42 Sights in Zurich, Switzerland (with Map and Images)
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1. FraumünsterBook Ticket*
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.
2. GrossmünsterBook Ticket*
The Grossmünster is a Romanesque-style Protestant church in Zürich, Switzerland. It is one of the four major churches in the city. Its congregation forms part of the Evangelical Reformed Church of the Canton of Zürich. The core of the present building near the banks of the Limmat was constructed on the site of a Carolingian church, which was, according to legend, originally commissioned by Charlemagne. Construction of the present structure commenced around 1100 and it was inaugurated around 1220.
3. ZürichbergBook Ticket*
The Zürichberg is a wooded hill rising to 679 m, overlooking Lake Zürich and located immediately to the east of the city of Zürich, Switzerland, between the valleys of the Limmat and the Glatt rivers. Its highest point is about 270 metres above the Limmat and it is part of a chain of hills, such as Käferberg, Adlisberg, Forch and Pfannenstiel, between the Greifensee/Glattal and Lake Zürich.
4. Villa Patumbah
The Villa Patumbah at Zollikerstrasse 128 in Zurich was built between 1883 and 1885 by the architects Chiodera and Tschudy for Karl Fürchtegott Grob. The extraordinarily wealthy builder had acquired his wealth with a tobacco plantation on Sumatra. Today, the villa is one of the most important witnesses of historicism in Zurich and is a listed building. Patumbak is the name of the village that was located at the first plantation of Grob and gave it its name. In various writings in Zurich it is written that the name means longed-for land in Malay. Patumbak, however, is simply a field name.
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.
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.
Leutschenpark is a public park in the northern Zürich neighbourhood of Leutschenbach. As the main park, the 161,459 ft² Leutschenpark and its flowing shapes bring a new accent to the district which was previously characterized by industry and service buildings. The former industrial and commercial district to the north of Zürich is being transformed into an attractive, mixed neighbourhood for living and working. This also includes first-class open spaces. The park compromises elements of a traditional city park and an urban square.
8. Katholische Kirche
The Holy Trinity Church is the Roman Catholic parish church in the municipality of Zollikon in the canton of Zürich. The parish of Zollikon-Zumikon includes three churches, in addition to the parish church of the Holy Trinity in Zollikon, the parish church of St. Michael in Zollikerberg and the Brother Klaus Chapel in Zumikon. Since 2013, the two parishes Holy Trinity Zollikon and St. Michael Zollikerberg-Zumikon have formed the pastoral care area Zollikon, Zollikerberg-Zumikon.
The Krattenturm stood in Zurich's Oberstrass district in the forest of the Zürichberg. The fortified tower, built in the middle of the 14th century, was destroyed on 30 April 1444. Since its walls were used for the construction of other buildings, nothing remains today. However, the coat of arms of the quarter still shows him today. On the information board at the former location you will find the following details about its function:
The Church of Our Lady is the Roman Catholic parish church for the city of Zurich's Niederdorf, the university district and parts of the Zürichberg. It is considered the "most important replica of an early Christian basilica on Swiss soil". The Liebfrauenkirche is located at Zehnderweg 9 near the main railway station, the Central and the two universities ETH and University of Zurich.
11. Zürcher Kuh-Kultur
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.
12. FIFA World Football Museum
The FIFA Museum is an association football museum operated by FIFA. It is rented under suspicious circumstances. 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".
The Church of All Saints is the Roman Catholic parish church for the Neuaffoltern area. It is located on the border between Zurich's districts of Affoltern, Unterstrass and Oerlikon. It is considered to be the first new church building in the diocese of Chur in which the Constitution on the Holy Liturgy of the Second Vatican Council was implemented.
14. Kirche Herz Jesu
The Church of the Sacred Heart is the Roman Catholic parish church of the Zurich district of Oerlikon. Built at the same time as the Liebfrauenkirche Unterstrass, but completed a year earlier than the latter, the Church Herz Jesu Oerlikon is the second Catholic church built in the city of Zurich after the Church of St. Peter and Paul in Aussersihl.
15. Theater Winkelwiese
The Theater Winkelwiese in Zurich has been known for avant-garde theatre performances since the 1960s. The "Centre for Contemporary Drama in Switzerland" is committed to authors' theatre, i.e. contemporary material and sustainable author promotion, including the in-house author promotion programme "Drama Processor" and the digital centre for drama.
