Zurich Christmas Markets

Zurich, Switzerland’s Christmas markets are scheduled to be taking place from Nov 24 – Dec 23, 2022. Weinachtsmarkt Address: Zürcher Wienachtsdorf, Weihnachtsmarkt, Sechseläutenplatz, 8001 Zürich Hours: Open Mon to Sat from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sun from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fondue Chalet Hours: Mon to Thurs 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., […]

FREITAG Flagship Store

Freitag Zurich

I wasn’t able to visit this structure during my time in Zurich but it is definitely worth a visit. It is the highest building made of shipping containers in the world. The base container serves as a bag shop and if you want to climb to the top container you can get a cool view […]

St. Peterskirche

St. Peterskirche

This is the oldest church in Zurich, built around 1000 AD. The original 9th-century foundation walls can still be seen today under the chapel. The church also boasts the largest church clock face in the whole of Europe. Up until 1911, the clock tower was used as a fire watch post. The first mayor of […]

Frau Gerolds

Frau Gerolds Winter-Garden and Winterstübli

The Frau Gerolds Winter-Garden and Winterstübli in Zurich District 5 is a culinary hotspot, that, during the winter months, gets transformed into a magical winter landscape and is decorated with festive items. They serve various types of cheese fondue in an intimate and romantic setting. There are “Stuben”, little shelters that provide protection from the […]

Minister of Our Lady (Fraumunster)

Fraumunster

Built by Charlemagne’s grandson, Louis the German, in 853 for his daughter Hildegard. The building was constructed to provide an abbey for aristocratic women. King Henry III gave the convent permission to hold markets, collect tolls, and even mint coins in 1045. The abbey was dissolved on November 30, 1524, and the monastery buildings were […]

Great Minister (Grossmunster)

Grossmunster Zurich

There is a legend surrounding the church that tells the story of Charlemagne finding the graves of the city’s patron saints Felix and Regula. He decided to build a monastery on this site around 800 A.D. Recent archaeological discoveries have proven the existence of a Roman burial ground at the site. Through the years, the […]

Bahnhofstrasse

bahnhofstasse

This is the 5th Avenue of Zurich! Everything from art to fashion can be found on this one street. A fun fact about this street, it was the original site of medieval moats that surrounded the city. Now, of course, those moats are filled in with pavement that led the visitor to many luxury and […]

Old Town Zurich (Alstadt)

Old Town Zurich

This is the medieval part of a town that looks very modern from the outside. Wander the twisting cobblestone alleys that lead you to several other Zurich attractions such as the Great Minister, Museum of Art, and Swiss National Museum. Make sure you take time to go by the Muhlesteg Footbridge. The railings are laden […]

Lake Zurich (Zurichsee)

Lake Zurich Switzerland

Depending on the season you are planning on visiting this city there are several things to do in and around Lake Zurich. During the warmer months, visitors and citizens alike can be found sprawled out on the banks and the lake filled with boats. Some of the best views of Zurich and the Swiss Alps […]

Best Photo Spots in Zurich

Münsterbrücke Münsterbrücke is one of the most famous bridges in the city and a beautiful spot for photos. Most of the views are towards Fraumünster Church on the opposite side of the river. If you turn around you can take photographs of the Grossmünster church. Grossmünster Tower Grossmünster Tower is the most iconic church in […]

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