Switzerland’s largest city is known for its picturesque lakeside setting, luxury shopping boutiques, and lively nightlife, all of which are within minutes of the Swiss Alps. Whether visiting on a city break or stopping in Zurich en route to other Swiss cities, there are some sights that just can’t be missed.
Enjoy a walking tour of the atmospheric Old Town, ride the Felsenegg Cable Car, and cruise around Lake Zurich, and then tuck into Swiss specialties such as fondue, sample Zurich’s famous chocolates, and browse the shops along Bahnhofstrasse. Just outside of the city, a visit to the Rhine Falls—Europe’s largest waterfall—is another must, while other unmissable day trips include the train ride to the Top of Europe at Jungfraujoch and a ride on the revolving cable car at Mt. Titlis.
Booking tours and tickets in advance is essential—to help you choose, here’s our pick of the must-do activities in Zurich.