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Do you want to tour impressive attractions? You’re looking for the most famous shopping miles or enchanting boutiques for the perfect shopping trip? Or you’re interested in fascinating buildings of art and culture? We’ve compiled a selection for you.

  • Zoo

    Once around the world
    Zurich Zoo covers an area of around 27 hectares. It is a popular destination both with tourists and with the locals. In Zurich Zoo, you can travel all the way around the world in a single day. It is divided into the continental regions – from the Arctic across South America, Africa and Europe to Central and East Asia – and you will meet the planet’s animals in this order. Highlights include the high mountains of the Himalayas for snow leopards, amurtiger and Mongolian wolves, the Masoala rain forest and the petting zoo. The elephant park is a new addition.
    Zürichbergstrasse 221
    8044 Zurich
    +41 848 966 983
  • Grossmünster

    The Grossmünster is probably the best known church in Zurich as well as the landmark of the city, especially its two steeples. There is a public guided tour of the church on the second Sunday of every month. It is possible to walk up one of the two towers, the Karlsturm (Charles Tower). And it’s worth it – the views are incredible!
    8001 Zurich
    +41 44 250 66 50
  • Uetliberg

    Zurich’s local mountain
    You can walk, take the train or cycle up the Uetliberg. Zurich’s local mountain is 871m high, and when you get to the top the views of the city, lake and mountains are fabulous and quite unique. Lots of locals choose to make a trip up the mountain on days when the weather is bad because it is often above the fog level. And in winter, there’s a great toboggan ride down it.
    8003 Zurich
  • Fraumünster

    Chagall window
    The Fraumünster Church in the middle of Zurich’s Old Town attracts large numbers of visitors every day. The highlights of the church are the windows designed by Marc Chagall and Augusto Giacometti. The Romanesque/Gothic church also houses an impressive church organ. A visit to this church combines perfectly with some shopping on the Bahnhofstrasse.
    Münsterhof 2
    8001 Zurich
    +41 44 211 41 00
  • Boat Tour

    Off to the lake
    If you’re in Zurich, you must be sure to take a boat ride around the lake. The boats moor on the Bürkliplatz landing stage all year round. There is a choice of a shorter round trip or a long one across the whole lake. There are also themed cruises such as the fondue ship, the barbecue ship in summer, and if you happen to like dancing, then you can do so on the salsa ship.
  • Hoch-Ybrig

    Piste delights
    Hoch-Ybrig is often called the ski piste for Zurich, and the terrific ski region is indeed only a few kilometres from the city. It has fabulous pistes, an attractive snow park and wonderful views. You can ski, snowboard, carve, toboggan and go on winter hikes. Equipment can be hired locally. Ski lodges and bars take care of the après ski.
    Waagtalstrasse 127
    8842 Unteriberg
    +41 55 414 17 56
  • Altstadt / Lindenhof

    Stories of the past
    It’s worth taking a stroll through Zurich’s Old Town. As you cross the cobbles, you’ll feel as if you have been transported back in time. Enchanting boutiques line the road. Walking along the Limmat at the Schipfe is very highly recommended. Be sure to stop at the Lindenhof, once a Celtic settlement. The views of the city from under the lime trees are wonderful.
    8001 Zurich
  • Ikou Tschüss

    Ikou Tschüss simply creates a good mood. Brightly coloured T-shirts and scarves, cushions and armbands: the two designers Guya Marini and Carmen D’Apollonio create their own world – and combine the most diverse materials. They have long been known – and loved – beyond Switzerland’s borders.
    Ankerstrasse 25
    8004 Zurich
    +41 43 243 37 38
  • En Soie

    Deluxe silks
    Do take care if you go into the Boutique En Soie in Zurich's Old Town - danger lurks. Danger of ending up with a purse or wallet that is a lot lighter than when you went in. From silk scarves and ceramics to cushions, shoes and jewellery of every kind, it’s a veritable paradise. Monique Müller, the owner of the shop, is married to Yellow front man Dieter Meier. En Soie is definitely worth a voyage of discovery.
    Strehlgasse 26
    8001 Zurich
    +41 44 211 59 02
  • Little Black Dress

