Top 10 Tourist Attractions in Zurich

Zurich is one of the most beautiful places on the Earth. It is also a very loved travel destination and is frequented by tourists across the world. Here, we present you the list of top 10 tourist attractions in Zurich.

Top 10 Tourist Attractions in Zurich

10 Kunsthaus Zurich

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On number 10 spot, we have Kunsthaus Zurich. This is a treat for all the art lovers. This is the place where an art lover can find the most beautiful artwork. The local art association has compiled the most amazing and important art collection at one place. The collection comprises of contemporary art to Middle ages, but the point of focus is the Swiss art.

This is the place where you can see the work of most celebrated artists like Pablo Picasso, Edvard Munch, Claude Monet, the Swiss Alberto Giacometti and many more. The museum was officially opened in the year 1910 and was designed by architects Robert Curjel and Karl Moser. The architecture (comprising Neo- Grec style) in itself is the thing to appreciate.

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9 Opernhaus Zürich

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Opernhaus Zürich–Photo via www.zurich.com

Opernhaus Zürich is on number 9 on the list of top 10 tourist attractions in Zurich. The architecture of this building is not quite notable, but in the history of opera, this building is considered as a very important one. The original theatre had witnessed all the major work by Richard Wagner. The world premiere of Chekov’s opera was held here.

During the course of time, this building has seen many alterations. This opera house pays homage to Wagner, Weber, Mozart, Schiller, Goethe and Shakespeare. The opera house is considered as the best venue for opera. The opera house can accommodate about twelve hundred people.

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8 Lindenhof

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Lindenhof is one of the oldest places in Zurich and is deeply rooted to the rich history of the place. This green, pedestrian- only place is quite beautiful and has always received a lot of love and appreciation from the tourists from across the world. Lindenhof is situated on the Lindenhof hill, running along the bank of Limmat river. The complete view is spell bounding.

This place has a Roman Castle and hosts many civil gatherings. There are many beautiful old mansions and buildings on the outer square. The most celebrated time here is the April holiday of Sechseläuten.

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7 Swiss National Museum

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Swiss National Museum–Photo via www.flickr.com/jaimeperez

The Swiss National Museum is at number 7, in the list of top 10 tourist attractions in Zurich. This place is a must visit, if you want to get up close and personal with the art of living and culture of Switzerland. The museum houses an extensive collection of wooden carvings, an armory tower, panel paintings, altars, coin collections, chivalry display, gothic art collection and what not.

The lakeside view of the Swiss National Museum is also an amazing place for the tour boats on the Lake Zurich.

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6 Grossmünster

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This is one of the most famous churches in Zurich. The “Great Minister” church was founded by Charlemange, gaining a spot in the list of four such churches. He formed a church on the spot where his horse fell down to its knees. The church is strikingly beautiful. The twin towers of the church are Zurich’s most recognizable landmark.

The 12th century version of the church has seen many upgrades and revivals till date. The church houses the patron saints of Zurich, an honorary statue of Charlemagne.

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5 Fraumünster

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Fraumünster, also known as  “women’s church”  is on number 5 in the list of top 10 tourist attractions of Zurich. This also one of the four major churches of Zurich. Louis the German , built in 853.

The main purpose for building this church was to give his daughter, Hildegarde, a place to worship. For 7 years, the church was a convent, but today, the church is open for tours and services. The main attraction of the church is the tall stained glass windows, that rise to a height of  9 meters (30 feet) and frescoes as well as the church clock tower.

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4 Uetliberg

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Uetliberg–Photo via myswitzerland.com

This is one of the most beautiful places in Zurich. The mountain plateau and a lake adjacent to it form a scenic view. There is a hotel,known as Uto Kulm and 2 towers on the mountain; one for tv signal and the other is a designated lookout.
To reach Uetliberg, you need to follow a walking trail starting from Albisguetli, Albisrieden or Triemli. You can also take a rail from Zurich. The summit of the mountain is an ideal place for camping,. You can also hike to other mountain chains from here. The beauty of this mountain plateau makes it a deserving place to be on number 4.

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3 Zurich Altstadt

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This place has a great historic importance. It dates back to the 12th century. If you visit this town, you will get all the old world feel. The architecture of this place reminds of the old times. The architecture is a mix of gothic and medieval.  There are many popular landmarks of Zurich in this area like Lindenhof, St Peter’s Church, the old Medieval Rathaus quarter, Fraumunster and many more. This place is a must visit and deserves to be on number 3 in the list of top 10 tourist attractions in Zurich.

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2 Bahnhofstrasse

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This is a chic and posh area of Zurich. This is a favorite place among the shoppers as it houses the best high-end couture shops. Many renowned designers have their stores in this area. Also, the world headquarters of Credit Suisse is located here.

The chocolate shops here are quite famous and the Paradeplatz square’s cafes are outstanding. This is also the most expensive real estate in Europe.  We keep Bahnhofstrasse, on number 2 in our list of top 10 tourist attractions in Zurich.

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1 Lake Zurich

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To miss out Lake Zurich, when in Zurich, is no less than a crime and hence, every visitor makes it a point to visit it and soak in its beauty. This is a huge, glaciated and a beautiful lake which was created by the glaciers in the Alps. The lake stretches from Zuric and passes by many other small towns. The lake and the surrounding areas are beautiful and clean.

There are many pristine beaches and swimming areas that are always crowded with tourists. You can take a passenger ship or ferries to explore the lake. There are many islands and manors to explore.

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