13 Best Things to do in Zurich + Pro Tip

Describing Switzerland is not an easy task since its vast beauty cannot be encompassed completely.

It is a land of majestic nature, rich history, and culture, fantastic stories, delicious chocolate, great wines, perfect clocks, and that’s not even a half.

Though it’s not the capital, Zurich is the biggest city in Switzerland.

It is the financial center of the country and a symbol of perfection in the world of banking. Also, it is the core of diverse museums, food festivals, countless events, and exciting nightlife.

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Beautiful view over Limmat river in Zurich

In this article, you’ll find everything you need to know about this stunning metropolis – what are the fun things to do in Zurich and how to organize the most luxurious transportation while there.

We highly recommend you to collect city vibes in top-style while the chauffeur is driving you.

You’ll read about:

Zurich Background

Considering its location, Switzerland is situated in the most beautiful part of the Alpine Massif and surrounded by jagged mountain cliffs.

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Beautiful Swiss Alps

On the edges of the fertile green alpine valleys, it is embellished with small villages and little towns.

In its central part, the country encompasses dozens of smaller and larger lakes. In the crystalline water of the Alpine lakes created by the melting of glaciers, you can see the reflection of the most beautiful cities in this country.

On the shore of one such lake lies one of the most luxurious cities.

Zurich is a beautiful city with a great medieval ambiance. If you step away from the market and finance, you will find an artistically and surprisingly vibrant city that follows contemporary trends.

Although human history on this territory began before the Romans, the first written traces lead us back to them. Around 15 BC they established a military base at the site of today’s Lindenhof and named it Turicum.

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Lindehof – View over Limmat in Zurich | Source: Wiki

Gradually, Turicum became Zurich thanks to the inhabitants who weren’t so fluent in Latin.

The rule of Romans ended around 400 AD and a couple of centuries that followed are wrapped in a veil of secrecy. Nobody has got any idea what went on in there during this period.

The arrival of the Germanic tribe of the Alemanni has obviously had a great impact and induced important changes in this obscure period. One of them is the language that was to become the Swiss-German dialect we have today.

Upon the end of World War II, the economy of formally neutral Switzerland boomed and mass immigration from Southern Europe set in.

Being the powerful financial center, Zurich is still very attractive to people all around the world, especially to young and well-educated ones.

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Amazing Zurich at night | Source: Flickr

It is a city of diversity, inclusiveness, and a high standard of living.

Thanks to its long and rich history, the city today has got a rich cultural heritage. Most of its ancient part has been preserved intact. In addition to numerous castles, museums and galleries, there are world-renowned chamber and symphony orchestras as well as several notable theatres.

There you will also find high-end boutiques, exclusive restaurants, and trendy clubs.

If you happen to find yourself in this enthralling city, and we hope you will, here is an extensive, but not exhaustive, list of things to do in Zurich.

  1. Enjoy Zurich Lake
  2. Take a Zurich Zoo Field Trip
  3. Visit numerous Zurich museums
  4. Shopping at Bahnhofstrasse
  5. Tour in Zurich Altstadt
  6. Enjoy Lindenhofplatz
  7. Explore Zurich western district
  8. Attend Zurich Street Parade
  9. Soak in Thermal Baths & Spa
  10. Visit Botanical Garden
  11. Continue with the Chinese Garden
  12. Rhine Falls Tour from Zurich
  13. Chocolate Tour

1. Dive into the Mediterranean Charm of Zurich lake

Rising from the glaciers of the Glarus Alps, the Linth River forms the Zurich Lake, while its waters flow further to its northwest end, passing through Zurich as the Limmat River.

This long, crescent-shaped lake is framed on the south by the Albis and Zimerberg chain of hills and the north by the wooded peaks of Pfannenstiel.

In the past, Lake Zurich was, before all, an important route for traffic and transportation.

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Zurich Lake at sunset | Source: Flickr

The promenade along the lake with its Mediterranean charm, the picturesque Old Town, and the medieval castle make this port a popular place for excursions, walks, or cycling.

