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Zurich and the City
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Top sights in Zurich

One of the most liveable cities in the entire world, Zurich provides both locals and tourists with a long list of unforgettable experiences. Visitors can choose from 50+ museums and galleries, explore the globally-renowned Bahnhofstrasse for its designer brands, and go sightseeing in the gorgeous Altstadt district. During your visit, check out the city’s food and nightlife scenes as you explore Zurich’s acclaimed restaurants, lively bars, and trendy clubs. Get more ideas on things to do in Zurich by checking out our curated list below!

Grossmünster

Known as Zurich’s most famous landmark, the Grossmünster is a beautiful Romanesque-style Protestant church located in the heart of the city, right along the Limmat river. In front of the church, marvel at the church’s bell tower and its Gothic columns, carved with intricate grotesques at the top. Once you’re inside, check out the modern stained glass windows designed in 2009 by Sigmar Polke. You can also climb up the spiral stairs after paying a fee, which will reward you with excellent views of the city.
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Fraumünster Church

With its signature green steeple and signature stained glass windows, it’s no surprise that Fraumünster Church is one of the most popular tourist spots in Zurich. Built in the 9th century, the Fraumünster is a Protestant church that attracts visitors with its six beautiful stained glass windows, five of them designed by Marc Chagall and the sixth one, entitled "The Heavenly Paradise", by Augusto Giacometti. An audio guide, available in multiple languages, is already included in the church’s entrance fee.
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Bahnhofstrasse

Get your fill of shopping at Bahnhofstrasse, Zurich’s most famous shopping street. Here you’ll find a long street lined with shops and stores, including luxury brands such as Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, and several high-end stores selling watches and jewelry. You’ll also find mid-range shops here, like Zara, Skechers, and Globus Department Store, as well as cafes, specialty food stores, and chocolatiers. Once you’re done shopping, you can explore Old Town and Lake Zurich, both nearby destinations.
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Uetliberg

Enjoy time away from the crowded streets with a trip to Uetliberg, a mountain located just outside of Zurich that’s renowned for its panoramic views of the city and its surroundings. Located only a 30-minute train ride away from Zurich, you can either walk or take a bike up the mountain, where you’ll be rewarded with a spectacular sight of the city and Lake Zurich. There is also a lookout tower at the top, accessible after paying a CHF5 fee, and a hotel that offers delicious food and relaxing stays.
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