Tourist information on Zurich
General information on Zurich
What to see in Switzerland’s largest city? Despite being known as the city par excellence for banks and stock exchanges, important historical and artistic testimonies can be found in Zurich. The magnificent Bahnhofstrasse - the shopping street that connects the railway station to Lake Zürichsee - runs along the western bank of the Limmat River. Usually, a visit to Zurich continues to St. Peterskirche, the oldest church in the city. Its bell tower is known for its 8 meter diameter, making it one of the largest in Europe. Continuing on is the Fraumünster Cathedral with its colorful stained glass windows, while on the other side of the river you can reach Grossmünster, the ancient Cathedral of Zurich that dominates with its towers, symbolizing the power of the city. Finally, do not miss the city’s many museums, such as the Kunsthaus, which houses ancient, modern, and contemporary pieces of art.