On the north side of the lake, the so-called Gold Coast will take your breath away with its dotted magnificent, and expensive villas.

On the eastern end of the lake lies Rapperswil, the town of roses. Over 15,000 shrubs of roses, with more than 600 different varieties, bloom here.

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Rapperswill – Place to visit in Zurich | Source: Wiki

Popular places to visit include many beautiful beaches, the largest covered water park in Europe, Alpamare in Pfaffikon, then the sunny islands of Ufenau and Lutzelau near Rappersville, a wooden pedestrian bridge over the lake between Rappersville and Hurden, Baroque churches in Lachen, and the famous Lindt & Sprungli chocolate factory in Kilchberg.

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Zurich Lake | Source: https://www.inspirock.com/switzerland/zurich/lake-zurich-a110835131

Today, lake Zurich is a popular place for picnics and boat excursions. It is your choice to sail during sunrise or sunset.

No one can resist the gentle rocking of the waves, silence and peace, relaxation, and the luring smell of food coming from the fish restaurants on the shore.

While there, don’t miss to take Limmat-Schifffahrt boat trip. The flatboats with glass roofs are one of the best activities in Zurich, offering the various perspective of the city, with the views of the Old Town and Lake Zurich.

These panoramic boats can accommodate up to 51 passengers and the river cruise is available between April and October.

The cruise goes over Zurich’s Town Hall, the Lindenhof, and the Grossmünster church, then it captures the National Museum, up the river to Lake Zurich, and turns back.

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Zurich boat trip is a great thing to do in Zurich | Source: Flickr

It takes approximately 25 minutes to get from the National Museum to the Zürichhorn, while the whole trip lasts less than one hour.

What do you think about a dinner cruise on the lake? Sounds appealing, right?

Board on Dreamboats of ZSG, leaving from Bürkliplatz, and taste their delicious barbecue.

Related: The most beautiful places to visit in Switzerland!

2. Close Encounters on Zurich Zoo Field Trip

High above the rooftops of Zurich, in a pastoral Fluntern quarter, almost 90 years ago zoo was built. Spreading on an area of vast 27 hectares, it reflects the whole mother Earth and its children – 4,000 animals belonging to 380 species.

This giant ambassador of nature is nothing like other zoos. It faithfully portrays the real, natural habitat of each animal. Here, they roam freely around in an open venue. The lack of cages encourages the animals to be active and to move around.

Some areas enable interactive experiences. For example, the Australian area has one part in which Wallabies and Imus are moving around in the spectator area and provide opportunities for great interaction and photos.

The zoo consists of 7 different exhibits:

  • Aquarium with 700 fish and about 70 other aquatic species living in eight large basins. Each of them forms an individual habitat, along with the penguin enclosure
  • Australian enclosure, home to authentic Australian animals: emus, kangaroos, koalas, kangaroos, and perenties
  • Kaeng Krachan Elephant Park, a beautiful enclosure in which eight Asian elephants live
  • Masoala Rainforest, an enclosure for geckos, turtles, snakes, parrots, and many other rainforest animals
  • Mongolian Steppe, home to Bactrian camels, domesticated yaks, and cashmere goats
  • Pantanal, a separate enclosure for capybaras, squirrel monkeys, giant anteaters, and other mammals and birds. The zoo provides them with the South American climate
  • Zoolino – an exhibit where you can learn about, but also feed and stroke pygmy goats, pigs, and other domestic and farm animals.
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Elephant Park at Zurich Zoo | Source: https://www.architectmagazine.com/technology/detail/kaeng-krachan-elephant-park-shell_o

The Zoo is open all year-round, from 9 to 5. Children under 6 years of age can visit it for free and, of course, there are family and group discounts.

To avoid long waiting in line before the entrance, purchase the tickets online. To be able to fully enjoy the charms of the zoo, plan to spend at least four to five hours admiring the extraordinary Mother Nature.

