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Zurich Tourist Attractions

Zurich is one of the best places to get a real feel of the old time European streets. If you go to some of the historic neighborhoods, you will be able to feel like you are walking right back into time. You can also see some of the oldest and most historically important churches and cathedrals in the country. But if you want to experience some of the more modern aspects of the city, you will want to check out all of the great shopping opportunities on the Bahnhofstrasse.

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If you are more of an outdoor person, you can check out some of Zurich’s most natural wonders. There is the Rhine Falls, or you can venture a little farther away from the city and see the famous Swiss Alps. There are also a lot of parks within the city where you can escape to a quite oasis in the heart of the city. And if you are an animal lover, you will certainly want to check out the Zoological Garden in Zurich.

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Zoological Garden
Zurichbergstrasse 221 Zurich 8044
This is a modern zoo that houses exotic animals from all over the world. You can discover things such as the rainforest and you can come in to the zoo daily for different programs that will teach you about the various animals that are housed at the zoo

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Museum of Art
Heimplatz 1 Zurich 8001
This is one of the best museums in Zurich. It houses many western works that date back to the 1600s and has an impressive collection of modern art.

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Church of Our Lady (Fraumunster)
This is a 13th century Gothic cathedral that is awe-inspiring. But its not the age of the church that makes it famous. It is the 1970s addition of the large stained glass windows that were designed by Marc Chagall that attracts many people.

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Great Church
This is a church with a lot of history as well as a lot of architectural significance. It was built in the 12th century and led the Reformations in the 1500s. The twin towers on the top of the cathedral are some of the most recognizable landmarks in the city.

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Opera House
Falkenstrasse 1
This opera house, built in the 19th century, is a famous performance hall. It is the host to many dramatic plays and musical events throughout the year. .

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Swiss National Museum
Museumstrasse 2
The Swiss National Museum is located inside a historic castle. It displays an interesting and comprehensive collection of Swiss artifacts from all parts of Swiss history.

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Rhine Fallss
The Rhine Falls is a beautiful natural wonder that is very close to Zurich. And besides the cost of the ferry and train rides to the Falls, the attraction is free to see. If you want to see a calming waterfall, the Rhine Falls are something that you should check out.

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Runs north-south west of Limmat River
This is one of the most famous streets in all of Zurich for world class shopping and some of the world’s most important banks. You will find pedestrian traffic all along the street, looking at the shops and trying to find good bargains.

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Old Town (Alstadt)
Zurich, Switzerland
This historic neighborhood in Zurich is one of the best places to take a walking tour. There are cobblestone streets, small stores, and some great restaurants. There are also many significant religious landmarks located in Old Town.

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Belvoir Park
Zurich, Switzerland
Belvoir Park is Zurich’s largest park is perfect for a relaxing stroll and a quite afternoon spent away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

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Zurich Interesting Facts

  • Zurich Switzerland suffered a very dramatic fire in 1624.
  • The city was once named Christiania.
  • In 1300 AD, Zurich Switzerland had about 3000 inhabitants.
  • The Akershus Fortress in Zurich is over 700 years old.
  • In 2007, Reader’s Digest ranked Zurich as the 2nd greenest city in the world.
  • Zurich has more than 340 lakes within the city bounderies.
  • The Zurich Fjord is over 100 km in lenght.
  • Two Zurich authors were awarded the Nobel Prize in literature.
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