimming in Lake Zurich during warm seasons, hiking through Uetliberg Mountain or Lindenhof, a visit to Zoo Zurich & you can’t miss shopping along Bahnhofstrasse.

Here are details of top 5 things that you just can’t miss on your holiday in Zurich.

Visit to Lake Zurich – Apart from a swim in this gorgeous lake you can spend a wonderful afternoon by the side of the lake. Along the lake, you’ll find tangle of promenades, parks, gardens. During summers, you’ll find groups of people with their picnic bags all around the lake. To make this memorable you can also take a boat ride and enjoy a great view of the Alps. It is also very easy to reach the lake because you have trains, trams and bus options throughout.

A Walk through Old Town – Old town in Zurich showcases its medieval history. It is home to acclaimed museums like Swiss National Museum and the Museum of Art. All the building is worth viewing this is old town but you must take notice of Muhlesteg Footbridge. It is famous for its love locks. It’s easy to get to Old Town; again, through trams.

Hiking on Uetliberg Mountain – Sitting at a height of 2,858 above sea level, Uetliberg gives the greatest view of the city and the Alps. The ones who love to trek will get that opportunity here. This mountain offers options for hiking, trekking and biking. It might get a little tiring but the views are breathtaking and that’s what travelers look forward to.

Tour of Kunsthaus Zurich – It is one of the best museums in the city. Along with famous Swiss art the museum also has work by Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall & Claude Monet. It’s been recommended by most travelers that you must not miss visiting the top floor of this museum. It has some of the most iconic work. Fees for children 16 years and younger is waived off but adults will have to pay 22 – 25 Swiss francs.

Shopping in Bahnhofstrasse – This is the busiest part of the city and features high end shops like, Gucci, Burberry & Chanel. You’ll get the best of the season and you’ll see a modern side of the city. But if you’re not looking for so much spending and you want your shopping to be within a budget then you can quickly take off to Neiderdorf and Langstrasse areas. But we insist you do take a walk here. It’ll be memorable.  

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