For families with children, the zoo is the number one place to visit in Zurich. You will spend some quality, educational time with your children and make lifetime memories. Watching how they soak in everything and activate all their senses will melt your heart away.

Fun fact: A Giant Tortoise from the Galapagos is the oldest resident of the zoo. Nigrita, the zoo’s representative of this endangered species, has improved their chances for survival – in 2016, she hatched 9 babies at the age of 80! She was brought to Zurich Zoo in 1946 and has produced 91 tortoises since then.

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Giant turtle from Galapagos | Source: Pixabay.com

Well done, Nigrita!

3. Broaden Your Horizons in Zurich Museums

To really get familiar with the history of one country, its culture, and traditions, to get to know the spirit of its people, one should visit its museums.

With more than 50 museums all around the city, having to decide where to start can make your head dizzy.

To understand the history of Switzerland and its people, Landesmuseum is the rights place to go.

Learn about the events which occurred in this territory, from prehistory to the present. Alongside the permanent exhibitions of arts and crafts, there are fascinating special showings that delve deeper into particular periods.

The National Museum Zurich is the most frequently visited cultural museum in Switzerland.

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National Museum Zurich – Place to visit | Source: Wikimedia

The Museum Rietberg is an art museum dedicated to non-European art in Switzerland.

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Museum Rietberg in Zurich | Source: Wiki

It is also one of the biggest museums in the city. It features artwork from Africa, Asia, America, and Oceania. Buddhist sculptures from China, some of which date back to the 6th century, are some of the more astonishing pieces.

Complete this experience by visiting the Ethnographic Museum. This is not a typical ethnographic museum but rather a topic-oriented one.

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Visit the Ethnographic museum in Zurich | Source

Art and cult objects reflect the diverse craftsmanship and ideologies of people from all around the world. The collection also includes scripts and an image, sound, and film archive.

The Aviation Museum in Dübendorf, also known as “Flieger Flab Museum” tracks the history of military aviation in Switzerland, from its beginnings to the present.

There are exposed over 40 aircraft and helicopters that portray how technology has developed over time. You can contrast the wooden biplane with the interceptors flying at sonic speed and see a big difference. If you want to travel back in time, you can sit in the cockpit of a Pilatus P-3 flight simulator or a Boeing-737, and experience how flying once looked like.

Visiting Toy Museum is one of the coolest things to do in Zurich. It is located in one of the corners of the Old Town. 300 years old toy collections will give have an insight into how our great-grandparents’ childhood looked like.

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Toy museum in Zurich/Switzerland | Source: Wiki

Zurich Tram Museum, FIFA World Football Museum, Money Museum, Beyer Clock and Watch Museum, Swiss Science Centre Technorama, Focus Terra along with Zoological, Paleontological Museum, and Kulturama make just a part of many interesting and educational museums of Zurich. To be able to catch them all, we recommend you to hire a limousine service.

4. Window Shopping at Bahnhofstrasse

About a minute away from the main train station is one of the priciest streets in the world per square meter – the ostentatious Bahnhofstrasse.

It houses expensive shops of famous world fashion makers and brands, shopping malls, jewelry shops, and luxury restaurants.

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Bahnhofstrasse | Source: https://travelmemo.com/europe/switzerland/exploring-zurich-on-foot#prettyPhoto

Chocolate shops are scattered everywhere, so there is no sweeter souvenir than handmade Swiss chocolate.

If cheese is your thing, go to the Burlikplatze where you will find the best Swiss cheese in Zurich.

The place is also known for organic food. On Tuesdays and Fridays, there is a green and flower market, and on Saturdays a flea market.

Niederdof is another great shopping street but oriented towards younger consumers. It is packed with cafés, bars, clubs, hotels, kiosks with Turkish kebabs, Caribbean food, etc. The plushest shops tend to be towards the south near Paradeplatz, the heart of Bahnhofstrasse.

