Zürich Off The Beaten Path

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Most Viewed Off The Beaten Path in Zürich

  • 1. Uetliberg

    Uetliberg of course makes a wonderful defensive and watchtower position so it is hardly surprising that people have used it as such for millennia. Archaeological excavations have shown that it was an...

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  • 2. Daytrip to Solothurn

    Founded in roman times as Salodurum and independent city state from 1218 and after the alliance with Bern 1295 part of the Swiss Confederation. From 1530 to...

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  • 3. Daytrip to St. Urban

    Founded in 1194 as a cistercian monastery and rebuilt in baroque style by Franz Beer in the early 18. century, baroque organ in 1721 by Joseph and Viktor...

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  • 4. Daytrip to Luzern

    Lucerne is one of the most scenic towns in Switzerland and well worth to be visited for several days but if you have only little time take a daytrip or a...

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  • 5. A bit of 60s Brutalism?

    I'm not absolutely sure if the architectural term is 100% correct but I was rather taken with the huge concrete building which stood opposite my hotel. It seems...

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  • 6. A rather excellent archaeological museum.

    I was very impressed by the archaeological museum/collection which is part of Zurich's university.The main room has cases displaying a range of artefacts, from...

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  • 7. A glimpse of Italy.

    The Liebfrauenkirche, one of Zurich's Roman Catholic churches, is quite modern but absolutely lovely.It dates from 1893 and was built in the style of an early...

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  • 8. A glimpse of Roman

    Zurich (Turicum) was a Roman settlement, although not one which was important enough to be fortified. There is evidence of a Roman cemetery under the...

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  • 9. Half-timbered buildings,

    Zurich's Altstadt is where most visitors will focus their time but I wonder how many actually explore the narrow, Medieval alleyways above the Niederdorf's...

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  • 10. Filix Manz

    The Anabaptist history begins in Zurich.Felix Manz was born in Zürich in approximately 1498. He along with Conrad Grebel were the founders of the Swiss Brethren...

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  • 11. Day trip on the ferry to Rapperswil

    If you want to get out of town but not too far I would recommend a day out on the ferry to Rapperswil. The ferry ride is nice, the restaurant on the ferry is...

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  • 12. Elefantenbach

    The Elefantenbach is a small river going down from Zurich-Witikon to Burgwies in a ravine. The highlight is the concrete elefant standing in the middle of the...

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  • 13. Botanical Garden

    I consider the Botanical Garden off beaten track as it is not the usual tourist site. But if you are in Zürich longer then it could be a possibility to visit...

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  • 14. scenery from a dream

    The Rhine Falls -- Largest Falls in EuropeFormed during the ice age, 17’000 - 14’000 years ago. While there you can visit the The medieval castle Schloss...

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  • 15. Rapperswill

    The beautiful little ‘City of Roses’ has a medieval character dating back to 1229, with romantic lanes and restaurants on the lakesideWe stopped in Rapperswill...

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  • 16. Zürich's second river

    In addition to the Limmat, Zürich has a second river called the Sihl, which comes in from the south and joins the Limmat just below the National Museum.This...

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  • 17. Appenzell

    This is a beautiful, picture perfect stop about 60 miles from Zurich. This village makes its own cheese, wines, beer and spirits! Be sure to sample them all....

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  • 18. enjoy the spirit of the fleamarket!

    In Zurich there are two fleamarkets almost each Saturday. The one I prefer is called ''Kanzlei Flohmarkt''. At the Kanzlei you can buy a lot of unnecessary...

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  • 19. where new Zurich grows

    One of the expansion sites of Zurich happens intensively in Affoltern part, which is North of ZH centre, about 15 minutes ride by S bahn from Hauptbanhof. New...

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  • 20. Fluntern cemetery

    It is one of the famous cemeteries in Zurich and its setting had been perfectly chosen - among the large trees of forest edge by foot of the hill, in quiet...

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  • 21. Schwamendingenplatz

    There's hardly any 'tourist attraction' (or at least I didn't notice one) in this square far from the city centre, but we liked its comparatively small yet...

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  • 22. Hike to Fahr Abbey

    Fahr Abbey (Kloster Fahr) is a Benedictine nunnery, whose history dates back to the middle ages. It can be reached on a pleasant 2 h walk from Zurich's main...

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  • 23. Daytrip to the Rhine Falls region

    The famous Rhine Falls are loacted less than one hour by train from Zurich. With towns like Schaffhausen, Dachsen and Laufen there are some more places in the...

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  • 24. Gottfried Keller's birthplace

    Anyone who is interested in literature is supposed to know Gottfried Keller, one of Switzerland's greatest writers. I have read and enjoyed several of his...

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  • 25. Belvoirpark

    One of Zürich's most beautiful parks is the so called Belvoirpark. It is located below the Museum Rietberg close to the lake. To get there take tram #7, stop...

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