    More than a dress
    The two designers Eliane Diethelm and Joanna Skoczylas have completely reinterpreted the little black dress under the label «LBD – Little Black Dress». Their collections consist of breathtaking cocktail and evening dresses as well as various elegant versions that add a particular chic to the everyday. In black, of course, but also in the season’s colours. Little Black Dress uses exclusive fabrics from Switzerland, Italy and Spain, and makes all its items in Switzerland.
    Josefstrasse 45
    8005 Zurich
    +41 43 540 16 70
  • Türler

    Top-class watches
    The Türler family company has over 120 years of experience to its name. The jewellery shop stands for first-class watches, exquisite jewellery and gems. The company has its own watch studios and jewellery workshops close to the Paradeplatz. A Türler watch has fans all over the world. There is another branch at Zurich airport.
    Bahnhofstrasse 28
    8001 Zurich
    +41 44 221 06 08
  • Alprausch

    Design from the mountains
    Alprausch has made it its mission to show the Swiss mountains on its clothing and accessories in a way that is young, relaxed and trendy. The design for street and ski piste is clearly identifiable, and has found countless fans since its launch. With not a little support from the first-class shapes and materials, terrific colours and patterns.
    Werdmühleplatz 4
    8001 Zurich
    +41 43 497 32 00
  • Freitag

    Cult bags
    In 1993, graphic designers and brothers Markus and Daniel Freitag were looking for a messenger bag that would cope with any weather and could be carried comfortably on a bicycle. They tailored the first bag out of an old truck tarp. It was a huge success, and today it is available in countless versions, together with the most diverse accessories. The bags are sold in over 450 stores all over the world, but are still made in Switzerland. And the flagship stores – made out of 19 containers and standing 26 m tall – simply have to be seen. Afterwards you can go next door and relax in Frau Gerolds Garten.
    Geroldstrasse 17
    8005 Zurich
    +41 43 366 95 20
  • Bahnhofstrasse

    Famous shopping zone
    Probably one of the most famous – and the most expensive – streets in the world with absolutely everything: Swiss labels, international brands, fashion chains, department stores, jewellers and cafés. The Bahnhofstrasse simply has to be seen. Best to start at Zurich main station, and stroll down towards the lake. Past the Paradeplatz, Zurich’s financial district, you’ll probably want to take a break or two along the way.
    8001 Zurich
  • Teuscher

    Chocolate of the very finest
    Every single chocolate that is made here is made with love. And the shop itself is just as charming. The interior is luxurious with lots of flowers. The truffles are a delight, and lovers of the champagne truffles travel here from far and wide. Everything is freshly made and of the very best quality. The recipes have been passed down from generation to generation. Something that has paid off. There is another branch on the Bahnhofstrasse. The products are also available at the Café Felix.
    Storchengasse 9
    8001 Zurich
    +41 44 211 5153
  • Viadukt

    Shopping of a different kind
    For an extra special shopping experience, you need to go to Viadukt in Zurich West under the rail tracks. More than 15 providers sell their products, ranging from delicate cheeses, meat, crispy bread and special wines to exotic flowers, unusual finds and bargains. There’s almost too much to see in one visit. Tip: Buy the ingredients for a delicious picnic, then take yourself off to the Josefwiese close by to eat it. Or go the restaurant. And there are more charming boutiques and other shops underneath the arches.
    Limmatstrasse 231
    8005 Zurich
    +41 44 201 00 60
  • Spitzenhaus

    Exclusive world of fragrances
    Werner Abt had the right nose for opening his beautiful perfume shop in a Louis XVI style: In this wonderful shop near Zurich’s Bahnhofstrasse discerning customers can find carefully selected perfumes and body care products. In classically elegant shelves young brands sit next to well-known perfume series – with all of them putting great emphasis on sustainability and skin tolerance. Fragrance curator Abt will gladly recommend a scent for you.
    Börsenstrasse 14
    8001 Zurich
    +41 44 222 02 14
  • Bucherer AG

