Time to explore Zurich, in this blog we will inform you about the top things to do in Zurich. The city is known as the city with the best quality of life in Europe. The cosmopolitan city located near the water combines creative life with nature. \n\n\n\nSummer or winter, Zurich buzzes with life, day and night. Countless winter and summer events, several beautiful museums, and Switzerland's most vivid nightlife. Whenever you come to relax or have an active visit, you're in the Swiss Alps in less than an hour. Ready to experience Zurich?\n\n\n\nTop sights in Zurich\n\n\n\nTruly, there are more than 6 tourist sights in Zurich, but in this list, you will find the absolute highlights, which nobody should miss. Explore the history of the city, the beautiful parks, museums, and the old town, or enjoy the breathtaking views. Let's start with the top sights in Zurich.\n\n\n\n 1. The Grossm\u00fcnster \n\n\n\nGrossm\u00fcnster in Zurich\n\n\n\nStarting with The Grossm\u00fcnster for a reason, this is a true landmark for Zurich. \n\n\n\nIf we believe the legend, Charlemagne discovered the graves of the city\u2019s patron saints Felix and Regula and had a church built as a monastery on the spot. The Grossm\u00fcnster is a Protestant Reformed church and it is located in the old town. \n\n\n\nTogether with St. Peter's Chruch and the Fraumunster, these are the most famous and well-known churches in the city. But the characteristic twin towers make this the landmark of Zurich.\n\n\n\nWe recommend taking a guided tour, this tour takes around 60 minutes. \n\n\n\nWhat are the costs for a guided tour in the Grossm\u00fcnster Chruch?\n\n\n\n\nTravel group: 200 Swiss Francs\n\n\n\nCongregation: 150 Swiss Francs\n\n\n\nCompany: 250 Swiss Francs\n\n\n\nSchool: 150 Swiss Francs\n\n\n\n\nWhat are the opening hours of the Grossm\u00fcnster Church?\n\n\n\nThe opening hours of the Gross\u00fcnster Chruch are from 10 am to 5 pm between November 1st and February 29th. Between March 1st and October 31st, the opening hours are from 10 am to 6 pm.Openings hours on Sundays after 12 noon\/12.30 pm.\n\n\n\nCan you climb the Grossm\u00fcnster Church?\n\n\n\nYes, you can climb the Grossm\u00fcnster tower, it takes around 30 minutes to go up and down. If you go with your family for example with 5 people, then the costs are 25 CHF. \n\n\n\n2. The Old Town\n\n\n\nThings to do in Zurich Old Town\n\n\n\nThe top things to do in Zurich Old Town are: \n\n\n\n\nStroll around the Old town, explore the history\n\n\n\nExplore the Grossm\u00fcnster Church, the famous landmark of Z\u00fcrich\n\n\n\nDiscover the Fraum\u00fcnster Church, the stained-glass windows created by Marc Chagall, a truly worth a visit.\n\n\n\nbook a tour of the Lindt & Spr\u00fcngli Chocolate Factory, really interesting, and the perfect activity for kids.\n\n\n\nDiscover the paintings of Munch at the Kunsthaus Museum, there are over 4000 works displayed in this museum.\n\n\n\nClassic music at the Tonhalle, this concert hall is one of the most prestigious in Europe, a magical experience.\n\n\n\nVisit the St. Peter Church, the oldest church in Zurich with the largest tower clock face in Europe.\n\n\n\nLindenhof offers you a viewpoint, where you can see the Grossm\u00fcnster from above.\n\n\n\nThe charming part of the Old Town, the Niederdorf, is a carfree part of the city. Perfect to have coffee.\n\n\n\nThe Augustinergasse, grab your camera, this street is perfect for a picture to share with your friends.\n\n\n\n\nLindenhof, Z\u00fcrich\n\n\n\nZurich Old Town walking tour\n\n\n\nBook a guided tour through Zurich's old town, full of historic sights and colourful history. This tour guide has extensive knowledge. Discover hidden gems. The tour takes around two hours through the old town. The offered languages are English, German and French. On private request, several other languages are available too. The price for the tour is 25 CHF for an adult and 12.50 CHF for a child.