28 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 28 sights are available in Zurich, Switzerland.

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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. 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.

Wikipedia: Grossmünster (EN)

3. 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.

Wikipedia: Zürichberg (EN)

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. Wasserspiel

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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)

6. 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.

Wikipedia: Leutschenpark (EN)

7. Krattenturm

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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 is preserved today. However, 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 about its function:

Wikipedia: Krattenturm (DE)

8. Liebfrauenkirche

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The Church of Liebfrauen is the Roman Catholic parish church for the city of Zurich city of Niederdorf, the university district and parts of the Zürichberg. It is considered the "most important replica of an ancient Christian basilica on Swiss soil". The Church of Our Lady is located at Zehnderweg 9 near the main train station, the Central and the two universities ETH and University of Zurich.

Wikipedia: Liebfrauenkirche (Zürich) (DE)

9. 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)

10. Zürich Letten

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Zürich Letten is a former railway station in the Swiss city of Zürich. It is situated on the old route of the Lake Zürich right bank railway from Zurich Hbf station to Rapperswil station. Radical changes to the local railway geography led to the closure of the station in 1990, but the station building still exists, and the trackbed is used as a pedestrian path.

Wikipedia: Zürich Letten railway station (EN)

11. FIFA World Football Museum

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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".

Wikipedia: FIFA World Football Museum (EN)

12. Theater Winkelwiese

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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 auteur theatre, i.e. contemporary material and sustainable support for authors, including the in-house author support programme "Dramenprozessor" and the digital centre for drama.

Wikipedia: Theater an der Winkelwiese (DE)

13. Kirche Herz Jesu

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Sacred Heart Church is a Roman Catholic parish church in Oerlikon District of Zurich. Built at the same time as Liebfrauenkirche in Unterstrass, but completed a year before the latter, Herz Jesu Oerlikon Church is the second Catholic church to be built after the Reformation in Zurich, second only to St. Peter's and Paul's churches in Aussersihl.

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

14. 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)

15. 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).

Wikipedia: Alfred Escher-Denkmal (DE)

16. Allerheiligen

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Allerheiligen Church is a Roman Catholic parish church in the Neuafoltern area. It is located on the border between Affoltern, Unterstrass and Oerlikon in the Zurich region. It is believed to be the first new church in the diocese of Kul, where the constitution of the second Vatican Council on sacred liturgy is implemented.

Wikipedia: Allerheiligen (Zürich-Neuaffoltern) (DE)

17. Gasthaus zum Bären

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Museum Bärengasse is a museum in Zurich, Switzerland. The museum consists of the 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 the valley road, where a large development was built at the beginning of the 1970s.

Wikipedia: Museum Bärengasse (DE)

18. 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.

Wikipedia: University of Zurich (EN)

19. 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.

Wikipedia: Wasserkirche (EN)

20. 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.

Wikipedia: Schrödinger's cat (EN)

21. Andreaskirche

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

Wikipedia: Andreaskirche (Zürich-Sihlfeld) (DE)

22. 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)

23. 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)

24. Coninx-Museum

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The Coninx Museum was an art museum in Zurich-Hottingen. 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.

Wikipedia: Coninx-Museum (DE)

25. 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)

26. 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.

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

27. Paulus

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The Pauluskirche is one of the three Evangelical Reformed churches in Zurich's Unterstrass district, along with the Unterstrass Church and st. Matthew's Church. St. Paul's Church has the largest bell in the canton of Zurich.

Wikipedia: Pauluskirche (Zürich) (DE)

28. 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. In the building is the Kulturhaus Helferei.

Wikipedia: Grossmünsterkapelle (DE)

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