    First-hand jewellery
    The name Bucherer is known well beyond the country’s borders. It stands for a family company that has been selling jewellery and watches of the very finest quality since 1888. With lots of treasures in stock, it’s almost impossible to get enough of the several floors that make up this shop on the Bahnhofstrasse. Here, the customer truly is still king – in this realm of gold and diamonds. There is another branch at Zurich Airport.
    Bahnhofstrasse 50
    8001 Zurich
    +41 44 211 26 35
  • Vestibule

    For fashion-lovers
    An absolute must for fashion-lovers: Vestibule is one of the most popular addresses in Zurich for established designers and budding talents in the world of fashion. It’s well worth having a look through the lovingly chosen collections for stylish outfits for the day and chic dresses for the evening. You’ll also find charming accessories, trendy jewellery and cool bags.
    Sankt Peterstrasse 20
    8001 Zurich
    +41 44 260 13 31
  • Globus

    Pure enjoyment
    «Savoir vivre» (knowing how to live) is the creed of the Globus. And indeed, this luxury department store has everything the (shopper’s) heart could possibly desire. Fabulous women’s and men’s fashions with international brands and trend labels, plenty of choice for lovers of interior design, all the top cosmetics brands and an exquisite food hall. Best just to go along and be amazed and impressed. There is a second, smaller branch in the Bellevue.
    Schweizergasse 11
    8001 Zurich
    +41 58 578 11 11
  • Kunsthaus

    Giacometti, Gauguin or Picasso
    The Kunsthaus Zurich is THE art museum in the city. The collection consists of 4000 paintings, sculptures, installations and panels. It houses one of the most important art collections in Switzerland, and is equally well known for its temporary exhibitions – for instance of Miró, Gauguin or Picasso. The museum also emphasises works by Alberto Giacometti, and displays Swiss art of the 19th and 20th centuries.
    Heimplatz 1
    8001 Zurich
    +41 44 253 84 84
  • Museum Rietberg

    Non-European art
    The Museum Rietberg is situated in a delightful park. The large park also contains the Villa Wesendonck, once the home of Mathilde Wesendonck, who was said to be Richard Wagner’s lover. Wagner lived for a time in a house (Villa Schönberg) near by. The Museum Rietberg collects art from Asia, Africa, America and Oceania. It also presents changing exhibitions by international artists.
    Gablerstrasse 15
    8002 Zurich
    +41 44 206 31 31
  • Landesmuseum

    The history of Switzerland
    The Swiss National Museum in Zurich was opened in 1897 to give an insight into the Swiss identity and the rich tapestry of the country’s history and culture. The building itself is also steeped in history. In addition to the permanent exhibitions, the museum also stages regular changing exhibitions.
    Museumstrasse 2
    8021 Zurich
    +41 44 218 65 11
  • Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich

    Music for all ages
    Founded in 1868, the Tonhalle Orchestra is today a fixed constant in Zurich. The Tonhalle aims to make music accessible to everyone. It presents big concert evenings and family events, chamber music for children, children’s matinees and introductory evenings. All with the aim of bringing the enchantment of music close to audience in many different ways.
    Claridenstrasse 7
    8002 Zurich
    +41 44 206 34 34
  • Löwenbräu-Areal

    Contemporary art
    This unusual building complex, once home to the Löwenbräu brewery, is now home to various galleries and two museums of contemporary art, the Kunsthalle Zurich and the Migros Museum of Contemporary Art. The Löwenbräu area enjoys worldwide renown, and art lovers’ eyes definitely shine when they visit the complex.

    Limmatstrasse 268 + 270
    8005 Zurich
    +41 44 277 20 50
  • Schauspielhaus

    Theatre for everyone
    The Schauspielhaus Zurich was founded in 1892 – and has lost nothing of its popularity with culture lovers. It continues to enjoy tremendous national and international regard. Barbara Frey took over as General Manager in 2009, and she stages new material as well as the classics. In addition to the Schauspielhaus on the Pfauen, the theatre also has three stages in the Schiffbau in Zurich West, which is also home to the Moods jazz club and the LaSalle restaurant.
    Schiffbaustrasse 4
    8005 Zurich
    +41 44 258 70 70
  • Opernhaus

