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Zürich Attractions

The largest city in Switzerland and a hub for transport finance culture and learning Zurich is a dynamic and vibrant destination. Sandwiched between the Swiss Alps and Lake Zurich

the city is a great destination for outdoor enthusiasts. In the summer visitors can have a go at a variety of watersports while the nearby countryside boasts an extensive network of walking and hiking routes. In the winter months visitors can have a go at a number of winter sports in the local area while the city itself offers lively nightlife great museums and fantastic shopping throughout the year.

Areas & Neighbourhoods in Zurich

Old Town – The historic centre of Zurich remains the most characterful and atmospheric part of the city. Home to lots of historic structures as well as several university buildings and the city’s town hall visitors can spend hours exploring the pretty streets boutiques and traditional restaurants that dot the area.

Züri-West – Once a gritty and industrial part of Zurich Züri-West also known as District 5 has undergone a transformation in recent years and is now one of the city’s creative hotspots. A great variety of markets boutiques bars and restaurants make the area an excellent destination for an alternative day out.

City – The area west of Bahnhofstrasse in the centre of Zurich is known as the City. Home to Zurich’s main train station as well as a number of historic buildings and squares the area has plenty to explore during an afternoon of sightseeing.

Lake Zurich – A trip to Lake Zurich is a must for anyone visiting the city in the summer months. Energetic visitors can have a go at one of the many watersports on offer while others can enjoy a relaxing stroll along the lake’s shore or cool off with a dip at one of the many swimming spots.

Things to See in Zurich

Many of Zurich’s most famous sights can be found in the old town close to the lake and riverfront. The Romanesque Grossmünster and the Gothic Fraumünster are two of the best known churches in Zurich and the old town is also home to the Landesmuseum the Kunsthaus the Lindenhof and the Niederhof. For great views of Zurich stroll along the lakeside promenade or head up to the top of the Grossmünster and enjoy panoramic vistas.

Things to Do in Zurich

Thanks to its vibrant cultural scene and varied landscape Zurich offers a fantastic variety of things to do. The city’s museums galleries churches and shops will take days to explore while Zurich’s lively nightlife will keep holidaymakers busy into the wee hours. Visitors who want to explore the local landscape can hike up to the top of nearby Üetliberg from where they can enjoy 360˚ views of the city take the train to nearby ski resorts in the winter months or make the most of the summer by getting out onto the lake and having a go at water skiing kayaking windsurfing or wakeboarding.

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Where to stay in Zürich

Oerlikon

Noted for its live music and theatres, there's plenty to explore in Oerlikon. Top attractions like Hallenstadion and MFO-Park are major draws, and you can hop on the metro at Sternen Oerlikon Tram Stop or Oerlikon Station to see more of the city.

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Old Town Zürich

Romantic and charming are apt descriptions of this part of picturesque Zurich. Stroll through this section any time of day, as it never sleeps.

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Altstetten

The coffee shops and shopping are a few things visitors like about Altstetten. Check out Hallenbad Altstetten while you're visiting, and jump aboard the metro at Farbhof Tram Stop or Bachmattstrasse Tram Stop to get around town.

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Zürich Center

While you're in Zürich Center, take in top sights like Bahnhofstrasse or ETH Zurich, and hop on the metro to see more of the city at Museum of Design Station or Limmatplatz Tram Stop.

Seefeld

Known for its abundant dining options and lake views, there's plenty to explore in Seefeld. Top attractions like Chinese Garden and Zurichhorn Park are major draws, and you can catch the metro at Hoschgasse Tram Stop or Frohlichstrasse Tram Stop to see more of the city.

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Niederdorf

Travellers choose Niederdorf for its ample dining options. Hop aboard the metro at Rudolf-Brun-Brucke Station or Rathaus Tram Stop and check out top sights like Central Library Zurich.

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