\n\n\n\nBest Fondue Zurich Old Town\n\n\n\nHighly recommended, for Swiss Fondue, Le D\u00e9zaley. This restaurant is a typical Swiss restaurant opened in 1903 serving typical Swiss delicious like fondue and herb sausages. It is located quaintly in an old town right next to the famous Grossmunster Church. The location of the fondue restaurant: R\u00f6mergasse 7\/9, 8001 Z\u00fcrich, Switzerland.\n\n\n\nBest Bar in Zurich Old Town\n\n\n\nThe Old Crow bar is a bar, located in Oldtown Zurich. They also have a great choice of cocktails. Perfect place for a romantic date or a small group of friends. The location: Schwanengasse 4, 8001 Z\u00fcrich, Switzerland.\n\n\n\n3. The Fraum\u00fcnster Church\n\n\n\nFraum\u00fcnster Church, Z\u00fcrich\n\n\n\nThe Fraum\u00fcnster Chagall windows\n\n\n\nIn the Fram\u00fcnster Church, you can see 5 works by Marc Chagall. He created 5 windows for the Fraum\u00fcnster church in Zurich. Today the windows are world-famous and captivate visitors.\n\n\n\nIn 1970 Marc Chagall was born, Belarussian-born Marc Chagall created a five-part stained-glass window series and a rosette for the chancel of the Fraum\u00fcnster church in Zurich. This world-famous masterpiece by Chagall still impresses visitors from around the world today.\n\n\n\nMr. Chagall has a unique and remarkable motto: \u201cWhen I create something from my heart, almost everything goes well\u201d throughout his whole life. He created the windows at a very advanced age and he enjoyed excellent health right up to his death in 1985, just before his 98th birthday. A worth visit, if you are in Z\u00fcrich.\n\n\n\nWhat are the opening hours of the Fraum\u00fcnster Church?\n\n\n\nImportant: The Fraum\u00fcnster Church is closed for groups during the coronavirus crisis.For individual visitors, for personal prayer, the church is open as follows:\n\n\n\nMonday \u2013 Friday: 13.00 \u2013 18.00Saturday, Sunday and Holidays: 10.00 \u2013 18.00\n\n\n\nGuided tours in the Fraum\u00fcnster Church\n\n\n\nThere are audio guides available in the Church. They will provide you with everything you need to know about the Fraum\u00fcnster church: its meaning and history, the Reformation in this city, the Chagall and Giacometti stained-glass windows, and much more. The audio guides will also lead you through the exhibition in the newly opened crypt. Interesting and an awesome experience.\n\n\n\nWhat are the costs for guided tours in the Fraum\u00fcnster Church\n\n\n\nThe costs for a guide and entry for the Fraumunster Chruch are 5 Swiss francs\/euros\/dollars. The price includes an audio guide or an illustrated leaflet (both available in 8 languages).\n\n\n\nNo deposit is required for using our audioguides. You can return them at the exit of the church next to the shop.\n\n\n\nGood to note down, with the Fraum\u00fcnster entrance ticket you will get a reduction of five francs for the entrance to the Marc Chagall Collection in the Kunsthaus Museum.\n\n\n\nAdmission is free for young people up to 16 years, as well as students and trainees.\n\n\n\n4. Lake Z\u00fcrich\n\n\n\nLake Z\u00fcrich, Switzerland\n\n\n\nOur third recommendation is Lake Zurich.\u00a0Lake Zurich is in our opinion one of the most beautiful lakes in Switzerland. The lake was early on a popular transport route, nowadays the lake is a super popular lake for tourists to swim, and enjoy a boat trip or have a delicious picnic on one of the lake\u2019s banks! Around the lake, many restaurants offer dinner with a fabulous view.\n\n\n\nThings to do at lake Zurich\n\n\n\nTo get a different view, we advise\u00a0taking a boat trip, with lovely views from the lake. We recommend visiting one of the four islands in the lake. The Saffa Island connects to the mainland by a footbridge, this island is a popular sight for Tourists. During Summer you can enjoy the sun while bathing at the lake.