[11 July 2014 Last updated at 09:53]

Fun Things to do in Zurich Switzerland

Fun Things to do in Zurich Switzerland
Switzerland Must See Places
Renowned for its chocolate factories the city of Zurich offers some of the best tourist things to do in Switzerland.

Apart from the many fun things to do in Zurich Switzerland such as touring Zurich's Old Town, the city is a great holiday base for skiing trips and day trips to nearby Italy, France, Germany and Austria.

In fact, Zurich Switzerland is under a couple of hours drive from the popular skiing resort of Davos which is a great destination for skiing holidays in Switzerland.

Fun Things to do in Zurich Switzerland: Places of Interest

Fraumünster Cathedral

The Fraumünster Cathedral, located nearby River Limmat, is one of the most recognizable landmarks in Zurich and a must-see attraction for those inclined to art and architecture, as it features the popular stained glass windows.

Grossmünster Cathedral

The Grossmünster Cathedral is another beautiful Zurich church characterized by its twin three-story towers from which you can get marvelous vies of the city and nearby Fraumünster Cathedral.

Kyburg Castle

Kyburg Castle is another interesting place to visit and a great place to get an insight into castle life over 1000 years ago. At the castle, now turned museum, you can explore a court room and a torture chamber among other rooms.

The Swiss National Museum

The Swiss National Museum is undoubtedly one of the most important places to visit in Europe for art and cultural history. At the museum you explore exhibits that depict life from the middle ages through modern times.

Fun Things to do in Zurich Switzerland: Chocolate Factories

If you are visiting the city for the first time, one of the most popular fun things to in Zurich Switzerland is to visit a chocolate factory.

The Lindt & Sprungli chocolate factory

The Lindt & Sprungli chocolate factory is one of the most popular ones as admission is free, and apart from finding how Lindt chocolate is made, visitors can sample some fine chocolates.

Cailler of Switzerland chocolate factory

The Cailler of Switzerland chocolate factory, located in Broc (around two hours drive from Zurich), is another popular chocolate factory where you can take a guided tour and learn how Cailler chocolate products are made..

Fun Things to do in Zurich Switzerland: Fun Activities

River Limmat boat tour

One of the most popular fun things to do in Zurich Switzerland is to take a tour of the city by boat. A riverboat tour along the River Limmat is a great way to experience Zurich from a different perspective.

Lake Zurich

Another fun thing to do in the city, it’s to take stroll along Lake Zurich shoreline and feed the ducks and swans. In the summer months, you can even rent a paddle boat and enjoy a fun afternoon.

Uetliberg Mountain

If you love the outdoors, Zurich is home to Uetliberg mountain (around a 15 minute train ride from Zurich HB) where you can enjoy nature trails and get stunning panoramic views of Zurich.

Fun Things to do in Zurich Switzerland: Festivals & Events

The Zurich Street Parade

The Zurich Street Parade, held in August, is one of the largest techno parades in Europe, where you see many carnival floats and foam party parades along the streets of Zurich.

The Salsa Festival Switzerland

The Salsa Festival Switzerland, held annually in February at the Kongresshaus, is a fun event for Salsa aficionados where you can enjoy fun workshops.

Expovina Wine Exhibition

Expovina, held in late October at Zurich's Bürkliplatz dock, is a wine exhibition where you can sample an extensive variety of world wines.

Swiss Teddy Festival

The Swiss Teddy Festival, held in August at Schützenhaus Albisgütli, is one of the most popular fun things to do in Zurich for families and collectors of soft toys.

Fun Things to do in Zurich Switzerland: Nightlife & Entertainment

Zurich Switzerland nightlife ranges from bars with live music venues to nightclubs. If you intend to dance the night away, the Rohstofflager, located on Duttweilerstrasse, is one of the most popular clubs in Zurich Switzerland.

The Neiderdorf area has also many bars and restaurants, as well as adult entertainment clubs.

Fun Things to do in Zurich Switzerland: Shopping

Apart from visiting the famed Swiss chocolate factories, shopping is one of the most popular fun things to do in Zurich Switzerland.

The shopping experience in Zurich Switzerland ranges from bazaar markets to retail shops.

If you are looking to get a bargain or find second-hand goods, Flohmarkt Kanzlei is one of the many street markets where you can find all sorts of used goods.

For those of you looking for upscale shopping, the Bahnhofstrasse shopping street is home to many designer boutiques, jewelers and art dealers.

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