What to see in Zurich: The city of Zurich is of course a global banking and finance centre, but with Lake Zurich and picturesque towns close by, it’s not just a city with money in mind. There’s the Grossmünster, a 12th-century cathedral to see, Fraumünster Church is another worth seeking out. Lindenhof is the historic centre with some lovely views, and the Swiss National Museum will give you the history of the country as well as crafts and furnishings from the past.
When to visit Zurich: Like many European cities, the best time to come is during the spring and summer seasons. Nature is in full bloom and the tourist attractions will be open.
Top tips for visiting Zurich: Is Zurich a new city for you? Be sure then to keep these tips in mind when you visit. Perhaps you’ll fancy a swim after all that touring? Go visit a badis (public bath), you can spend hours swimming in the rivers and lakes. Lindenhof Hill is the place to go for the views, it’s not hard to climb and the rewards are well worth it. Make sure you visit a local market, Oerlikon Markt is the place for bread, cheese and much more fresh produce.
• Zurich has many faces, and the name can be spelt in many different ways, due to the multi-lingual population. Zurigo (Italian), Zuri (Swiss-German nickname) and Zürich (German). Take your pick.
• If you have muesli while you stay in Zurich, well, the cereal was invented here by nutritionist Max Bircher-Benner.
• Want to see nothing! Really, Zurich is the only city in the world with a museum dedicated to nothing! It’s called the No Show Museum and has galleries with blank frames and an empty white room. Don’t take anything for granted!
You will find there are several Zurich lunch and dinner cruise options available. Check the individual tour details for the menu and the options available.
We realise you want to capture those destination hotspots on your tour. Many operators do offer free Wi-Fi on board, but you will need to check with the individual operator.
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