    World-class art
    The Zurich Opera House performs first-class opera and ballet. The impressive building has seating for 1100 people, and Andreas Homoki has been the General Manager since 2012. In addition to the musical and ballet performance, the opera house also presented philharmonic concerts, matinees, lieder evenings, jazz concerts, children’s events and events for industry, sports and politics. Some performances are also discounted; full details are available online.
    Falkenstrasse 1
    8008 Zurich
    +41 44 268 66 66


Zurich has lots of lovely parks. The Rentenanstalt meadow by the lake, the Botanic Gardens or the Bäckeranlage. But my personal favourite is the Josefwiese. It’s a huge green place in Zurich West with lots of shady trees and a little paddling pool for children, which is why I like coming here with my children. You can play boccia, table tennis or volleyball, barbecue or have a picnic. And maybe a cool beer from the kiosk – it’s just lovely and so relaxing here. Sometimes I go to the «Viaduktbögen» – the railway arches – nearby, and have something tasty to eat.

Josefstrasse 197
8005 Zurich
+41 44 272 94 71

The first time I came to Eclectic I was completely bowled over by this cool shop and the interior with a kind of ramp. Unfortunately, it was already closed. So I came back the next day. And it was a good thing I did. Its range of clothing, shoes, bags and accessories is simply terrific! Maybe not the cheapest, but the quality is very good and the labels are not the usual ones. The things I buy here I know will last. Another shop is on Pelikanstrasse 38.

Boutique Eclectic
Werdmühlestrasse 7
8001 Zurich
+41 43 344 80 42

Small, but tremendously impressive – that's how you could describe Theater Rigiblick. In fact, it's worth coming here just for the views. Or you can take the Rigiblick cable car to get there – that's also quite an experience. It's a great place to experience theatre, music and literature. After the performance, you can end the evening at the bar with the performers and enjoy the fabulous views of Zurich. An unforgettable evening is guaranteed.

Theater Rigiblick
Germaniastrasse 99
8044 Zurich

+41 44 361 80 51

If I want to go out for a really smart meal, then I head straight for Restaurant Bärengasse near the Paradeplatz. It has the best meat – all the way from Argentina. Fabulous! The menu isn’t very big, but then it doesn‘t have to be. It simply serves the finest Argentine beef in a lovely, classic ambience. The beef and wine come from Ojo de Agua, the farm in Argentina that belongs to Yello co-founder Dieter Meier. If you feel like it, the cheese plate is excellent for dessert– it’s great! Cigar lovers will enjoy a cigar with the excellent wine.

Restaurant Bärengasse
Bahnhofstrasse 25 / Bärengasse
8001 Zurich
+41 44 210 08 08

A whole new area is being created around Zurich station, the Europallee. Ultimately, it is to create a connection to the Langstrasse with lots of shops, restaurant and bars. I have already been completely smitten by one of the restaurants, and I know I'll be going there lots more. The Hin & Weg Gare serves delicious salads, freshly made baguettes and terrific cakes throughout the day, all of which are also available to take away. I also like to come here after work to unwind with a drink. Or have brunch at the weekend. And because it’s so near the railway station, the Hin & Weg Gare is great for meeting up when you’ve all come in on different trains.

Restaurant Hin & Weg Gare
Lagerstrasse 16
8004 Zurich
+41 44 281 94 86

East, West, Dihei is best. This lovely cafe in Zurich’s District 3 is a like a second living room. Geraldine and Sabinska run this little oasis of peace that serves delicious food all day long with tremendous love. The coffee and homemade cakes are an absolute delight. My personal favourite is the chevre chaux salad - mm mmmh. It’s a shame that I don’t work around the corner anymore, because the best lunch breaks were the ones at Kafi Dihei. In the evening, or for breakfast at the weekend – that’s when I often find myself being drawn to my second living room.

Kafi Dihei
Zurlindenstrasse 231
8003 Zurich
+41 44 557 43 48

The small, magical Theater Stok is located on the Hirschengraben in the centre of Zurich. The theatre's cellar with its beautiful groined vaulting provides the backdrop for musicians, literati, actors, visionaries and jugglers, and ensures an unforgettable experience for spectators. A true insider tip!

Theater Stok
Hirschengraben 42
8001 Zurich
+41 44 251 22 80