54 Sights in Zurich, Switzerland (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in Zurich, Switzerland. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 54 sights are available in Zurich, Switzerland.

Sightseeing Tours in Zurich

1. Fraumünster

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The Fraumünster is a church in Zürich which was built on the remains of a former abbey for aristocratic women which was founded in 853 by Louis the German for his daughter Hildegard. He endowed the Benedictine convent with the lands of Zürich, Uri, and the Albis forest, and granted the convent immunity, placing it under his direct authority. Today, it belongs to the Evangelical Reformed Church of the canton of Zürich and is one of the four main churches of Zürich, the others being the Grossmünster, Prediger and St. Peter's churches.

Wikipedia: Fraumünster (EN)

2. Augustinerkirche

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Augustinerkirche was once one of the five main churches in the old town of Zürich, Switzerland, together with Fraumünster, Grossmünster, Predigern and St. Peter's. First built around 1270 as a Romanesque church belonging to the Augustinian abbey, on occasion of the Reformation in Zürich worship in the church was discontinued. The present Christian Catholic Church community of Zürich planned to rebuild the building to commemorate the old Augustinian church, and for the same reason, Augustinerkirche is still their Parish church, that was rebuilt in 1843/44 by Ferdinand Stadler. In the late 1950s, the church was rebuilt in accordance with the plans for the original structure. Today the building is one of the three medieval churches in the Lindenhof district of the city of Zürich.

Wikipedia: Augustinerkirche Zürich (EN)

3. Villa Patumbah

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The Villa Patumbah at Zollikerstrasse 128 in Zurich was grossly built between 1883 and 1885 by the architects Chiodera and Tschudy for Karl Fürchtegott. The extraordinarily wealthy builder had acquired his wealth with a tobacco plantation on Sumatra. The villa is now one of the most important witnesses of historicism in Zurich and is a listed building. Patumbak is the name of the village that was rough at the first plantation and gave the name. In various writings in Zurich it says that the name in Malay, longed, means. However, Patumbak is simply a field name.

Wikipedia: Villa Patumbah (DE)

4. MFO-Park

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The MFO-Park is a public park in the Oerlikon quarter of the Swiss city of Zürich. The area to the north of Zürich Oerlikon railway station was once home to the extensive works of Maschinenfabrik Oerlikon (MFO), as site that has now been redeveloped as Neu Oerlikon. As part of that redevelopment, four new parks were created, including the MFO-Park, which was created on the footprint of one of MFO's buildings. The project was designed by the architects Burckhardt + Partner, landscape architects Raderschallpartner and structural engineers Basler & Hofmann AG.

Wikipedia: MFO-Park (EN)

5. Lindenhofbrunnen

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The Hedwig Fountain or Lindenhof Fountain is a fountain in the Lindenhof hill in Zürich, Switzerland, which was built in 1912. The helmeted statue of a woman beside the fountain was made by Gustav Siber. It was built to honor the Zürich women, allegedly led by Hedwig ab Burghalden, who defended the city by duping the army of Duke Albert I of Germany during the siege of Zürich in 1292. They dressed in full battle gear in order to trick the Habsburg army into thinking that the city was well protected while their men were busy campaigning at Winterthur.

Wikipedia: Hedwig Fountain (EN)

6. Wasserspiel

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Wasserspiel Denisa Sandu / CC BY-SA 4.0

The Europuddle, is a fountain completed in November 2019, located in the Europaallee area in the city centre of Zürich, Switzerland. Its name is a portmanteau derived from "Europaallee", the residential and commercial area in which it belongs, and "puddle", due to its visual appearance. Unlike a traditional fountain, the Europuddle is contained on only one side by slightly elevated white pavement stone. The tarmacadam surface beneath the water slopes gently towards the elevated pavement, making the body of water visually similar to a puddle.

Wikipedia: Europuddle (EN)

7. Pavillon Le Corbusier

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The Pavillon Le Corbusier is a Swiss art museum in Zürich-Seefeld at Zürichhorn dedicated to the work of the Swiss architect Le Corbusier. In 1960 Heidi Weber had the vision to establish a museum designed by Le Corbusier – this building should exhibit his works of art in an ideal environment created by the architect himself in the then Centre Le Corbusier or Heidi Weber Museum. In April 2014 the building and museum went over to the city of Zürich, and was renamed in May 2016.