There is no traffic and the street is all the richer in December when all the Christmas decorations are out. It is all shining at its best, lurking you to spend the last cent with no regrets.

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Zurich Christmas Market | Source: https://s.inyourpocket.com/

Zurich is probably the most beautiful during the Advent season when it’s vested in festive attire. Sparkling Christmas lights are lit and the city’s numerous Christmas markets are especially multifarious and inviting.

You can sense the magic in the air. To warm up, take a glass of punch or mulled wine, or a hot bite of raclette or fondue.

5. Walking Tour in Zurich Altstadt

Before 1893, Altstadt used to be the entire city of Zurich. Today, it is the entrance to medieval Europe.

City sightseeing usually starts right here in the Old Town. It is one of those places where you easily get lost in time.

You’ll come across squares, cafés, peculiar one-of-a-kind shops, and historic monuments – from the four medieval churches to 17th-century Town Hall.

On a two-hour walking tour over the cobblestone alleys of the old town, you will come across the main Zurich landmarks – Fraumunster, Grossmunster, St. Peter’s Church, the aforementioned Swiss National Museum, the Museum of Art, and Cabaret Voltaire, the cradle of Dadaism.

That is along with other attractions like the most exclusive boutiques, hotels, and restaurants in town.

St. Peters Church in Zurich

To avoid the crowd and enjoy it in peace, go for a walk early in the morning.

As a sign of affection to your partner, take them by the hand and go on a stroll along the Limmat River to leave a love lock on the fence of the Muhlesteg Footbridge.

No expensive thing can replace the memory of such a romantic act at the moment in which the day is born.

When you are done uncovering the secrets hidden under the palatial and everlasting arches, you can take a seat at the terrace of some of the most opulent restaurants and enjoy the traditional specialties of the Swiss or some international cuisine.

After the sunset, the Old Town gets a different dimension.

Overladen with nightclubs, it turns into a nightlife district, the most popular one in the entire country.

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Old Town – Zurich, Switzerland | Source

Offering both casual and alternative bars, bars with live music, as well as both classy and strip clubs, it is so vibrant and exotic that it attracts people from all over Switzerland.

You can also take one of many Zurich city tours, whether on foot, by electric bicycle, or by bus.

Private tours, group tours, and public guided tours can be booked at the Tourist Information at Zurich Main Train Station or directly from Zurich Tourism. Expect a 50% discount on various public city walks and tours if you have a Zurich card.

A city tour by bus is a typical and cozy tour that includes many places to visit, such as Lake Zurich, Old Town, Bahnhofstrasse, the Dolder vantage point, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ETH, Zurich University, Kunsthaus, Zurich Opera House, and Zürichberg.

6. Clear Your Head in Lindenhofplatz

Lindenhofplatz is an idyllic green space located at the top of a little hill in the Old Town that used to be an important place. The very first settlements in Zurich were situated right here in Lindenhof.

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Lindenhofplatz in Zurich | Source: Wiki

The park was originally a Roman Fort, which was at the time a tax-collecting point.

Centuries later, the grandson of Charlemagne built a regal palace here to live in. Medieval royals used to stay here overnight while they were on their journeys around the region.

A Roman tombstone dating back to the 2nd century was discovered at the site, bearing the Roman name of Turicum. This area continued to be a place for gatherings right up to the beginning of the modern era.

For example, in 1798 the citizens of Zurich swore the oath to the Helvetic Constitution right here on the Lindenhof.

Shaded by the lime trees, Lindenhof today is a serene place, a haven of peace and tranquility in the heart of the city.

This spot provides a glorious view of Zurich’s oldest quarters on the right bank of Limmat River:

  • the waterfront on the Limmat
  • the Old Town
  • Grossmunster Church
  • the City Halls, the University
  • the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology

Along with the views, you can enjoy a game of chess with some of the passionate chess players.

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Chessboard at Lindenhof | Source: Wikimedia

7. Explore the Avant-garde of Zurich-West

What once was an industrial zone and working-class district is now one of the most interesting parts of the city.

