The Top-10

Top 6 Local History in Zurich - 2023

Updated Oct 2023
  • No.1

    Old Town

    113 Reviews
    626m from downtown
    "I believe Zurich is the most visited Swiss city by tourists, with a prosperous daytime environment and a different flavor at night. There are many restaurants and taverns in the city, offering exquisite cuisine from all over the world."
    Highlights: Zurich is a very modern city, but the old town in the center is well preserved and you can still get a glimpse of the medieval European town. There are many elegant and beautiful ancient buildings on both sides of the cobblestone paved stone road in the old city, and the whole city is filled with nostalgic and retro atmosphere. Standing on the banks of the Limmat River, you can see the three main landmarks in the old town at a glance: the Cathedral, St. Peter's Church and the Church of Our Lady. In addition to the quaint appearance, most of the old buildings in the old city have been converted into trendy restaurants and bars, which are very popular with tourists. In addition, there are a number of quirky but decently priced hotels in the Old Town. Personality cafes, bookstores, gift shops, etc. also abound, you can visit here in depth.
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  • No.2


    185 Reviews
    400m from downtown
    "Zurich Cathedral This cathedral covers a large area and can accommodate about 300 people at the same time. It is also very beautiful to take pictures here. When I went there, no one visited there for a long time. And there are foxes and pigeons outside, it feels particularly romantic"
    Highlights: The Zurich Cathedral stands on the banks of the Limmat River, reflecting the Frauenkirche. Its unique twin towers have become a symbol of Zurich, blending Romanesque, Post-Gothic and Neo-Gothic architectural styles. The founder of the Zurich Cathedral is the famous Karl the Great. After the restoration in the 11th-13th centuries, you can see the seated statue of Karl the Great with a sword on the south tower, but this is a replica, and the real one is collected in the St. inside the hall. The underground chapel and the choir seats are the oldest existing parts of the church, dating back to the late 11th and early 12th centuries, and traces of frescoes on the decoration can still be seen today. During the Reformation movement in the 16th century, the religious reformer Huldrych Zwingli gave a speech here, calling on people to "work without forgetting prayer".
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  • No.3


    75 Reviews
    502m from downtown
    "Lindenhof Hill, 428 meters above sea level, and the relative height of Limat River 25 meters. Under the lush Bodhi tree, a sculpture, a pool of clear springs, a huge chess board, more than ten benches, and many tourists make up the whole park. In the picturesque country, at best, it is a civic square. The hill is not so much a park as a tour, but a condescending view of the city of Zurich. Standing by the stone fence of the park, the clear Limat River flows at the foot, and the cathedral, city hall and Polytechnic University on the other side are in sight. The scenery is unique here!"
    Highlights: Lindenhof is located in the old town of Zurich, known as the "green lung" of Zurich. The park is located on a small hill. With the Limmat River as the foreground, you can enjoy a wonderful view of Zurich, which is the ideal place to enjoy the view of the Zurich Cathedral and the right bank of the Limmat River. Lindenhof was once a customs place in ancient Roman times, and was later built as a fortress that could monitor the surrounding riverbanks, and people at that time would also gather here to express their opinions. Today, the unique park and hills on this side of the landscape are popular resting places for citizens. Lindenhof is also a good place to climb and look into the distance. At the top of the mountain, you can have a panoramic view of the city hall, the Limmat River, and the Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich.
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  • No.4

    China Garden

    25 Reviews
    1.8km from downtown
    "China Garden is a park built with imitation Suzhou garden characteristics in China. Pavilions and pavilions can see the traditional design customs of China. It is also very good to visit here. There are many people who plant plants here to maintain, and the air is very comfortable."
    Highlights: The China Garden in Zurich is located in the Seefeld district to the east of Lake Zurich. It was officially opened in 1994. It is a large-scale Chinese-style garden overseas and was donated by Kunming, the sister city of Zurich. The city of Kunming designed this unique garden with a pattern imitating Cuihu Park, and Zurich people are deeply proud of their city's sister-city relationship with Kunming. So far, Zurich has only maintained sister city relations with Kunming. The Chinese Garden is arranged in a rectangular shape, with the island in the center of the lake as the center, and there are pavilions and waterside pavilions in the middle. Many flowers in the garden are also transplanted from Yunnan.
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  • No.5


    22 Reviews
    742m from downtown
    "Niederdorf is also an old city part, the house structure is very traditional, there are no modern high-rise buildings built here for decades, life is very comfortable, are very comfortable working attitude, the income level here is also very high."
    Highlights: This is an old town alley not far from the train station. There are a wide variety of restaurants, jewelry stores, gift shops, bookstores, and cafes in the alley. If you want to experience the old town style of Zurich, you can visit here.
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  • No.6

    Migros Museum

    7 Reviews
    2.5km from downtown
    "Meters gross museum was built in 1996, main show the modern avant-garde art museum, including more than 200 pieces of works of art, more than 200 artists and exhibits general high attainments, ornamental."