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Top choice 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 masterpieces, Rodin sculptures, and other 19th- and 20th-century art. It also hosts rotating exhibitions of the highest calibre.

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1. Zwingli's House

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The house where firebrand preacher Huldrych Zwingli (1484–1531) lived and worked. Zwingli began speaking out against the Catholic Church here in the 16th…

2. Karlsturm


Clamber up the southern tower of the Grossmünster for knockout views of the city and lake to the Alps beyond.

3. Grossmünster


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

4. Cabaret Voltaire

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Birthplace of the zany Dada art movement, this art space has come back to life as a hotbed of contentious art exhibitions and socially critical artistic…

5. Fraumünster

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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. Zoological Museum

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Dinosaur skeletons, giant mammoths, sloths – the hands-on Zoological Museum of the University of Zürich is home to 1500 stuffed animals, with interactive…

7. Archaeological Collection

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Discover ancient history at the University of Zürich's archaeological collection. The extensive collection of both original pieces and plaster casts is…

8. St Peterskirche

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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…