Old silos, shipyards, factories, and industrial halls have been transformed into shops, clubs, apartments, theatres, and offices.

Zurich western district is undergoing constant change, providing a very special kind of time travel.

Once noisy and dusty, with machines buzzing and clouds of soot hanging in the air, Zurich-West has evolved into a hotspot for night owls, epicureans, and fashionistas. Structural contrasts make this district so extraordinary, to the delight of architecture lovers.

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Freitag tower | Source: Wiki

One of the symbols of Zurich-West is the colorful Freitag Tower near the central Hardbrucke Station.

Rising 26 meters into the air through 19 stacked shipping containers, it is the object of worship for recycling fans.

The thing is that it contains the world’s largest selection of “individual recycled freeway bags” from the renowned Zurich label Freitag. We are talking about frickin’ 1,600 bags!

Climb to the top of the canned skyscraper to enjoy the view is one of the top things to do in Zurich.

Your eye will get caught by the Prime Tower, the tallest skyscraper in the city, by the nearby Frau Gerold’s Garten, and the arches of the old railway viaduct, home to chic boutiques, exquisite restaurants, and event spaces.

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The old factory now pulses with new life. Frau Gerold’s Garten is a popular urban garden with cute little shops, flea market stalls, food trucks, and some seasonal attractions, such as a fondue tent in winter and a Sunday market in summer. It’s a cool place to hang out and is open until midnight all year round.

8. Party at the Street Parade

In summer, the city really comes to life. The second Saturday in August is reserved for the greatest festival of electronic music.

Inspired by the now-defunct Love Parade in Berlin, in 1992 the Zurich Street Parade came to life.

Each year, larger and larger numbers of people are drawn by the sounds of Techno, House, Drum’n’Bass, Dubstep, Trance, Trap, and other subgenres of electronic music.

It started with about 1,000 ravers and just two “love mobiles”.

Twenty-nine years and still rolling ahead, this exciting festival is one of the biggest electronic parties ever, with over a million visitors from all around the world.

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Zurich Street Parade | Source: Wikimedia

The Parade grew to eight stages around the Lake, 30 brightly decorated love mobiles, and 200 DJs sparking an incredible party atmosphere. East to west from Hutoquai to Hafen Enge, electronic sounds make the city vibrate.

Although the festival ends at midnight, the party doesn’t have to stop. You can prolong the night in some of the city’s many nightclubs.

Along with the Street Parade, the legendary Lethargy festival takes place in August in the Roten Fabrik. The same way as the Street Parade, the Lethargy has transformed from an underground party into one of the city’s summer highlights.

9. Take a Time Out at Thermalbad & Spa

Your shoulders and back are knotted, your feet are swollen and weary, and your batteries are almost drained.

We feel you.

But, we also know exactly what you need. Your body and mind crave a full-day spa treatment!

A mineral-rich ‘bathing sanctuary’, Thermalbad & Spa Zurich is the perfect place to bliss out. Upon receiving a large wardrobe and a towel at the reception, walking through a dim-lit passage, you are entering an oasis of relaxation, peace, and tranquility, leaving the frantic hustle outside.

Century-old barrel-vaulted rooms are merged with simple, yet elegant modern design and comfort. Stylish, yet unpretentious.

Chandeliers that softly illuminate the high stone arches, combined with the roaring water, give you the impression of being deep inside a cave.

The subtle warm tones of grey, brown, and white dominating the interior make you feel cozy and embraced.

The spa is right on the spot where the former Hürlimann brewery once produced 14% alcohol Santa Claus or Samichlaus beer.

The spa offers two types of program:

  • The thermal baths
  • The Roman-Irish spa circuit

The thermal baths include indoor pools and a rooftop spa. Soon you’ll notice that you are swimming in a big beer vat and you will be delighted by the historic ambiance.

