Zurich things to do

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Uetliberg

Regardless of whether you travel on Europe's steepest normal-gauge railway or make the hour-long walk, at Uetliberg’s summit you'll be able to enjoy sweeping views of the city and Lake Zürich. There's plenty of activities available too including mountain biking and paragliding. Afterwards, reflect upon your day while dining at one of Uetliberg's restaurants serving Swiss specialities.

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Swiss Alps

Many excellent ski areas and snow resorts are easily reachable from Zürich in less than 90 minutes. The centrally located Sattel-Hochstuckli is perfect for families, while the varying terrain and ski cross park of Hoch-Ybring will excite intrepid winter sports enthusiasts. Chäserrugg also has some superb hiking and snowshoe trails.

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Kunsthaus Zürich (Museum of Art)

Zürich's best art museum has a varied permanent collection of Medieval, Impressionist, and Baroque paintings. Alongside noteworthy works by Picasso, Klee, Degas, Matisse, Kandinsky, Chagall, and Munch, there's also plenty of art from Swiss painters – Ferdinand Hodler mixes realism and stylisation, while Johann Heinrich Füssli favours the ethereal and grotesque.

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Grossmünster

Founded by Charlemagne in the 9th-century, Grossmünster is affectionately known to English speakers as the 'Gross Monster'. There is a distinct lack of artistry or ornamentation inside Zürich's twin-towered landmark cathedral, except the stained-glass work by Augusto Giacometti. If you climb the southern tower, you'll get far-reaching city views.

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Fraumünster

While the delicate spire of Fraumünster is one of the most prominent on Zürich's skyline, its stunning stained-glass windows are perhaps even more remarkable. Admire the masterpieces designed by Russian-born Marc Chagall which glow with shades of ocher, sapphire, and ruby. Learn more about them with the multilingual audio guide included in the admission price.

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