16. Alfred Escher-Statue
The Bahnhofplatz is a square on the edge of the old town of Zurich south of the main station. It forms the northern end of the 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-Zürich-Uetliberg-Bahn (SZU).
17. Zoologisches und Paläontologisches Museum
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 taxidermy animals and skeletons. The non-public main part of the collection is housed in the University of Zurich-Irchel, where the management of the Zoological Museum is also located.
18. Schauspielhaus Pfauen
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.
19. Monte Diggelmann
Monte Diggelmann or Monte for short is a viewpoint in the Oberstrass district of the city of Zürich in Switzerland. The hill is the highest elevation of the Irchelpark and lies on the western slope of the Zürichberg. It was piled up in the 1970s from excavated material from the Irchel campus of the University of Zurich.
20. Gasthaus zum Bären
The Museum Bärengasse is a museum in Zurich, Switzerland. The museum consists of the adjacent, four-storey buildings Zum Schanzenhof and Zur Weltkugel from the 17th century. The two houses originally stood 65 meters further east on the other side of Talstrasse, where a large development was built in the early 1970s.
21. 19. September 1946
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.
The Wasserkirche of Zürich, first mentioned as ecclesia Aquatica Turicensi around 1250 and as wazzirkilcha in 1256, is a church built on a small island in the Limmat, situated between the two main churches of medieval Zürich, the Grossmünster and the Fraumünster, at the Limmatquai and the Münsterbrücke.
The Andreaskirche is an Evangelical Reformed church building in the Sihlfeld district, Zurich. 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.
24. Völkerkundemuseum der Universität Zürich
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)
25. Zürich Tram Museum
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.
26. Nordamerika Native Museum
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.
The Tiefenbrunnen mill is a listed building complex in Zurich, Switzerland. The former brewery is located in the Seefeld district directly behind Tiefenbrunnen station. Today's development comprises seven buildings arranged in a rectangle with an open courtyard and two further extensions.
The Coninx Museum was an art museum in Zurich-Hottingen, Switzerland. It housed around 14,000 works of art from the Coninx Foundation, which go back to the painter and art collector Werner Coninx. It is one of the largest private art collections in Switzerland. The museum closed in 2012.
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.
30. Zürcher Spielzeugmuseum
The Zurich Toy Museum was founded in 1956 by Margrit Weber-Beck on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Franz Carl Weber company. In September 1981, the museum moved to Rennweg 26/Fortunagasse 15, one of the oldest corners of Zurich's Old Town, not far from Bahnhofstrasse.
31. Alte Kirche St. Niklaus
Schwamendingen Church (German: Kirche Schwamendingen) is a Reformed church in the city of Zürich, Switzerland. It is located between Stettbachstrasse and Dübendorfstrasse not far from Schwamendingerplatz in the centre of the Schwamendingen district of the same name.
32. Alter Botanischer Garten
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.
33. Katholische Kirche St. Felix und Regula
The Church of St. Felix and Regula is the Roman Catholic parish church of the Hard Zurich district. It bears the patronal feast of Zurich Felix and Regula city patron and as a special feature has the largest glass image cycle that the artist Ferdinand Gehr created.
34. Mahmood Mosque
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.
35. Archäologisches Museum
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)
The Civil Defence Museum is located in an underground, three-storey deep civil defence round bunker in the Wipkingen district of Zurich, Switzerland. It has been managed by the city of Zurich in its historic building since 2005.
The Pauluskirche is one of the three Evangelical Reformed churches in Zurich's Unterstrass district, along with the Unterstrass Church and the Matthäuskirche. The Pauluskirche has the largest bells in the canton of Zurich.
38. Kirche Altstetten
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 of classical modernism in Switzerland.
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.
Bahnhofkirche at Zurich's Grand Central Station is a universal institution with a spirit of interreligious hospitality. It was completed in June 2001 and is the first railway station church in Switzerland.
The Grossmünsterkapelle is an Evangelical-Reformed chapel opposite the Grossmünster on the corner of Münstergasse and Kirchgasse in the old town of Zurich. In the building is the Kulturhaus Helferei.
The Moulage Museum of the University of Zurich includes one of the world's largest collections of moulages. It was built between 1918 and 1948. The collection is a cultural asset of national importance.
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