\n\n\n\nThe best restaurants at Lake Zurich with lake view\n\n\n\nThese are 5 restaurants directly located at Lake Zurich, with a stunning view over the lake. Enjoy a romantic sunset directly at the lake or simply enjoy the spectacular view over the Lake and the delicious food.\n\n\n\n\nLake Side, location: Bellerivestrasse 170, 8008 Z\u00fcrich, Switzerland\n\n\n\nSeerose, location: Seestrasse 493, 8038 Z\u00fcrich, Switzerland\n\n\n\nFischer's Fritz, location: Seestrasse 557, 8038 Z\u00fcrich, Switzerland\n\n\n\nFrascati, location: Bellerivestrasse 2, 8008 Z\u00fcrich, Switzerland\n\n\n\nFischstube, location: Bellerivestrasse 160, 8008 Z\u00fcrich, Switzerland\n\n\n\n\n5. Lindenhof\n\n\n\nLindenhof is full of history, the 4th century Roman Fort was situated at the Lindenhof, on the same site, the grandson of Charlemagne built a regal palace on this particular site. Today Lindenhof is the place to take a step back, relax and enjoy the peach of this place. In the heart of the city, where chess players meet, highly recommended place to visit while visiting beautiful Zurich. \n\n\n\nIf you visit Switzerland, especially Zurich during winter, check out our other blog about the top places to visit during winter in Switzerland.\n\n\n\nViewpoint Lindenhof, Zurich\n\n\n\n6. The Bahnhofstrasse\n\n\n\nWhat are the opening hours of the Bahnhofstrasse?\n\n\n\nThe opening hours for almost all shops on the Bahnhofstrasse are from\u00a0Mon to Fri 09:00 - 19:00 \/ 20:00. Good to know, that the smaller shops and most jewellers, outside the centre close at 18:30. \n\n\n\nSome shops are closed on Monday mornings, check this on the specific shop's website you are looking to visit. On Saturdays, most shops open from 09:00 - 17:00 (or 18:00, department stores until 20:00).\n\n\n\nBahnhofstrasse, Z\u00fcrich\n\n\n\nWhich popular shops can be found on the Bahnhofstrasse?\n\n\n\nThe Bahnhofstrasse is Zurich's main downtown street, with one of the world's most expensive and exclusive shopping avenues. On this street, international well-known brands like Burberry, Brequet, Cartier, Chanel, Dior, Herm\u00e8s, Gucci, Mont Blanc, Prada and many more can be found. \n\n\n\nZurich Bahnhofstrasse parking\n\n\n\nThe best place to park your car is the City Parking place, located in the heart of the city. It is a multi-level car park. It even holds the international Gold Award for extraordinarily high-quality standards. There is an advanced guidance system to easily navigate to a parking place. The maximum parking duration is 96 hours. \n\n\n\nThe parking costs are CHF 4 per hour from Monday to Saturday. There are a total of 620 parking spaces. The location: Gessnerallee 14CH-8001 Z\u00fcrich.\n\n\n\nHow do I get from Zurich airport to Bahnhofstrasse?\n\n\n\nThe distance between Zurich airport and the Bahnhofstrasse is only, 10 kilometres. We advise taking the train, which takes you around 24 minutes and costs approximately 9-45 CHF. You can also travel by town car, tram or taxi.\n\n\n\nWhat is the weather like in Zurich?\n\n\n\nZurich lies in the temperate climate zone and has four distinct seasons. In winter, temperatures occasionally drop below zero, while on hot summer days, temperatures can go over 30 degrees Celsius or 86 degrees Fahrenheit.\n\n\n\nIf you are looking for warm-weather activities on Lake Zurich for example, try to visit Zurich from late June until early September, these are the most comfortable months.\n\n\n\nConclusion\n\n\n\nThis blog is about the largest city in Switzerland. Zurich has a lot to offer, from the historic centre and the famous Fraumunster to the Lindenhof. Many well-known shops can be found in Bahnhofstrasse. Zurich offers something for everyone. We hope you enjoy your visit to Zurich!