The Roman-Irish spa circuit has an additional entry to a “circuit” of ten stations. These stations are organized into wet zones and dry zones. First come wet zones, while the last two dry zones are ideal for revitalizing, chilling, and finishing this journey with some water or free tea.

The spotlight of the Thermalbad is an open-air rooftop that offers a marvelous cityscape of Zurich. When the weather permits, even the snow-capped Alps can be seen.

Close your eyes now and imagine yourself staying in the pool heated to pleasant 35˚C and feeling the crisp air on your face while watching the fog rising slowly.

Beautifully invigorating, isn’t it?

Go and live it!

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Outside pool Thermal Bath and Spa | Source: https://www.timeout.com/switzerland/things-to-do/thermal-baths-spa-switzerland

10. Smell the Scent of Tropics in the Botanical Garden

Welcome to the kingdom of 8,000 different plant species. Spreading over 53,000 m², the Botanic Garden of the University of Zurich serves to advance research and teaching, to educate the public, and as a lovely spot for relaxation.

The new Botanical Garden was built in 1976, while the old Botanical Garden in the center of the town is still maintained as a public park.

The main purpose of the Garden is to provide a systematic representation of worldwide flora varieties, European plants, and special collections. You’ll recognize it by the three dome-shaped greenhouses.

Depending on the plant species, the “bubbles” have different climatic conditions. Two smaller greenhouses are with subtropical and savannah plants, while under the roof of the largest one you can find interesting and unique tropical species.

Palms and woody ferns, orchids, and numerous crops. Scenic images of the rivers of Central Africa, South America, and Southeast Asia are also presented.

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Zurich Botanical Garden | CC0

Outside is an arboretum, Mediterranean scent garden, and history-themed gardens growing plants for dyeing and medicine.

You will come across wadi (dry sump) with species adapted to drought, a spring garden with types of flowers that bloom during spring and summer, alpinums on different geological bases, insectivorous plants, a large meadow, and a pond with a variety of aquatic plants and, in spring, full of singing frogs.

Regardless of the time of the year or the weather conditions, any time spent in the Garden is rewarding.

All your senses will be tickled by intriguing stimuli. The botanical garden is rarely crowded, so take an early morning stroll across its vast grounds. We promise you an instant feeling of peace and happiness.

11. A Spirit of Orient at the Chinese Garden

Being an international city, in good relations with cities and countries all around the world, don’t be surprised by the Chinese Garden tucked at the shore of Zurich Lake and feel a piece of Asia in the center of Europe.

The Garden was a gift by the Chinese sister city of Kunming and since 1994 has been one of the biggest Zurich attractions. Except in winter, when it’s closed.

Set aside as a separate and self-sufficient microcosm, with many Chinese symbols and water as a central element, it is one of the highest-ranking gardens outside of China.

Surrounding the central pond, the pine tree, the bamboo, and the winter cherry tree make the so-called Three Friends of Winter. The pine symbolizes long life, bamboo the forest, while winter cherry represents the coming of spring.

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Chinese Garden in Zurich

A plethora of colors and their reflection in the lake are real refreshments. The park is enclosed by a great red wall.

In Chinese culture, the red-colored gate is reserved for the emperor, so here you can feel very honored, like entering the imperial garden. In the wall, there are small windows with bamboo and lotus tiles, and the eaves and frieze have drawings of the Chinese dragon. The carved panels depict Chinese old stories.

This Zen oasis in the heart of Zurich downtown boasts a lovely, peaceful, and decorative garden with plenty of places to sit, relax and contemplate. It will make you daydream about samurais and onna-geishas.

12. Enjoy the Scenery of the Magnificent Rhine Falls

One of Switzerland’s major tourist attractions is the delightful Rhine Falls. In summer, go on a boat excursion. Come close to the falls, continue through the dazzling countryside then go over Schaffhausen with its majestic Munot Fortress to the medieval town of Stein am Rhein.

You will be delighted by the old town and its well-preserved buildings. These stone-made houses are an endless fascination to their visitors with beautiful frescoes.