Wikipedia: Pavillon Le Corbusier (EN), Website

8. Katholische Kirche

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The Church of St. Trinity is the Roman Catholic parish church in the municipality of Zollikon in the canton of Zurich. The parish church of Zollikon-Zumikon, in addition to the parish church of Holy Trinity in Zollikon, also includes the parish church of St. Michael in Zollikerberg and the brother Klaus-Kapelle in Zumikon. The two parishes St. Trinity Zollikon and St. Michael Zollikerberg-Zumikon have been forming the Zollikon pastor, Zollikerberg-Zumikon since 2013.

Wikipedia: Hl. Dreifaltigkeit (Zollikon) (DE)

9. Ganymed

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Ganymede is the name of a sculpture on the Bürkliterrasse, Zurich's Front Row Seat by the Lake, located on Bürkliplatz, a popular square on Lake Zurich. It is the central eye-catcher of the square, which was completed in 1887, with the Alpine panorama towering on the horizon. The sculpture was designed by the artist Hermann Hubacher as the "Abduction to Olympus", unveiled by the City of Zurich in 1952 and owned by its Art Collection.

Wikipedia: Ganymed (Zürich) (EN)

10. Krattenturm

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The Krattenturm was located in the district of Oberstrass in the forest of Zurich mountain. The defense tower, built in the middle of the 14th century, was destroyed on April 30, 1444. Since his walls were used for the construction of other buildings, nothing is preserved today. But the coat of arms of the quarter still shows it today. On the information board at the former location you will find the following details on the function:

Wikipedia: Krattenturm (DE)

11. Kirche Herz Jesu

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The Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus is the Roman Catholic parish church in the Oerlikon district of Zurich, Germany. Built at the same time as the Church of Our Lady in Unterstrass, but completed a year earlier than the latter, the Church of the Heart of Jesus Oerlikon is the second Catholic church to be built in the city of Zurich after the Reformation, after the Church of St. Peter and Paul in Aussersihl.

Wikipedia: Herz Jesu (Zürich-Oerlikon) (DE)

12. Thomas-Mann-Archiv

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The Thomas Mann Archive is an archive of the ETH library Zurich. It ensures and maintains the literary estate of the German writer Thomas Mann. The completely redesigned permanent exhibition “set up in writing in 2023. Thomas Mann and his study ”shows the hand library and objects from Thomas Mann's last study and gives an insight into his creative environment and the conditions of origin of his works.

Wikipedia: Thomas-Mann-Archiv der ETH Zürich (DE)

13. Liebfrauenkirche

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The Liebfrauen church is the Roman Catholic parish church for the Stadtzürcher city areas Niederdorf, the university district and parts of the Zurichberg. It is considered "the most important replica of an old Christian basilica on Swiss soil". The Liebfrauenkirche is located on Zeigerweg 9 near the main train station, the Central and the two universities ETH and University of Zurich.

Wikipedia: Liebfrauenkirche (Zürich) (DE)

14. Alte Kantonsschule

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Alte Kantonsschule U. Käser / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Kantonsschule Rämibühl at the Rämistrasse in Zurich, founded in 1832 as "Kantonsschule Zürich" consists of four Kantonsschulen with different curricular profiles. The four schools, which are attended by more than 2000 students in total, are the Literargymnasium, the Realgymnasium, the Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliches Gymnasium and the Kunst- und Sportgymnasium Rämibühl.

Wikipedia: Kantonsschule Rämibühl (EN)

15. Zürcher Kuh-Kultur

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CowParade is an international public art exhibit that has featured in major world cities. Fiberglass sculptures of cows are decorated by local artists, and distributed over the city centre, in public places such as train stations, important avenues, and parks. They often feature artwork and designs specific to local culture, as well as city life and other relevant themes.

Wikipedia: CowParade (EN)

16. Theater Winkelwiese

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The Winkelwiese Theater in Zurich has been known for avant-garde theater performances since the 1960s. The “Center for Contemporary Drama in Switzerland” undertakes to the author theater, i.e. contemporary fabrics and sustainable support for author, among other things with the in -house author support program “Dramen Processor” and the digital center for drama.

Wikipedia: Theater an der Winkelwiese (DE), Website

17. Uetliberg Turm

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The Uetliberg observation tower is a 72 meter high steel specialist tower on the Uetliberg, the local mountain of Zurich. Geographically, the tower on the mountain summit belongs to the municipality of Stallikon. The tower that is visible from afar is the landmark of the Zurich house mountain and is one of the highest publicly accessible viewing towers in Switzerland.

