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Top Things To See in Zurich | Switzerland | Switzerland Female Travel & Lifestyle Blog

Zurich is one of those cities that is nothing like what you expected and yet everything you expected. The expected is the gorgeous medieval buildings and cute shops. The unexpected is the bustling nightlife, street art scene, and modern food scene.

Top Things To See in Zurich | Switzerland | Switzerland Female Travel & Lifestyle Blog

I left Zurich totally impressed with its’ ability to respect its’ history while embracing the modern movements.

 

Below, Top Things To See in Zurich

Top Things To See in Zurich | Switzerland | Switzerland Female Travel & Lifestyle Blog

Explore Old Town Altstadt

Walk the cobbled streets and admire the 19th-century buildings. You are transported back to simpler times and its one of the prettiest areas in Zurich. There are a ton of cute shops and the medieval buildings are very instagrammable. Don’t forget to stop by Fraumünster Church in Old Town Zurich. Five stained glass windows bathe the church in a rainbow of light.

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Eat Fondue

Okay well not exactly something to see, this is something you must do! Fondue was invented in Switzerland to combat the stale bread during cold winter months. It is now one of their most famous foods. So grab your fork and dip in.

Top Things To See in Zurich | Switzerland | Switzerland Female Travel & Lifestyle Blog

Visit Zurich West

The hippest and coolest part of Zurich is the west. Once an industrial area, warehouse have been turned into museums, boutiques, clubs, and restaurants. Here the culinary scene is exploding and has a growing street art scene. If you wanna go out the best nightlife in town is in Zurich West.

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Take a Boat Tour

One of my favorite ways to see a city is by the water. Hop on a boat tour and get great views from the Limmat River or head to Lake Zurich by the sea. From the Landesmuseum station, you can get on a 51 passenger boat that will take you on a one-hour tour of Zurich along Limmat River.

Top Things See in Zurich | Switzerland Female Travel & Lifestyle Blog

Hop on a Cable Car

One of the best views of Zurich is from up high above. For the best view head to Felsenegg Lookout. You must take the aerial cable car to get there and that in its’ self is a reason to go.

Top Things See in Zurich | Switzerland Female Travel & Lifestyle Blog

Visit Lake Zurich

Lake Zurich is picturesque and one of my personal favorite parts of Zurich. There are a ton of gardens and parks and cute cafes all along the lake. Grab some snacks and head down there for a picnic and to mingle with locals.

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Shop at Bahnhofstrasse

Window-shop or splurge at one of the most beautiful shopping streets in the world. Lined with beautiful store fronts and insanely cute shops Bahnhofstrasse is a must when in Zurich.

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Visit Kunsthaus Museum

Kunsthaus is one of the most important museums in Zurich and a must for a modern art lover. It has an impressive collection with pieces from Van Gogh, Picasso, Monet, and Matisse.

Top Things See in Zurich | Switzerland Female Travel & Lifestyle Blog

Old Botanical Garden

Old Botanical Garden is a picturesque spot to people watch or explore. There are a lot of cute nooks and crannies to explore and great backdrops for some selfies.

Top Things See in Zurich | Switzerland Female Travel & Lifestyle Blog

Zurich Opera House

Built in 1891the opera house is stunning. If you’re feeling extra special grab a ticket for an opera, play or ballet. Tickets range in price but start at as lows as $30.


 

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Hi, I’m Jay. A twenty-something-year-old living in New York. There’s not all that much to say about me other than; I love to eat, drink and travel. I’ve lived in some incredible cities from Paris to New York to Florence, and along the way, I’ve crossed off a ton on my bucket list. I hope we inspire you to go out there and see for yourself, just how beautiful life can be.


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47 Comments

  • Reply
    Jessica Taylor
    June 24, 2017 at 8:18 pm

    Wow I had no idea there was so much to do there! This looks like an awesome vacation spot!

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      Jay
      June 24, 2017 at 11:00 pm

      I know, Zurich is a totally underrated destination. People only think of Switzerland for winter sports but it has so much more !!

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    Laurie
    June 24, 2017 at 9:23 pm

    What an awesome place to go. I would love to go there on a trip one day. Hopefully I’ll make it someday. I love the pictures you took.

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      Jay
      June 24, 2017 at 11:01 pm

      Hi Laurie 🙂 I hope you make it one day and when you do let us know !!

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    Christine
    June 24, 2017 at 9:49 pm

    Wonderful list of things to see in Zurich!! I’m hoping to visit this city in the next couple years, so I’ve saved your list to help with the planning! 🙂

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      Jay
      June 24, 2017 at 11:01 pm

      Hi Christine !! That is great music to our ears 🙂

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    Hanna Wright
    June 25, 2017 at 1:49 am

    I am heading to Zurich next week!! Just found your blog and i love it !!!

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      Jay
      June 26, 2017 at 9:01 pm

      Awe thanks Hanna safe travels xoxoxo

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    Corinne & Kirsty
    June 25, 2017 at 5:09 am

    I have never been to Zurich but I have heard so much about it. A friend of mine lives there and she loves it! It really looks an amazing city! Defo a must see! xx corinne

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      Jay
      June 26, 2017 at 9:02 pm

      Hi Corinne!! You must 😉

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    ejnets
    June 25, 2017 at 10:54 am

    These photos and article are something. I have never been and I wanna go so so much! 🙂

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      Jay
      June 26, 2017 at 9:03 pm

      Thanks so much <3

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    Samantha Bye
    June 25, 2017 at 12:40 pm

    Oh my goodness, that fondue looks incredible. Great pictures, the whole city looks amazing!

