According to BRIDGAT, Zurich is the largest city and capital of Switzerland and is known as one of the world’s largest financial centers. The inner city of Zurich is therefore dominated by banks and companies that have to deal with financial markets. The amount of museums and galleries make Zurich an attractive city for people who like to view art and/or soak up culture. Shopping enthusiasts can stay here, especially in the world-famous Bahnhofstrasse with its large brand houses.
Top 10 sights of Zurich
The most beautiful and oldest part of the city can be found at Augustinergasse. The colorful facades with a bay window here and there from where people used to be able to see who was at the door. The street is located in the old town near the famous shopping street Bahnhofstrasse and the beautiful St. Peterhofstatt.
In the most famous street of the city you will find the most exclusive shops. Big names such as Chanel, Gucci, Hermès, Louis Vuitton and Dior are present here. The most expensive real estate place can be found at the Paradeplatz near this street. Many banks have offices here. For many, Bahnhofstrasse is the most beautiful shopping street in Europe.
#3. China Garden
A piece of China in Switzerland. This gift from China is named after one of the most important themes of Chinese culture ‘Three friends of winter’. These three friends represent pine, bamboo and plum blossom. You will find this special garden in the Seefeld district on the right bank of the lake.
This old monastery church is located in the heart of Zurich on Bahnhofstrasse. The church was founded in 853 by King Louis the German. The beautiful stained glass windows immediately attract attention. These Marc Chagall designs were placed there in 1970.
Together with St. Peter’s Church, this large cathedral is one of the most famous churches in the city. The two towers of the Grossmünster are a symbol of the city. Its construction originally dates back to around 1100. Many adjustments have taken place since then. The interior is fairly simple, although the architectural elements are remarkable in design.
#6. Lake Zurich
There are two islands in Lake Zurich. The island of Ufenau is inhabited and the island of Lützelau has been declared a nature reserve. The many villages and towns on this lake can be visited via the ferry services. With those ferry services you can easily visit the Alpamare water park in Pfäffikon or the Lindt & Sprüngli chocolate factory in Kilchberg.
#7. Lakeside Promenade
You will find a great place for a picnic, reading, relaxing or playing sports at this piece of nature on the lake. From the promenade you have an incredibly beautiful view over the water. The adjacent hiking trail of about three kilometers is definitely worth it. It runs from Bellevue towards Tiefenbrunnen.
#8. Museum of Design
Different themes come together in this museum. Art is taken to a higher level here. By means of visual communication, media, photography, environment, art and architecture, all kinds of developments are being made here. The cooperation of the University of Art is certainly bearing fruit. The collections are divided into four categories: design, graphic, art collections and posters.
#9. Schauspielhaus Pfauen
This large theater of the city is located on the Pfauen square. The building was moved to this place in 1892 and served as a folk theatre. At the time there was a Bavarian beer garden and bowling alley. In 1926 it was renovated and shortly afterwards rented to a company that had to save the theater. Since then, the theater has enjoyed great respect, especially from Germany.
#10. Swiss National Museum
Switzerland’s history is presented in a nutshell within the Swiss National Museum. Even the furnishing of houses is discussed. This is how you see changes in housing needs over the centuries. The battle of Murten is depicted in miniature and there are various art objects to admire.