Wikipedia: Aussichtsturm Uetliberg (DE)

18. Galerie Gmurzynska

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Galerie Gmurzynska is a commercial art gallery based in Zurich, Switzerland, specializing in modern and contemporary art and work by the Russian avant-garde. It became a popular venue for international collectors seeking Russian art that was banned by the Soviet regime, and, according to Artnet, became the "go-to place for Russian art for international collectors".

Wikipedia: Galerie Gmurzynska (EN), Website

19. Alfred Escher-Statue

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Alfred Escher-Statue Comet Photo AG (Zürich) / CC BY-SA 4.0

The Bahnhofplatz is a square on the edge of the Old Town of Zurich, south of the main train station. It forms the northern end of Bahnhofstrasse and is dominated by the Alfred Escher Fountain. There is a tram stop on the square, including part of the Shopville shopping arcade and the underground station of the Sihltal-Zurich-Uetliberg Railway (SZU).

Wikipedia: Alfred Escher-Denkmal (DE)

20. Uetliberg

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The Uetliberg is a mountain in the Swiss plateau, part of the Albis chain, rising to 870 m (2,850 ft). The mountain offers a panoramic view of the entire city of Zürich and the Lake of Zurich, and lies on the boundary between the city of Zürich and the municipalities of Stallikon and Uitikon. The summit, known as Uto Kulm, is in Stallikon.

Wikipedia: Uetliberg (EN)

21. Schauspielhaus Pfauen

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The Schauspielhaus Zürich is one of the most prominent and important theatres in the German-speaking world. It is also known as "Pfauenbühne". The large theatre has 750 seats. The Schauspielhaus also operates three stages in the Schiffbau in the western part of Zürich, the Schiffbau/Halle, the Schiffbau/Box and the Schiffbau/Matchbox.

Wikipedia: Schauspielhaus Zürich (EN), Url

22. Zoologisches und Paläontologisches Museum

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The Zoological Museum of the University of Zurich is part of the University of Zurich and houses the publicly accessible part of an extensive collection of animal preparations and skeletons. The non-public part of the collection is housed in the University of Zurich-Umelchel, where the management of the Zoological Museum is also based.

Wikipedia: Zoologisches Museum Zürich (DE), Website

23. Rietberg Museum

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The Rietberg Museum is a museum in Zürich, Switzerland, displaying Asian, African, American and Oceanian art. It is the only art museum focusing on non-European art and design in Switzerland, the third-largest museum in Zürich, and the largest to be run by the city itself. In 2007, it received approximately 157,000 visitors.

Wikipedia: Rietberg Museum (EN), Website, Facebook

24. Burgruine Friesenberg

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Burgruine FriesenbergRoland zh, upload on 12. Februar 2009 / CC BY-SA 3.0

Friesenberg Castle, also known as Friesenburg, is the ruin of a spur castle in Zurich, Switzerland, which was probably built around the year 1200. It was first mentioned in 1218 in a description of the goods of St. Peter's Church as a landmark. It stands on the steep eastern slope of the Uetliberg, high above the city.

Wikipedia: Burg Friesenberg (Zürich) (DE)

25. Monte Diggelmann

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Monte Diggelmann is a viewpoint in the Oberstrass district of the city of Zurich, Switzerland. The hill is the highest elevation of the Irchelpark and is located on the western slope of the Zurich mountain. It was poured out in the 1970s from the excavation material of the Irchel campus of the University of Zurich.

Wikipedia: Monte Diggelmann (DE)

26. 19. September 1946

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The University of Zürich is a public research university located in the city of Zürich, Switzerland. It is the largest university in Switzerland, with its 28,000 enrolled students. It was founded in 1833 from the existing colleges of theology, law, medicine which go back to 1525, and a new faculty of philosophy.

Wikipedia: University of Zurich (EN)

27. Andreaskirche

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St. Andrew's Church is a Protestant Reformed church building in the Sihlfeld district, Zurich, Germany. It is located at Brahmsstrasse 100 west of Albisriederplatz, not far from the Sihlfeld cemetery. Since 1 January 2019, it has belonged to church district three of the Evangelical Reformed parish of Zurich.

Wikipedia: Andreaskirche (Zürich-Sihlfeld) (DE)

28. FIFA World Football Museum

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The FIFA Museum is an association football museum operated by FIFA. The museum is located in Zürich, Switzerland, across town from the FIFA headquarters. It opened on 28 February 2016. The project, costing over SFr500 million ($563m), is currently under investigation for "suspected criminal mismanagement".