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      Jay
      June 26, 2017 at 9:03 pm

      The fondue was amazing 🙂

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    Erin
    June 25, 2017 at 1:02 pm

    You have made Zurich look both beautiful and enticing. I have added it to my Pinterest travel board and cannot wait to visit now!

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      Jay
      June 26, 2017 at 9:04 pm

      Thank you soo much Erin, we love to hear that !!

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    Nancy
    June 26, 2017 at 1:41 am

    This is amazing! Europe tour is my bucket list I wish it happens soon

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      Jay
      June 26, 2017 at 9:04 pm

      Make it happen Nancy !!!

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    sondra
    June 26, 2017 at 2:11 am

    I love the shot with the umbrellas that was just very inspirational looking. What a great visit you must of had.

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      Jay
      June 26, 2017 at 9:05 pm

      We had so much fun 🙂 Thanks Sondra!!

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    fashionmommy
    June 26, 2017 at 4:58 am

    It is an incredible city, I love those umbrellas, and was totally sold on the modern art scene.

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      Jay
      June 26, 2017 at 9:05 pm

      Me too !!

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    Jen
    June 26, 2017 at 6:12 am

    It is one of the few European cities I’ve never visited. I would go there for the fondue alone 😀

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      Jay
      June 26, 2017 at 9:05 pm

      Hahah Jen you gotta go !! And you gotta have that fondue 🙂

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    Agentszerozerosetter
    June 26, 2017 at 9:11 am

    I went to Zurich years ago, and is truly a beautiful city! Lot to see and enjoy, loved your pictures!

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      Jay
      June 26, 2017 at 9:06 pm

      So glad you loved it as much as us 🙂

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    Heather Johnson
    June 26, 2017 at 12:44 pm

    Zurich looks like an amazing place to visit! I would love to check out a bunch of the historical sites myself.

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      Jay
      June 26, 2017 at 9:06 pm

      Hi Heather !! Zurich is an incredible city I know you’ll it !!

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    David Elliott
    June 26, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    All of the stuff here looks so amazing. Zurich is definitely one of the cities on my bucket list. And now you have given me even more reasons to visit.

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      Jay
      June 26, 2017 at 9:07 pm

      Hi David thanks so much for your kind words !!

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    Laury
    June 26, 2017 at 2:39 pm

    Wow! This looks INCREDIBLE and visiting is on my bucket list!

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      Jay
      June 26, 2017 at 9:07 pm

      Thanks for the love Laury

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    Milton Goh
    June 26, 2017 at 3:14 pm

    This is somewhere I want to go to! Your post makes me wanna visit Zurich all the more!

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      Jay
      June 26, 2017 at 9:07 pm

      Oops sorry 😉

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    Kelly
    June 26, 2017 at 8:53 pm

    I can’t wait to go to Switzerland 🙂

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      Jay
      June 26, 2017 at 9:09 pm

      Kelly ya gotta go and let us know how you liked !!

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    Elizabeth O
    June 27, 2017 at 8:31 am

    Zurich is a beautiful city with nice little nooks and the occasional surprise. You did a fantastic job of showcasing some of its highlights.

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      Jay
      June 27, 2017 at 11:05 pm

      Wow thanks Elizabeth <3

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    Rain
    June 27, 2017 at 1:47 pm

    Everything looks so beautiful. When would you say is the best time to go for the great weather?

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      Jay
      June 27, 2017 at 11:06 pm

      I personally hate the cold, so id say May- Oct. However Christmas time is beautiful in Switzerland and you could go skiing 🙂

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    Elizabeth Brico
    June 28, 2017 at 2:23 pm

    I have heard great things about Zurich and I hope to be able to visit one day. Your photos are amazing; I love the public art piece. If I get get to go I will definitely use this guide. You sound like you know your stuff!

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    Leo T. Ly
    June 29, 2017 at 8:16 am

    Zurich seems like a very vibrant city. I have never been to Europe before. Your pictures seems very interesting and it makes me want to add Zurich to one of my stops if I travel to Europe one day.

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    D'Anna
    June 29, 2017 at 9:27 am

    soooo pretty! I never really had Zurich as a place to go in my mind, but now I’m adding it for sure 🙂 Thanks for the share

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    GiGi Eats
    June 29, 2017 at 9:53 am

    The last time I was in Zurich was EONS ago and I don’t really remember much except for a market we wandered through, a buffet breakfast somewhere and some elk we ordered that my mom threw a fit about for some reason! LOL! Clearly I need to go back and make other memories! 😉

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    Gabriela
    July 4, 2017 at 3:03 pm

    Your pictures are surreal and the story is exactly what I need, as I will go to Switzerland at the end of the year.

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    Lowest Price
    July 6, 2017 at 7:57 am

    Gorgeous captures all!

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    Nicole Caudle
    July 13, 2017 at 9:41 am

    The greenhouse from the botanical gardens caught my eye. Zurich is not a place I’ve every considered traveling, but your photos look amazing. I will have to start researching a few places.

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