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Things to do in Zurich

The medieval Grossmünster soars dramatically above Zurich's Altstadt (Old Town). Explore arty fishing quarter Schipfe and tree-shaded Lindenhof square affording rooftop views. The world's largest Giacometti collection is housed at Kunsthaus Zurich. Riesbach district is home to the Botanical Gardens. Zuri-West showcases graphic art at the Museum of Design Zurich and contemporary masters at Kunsthalle Zurich. Escape the city with a walk to the top of local mountain Uetliberg. Most museums open Tuesday to Sunday 10am-6pm.

Schipfe, Zurich. Courtesy of Zurich Tourism
Rietberg Museum, Zurich. Courtesy of Zurich Tourism
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Rietberg Museum

African and Asian art

Overlooking manicured gardens, the Rietberg Museum in Wollishofen occupies a neo-classical mansion inspired by Rome's Villa Albani. An emerald glass pavilion leads to 6,000 pieces of non-European art: from Mayan reliefs and African masks to Tibetan bronzes and Buddhist jade.



Cost

SFr6; concessions SFr3

Opening Hours

Tue-Sun 10am-5pm (Wed & Thu until 8pm)

Address

15, Gablerstrasse, Zurich 8002

Telephone

+41 (0) 44 206 31 31

Transport

Museum Rietberg tram

Website

Rietberg Museum Website

Kunsthaus Zurich, Zurich. © Kunsthaus Zurich
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Kunsthaus Zurich

World-class art collection

Kunsthaus Zurich in the Altstadt shelters Switzerland's most important art collection. The cavernous gallery presents a journey through the ages: from Ruisdael's brooding landscapes to Monet's Impressionist masterpieces and Munch's Expressionist works. Don't miss the world's largest Alberto Giacometti collection.



Cost

SFr17; concessions SFr12; under-16s free

Opening Hours

Wed-Fri 10am-8pm, Sat & Sun & Tue 10am-6pm

Address

1, Heimplatz, Zurich 8001

Telephone

+41 (0) 44 253 84 84; +41 (0) 44 253 84 97 (recording)

Transport

Kunsthaus tram

Website

Kunsthaus Website

Swiss National Museum, Zurich. © Swiss National Musuem
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Swiss National Museum

Historical treasure-trove

With its fairy-tale turrets, the Swiss National Museum has become a recognised symbol of the Altstadt. The 1898 museum building houses Switzerland's largest collection of cultural and historical artefacts. Items date from early history right through to the 20th century.



Cost

SFr10; concessions SFr8

Opening Hours

Tue-Sun 10am-5pm

Address

2, Museumstrasse, Zurich 8023

Telephone

+41 (0) 1 218 65 11

Transport

Zurich HB (main train station)

Website

Swiss National Museum Website

Kunsthalle Zurich, Zurich. Courtesy of Kunsthalle Zurich
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Kunsthalle Zurich

Contemporary art

Housed in the former Löwenbräu brewery in the Zuri-West district, Kunsthalle Zurich stages temporary exhibitions of contemporary art. Challenging convention and cultivating new talent, the gallery focuses predominantly on solo exhibitions, working in close cooperation with featured artists.



Cost

SFr8; concessions SFr4; under-7s free

Opening Hours

Tue, Wed & Fri 12pm-6pm, Thu 12pm-8pm, Sat & Sun 11am-5pm

Address

270, Limmatstrasse, Zurich 8005

Telephone

+41 (0) 1 272 15 15

Transport

Dammweg tram

Website

Kunsthalle Zurich Website

Museum of Design Zurich, Zurich. Photo by Regula Bearth/Betty Fleck, © Zurich University of the Arts, Museum für Gestaltung Zürich
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Museum of Design Zurich

Cutting-edge design

In the trendy Zuri-West district, Museum of Design Zurich houses one of Switzerland's finest collections. The cube-shaped 1930s edifice is an attraction in itself. Exhibits cover the entire design spectrum from graphics, posters and textiles to ceramics, glass and woodwork.



Cost

SFr9; concessions SFr6

Opening Hours

Tue-Thu 10am-8pm, Fri-Sun 10am-5pm

Address

60, Ausstellungsstrasse, Zurich 8005

Telephone

+41 (0) 43 446 67 67

Transport

Museum für Gestaltung tram

Website

Museum of Design Zurich Website

Cabaret Voltaire, Zurich. Courtesy of Cabaret Voltaire
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Cabaret Voltaire

Keeping Dadaism alive

In 1916, Hugo Ball and Emmy Hennings performed in protest against WWI at Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich's Altstadt. The birthplace of Dadaism was re-dedicated to the movement in 2004 and stages exhibitions, installations and events inspired by the Dada aesthetic.



Cost

Free

Opening Hours

Tue-Sun 1pm-7pm

Address

1, Spiegelgasse, Zurich 8001

Telephone

+41 (0) 43 268 57 20

Transport

Rathaus tram

Website

Cabaret Voltaire Website

Fraümunster, Zurich. Courtesy of Zurich Tourism
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Fraümunster

Celebrated stained glass

Rising above Zurich's Altstadt, the Fraumünster's slender turquoise spire forces an upward gaze. The former church of Zurich's noblewomen has 9th-11th-century foundation remains. It's highlight are Marc Chagall's stained-glass windows, best seen when illuminated by the first rays of sunlight.



