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

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Here you can find interesting sights in Zurich, Switzerland. Click on a marker on the map to view details about the sight. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 23 sights are available in Zurich, Switzerland.

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1. Fraumünster

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Fraumünster Franz Schmid / Public domain

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.

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2. Leutschenpark

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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.

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3. Grossmünster

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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.

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4. Burgstelle Sellenbüren

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The Ruine Sellenbüren is a ruin of a hilltop castle near the village of Sellenbüren in the municipality of Stallikon, on the western flank of the Uetliberg. From its summit, the Uto Kulm, a sharp ridge stretches westwards into the Reppischtal and widens in between to the Ofengüpf, the site of the former Castle Sellenbüren. The place was well suited as a location, as it was practically storm-free from three sides, the fourth side could be sealed off relatively easily by creating a neck ditch.

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5. Ruine Manegg

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The ruins of the castle Manegg are situated on the eastern slopes of the Albis range in the canton of Zürich, near Leimbach. The castle had been constructed by 1303. It was the family seat of the house of Manesse. It is unclear whether the family is named after the castle or vice versa. The family's name is best known for being eponymous of the Codex Manesse, patronized by Rüdiger II Manesse, the most important single source of medieval Minnesang poetry.

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6. Liebfrauenkirche

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Liebfrauen Church is a Roman Catholic parish church in the Zurich cities of Niederdorf, Hochschulviertel and parts of Zurich Berg. It is considered "the most important replica of a Christian cathedral on Swiss soil". Liebfrauenkirche is located at 9 Zehnderweg, near the Central Railway Station, the Central Railway Station and the Federal Institute of Technology and University of Zurich in Zurich.

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7. Zürichberg

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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.

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8. 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.

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9. Allerheiligen

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The Church of All Saints is the Roman Catholic parish church for the Neuaffoltern area. It is located on the border between the Zurich districts of Affoltern, Unterstrass and Oerlikon. It is considered to be the first new church building of the Diocese of Chur in which the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy of the Second Vatican Council was implemented.

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10. 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.

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11. Uetliberg Turm

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Uetliberg Viewing Tower is a 72-meter-high steel frame tower located on the local Uetliberg Mountain in Zurich. Geographically, this tower is located on the top of the mountain and belongs to Stallikon City. Viewed from a distance, the tower is a landmark of Zurich's local mountains and one of Switzerland's tallest public viewing towers.

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12. Alfred Escher-Statue

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Alfred Escher-Statue
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Bahnhofplatz is a square on the edge of Zurich's Old Town 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-Zürich-Uetliberg-Bahn (SZU).

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13. 19. September 1946

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The University of Zurich 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.

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14. Wasserkirche

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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.

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15. Schrödinger's Cat

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In quantum mechanics, Schrödinger's cat is a thought experiment that illustrates a paradox of quantum superposition. In the thought experiment, a hypothetical cat may be considered simultaneously both alive and dead as a result of its fate being linked to a random subatomic event that may or may not occur.

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16. Gasthaus zum Bären

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The Bärengasse Museum is a museum in Zurich. The museum consists of the four -story buildings built together to the Schanzenhof and the 17th century globe. The two houses were originally 65 meters further east on the other side of the Talstrasse, where a large development was built in the early 1970s.

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17. 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.

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18. Burgruine Friesenberg

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

Friesenburg Castle is a castle in Zurich, Switzerland, which was built in the 11th century. It was first mentioned as a reference point in 1218 in a description of the property of St. Peter's Church. It stands on the steep east slope of Uetliberg and stands high above the city.

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19. 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 Castle in 2012.

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20. 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.

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21. Katholische Kirche St. Felix und Regula

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The Church of St Felix and Regra is a Roman Catholic parish church in the Harder district of Zurich. It has the patronage of Zurich City patrons Felix and Regra, and boasts the largest cycle of glass paintings ever created by artist Ferdinand Gale.

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22. Paulus

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The Pauluskirche is one of the three Protestant churches in the Zurich district of Unterstrass next to the Unterstrass church and the Matthew Church. The Pauluskirche has the largest ringing of the canton of Zurich.

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23. Grossmünsterkapelle

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Grossmünsterkapelle is a Protestant church located at the corner of Münstergasse and Kirchgasse in the Old City of Zurich, opposite Grossmünster. Inside the building, you will find Kulturhaus Helferei.

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