Kanton Zürich Things to Do

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Kanton Zürich Things to Do

  • Grossmünster Churche

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    Like all Zurich's older churches, the Grossmuenster had its interior pretty much stripped bare of its Medieval decoration during Switzerland's Reformation (I cannot bring myself to approve of this, although I understand why the actions were taken). But you can still, if you look closely, see snippets of what the Grossmuenster looked like in its...

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  • Lake Zürich

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    Henry Moore's Sheep Piece by Lake Zurich is name for two connected huge bronze abstract sculptures. This sculpture was erected in 1976 and in that time Henry Moore has exhibition of his work at the lakeside promenade at Zürichhorn. Supposedly that attracted 74000 people as a public work of art. Henry Moor (1898-1986) was English artist and...

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  • Bahnhofstrasse

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    The Pestalozzi Monument was erected in 1899 in Pestalozzi-Anlage (meaning: Pestalozzi Park) and it was made by design of sculptor Hugo Siewart. This monument represent with Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi leading a poor boy who is barefooted and wear ragged. Who was Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi? Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi (1746-1827) was a Swiss...

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  • Lindenhof

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    Zurich old town is well really old I started at its oldest place Lindenhof hill, site of the former Roman castle and temple of Jupitor in the roman town in Raetia and this was no remote outpost either it was connected to Rome across the Alps over the Reschen Pass, by the Via Claudia Augusta the superhighway of its time. This all even further back...

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  • Uetliberg

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    That is, assuming the weather is reasonable. If you only want the views...and they are superb....I think there would be little point in going up Zurich's very own little mountain on a less-than-clear day. But if you want to walk, it's excellent in any sort of weather (barring torrential rain, I suppose). There are lots of potential trails and...

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  • Fraumünster Churche

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    In some ways I enjoyed visiting the Fraumunster's cloisters and courtyard more than visiting the church itself. Why? Well, partly because I shared my main visit to the church with a large tour group but mainly because the cloisters retain their antiquity. They have not been changed and restored in the same way as the church itself (which seems to...

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  • St. Peter's Church

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    This church stands (right next to the Lindenhof Roman site) on a very ancient sacred site. In the 8th-9th centuries (700s-800s) a Christian church building was constructed on the site of a Roman Temple of Jupiter (ancient Christian churches in Europe were almost always built on pre-Christian sacred sites). There is absolutely nothing visible...

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  • Swiss National Museum

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    the National Museum Zurich, This is a well done an designed museum (would you expect less from the Swiss) that carries you from Swiss prehistory into ancient Roman times up to the formation of the Swiss charter and the protestant reformation. I loved the coins Opening hours Tue - Sun 10 am – 5 pm On Thursdays the museum is open until 7 pm.

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  • Hauptbahnhof - Main Station

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    I am wondering what is that "Ding" hanging on the ceiling of Zürich's main train station. My curiosity says: it is the new highlight of the "Hall". A high-tech Body of light named "Nova" weighing 3.3 tons, composed of 25,000 light conicals that beams into more than 16 millions schemes of color showing different sequences in three-dimensional...

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  • Chocolate Factory

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    Please note that tours at the LINDT chocolate factory are not available. The chocolate museum is temporarily closed as well. Instead you can visit the factory shop which is open from Monday to Friday from 10am to 5pm, offering a wide range of LINDT chocolates at reasonable pricing.

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  • Augustinergasse

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    Augustinergasse is probably 'the' Zurich 'must-see' for many (most?) visitors. Ir's prettily-painted oriel windows, its Swiss flags (when they are hung out), its shop frontages...yes, it's very photogenic. It's also very, very well-restored of course. It's not immediately obvious that this is in fact a very ancient street, one of Zurich's medieval...

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  • Chinese Garden

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    The chinese garden is a gift from Zurichs twin city Kunming and opened 1994. You can discover there a little bit of China in the middle of the city. The garden is open from March 25 to October 15. (Daily 1100 - 1900) There is an entrance fee of 4sFr (Adults)/ 1sFr (Children).

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  • Kunsthaus - Art Gallery

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    The art museum in Zurich is incredible the best 15 Swiss franks I spent for sure!! really amazing collection and so well shown this has got to be one of the best collections in Europe. I really love the work of Edvard Munch who the founding father of Expressionism and with a dozen paintings the Kunsthaus hosts the largest collection of his work...

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  • Zoo

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    The Masoala rainforest hall is a part of the zoo Zurich located on the Zurichberg and was opened in 2004. The attraction is named after the Masoala peninsula in Madagascar, and is the source for the hunderts different native plants and 60 different native animals in this hall. The attraction is huge and during your visit, you will have the feeling...

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  • Limmatquai

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    A walk best done by night (since we hadn't have much of a nice weather in winter during our stay) when illuminated buildings - bridges, houses, other buildings - become 'dressed' in warm shades and its glamour is reflected in lazy Limmat water which then... as it is dark, feels deeper and faster. Since Limmat flows through the heart of city,...