The most distinguishable house is the White Eagle, with the oldest Renaissance mural painting in Switzerland.

The boat can also take you straight to the middle of the Rhine and then downstream to the Swiss-German border or further to the Rheinau power station.

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Rhine Falls near Zurich

The Belvedere panoramic lift can take you to the platform right above the Falls. Up there, stupendous vistas will captivate your soul forever, while the spin-drift of the rumbling waters will shake your heart.

That is the power of 700,000 liters of water per second plunging across a 150 meters width into the basin below.

The waterfalls look heavenly magnificent, almost as out of this world. The water is crystal clear, with plenty of fish in it, especially eels. Presenting its entire history, Laufen Castle stands in front of the waterfall.

Inside the castle, you can take a break in the historic ambiance of its restaurant. Next to the castle is a lookout with more fascinating views of the waterfalls.

Around the castle, there are trails for hiking and jogging. Children can enjoy a modern adventure park with 165 obstacles and a large playground.

Visitors who descend to the foot of the waterfall can return in a transparent elevator. At night, all the way from the castle to the waterfall is illuminated. You will spontaneously stop blinking to soak up all that beauty and not miss a thing.

Go on a Chocolate Tour

For most people, Switzerland is synonymous with chocolate.

Many worldwide known brands, like Nestle, Lindt, and Toblerone, are produced with milk from Swiss cows that graze grass on alpine pastures.

In the 17th century, while the chocolate was still gritty and chewy, Switzerland had a strategic position in passing the goods through Europe. They used their advantage and at the beginning of the 19th century, the first mechanized chocolate factory opened in the town of Vevey.

It didn’t take long for chocolate factories to spring up across the country. In 1836, the Sprungli family set up a shop in Zurich which would later merge with Rodolphe Lindt’s Bern-based factory in 1892, the basis for the Lindt brand which we know today.

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Lunch Cafe | Source:spruengli.ch

Believe it or not, Sprungli Café & Restaurant still makes its customers happy with their delicacies – Luxenbourgerli, pralines, Champagne truffles, cakes, and tartlets. Standing proudly in the heart of Paradeplatz, the confectionery tells the story of a family business, hard work, and perseverance.

Zurich is such an amazing city, one that respects its history and distinctions and preserves culture and traditions. So, there is no wonder that they provide 2-hour long group chocolate tours accompanied by local guides. You learn about the city and sample delicious Swiss chocolate at the same time!

For instance, Lindt’s Home of Chocolate is the owner of the world’s largest Lindt chocolate shop, a Lindt café, and a Lindt Chocolateria that offers chocolate courses. At the entrance is a 9 meters tall chocolate fountain, the largest in the world.

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Swiss delicacies – Swiss Hot Chocolate

There, you can make the most delicious chocolate together with a real LINDT Master Chocolatier and learn all about your favorite treat. Don’t forget to bring some home as your palate will yearn for more of that smooth, creamy texture, and rich chocolate taste.

Is hiring a limo service in Zurich a smart thing to do?

Since there are so many things to do in Zurich, traveling from one place to another is a common scenario.

If your list is long, then you need an efficient transport that will provide realization of all the things from the list. In that case, hiring a limousine service is the best choice.

If you make such a decision, be sure that you will see multiple benefits.

One of them, for example, is not having the transportation problem and the other getting the top-class businessman experience in a city like Zurich, where class and luxury are everything.

Furthermore, you will get a professionally trained chauffeur, who can also serve you as your personal guide through the city.

It will save you time, money, and most importantly, it will be a carefree decision that will allow you to fully enjoy everything the city has to offer.

Find out the top five reasons why you should hire a limousine in Zurich and have an unforgettable time here.

  1. Luxury
  2. Cost-effectiveness
  3. Time-saving
  4. A better option than a renting car
  5. Safety

1. You’ll get a grip of the city’s luxurious life

When people talk about the high life, one of the things that they first imagine is seeing a celebrity person exiting a limousine in an expensive suit or a gown, which price makes your head dizzy and your knees weak…

Wherever you go, feeling like a celebrity, or even like a president.

