Attractions

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…
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…
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 fish. With one eye on conservation, its habitats include Masoala Hall, which mimics …
Research Centre in Zürich

Sukkulenten-Sammlung

Zurich is home to one of the largest collections of succulents in the world: more than 6500 species from more than 70 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…
Museum in Zürich

Zoological Museum

Dinosaur skeletons, giant mammoths, sloths – the hands-on Zoological Museum of the University of Zürich is home to 1500 stuffed animals, with interactive exhibits that allow visitors to listen to whales singing or g…