Is Zurich Worth Visiting?

Nestled in the heart of Switzerland, Zurich is renowned as one of the world's most liveable cities and the largest in the country. This scenic city is surrounded by snow-capped Alpine mountains and rests on the banks of a beautifully clear lake, offering stunning natural beauty and a variety of outdoor activities for nature enthusiasts. Zurich is a financial powerhouse and recognized as a world-leading global banking hub, housing many international corporations. Rich in culture and history, the city boasts over fifty museums, a hundred art galleries, vibrant nightlife, and the highest concentration of clubs in Switzerland. From the cobblestone streets of Old Town, adorned with medieval houses and landmarks like the towering Grossmünster and Fraumünster Church famed for its Marc Chagall windows, to the luxurious Bahnhofstrasse shopping street, Zurich seamlessly combines the old with the new to provide a unique cultural experience that draws millions of tourists annually.

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Overall rating

3.4 /5

based on 4 experiences

Rating summary

Things to do

2.8/5

Safety

4/5

Food

3.1/5

Budget-friendly

2.8/5

Solo travel experience

To do: - Stroll through the Old Town - Have a drink on the roof - View Giacometti's frescos - Get an epic view of the city from Lindenplatz or Polybahnterrasse. - Tour the Chinese Garden, Arboretum and the Old Botanical Garden - Swim in the lake or along the Limmat River Safety: I felt safe and it was easy for me to get around. Recommendations: Zurich is nice, but not spectacular.

Posted: September 16, 2022
Things to do: 3/5Food: 3/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

To do: - Visit the old town - Swim in the lake - Take a day trip to Lucerne - Visit the Chinese Gardens - Visit the Botanical Garden Safety: It's quite safe. Recommendations: Zurich is nice, but it's more of a 'city for living', not a place where you can see a lot.

Posted: September 9, 2022
Things to do: 3/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 4/5
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Solo travel experience

Things to do: - Kunsthaus Zürich - Grossmünster - Swiss National Museum - Bahnhofstrasse - Uetliberg - Fraumünster Church - Lake Zurich - Zurich Zoo - Rietberg Museum Security: Zurich is a perfectly safe city to visit. Recommendations: Zurich is cool but quite expensive.

Posted: September 2, 2022
Things to do: 4/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Local tips

Beautiful city with lots of activities and a busy nightlife The tourist attractions are mostly free you can visit the beautiful churches also the lake take a stroll in the old town visit the traditional modern main train station

Posted: October 27, 2023
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Heii everyone!! I was born and raised in Switzerland but my mom's from Ukraine so my childhood consisted of lots of old soviet cartoons or movies and that's why I'm also so interested in Eastern Europe and its people:) I love adventures that get my heart pumping but also just love meeting new people, showing them around and later grabbing a good ol' coffee😮‍💨So if you're ever in Zurich I'll be more than glad to show you around!!

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Anna

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I'm an open-minded traveler who likes meeting new people and exploring new places

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Sara

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Openminded and honest. I love traveling and getting to see and experience myself in new surroundings.

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Hi I'm Mery. I'm italian but living in zurich Switzerland. I'm 22 years old. I'm working at the hospital and as hobby I love traveling and meeting new people

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