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3 days in Zurich

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3 days in Zurich
There's quite a bit to do in Zurich, from window-shopping on the Bahnhofstrasse to sightseeing in Old Town.
Good for: Families, Groups, Seniors, Individuals
Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
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Day 1
Old Town (Altstadt)
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Old Town (Altstadt)

Zürich's historic section features cobblestone streets, a variety of small stores and restaurants and many of the city's most significant religious landmarks.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Church of Our Lady (Fraumunster)
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Church of Our Lady (Fraumunster)

A slender blue spire points skyward from the current church, which was a gift from Ludwig the German. It is famous for its stained glass windows by... more »

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Great Church (Grossmunster)
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Great Church (Grossmunster)

This 12th-century cathedral has both historical and architectural significance: Ulrich Zwingli led an important sect of the Reformation from here in the early 1500s, and the cathedral's twin towers serve as perhaps the most recognizable landmarks in modern Zürich.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Bahnhofstrasse
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Bahnhofstrasse

This famous pedestrian street offers the best in world-class shopping opportunities and is also home to some of the world's most important banks.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Day 2
Zurich Zoo
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Zurich Zoo

The Zürich Zoo, situated on a hillside away from downtown, is excellent. It’s compact, tree-filled and has about 2,000 animals from 250 different species. There are tropical rainforests and an enormous biosphere. The fascinating Madagascar pavilion and the elephant house are worth a look. Open daily.

Fee: Yes
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Zurich Toy Museum
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Zurich Toy Museum

A collection of Swiss toys from throughout history.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Swiss Craft Center
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Swiss Craft Center

A collection of arts and crafts and folk-art from throughout the country.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Day 3
Swiss National Museum
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Swiss National Museum

Situated in an historic castle, this museum displays a collection of interesting artifacts from throughout Swiss history.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Rietberg Museum
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Rietberg Museum

This art museum is the only art museum in Switzerland that focuses on non-European art, and has a substantial collection from Asia, America, Africa and Oceania. It's also located in one of Zürich's most beautiful parks.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)
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Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)

This fantastic art museum displays Western works since the 1600s and has an especially impressive selection of modern art.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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