As you may have seen on my Instagram and Snapchat stories I spent last weekend in Zürich, Switzerland. It was an amazing trip, Zürich was incredibly beautiful and I really loved it there. So I decided to share some of my favorite places to go in Zürich. I hope it would help you on your trip to Switzerland or help you decide to visit it on your next trip! Here are some of my favorite locations to visit in Zürich! If you have any questions or want to share your favorite locations with me, please leave a comment!
Even though there are not so much real sights in Zürich except for old churches, there are still a lot of things to visit there. For example, Lake Zürich (Zürisee) – an enormous lake with mountain water which you can see from almost every point in the city. It is incredibly large and very beautiful. If you want to know more about European Medieval culture and a bit of Switzerland itself don’t miss visiting The Swiss National Museum. It is not so large and significant compared to museums in Paris or Rome, but it is still interesting to visit especially if you don’t like spending your entire day at the museum. It will take only around 40 minutes to see everything there.
If you like theatres or opera houses you can spend your evening visiting Opernhaus Zürich. I was in love with the building – it looked so classy and chic.
For all football lovers there is a unique FIFA World Museum located in Zürich across town from the FIFA headquarters.
Zürich even has its own Zoo, make sure to visit it if you are in love with animals!
To make your image of Zürich complete just walk around in the city. The centre is very beautiful, I was really in love with it. Also visit the old town (Altstadt) to feel more of the Swiss history. To look at the city from above go to Lindenhof. Apart from playing chess on a gigantic chessboard, you can approach the low stone wall that offers cozy, charming and colorful views of the Limmat river and the Grossmünster. The view at the city is very beautiful!
RESTAURANTS & CAFES
Zürich has so many cosy cafes and restaurants that it was really hard to choose the best ones. Except the national Swiss food there are a lot of Italian as well. I’ve made a list of the cafes I liked the most. Confiserie Sprüngli was my absolute favorite. Besides very classy decor (their marble tables are just gorgeous) they have the best cakes in Switzerland. Coffee there is amazing too! Be aware that it can be incredibly busy there, I was waiting for the spot for quite some time, but it totally worth it!
If you want to try out the national Swiss dishes visit Swiss Chuchi – a restaurant with very cosy atmosphere and incredibly delicious fondue.
For Italian food you should go to Tre Cucine – it’s a really classy Italian restaurant with very nice food. If you just want to have a bite or have a cup of coffee Gran Café Motta is an excellent choice.
Zürich has one main shopping street – The Bahnhofstrasse. There you can find any shop you like – from the luxury designer brands (Cartier, Dior, Louis Vuitton and Tiffany) to the more budget like Zara and H&M.
There are also several department stores called Globus with luxury cosmetics, clothes, groceries and a Laduree cart.