Zurich Tourist Attractions For the whole Family
Zurich is more than a leading financial center and Zurich tourist attractions have everything for everyone, from a day trip to someone with a few hours to spare.
Zurich is beautiful, with a backdrop of snow-clad peaks in the distance and the Limmat river.A part of Zurich is occupied by the medieval charming Niederdorf to one side of the Limmat composed of narrow, hilly auto-free streets and historic buildings magnificently restored to their former glory, and the Zurich west on the other.
Unlike what most people believe, Zurich, however, powerful is not the capital city of Switzerland, but in many ways it is, let`s say in pen and paper it is not but in many people’s mind it is!
Zurich is rich in Art galleries, luxury shopping, and museums.lf you don`t mind paying a thousand dollars for a simple sweater thenZurich Bahnhof Strasse is the place to shop.
Zurich west was till not long ago was an industrial neighborhood of Zurich, that has quickly changed and now instead you will find quiet cafe bars, bistros, shopping, nightclubs and now home to Switzerland’s highest building.
Just a day in Zurich? be sure to check out these Zurich Tourist Attractions
There are endless things to do on a day out in Zurich, writing them all here will take a big book, but l have divided them into posts(see my other post) but in this post l will suggest two things you will sure enjoy paying very little to nothing.
Take a boat tour of lake Zurich, departing from Burkiplatz, Seebach to Rapperswil, the boat tour will take you though Kusnacht, Stafa, Meilen all the way to medieval town of Rapperswil. The trips are only open in summer months April till October.
At only CHF 26.00 on the 2nd class(at the time of this post) it`s money well spent.Do not forget to experience the onboard restaurant.Most of the boats are wheelchair accessible and disabled toilets also available, but there might be some restrictions on wheelchair size. Find more info here
The Grossmünster church
Grossmünster, located on the banks of Limmat river, you have to climb 184 stairs to tower top, you have an amazing view across Zurich and all the way to lake Zurich.The Grossmünster church is a landmark of Zurich. Legend has it that the church was built on the graves of the city’s patron saints, Felix and Regula. Read more here
Grossmünster is open from March until October from Monday to Saturday from 10.00 am till 6.00Pm. in the winter (November until February)you can still go to Grossmünster from 10.00am – 5.00pm Mondays to Fridays.
Grossmünster is right in the city center so you do not need any bus or train if you are in Zurich.
Ride the PolyBahn
Zurich’s historic Polybahn runs every 10 minutes from the tram station at central square to ETHZ (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology), one of the richest universities in Europe, known to be one of the universities with the most Nobel prize winners in Chemistry and Physics read here. A one-way ticket cost just CHF3 but you can use your Zurich city ticket if you already have one.
Although only a 5 minute trip till you are up, the views from up is delightful and you can easily spend an hour up there without realizing it, taking in undistracted views of Zurich.
Alone with friends or with family, with little time to spare Zurich tourist attractions has everything from a few minutes activities right in the city center.
Enjoy Zurich and l hope you enjoyed this post, if there is more you`d like to know,.just contact me, I’ll get back to you.