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  • University

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    Zürich University is a largest university in Switzerland. It was found in 1833 when colleges of law, medicine and theology were united with college of philosophy. Monarch nor church didnt participate in creation of university.

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  • Streetparade

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    The largest Techno parade in the world takes place every year in the first half of August in Zurich. There are about 35 Lovemobile (trucks) which playing different kinds of technomusic. The best dj's from all over the world are playing music. You can dance in the street and have fun or just watch the crazy crowd. If you dont like the sound from...

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  • Bürkliplatz

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    "Abduction from the Olympus" (German: "Entführung aus dem Olymp") is official name for popular sculpture on Zurich lake shore or simply Ganymede (this is inscription on statue base). That statues represent Zeus as the eagle who come to carry young and beautiful Ganymede away to Olympus. Short introduction to Greek mythology - Ganymede was...

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  • Opera House

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    The Night after I arrived Zurich Opera House was in full swing wiht La Straniera being performed that evening and Opera by Vincenzo Bellini. The Opera house sits on the shores of the lake's left bank he historic Zurich Opera House is considered one of the very best opera houeses in the world and has many international opera stars singing in Zurich....

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  • Old Town - Altstadt

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    Compact, beautifully preserved, the Altstadt on the eastern banks of the Limmat is a great place to simply wander, ducking down alleyways, admiring the stunning window displays, grabbing a coffee to people watch, visit a church, gallery or antique shop and have lunch or dinner in one of the many atmospheric cafes or restaurants.

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  • Niederdorf

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    Exploring this area is a must. Niederdorf is a lively place in the old town that stretches from Central Square to the Great Church Square. A wonderful place for shopping during the day, and a popular area for nightlife. Has great variety of restaurants, bars and cafes to cater your hunger or thirst same as Oberdorf area, the "upper" part stretching...

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  • Rapperswil

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    In addition to being a car-free medieval town, Rapperswil, the city of roses, has a great deal to offer namely a lovely bathing resort, a castle with a Polish museum, Knies Children's Zoo, a wooden bridge to Hurden, etc. A visit to this picturesque town is definitely worth your while. Rapperswil-Jona, town of roses located on the upper end of...

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  • ETH - Swiss Federal Institute of...

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    Photos: 1. Main building of the ETH 2. Entrance to the main building 3. Inside the main building 4. Looking up The ETH was founded in 1855 as the Federal Polytechnical School, but in 1911 it changed its name to the Federal Institute of Technology. The name "Polytechnic" or "Poly" had become very popular, however, and to this day the funicular...

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  • Walking

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    One of the things you will really like to do while in Zurich, is strolling through the narrow streets of the Old Town , just hanging at an outdoor coffee bar on the famous Bahnhof Strasse claimed as the most expensive street in Europe. But never mind, do not complain about the prices, if you are visiting such a beautiful city. It can fill an...

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  • Zunfthaus zur Meisen

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    Zunfthaus zur Meisen (meaning: the guild house of the Zunft zur Meisen) is interesting building with great historical value for city. It was build in 1757 in today Lindenhof quarter of Old town (German: Altstadt) of Zurich. Today is part of the Swiss National Museum’s collection of porcelain and faience.

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  • Schanzengraben

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    This is a former city boundry. There used to be trenches with city walls. But the trenches is nowadays all that is left over. In 1830 the trenches were thought necessary as a second water output from the lake. The left over wall from baroque times was taken away. During instustrialisation factories were settled along the Schanzengraben. It was used...

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  • Predigerkirche

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    Predigerkirche was first built in 1231 as part of a non-extant Dominican monastery. The existing church, however, is a reconstruction that was completed in 1350, and its interior was remodelled in the early 17th century in a Renaissance/Baroque look. During the 16th century Reformation movement, the monastery was abolished and the church was...

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  • Festivals

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    Every 3 years, the largest public party takes place in Zurich with the 2 biggest fireworks of Switzerland, which is even among the 5 biggest fireworks of Europe. The entrance is free but if you don't like the crowds, then better stay away of Zurich at this weekend. The festival takes place around lake Zurich at the lakeshore...

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  • Museum Rietberg

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    The Rietberg Museum is devoted to art from outside Europe. It is housed in three buildings, two of which are up on a hill called the Rietberg. The first is the Villa Wesendonk, with collections of art from China, Tibet, Japan, India and Southeast Asia. Also there are exhibits of African art (shown here). They are currently building a new...

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  • Rathaus

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    Partially standing over the River Limmat, Rathaus is the city hall of Zürich. It occupies a prominent position in the heart of the old town, on the right bank of the river. The Baroque-style edifice was built in the late 17th century by the architect, J.H. Holzhalb, as a replacement to an older mediaeval structure, originally serving as the seat of...

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  • visit the zoo

    The zurich zoo is a must see in case you are travelling with children.It is a pleasant experience where you find animals not in stifling cages,but with adequate movement space.Don't miss their section on baby animals and also the tropical forest section.In case you have toddlers or children who need to be carried,then ask for a "pram".The zoo...

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