What To Know Before Visiting Zurich For The First Time
August 31, 2018
Culturally vibrant, efficiently run and attractively set at the meeting of river and lake,Switzerland’s largest city is regularly recognised as one of the world’s most liveable cities. Zürich has more than 100 art galleries, several renowned museums and world-famous architecture, both old and new. It is also known as the country’s economic and cultural hub and one of Europe’s main financial and industrial capitals, which makes people to forget that this place is also a delightful and fascinating place for tourists.
Lake Zurich (Zurichsee)
The entire shore is lined with promenades and parks, where local residents catch the sun, jog, picnic, and swim in the lake. But the favorite way to enjoy the lake is on one of the many cruises from which you’ll see beautiful views to the Glarus Alps.And in warm weather, the lake is peppered with boats, while the banks are filled with picnickers and sunbathers.If you’re just ambling around the city, take the scenic promenade along the east shore in the Seefeld quarter.where you can look over to Uetliberg and see the hundreds of yachts and other craft breezing across the lake.
The medieval and early modern streets of the Altstadt are where much of the city’s culture, nightlife and shopping is concentrated.Though all of the neighborhood’s buildings are worth admiring, Muhlesteg Footbridge which is famous for its array of love locks,but those traveling with kids should consider visiting during the day since this is the part where nightlife starts once the sun goes down.
This is favorite locals place for the weekends. From up here you can see the whole city and the lake.Daytime views from the lookout tower stretch across the Valais, Bernese, and Glarus Alps, with the Black Forest to the north and the Säntis to the east.
If you’re the kind of person who demands that animal attractions should be ethical, Zürich Zoo meets the highest standards. There are more than 360 different animal species live in the exotic world of the Zurich Zoo,making it one of the finest in Europe.
This neoclassical villa was built in 1857 for a German industrialist and was a meeting place for Zürich intellectuals. It is Switzerland’s only museum of non-European art, with collections that include Indian sculpture, Tibetan temple pictures and bronzes, Chinese grave decorations, Buddhist stele, and Asian ceramics and jade.
St. Peter’s Church
This church is the oldest parish church in Zürich which was made in early 13th-century with Romanesque choir under the tower and a Baroque nave with three-aisles and galleries. You can also see the original 9th-century foundation underneath the chancel.St. Peter’s Church also holds the record for largest clock dials in Europe, with 8.7 meters in diameter, amde back in 1538.
This one is actually Switzerland’s most important museum of applied arts due to the astonishingly broad collections in the Bellerive.
Grossmünster (Great Minster)
Standing in an open terrace above the river, Zürich’s principal church dominates the city skyline with its twin towers. Built between the 11th and the 13th centuries, it is a Romanesque three-aisled galleried basilica with a chancel over a crypt that dates from about 1100.
Zürich’s prime shopping street is one of the priciest in the world per square meter and it’s fitting that most of the sleek shop-fronts should bear the logos of international luxury brands such as Prada, Chanel, Burberry, Gucci and Louis Vuitton.
This church was founded by Charlemagne’s grandson Louis the German in the 9th century, although most of the architecture is from between the 12th and 15th centuries.
FIFA World Football Museum
Whatever your opinion on the sport’s governing body, the museum is obligatory for lovers of the beautiful game: The exhibition takes you back to football’s earliest days and documents every World Cup since the first in 1930. There are exciting artefacts from each one, like original World Cup trophy.