Cost

Free

Opening Hours

Mon-Sat 9am-12pm & 2pm-6pm, Sun 2pm-6pm

Address

Münsterhof, Zurich 8001

Telephone

+41 (0) 1 211 4100

Transport

Helmhaus tram

Website

Fraumünster Website

Grossmünster, Zurich. Courtesy of Zurich Tourism
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Grossmünster

Medieval minster

With its two famous towers exalted above Zurich's Altstadt, the medieval Grossmünster (Great Minster) is Zurich's most visible landmark. It was the epicentre of the Swiss-German Reformation in the 16th century. Glimpse the Romanesque crypt and Augusto Giacometti's choir window.



Cost

Free

Opening Hours

Daily mid-Mar-Oct 9am-6pm; daily Nov-Mid-Mar 10am-5pm

Address

Grossmünsterplatz, Zurich 8001

Transport

Helmhaus tram

Lindenhof, Zurich. © Andy Christiani
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Lindenhof

Balcony over Zurich

Raised above Zurich's Altstadt, lime tree-fringed Lindenhof square is where avid chess players meet and locals kick back in the sunshine. Former site of the Roman castle, it offers sweeping views over the city's spires, red rooftops and Limmat River.



Cost

Free

Opening Hours

Daily all day

Address

Lindenhofstrasse, Zurich 8001

Transport

Rudolf-Brun-Brücke tram

Zunfthaus zur Meisen, Zurich. © Litscher
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Zunfthaus zur Meisen

Baroque porcelain

Close to Limmat River in Zurich's Altstadt stands the Zunfthaus zur Meisen, a sublime baroque guildhall opening onto cobbled Münsterhof. Its stuccoed rooms on the first floor showcase the Swiss National Museum's rich collection of 18th-century porcelain, tableware and faience.



Cost

SFr3, under-16s free

Opening Hours

Tue-Sun 10.30am-5pm

Address

20, Münsterhof, Zurich 8001

Telephone

+41 (0) 44 211 21 44

Transport

Helmhaus tram

Website

Zunfthaus zur Meisen Website

Zurich Zoo, Zurich. Courtesy of Zurich Tourism
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Zurich Zoo

Endangered species

Located in the Tobelhof district, conservation-conscious Zurich Zoo is home to 250 different species including endangered snow leopards and red pandas. Spacious enclosures recreate ecosystems from exotic Madagascar, playground of red-ruffed lemurs, to Ethiopian Highlands where Gelada baboons roam.



Cost

SFr22; concessions SFr11; under-6s free

Opening Hours

Daily 9am-5pm (until 6pm Mar-Oct)

Address

221, Zürichbergstrasse, Zurich 8044

Telephone

+41 (0) 1 254 25 05

Transport

Zoo tram

Website

Zurich Zoo Website

Schipfe, Zurich. Courtesy of Zurich Tourism
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Schipfe

Medieval fishing quarter

The Altstadt's medieval heart is Schipfe, a former fishing quarter on the banks of the Limmat River which takes its name from the nautical term schupfen (push). Roam its picturesque cobbled lanes to find art workshops, boutiques and bohemian-style cafes.



Cost

Free

Opening Hours

Daily all day

Address

Zurich 8001

Transport

Rennweg tram

Website

Schipfe Website

Botanical Gardens, Zurich. Courtesy of Zurich University Botanical Gardens, © Peter Enz
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Botanical Gardens

Green retreat

The serenely beautiful Botanical Gardens in Zurich's Riesbach district nurture over one thousand plant species - many rare and endangered. Explore peaceful gardens and tropical glasshouses to glimpse unusual blooms including Madagascan Angraecum orchids, Chinese snowball flowers and Christmas cacti.



Cost

Free

Opening Hours

Mar-Sep Mon-Fri 7am-7pm, Sat & Sun 8am-6pm; Oct-Feb Mon-Fri 8am-6pm, Sat & Sun 8am-5pm

Address

107, Zollikerstrasse, Zurich 8008

Telephone

+41 (0) 44 634 84 61

Transport

Höschgasse tram

Website

Botanical Gardens Website

Bürkliterrasse, Zurich. Photo by Caroline Minjolle, courtesy of Zurich Tourism
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Bürkliterrasse

Lakeside views

When the sun's out, there's no place like Bürkliterrasse in the Altstadt for unbeatable views of Lake Zurich and the Alps. Rest under the terrace's maple trees to spy the Ganymede and Zeus sculpture in the form of an eagle.



Cost

Free

Opening Hours

Daily all day

Address

Bürkliplatz, Zurich 8001

Transport

Bürkliplatz tram

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Uetliberg

Panoramic Alpine views

The 871m-high Uetliberg mountain, just outside Zurich, offers impressive views over the city, lake and surrounding Alps. Trains from the city centre drop you just 10 minutes' walk from the summit. The Uetliberg is also a popular startpoint for hikers.



Opening Hours

Daily all day

Transport

S10 train to Uetliberg Station

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