Things to do in Zurich

Zurich – capital and biggest city in Switzerland

Zurich is the biggest city in Switzerland. It has been voted the city with the best air quality in the world and it is also the richest city in Europe.


Things to do in Zurich

Zurich is a most interesting city with a lot to offer its visitors. We have listed some fun things to do in Zurich while visiting;



Zurich offers holiday goers several famous churches to visit, such as Grossmunster, Fraumunster, and St. Peter; as well as several museums, including the Zurich Museum of Art, Swiss National Museum, Museum of Design, Rietberg Musem, Tram Museum, and several others.


Botanical Garden

Plant lovers should visit the Botanical Garden, which has 15,000 kinds of plants and trees or the Chinese Garden, which was a gift from their sister city of Kunming.


Zurich Opera

If you like music go to the Zurich Opera, which performs in the Opernhaus Zurich. Here one can also enjoy ballet and philharmonic orchestras. Book tickets in advance at the official website.




Zurich Zoo

If you like nature, go to the Zoo, which has 2,200 animals representing 60 species, including a snow leopard, otters, pandas, and India lions.


Zurich Shopping

For shopping enthusiasts there are more than 135 stores at the Zurich Rail Station, 60 stores at the airport and many others in Old Town, Zurich West and Aussersihl.


Zurich Nightlife

Zurich has a lively nightlife with lots of clubs and parties in and around Zurich West and the surrounding area such as Adagio, Bazillus, Encore and Club Diagonal.


When to go to Zurich

Zürich features an oceanic climate and has four seasons in the year. The average lowest temperatures are in January at −0.5 °C (31.1 °F) and the average highest temperatures of the year are in July at 17.6 °C (63.7 °F).


Zurich Marathon

Come for the Zurich Marathon if you love running. It’s held every year and begins and ends at the Mythenquai. There are numerous ways to participate: the main marathon, the team run, the 10K, or the city run.


Things to do in Zurich

Zurich Facts

Population383 708
LanguageGerman, French, Italian
CurrencySwiss Franc
AirportZurich, Switzerland (ZRH)

Zurich average temperatures

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Zürich Opera House

Opernhaus Zürich

Founded in 1834, the Opernhaus Zürich was the home of Richard Wagner's great works during his period away from Germany. Since the late 19th century the Zürich Opera has resided here and their world class performances can still be enjoyed to this day. Located at the top of the great lake of Zürichsee, this Neo-baroque opera house is a must see for the culturally inclined visitor.

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Golf in Zurich

Using the natural beauty of the area surrounding Zurich, designing golf courses here could almost be considered cheating! Golf & Country Club Zürich is one of the most centrally located courses and offers a great 18 hole course filled with challenges, mostly in the form of unexpected elevation changes. Golf Club Breitenloo is another great 18 hole course, embedded in the surrounding forest and in the Furt-Valley near Zurich you will find Golfpark Otelfingen Golfclub Lägern, an 18 hole course known for its scenic nature.

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