Top Choice Cathedral in Zürich


The 13th-century cathedral 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 …
Top Choice Museum in Zürich


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 tour through Swiss history, with exhibits ranging fr…
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 b…
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

Museum für Gestaltung

Consistently impressive and wide-ranging, the revolving exhibitions at this design museum can include anything from works by classic photographers such as Henri Cartier-Bresson to advertising for design furniture of…
Gallery in Zürich

Museum Rietberg

Set in three villas in a leafy park and fronted by a striking emerald glass entrance, this museum houses the country’s only assembly of African, Oriental and ancient American art. The permanent collection is frequen…
Park in Zürich


An atmospheric Kreis 5 park in the shadow of a towering smokestack and railway viaduct, this family-friendly place has huge grassy expanses and a fountain for kids to splash in, along with drinks and snacks for sale…
Square in Zürich


Spectacular views across the Limmat to the Grossmünster from a tree-shaded hilltop park, smack in the heart of the Aldstadt (Old Town). Bring a picnic and watch the boules players while you eat.
Church in Zürich


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 …