6 Things To Do In Zurich, Switzerland

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I have a really good impression of Zurich since we landed. We flew in from Paris and the scenery was beautiful up top as we flew over The Swiss Alps. This was my very first time to Zurich so I was really excited to experience all the touristy stuff. Zurich might not be the capital city of Switzerland (the capital is Bern), but this city is definitely a famous stopover for many tourists especially if you’re taking a train to the Swiss Alps for skiing in winter times. Here are 6 things which I would highly recommend to do in Zurich:
1. HOP ON TO GRAY LINE BUS
*Picture from The Zurich Gray Line City Tour

This is sort of the hop-on hop-off bus company in Zurich. It is called The Zurich Trolley Experience. We figured that if we would like to know the city much better and in a short time, hopping on to a Gray Line bus would do that trick. Which it did! At some places, the trolley stopped for 15 minutes for everyone in the bus to take some nice pictures. It was snowing on that day and the scenery looked powder white. Truly a beauty to me. Within 1.5 hours, we were done and we hopped off the bus and wander around town with our own feet.

2. EAT SOME SWISS FOOD
Get out of our comfort zone and try some local food! At first we didn’t know what to eat and after I Yelp-ed, we found this place called Swiss-Chuchi. We were there around 2pm so the lunch crowd has cleared. They served delicious swiss food such as cheese fondue and steak. I wanted something warm so I ordered their vegetable soup.The plus point for this restaurant is their staffs. They’re very friendly and smiley all the time. I wanted hot chocolate after my meal they said NO! Never have cheese and chocolate at the same time as it’ll create indigestion.
3. STROLL ALONG BAHNOFSTRASSE
*Photo from Swissphoto4u


This street is renowned for being the most expensive street in Zurich, or more like in Switzerland. The street is situated very near to the train station and at the start, it has some hightstreet brands such as H&M and Zara. As you walk closer to the end of the street, nearer to Lake Zurich, it houses some international brands such as Hermes, Chanel, Dior and yea, I’m sure you get the idea by now.

4. HOT CHOCOLATE AT SPRรœNGLI
Besides watches, Switzerland is famous for their chocolates too. Especially coming from this store called Sprรผngli. As we walked along Bahnhofstrasse, we decided to stop by Sprรผngli’s Cafe for some hot chocolate. Since I didn’t get my hot chocolate earlier and it has been many hours later, I believe my cheese had somehow digested after much walking. I must admit that their hot chocolate is really delicious. I couldn’t resist but to pack some chocolates back to the hotel for snacks later =D
5. VISIT BEYER CLOCK & WATCH MUSEUM
*Picture from Beyer Clock & Watch Museum

Also along Bahnhofstrasse, you’ll spot a huge store called Beyer Clock & Watch Museum. We paid a small fee to enter this museum. There are over 300 valuable exhibits of historical time keeping. It goes way back to 1400 BC! They provided us a tablet where we can read about the history once we keyed in a number according to the display. If you have the extra moolah, get a watch as a souvenir since Switzerland is known for making great watches.

6. SEE ZURICH FROM THE TOP

Take the Polybahn and go up to University of Zurich. It’s situated on the hilltop and it has a great look-out point to get a good view of Zurich from the top. You will see many students hanging around the campus but do get a good spot with your camera ready especially during dusk. You’ll be amazed by the view and don’t forget to capture the moment with your camera.

I hope you’ve a great mini tour through my post and pictures. Have you been to Zurich? Do you have any tips to share?