FIFA World Football Museum


Fans of the game won't want to miss out on the FIFA World Football Museum, opened in 2017, which races you through the history of FIFA and the World Cup in a series of hands-on displays. Highlights include the original World Cup Trophy and a giant pinball machine where you can put your own skills to the test. The museum is southwest of the centre.

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1. Museum Rietberg

0.33 MILES

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, Asian and…

2. Ethnographic Museum

0.53 MILES

The University of Zürich's Ethnographic Museum hosts two regularly changing temporary exhibitions on non-European cultures, and offers insight into its…

3. Sukkulenten-Sammlung

0.57 MILES

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4. 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…

5. Fraumünster

0.62 MILES

This 13th-century church is renowned for its stunning stained-glass windows, designed by the Russian-Jewish master Marc Chagall (1887–1985), who executed…

6. St Peterskirche

0.67 MILES

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…

7. James Joyce Foundation

0.68 MILES

James Joyce spent much of WWI in Zürich and wrote Ulysses here. This foundation, which boasts Europe's largest Joyce collection, hosts regular English…

8. Grossmünster

0.74 MILES

Founded by Charlemagne in the 9th century (but heavily reworked since), Zürich's twin-towered landmark cathedral sits directly across the river from…