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What To Do in Zürich For A Day

July 02, 2021
The capital city of Switzerland, Zürich, is known for a lot of things. A luxurious utopia that offers the finer things in life. A major business and financial hub that's central, not just to the country's economy, but is an important player in the global economy too. Because of all of these, it's no surprise that Zürich remains one of the most-visited cities in the world; an undeniably top tourist destination. With that said, what is there to do here? Even if you only have a day here, there's still a lot to look forward to in the Swiss capital.

What To Do in Zürich For A Day


Explore Old Town

As one would expect in a European city, Zürich has its own 'Old Town' district. Consisting of various neighborhoods in the city, this place will feel like you stepped back in time. Medieval castles, Gothic churches, timbered houses, cobblestone streets, and more. It's no question that the Swiss capital is a feast for the eyes, but Old Town feels so much more than that. It's like the spirit of the past lingers on, showing off the heritage of the city from decades and centuries ago. Just make sure your camera has enough film (or phone has enough memory storage) for all the shows you'll want to take!
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Spend Time by Zürich Lake

In terms of popularity, Zürich Lake undoubtedly falls behind the Seine River in Paris or the canals of Amsterdam and Venice. However, when it comes to what you can do in said bodies of water, the one in the Swiss capital offers a whole lot more than the others. Of course, there's the standard sailing on ferries and riding your bike alongside the lake, but did you know that you're also allowed to swim in Zürich Lake? Many locals even treat the lake as a beach of sorts, slashing away in the shallow areas, holding picnics by the lakeside parks, and more!
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Hike Up To Uetliberg

With so many to see and do in the more urban parts of Zürich, you hardly wouldn't want to do something as strenuous as hiking, would you? Well, if you just know how stunning the views are from Uetliberg, the city's very own mountain, you'll be packing up your hiking gear in no time! Don't worry! Though it's a forested mountain, there's a pronounced hiking trail here that goes up to a popular high point. And it's from here that you get to see the Swiss capital in all its glory! Yes, the tiring hike to get here will not be in vain!
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Learn All About FIFA

The Swiss, just like many of its European neighbors, love football. When it's the World Cup or the Euro Cup, you can bet that most people here will have their eyes glued to the TV screens. But just how much do the Swiss, specifically the city of Zürich love the sport? Well, it's here where you can visit the acclaimed FIFA World Football Museum. Chronicling practically everything you need and will want to know about the football organization, it's a must-visit for sports fans! A popular highlight is the giant pinball machine where you can test your skills in the sport!
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Go Shopping at Bahnhofstrasse

Luxury is practically synonymous with Switzerland! Even though Zürich, or any other Swiss for that matter, isn't considered a 'fashion capital,' it's still one where the most famous French designers, Italian labels, and more can be found. And among the many known shopping districts in the city, the famous Bahnhofstrasse street is definitely the best. A whole strip dedicated to the finer things in life, you can drain your Swiss bank account here just by shopping for the whole day. Also, don't forget the relaxing cafes in between that would be good for taking a break!
What To Do in Zürich For A Day
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Enjoy Some Cheese Fondue

If you haven't tasted any yet, know that Swiss cheese is out of this world! There's just something about how the Swiss make them that's so light yet flavorful, rich, savory, and leaves a delightful after-taste. Here in Zürich, there are a ton of cheese shops anddelicious restaurants where you can spend the entire day just indulging in the best the city has to offer. The best way to enjoy them is through fondue, dipping into such sumptuous, fragrant, and mouth-watering melted Swiss cheese. Pair that with a nice bottle of wine (preferably red!) and you'll be in cheese heaven!
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Indulge in Swiss Chocolate

If cheese is for your snack (or meal if it will get you full!) how about dessert? Well, some sweet and rich Swiss chocolate, of course! Similarly with cheese, chocolate is yet another delicacy that Switzerland is known for. In fact, arguably the most iconic chocolate bar in the role not only comes from Switzerland, but it got its famous shape from the Swiss Alps! Here in Zürich, there are many notable Swiss chocolate shops to visit. So much so that you can spend an entire day going on a chocolate tour of the capital city!
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Zürich, the capital city of Switzerland, is anything but a boring city! This beautiful destination has a lot to offer in terms of what one can do for an entire day. In fact, even if you get lost in the city, you'll still find something to enjoy and pass the time with!

Finally, what's a great way to end your day in Zürich? Relaxing in your own luxury home in the city!




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