Wikipedia: FIFA World Football Museum (EN), Website

29. Bernhard Theater

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The Bernhard-Theater Zürich or Bernhard Theater is a theatre in German-speaking Switzerland situated at Sechseläutenplatz in Zürich. It is part of the building complex Opernhaus Zürich and also houses the Restaurant Belcanto. The theater was founded by and named after Rudolf Bernhard in 1941.

Wikipedia: Bernhard-Theater Zürich (EN), Website

30. Völkerkundemuseum der Universität Zürich

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Völkerkundemuseum der Universität Zürich Philipp Dallais / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Ethnographic Museum of the University of Zurich is the third oldest ethnological museum of Switzerland. Owner of its collections since 1914 is the University of Zurich. The main fields of the museum's activities are the maintenance of the collections, research, teaching and public relations.

Wikipedia: Ethnographic Museum of the University of Zurich (EN)

31. Zürich Tram Museum

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The Zürich Tram Museum is a transport museum in the Swiss city of Zürich, specialising in the history of the Zürich tram system. The main museum site is located at the former tram depot, Tramdepot Burgwies. The museum also maintains a workshop at the much smaller former tram depot of Wartau.

Wikipedia: Zürich Tram Museum (EN), Website

32. North American Native Museum

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The North American Native Museum, or Nordamerika Native Museum (NONAM), is a museum run by the City of Zurich, Switzerland. The museum specializes in the conservation, documentation, and presentation of ethnographic objects and artwork of Native American, First Nation, and Inuit cultures.

Wikipedia: North American Native Museum (EN), Website

33. Mühlerama

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The Tiefenbrunnen mill is a listed building complex in Zurich, Germany. The former brewery is located in the Seefeld Quartier directly behind Tiefenbrunnen station. The current development comprises seven buildings arranged in a rectangle with an open courtyard and two further extensions.

Wikipedia: Mühle Tiefenbrunnen (DE), Website

34. Belvoirpark

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The Villa Belvoir is a mansion in Zürich-Enge built between 1828 and 1831. It is registered in the Swiss Inventory of Cultural Property of National and Regional Significance along with the Belvoirpark, one of the largest public parks and arboreta in the city of Zürich in Switzerland.

Wikipedia: Villa Belvoir (EN)

35. Münsterbrücke

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Münsterbrücke is a pedestrian and road bridge over the Limmat in the city of Zürich, Switzerland. It is listed in the Swiss inventory of cultural property of national and regional significance. It is indirectly named after two Münster (minsters), the Fraumünster and Grossmünster.

Wikipedia: Münsterbrücke, Zürich (EN)

36. Zürcher Spielzeugmuseum

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The Zurich Toy Museum was founded in 1956 on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the company Franz Carl Weber by Margrit Weber-Beck. In September 1981, the museum moved to Haus Rennweg 26/Fortunagasse 15, one of the oldest corner of the old town of Zurich near Bahnhofstrasse.

Wikipedia: Zürcher Spielzeugmuseum (DE)

37. Katholische Kirche St. Felix und Regula

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The Church of St. Felix and Regula is the Roman Catholic parish church in the Hard district of Zurich, Germany. It bears the patronage of Zurich's patron saints, Felix and Regula, and has as a special feature the largest glass painting cycle created by the artist Ferdinand Gehr.

Wikipedia: St. Felix und Regula (Zürich-Hard) (DE)

38. Coninx-Museum

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The Coninx Museum was an art museum in Zurich-Hottingen. It housed around 14,000 works of art by the Coninx Foundation, which goes back to the painter and art collector Werner Coninx. It is one of the largest private art collections in Switzerland. The Museum Schloss 2012.

Wikipedia: Coninx-Museum (DE)

39. Sukkulenten-Sammlung Zürich

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Sukkulenten-Sammlung Zürich, literally succulent plant collection of the city of Zürich, is a botanical garden in the Swiss municipality of Zürich. It also houses a botanic library, a herbarium and the International Organizations for Succulent Plant Research (IOS).

Wikipedia: Sukkulenten-Sammlung Zürich (EN), Website

40. Alter Botanischer Garten

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The Old Botanical Garden is a botanical garden and arboretum in the Swiss city of Zürich. The garden is, among the neighbored Schanzengraben moat and the Bauschänzli bastion, one of the last remains of the Baroque fortifications of Zürich, that was begun in 1642.

