Zürich attractions

Top Choice Church in Zürich

Fraumünster

This 13th-century church is renowned for its stunning stained-glass windows, designed by the Russian-Jewish master Marc Chagall (1887–1985), who executed the series of five windows in the choir stalls in 1971 and th…
Top Choice Museum in Zürich

Kunsthaus

Zürich’s impressive fine-arts gallery boasts a rich collection of largely European art. It stretches from the Middle Ages through a mix of Old Masters to Alberto Giacometti stick figures, Monet and van Gogh masterpi…
Museum in Zürich

Schweizerisches Landesmuseum

Inside a purpose-built cross between a mansion and a castle sprawls this eclectic and imaginatively presented museum. The permanent collection offers an extensive romp through Swiss history, with exhibits ranging fr…
Zoo in Zürich

Zoo Zürich

With more than 380 species in as-nature-intended enclosures, Zoo Zürich is home to elephants, lemurs, chameleons, camels, yaks and penguins. With one eye on conservation, its habitats include Masoala Hall, which mim…
Gardens in Zürich

Botanical Garden & Museum

Escape the hustle of the city at the botanical garden, home to some 8000 species of the world's flora. Flowers, trees and mosses can be admired in the extensive grounds and greenhouses, and 25,000 botanical curiosit…
Research Centre in Zürich

Sukkulenten-Sammlung

Zürich is home to one of the largest collections of succulents in the world: more than 4500 species from more than 78 families. With seven greenhouses, an outdoor rockery, plus cacti, agaves, aloes and pennyworts in…
Science Centre in Zürich

Focus Terra

This hands-on university museum reveals the treasures of the earth, explaining what makes volcanoes erupt, where gems come from and what fossils tell us about the origins of life. It even has its own earthquake simu…
Church in Zürich

Grossmünster

Founded by Charlemagne in the 9th century (but heavily reworked since), Zürich's twin-towered landmark cathedral sits directly across the river from Fraumünster. The interior showcases stained-glass work by Augusto …
Church in Zürich

St Peterskirche

From any position in the city, it’s hard to overlook the 13th-century tower of this church. Its prominent clock face, 8.7m in diameter, is the largest in Europe. Inside, the choir stalls date from the 13th century, …
Museum in Zürich

Beyer Museum

Inside the premises of a purveyor of fine timepieces is this small jewel of a museum, which chronicles the rise of timekeeping, from striated medieval candles to modern watches. To see short videos of the most creat…