|Altitude||408m - 869m|
|Near Airport||Zurich Airport|
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Zurich, being located in the heart of Switzerland and in the centre of Europe, is one of the most important financial centres in the world.
It has a unique mix of well-preserved Old Town and hectic modern life, having a magnificent view of the snowy Swiss Alps. Zurich, according to recent studies, is considered to have the highest standard of living in the world.
This charming compact city is situated on the picturesque northern shores of Lake Zurich with the Limmat River, which flows out of the lake and runs through the scenic area of the town. It is truly a perfect location for beautiful photos. During good weather conditions, you can see the Swiss central Alps across the lake.
More than 1200 drinking water sources across the city make Zurich one of the fountain richest cities in the world. In addition, public parks like the "Platzspitz" dominate the city area.
Zurich's city centre is the best place to begin your Zurich tours. There’s so much to see in Zurich, that you’ll need to consider a longer stay to see all the areas of interest. These include around 50 museums and 100 art galleries, so there’s no room for boredom.
While strolling in the Old Town of “Altstadt” in Zurich, you will discover the secrets and beauty of the Renaissance period. You will also experience the living history of the well-preserved, ancient buildings and the capstone lanes for pedestrians.
Niederdorfstrasse is the main lane through the Old Town for walkers only. There are many sidewalk restaurants and cafes, plenty of shops and bars waiting just for you.
You can also admire the townscape from the elegant towers of Fraumunster Church, with its colourful glass windows. And stand atop Grossmunster Church, which is a landmark and the major historic site of Zurich's Old Town.
There’s also the opportunity to get closer to Saint Peter's Cathedral, which has the world’s largest clock tower, and capture amazing pictures. By having a walk along the shopping paradise of Bahnhofstrasse, you can find any kind of shop that you could ever want.
After approaching the intersection of the Old City, Bahnhofstrasse, and Zurich Lake, you will have the full picture of Zurich, laid out in front of you in an unforgettable mix of old and new.
Among the must-see places is the Lindenhof Hill. This is a public square located directly over the Limmat River, which offers a spectacular view on the rooftops of Zurich. We definitely recommend taking a short boat trip on the upper part of Zurich Lake, to admire the beauty from your comfortable seat.
Hurry up to delve into one of the best journeys in Zurich City provided by AlpExcursion, or even start an excursion from Zurich to explore another heavenly Swiss city.
Here is the list of most interesting and popular places to visit in Zurich: