Zurich, the biggest Swiss city is the centre for history, finance and culture in Switzerland. The city is located along the River Limmat and spreads across a ravine on the eastern side. The top attractions of this amazing city which no tourist must miss out are given below:
The Lindenhof square is the central point of the city. This is actually the place where the hamlet began and soon it was called as Zurich. Therefore, the square is of historical significance. The city can be surveyed from this point as it rises along the Limmat banks which stretches from Bahnhofbrucke to Quaibrucke. The Lindenhof square resembles a rather over-sized chess set. Below the Lindenhof square is the Bahnofstrasse – the very famous shopping arena.
Alstadt basically means an Old Town that has a medieval architecture with cobblestone and alleys streets. This incredible architecture can be only enjoyed in the form of a stroll. You can pay a visit to the Fraumunster Church. The church has the very famous stained glass window by Marc Chagall. The Museum Rietberg and the Swiss National Museum are just some of the renowned museums located there.
- The Chinese Garden
It is a symbol of friendship and gratitude, it is said that the Kunming, a Chinese city actually gifted this garden to Zurich. This is the best place for all those who are looking for some tranquility and peace. The garden has an island pavilion and an amazing pond. The ‘Three Winter Friends’ which include the bamboo, pine and plum – the predominant trees are also found here that can survive winters.
- Le Corbusier
Charles – Édouard Jeanneret, or Le Corbusier happens to be the most celebrated architect of the 20th century in the Switzerland. His house is located near the Chinese Garden. The house of made from steel and glass in an unconventional ways and is his last completed masterpiece. The house is only opened for a specific period of time and that is during the summers.
- Lakeside Promenade
It is just foolish to visit all of the major Zurich attractions except Lake Zurich. The Lakeside Promenade is situated along the shores of Zurich Lake and happens to be a major attraction for both the locals as well as the visitors. The part is the best fusion between artificial and natural.
The best time to visit Zurich is during summers. The winters happen to be very bitter and cold. There are various affordable private tour operators that conduct tours to this amazing city for varying period of time. Looking for one cannot be that tough given the technology of the present times. Finalize on one and visit Zurich right away!