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You and president of USA could have a limo ride soon | Source: Wikimedia

The only thing that’s separating you from having the same feeling is one single phone call through which you will reserve your personal limo.

Either that or simply visit the website of the desired limo company and book your transport. Not sure how to choose the most suitable company and vehicle?

We have a piece of advice on that, too.

2. Renting a limousine is more convenient and cost-effective

Limousine is a synonym for style, elegance, and class. Because of that, some will say that it is also too expensive and not affordable.

Is it really like that?

The truth is that the limousine service is much more cost-effective. This is especially proven as true for the situation when you find yourself in Zurich and you don’t have enough time for examining its public transport due to a busy schedule.

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Regular Limousine

After all, you won’t have to worry about being overcharged by a taxi driver after he’s done driving you around through some bypaths.

Hiring a limousine in Zurich, or anywhere else is far less expensive than buying a new ticket for a flight you missed or paying for repairing your car or a rented one.

You may find yourself in disarray, but one thing will be certain – the limo you hired to escort you to all tourist spots and famous places in Zurich will be there for you.

3. Hire a limousine in Zurich and save you time

In our modern society, you will often hear that time is money, and that is true. Being late can be completely nerve-wracking.

The first thing that you want to make sure of is to get the appropriate transport from the airport to the hotel. When you hire a limo, your chauffeur waits for you at the airport, even in cases of delayed flights.

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Hiring a limousine is time saving

Limo companies track flights to be at the airport right on time. Punctuality is one of the traits of high-quality limo services. Flights can be tiresome, so you need to get to the hotel as quickly as possible.

The chauffeur waits for you at the arrivals and gives you a hand with your baggage. He also opens the door for you to enter the vehicle. Your stay in the city starts carefree.

The same applies to your return. Ask the hotel reception to book you a limousine to take you to the airport, and make sure to arrive at the gate with spare time for reading a book and relaxation before your flight.

4. Limousines are better than renting a car

Renting a vehicle takes time. Besides that, you will face the complication of navigating through Zurich even with the latest GPS technologies. You will lose a lot of time, patience, and of course – money.

There is one big complication with rent-a-car. You must return it in the same condition as you rented it.

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Renting a limo is an experience

Things can get really inconvenient when you get stuck in traffic or have no luck with finding a parking lot, and all that excitement can lead up to trouble.

But with a limo at your service, you will have someone to worry about all of that instead of you while you are enjoying the comfort of your luxury limo. You will enjoy taking care of tasks while being treated at a unique level of service and sophistication.

Forget about all the tiresome paperwork if anything should happen to the car you rented, instead just sit back in your limo and enjoy the ride.

5. Zurich Limo services are safe and reliable

You are tired and want to return home from exploring the city, and you need a ride.

Why bothering with finding a taxi when you know your transport will wait for you at any place in town you want?

Also, you can have a calming conversation with your personal polite chauffeur.

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Professional (personal) chauffeur

The personnel is made of trustworthy drivers who have years of experience behind them. And of course, the limousine itself is equipped with top-notch safety features.

All of that will ensure your safety in any potentially threatening situation. Exploring the city with a limo is the safest and the most reliable choice.


Regardless of the time of the year, “you go to a place for a visit, and deep in your heart you think that this place can be your own home and Zurich is such a place!”

It doesn’t matter whether you are on Zurich must-see tour or a business trip, hiring a limousine will elevate your experience to the next level during your time here. Don’t even dwell about it, it’s the one thing you don’t want to miss out.

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Edelswiss – Perfect limousine service for your Zurich visit

So, make a list of your favorite things to do in Zurich and book our limousine service – Edelswiss to make your journey the best experience ever. We are at your service to make your stay in the city complete and more pleasant.

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3 years ago

Thanks for using our photograph, we feel flattered 😉

And yes, Zurich is quite something!

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