Wikipedia: Old Botanical Garden, Zürich (EN), Website

41. Mahmood Mosque

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Mahmood MosqueAdrian Michael, Edited by/Bearbeitung von/Modification par Port(u*o)s / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Mahmood Mosque, situated in Forchstrasse, Zurich, is the first purpose-built mosque in Switzerland. It is owned and run by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. The mosque has a minaret, the new construction of which is now banned in Switzerland by popular vote.

Wikipedia: Mahmood Mosque, Zürich (EN)

42. Opera House

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The Zürich Opera House is an opera house in the Swiss city of Zürich. Located at the Sechseläutenplatz, it has been the home of the Zürich Opera since 1891, and also houses the Bernhard-Theater Zürich. It is also home to the Zürich Ballet.

Wikipedia: Zürich Opera House (EN), Website

43. Paulus

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The St. Paulus Church is one of the three Protestant-Reformed churches in Zurich's Quartier Unterstrass, alongside the Church Unterstrass and the Church of Matthew. The St. Paul's Church has the largest sounds of the canton of Zurich.

Wikipedia: Pauluskirche (Zürich) (DE)

44. Archäologisches Museum

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The Archaeological Collection of the University of Zurich is a collection of arts and crafts from ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, from ancient Asia Minor, Greece and Italy of the Institute of Archaeology of the University of Zurich.

Wikipedia: Archäologische Sammlung der Universität Zürich (DE), Website

45. Alte Kirche St. Niklaus

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The Schwamendingen church is a Protestant-reformed church in the city of Zurich. It stands between the Stettbach and Dübendorfstrasse not far from Schwamendingerplatz in the center of the Schwamendingen district of the same name.

Wikipedia: Kirche Schwamendingen (Zürich) (DE)

46. Zivilschutzmuseum

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The Civil Protection Museum is located in an underground three-story civil protection circular bunker in the Wipkingen district in Zurich, Switzerland. It has been run in the historic building since 2005 by the city of Zurich.

Wikipedia: Zivilschutz-Museum (DE), Website

47. Burgstelle Uetliburg

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Burgstelle Uetliburg

The ruin of Uetliburg is the ruin of a castle of high altitude at 873 m above sea level. M. in the southwest area of the Uto Kulm summit plateau of the Zurich mountain Uetliberg, in the area of the municipality of Stallikon.

Wikipedia: Burg Uetliburg (DE)

48. Kirche Altstetten

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The new church Zurich-Altstetten is an evangelical reformed church center in the Altstetten district of the city of Zurich. It is one of the most important reformed church buildings in classical modernism in Switzerland.

Wikipedia: Neue Kirche Zürich-Altstetten (DE)

49. Kunsthalle Zürich

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The Kunsthalle Zürich is a contemporary art exhibition centre in Zurich, Switzerland. Founded in 1985, it is located on Limmatstrasse, near the city centre. A number of temporary exhibitions are organized each year.

Wikipedia: Kunsthalle Zürich (EN), Website

50. SAPA Foundation

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SAPA Foundation

The SAPA Foundation, Swiss Archive of the Performing Arts, preserves and communicates Swiss cultural heritage in the field of the performing arts. The SAPA Foundation has three offices in Bern, Lausanne and Zurich.

Wikipedia: Stiftung SAPA, Schweizer Archiv der Darstellenden Künste (DE), Website

51. Grossmünsterkapelle

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The Grossmünster Chapel is a Protestant Reformed chapel opposite the Grossmünster on the corner of Münstergasse and Kirchgasse in the Old Town of Zurich. The building is home to the Helferei cultural centre.

Wikipedia: Grossmünsterkapelle (DE)

52. Bäckeranlage

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BäckeranlageMCaviglia www.mcaviglia.ch / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Bäckeranlage is a park in the Aussersihl district of the city of Zurich. The complex takes its name from Bäckerstrasse, which originally led to Feldstrasse before a road correction of Stauffacherstrasse.

Wikipedia: Bäckeranlage (DE)

53. Theater am Hechtplatz

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The Theater am Hechtplatz is a theatre in the German-speaking Switzerland situated at Limmatquai in Zürich. Founded in 1959 as a Cabaret, it's owned and provided by the government of the city of Zürich.

Wikipedia: Theater am Hechtplatz (EN), Website

54. Moulagenmuseum

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The Moulage Museum of the University of Zurich contains one of the world's largest collections of moulage. It was built between 1918 and 1948. The collection is a cultural asset of national importance.

Wikipedia: Moulagenmuseum (DE), Website


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