Oh Zurich, you are so pretty! Shutters, flowers, cobblestone walkways, lake views, snow capped mountains… Zurich Switzerland is the definition of picturesque. This is the easiest city I have visited. The train ride from the airport is about 10 minutes and drops you in the heart of the old town. Simply choose a hotel close to the central station, drop off your luggage and start exploring!

Zurich Switzerland

Zurich Switzerland Itinerary: Things To Do

Ride the Polybahn up to the University for panoramic views

Zurich Switzerland Things to do Polybahn

Add a love lock to Muhlesteg Bridge

Zurich Switzerland Things to do Muhlesteg Bridge

Wander the pedestrian only streets of Niederdorfstrasse and gaze at all the shutters

Zurich Switzerland Things to do Niederdorfstrasse

Explore the Fraumünster’s stained glass windows

Zurich Switzerland Things to do Niederdorfstrasse

Climb the stairs to the top of the Grossmünster tower for panoramic views

Zurich Switzerland Things to do Grossmünster

Check out Zurich’s beautiful Opera House before taking a boat ride around Lake Zurich, explore the open air market and relax on bench watching the swans

Zurich Switzerland Things to do Lake Zurich

Refill your water bottle at the Münsterhof fountain before sampling Swiss chocolate, windowing shopping the high end stores and exploring the Beyer Watch Museum on Bahnhofstrasse

Zurich Switzerland Things to do Bahnhofstrasse Beyer Watch Museum

Take a photo of Augustinergasse and Rennweg Streets

Zurich Switzerland Things to do Augustinergasse

Visit Lindenhof Park for great city views and take a walk through the neighborhood

Zurich Switzerland Things to do Lindenhof Park

Wander along the Schipfe and explore one of the oldest quarters of Zurich

Zurich Switzerland Things to do Schipfe

Zurich Switzerland: 24 Hour Itinerary

Zurich is an easy city to navigate, most sights are within walking distance. The Limmat River divides the old town. Church steeples and clock towers are easy to spot throughout the city and keep you oriented. Use this google map to explore city sights and print this simple city map to make notes on.

Zurich Switzerland Things to do

Food in Zurich is expensive, but water is free! There are over 1,200 fountains throughout the city to refill your water bottle. Try the cheese fondue at Swiss Chuchi and the chicken cordon bleu at Zeughauser Beer Hall. Be sure to splurge on chocolate and macaroons as you wander the old town. If you enjoy exploring museums, Zurich has over 150!  Consider purchasing a Zurich Card; it will cover admission to many museums, dessert at many restaurants, and transportation in the city including a boat ride on the lake and the train ride to and from the airport.

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Zurich is great base for a day trips to Lucerne and the Swiss Alps.  Many thanks to Zurich Tourism for the complimentary Zurich Card. As always, all opinions are my own.

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Shutters, flowers, cobblestone walkways, lake views, snow capped mountains... here are the best things to do in beautiful Zurich Switzerland.