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Despite being Switzerland’s largest city, home to five major international banks, and the birthplace of the Dadaist movement, Zurich is surprisingly quaint, clean, and walkable. On the shores of Lake Zurich, you can sit and admire the Alps or watch the yachts sail by. And if the mountain air isn't enough to cool you off, many public bathing facilities open in the summer.

If it's adventure you're after, just wait for nightfall—drinking on the street is legal and Zurich’s nightlife is famous beyond Swiss borders. For daytime things to do, check out chocolatier Confiserie Sprüngli and then work off the calories by climbing the steep stairs and ladders to Grossmünster, the Great Church. With the 360-degree view at the top, you can see all your possible accommodations in Zurich, which range from luxury hotels to hostels. Zurich’s ... Read More
Despite being Switzerland’s largest city, home to five major international banks, and the birthplace of the Dadaist movement, Zurich is surprisingly quaint, clean, and walkable. On the shores of Lake Zurich, you can sit and admire the Alps or watch the yachts sail by. And if the mountain air isn't enough to cool you off, many public bathing facilities open in the summer.

If it's adventure you're after, just wait for nightfall—drinking on the street is legal and Zurich’s nightlife is famous beyond Swiss borders. For daytime things to do, check out chocolatier Confiserie Sprüngli and then work off the calories by climbing the steep stairs and ladders to Grossmünster, the Great Church. With the 360-degree view at the top, you can see all your possible accommodations in Zurich, which range from luxury hotels to hostels. Zurich’s restaurants may be less diverse, but those that offer traditional Swiss food are popular with IgoUgo travelers.

Whether you’re headed to Zurich for fun or business, browsing photos by IgoUgo travelers is a great way to figure out what you want to see. Then all you have to do is pack your walking shoes, find a flight, and enjoy a city that offers everything from a medieval old town to snowy mountains to amazing chocolate.    Close

Stories and Tips Zurich

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Zurich

Written by manatwork on 04 Apr, 2011

My first visit to Europe was almost 20 years ago, and it was Zurich that I came to love the most at that time. I still do. I went back to Zurich 3 years ago for the Annual Summer Street Parade. Comparable to Berlin's Love…Read More


Reasons to Visit Zurich, Swtizerland

Written by AnythngArt on 03 Mar, 2010

Need a reason to visit Zurich? For years (seven, to be exact), this city has been chosen as the city with the best quality of life…not just in Switzerland, but the world! With its exceptionally beautiful lakeside setting, Zurich offers a unique mix of features…Read More


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Twenty-Four Hours in Zurich

Written by frangliz on 12 Sep, 2009

My first experience of the city of Zurich was the central railway station, or Hauptbahnhof, and it did not endear me to it. I arrived on a train from the airport at an underground platform and was to meet my son and his partner somewhere…Read More


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A Guide to Zurich

Written by frangliz on 06 Sep, 2009

Having planned a short trip to Zurich, I scanned the shelves of my small local library for guide books and found just one on Switzerland. I decided to see if Amazon had any specifically for Zurich and again found only one: Cityspots Zurich. It hadn't…Read More


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Zürich for World Wide Pilgrims

Written by SeenThat on 09 Feb, 2009

I arrived at Zurich as an invitee of an international corporation. At the time I was unaware to have been chosen by them to perform a technology transfer for my country; eventually that led to my leaving it and becoming a world wide pilgrim. However,…Read More


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Churches of Zurich

Written by Krys T on 20 Mar, 2007

Zurich has 3 main churches in the centre, and we visited all 3 of them on our first day. First the Grossmünster. This cathedral stands in a little square at the junction of Oberdorf and Niederdorf, and faces northwest over the Limmat river. It was…Read More


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Swiss Transportation System

Written by Tolik on 30 Jul, 2002

Swiss Federal Railways SBB offers a range of passes to suit the travel requirements of most visitors. The Swiss Pass entitles the holder to unlimited travel for 4, 8 or 15, 22 days or one month of railway, boat and postal bus networks and…Read More


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The Fraumunster and St Peter’s Church.

Written by LenR on 12 Jun, 2004

Church spires are a feature of Zurich and the souring Fraumunster is the most delicate. The church was established in the 13th century on a site that had been a convent for noblewomen since 853. The present church, however, has been modernized. From the outside,…Read More


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Grossmuster

Written by LenR on 12 Jun, 2004

This Romanesque and Gothic cathedral is the city’s most famous landmark and it utterly dominates the landscape of the hip and trendy Niederdorf area. It was started in the 12th century on the site of a Carolingian church. The cathedral is dedicated to the patron…Read More


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Zürich – Walking "Downtown" Switzerland - part 2

Written by Sierra on 01 Nov, 2005

continued from part 1You can see the striking twin spires of the Grossmünster rising above the city nearly everywhere in the city. According to legend, Charlemagne had hunted a stag all the way from Aachen near Köln (Germany) – quite a distance – when the…Read More


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