Switzerland’s largest city, Zurich, is simply straight out of a fairytale book. With the snow-topped Swiss Alps rising behind the exquisite city, with the Limmat river snaking its way through the lakefront town, and the incredible pedestrian medieval quarters – the city has a wide array of things to offer.
There is an unmistakable sense of reverence to the traditions that once lived through the city, and a contemporary promise to the city as it effortlessly blends the modern with the past.
Every district boasts the incredible Swiss touch to it, the squeaky clean cobbled stoned streets are dotted with medieval churches rising proudly, and the life goes by unrushed, making Zurich a fascinating, delighting place for both, tourists and residents alike.
You’ll be met with art exhibitions, cafes sitting astride the Limmat River, unending green spaces, and first-rate opportunities for shopping and leisure. Think sophistication and the highest levels of luxury.
The old center with its winding lanes and churches juxtaposes the contemporary districts with their cultural centers, living spaces and art galleries. Strongly known for its fancy chocolates, watches and being a financial capital, Zurich has a lot more to offer than just that.
There’s a ton of history to be explored, and taking a walk through the streets surrounded by historic buildings, elegant architecture and the sight of the snow-covered mountains in the distance is refreshing to say the least.
Here’s a glimpse of the top things you can do in Zurich:
- Wander through the Old Town – The old town is reminiscent of Zurich’s past and traditions, and you can you can explore theaters, galleries, and even Roman fortified settlements.
- Museum of Fine Arts – This museum constantly tops the list of Europe’s best museum, and for good reason. You’ll find all types of paintings from some of the world’s most renowned artists including Monet, Van Gogh and Marc Chagall.
- Swiss National Museum – Revel in the castle-like edifice of the Museum, with neo-gothic architecture and a showcase of the cultural history of Switzerland.