1. Uetliberg: Uetliberg, a well-known peak in the Swiss Plateau, is a mountain towards the northern end of the Albis chain and is found in the canton of Zurich, Switzerland. The peak offers a bird's-eye view of Zurich city, the Zurich lake, and the alps, making it the best point to be visited on the Zurich tour in the Albis hill range. You can go hiking, biking, camping, paragliding, and other activities at the crest of this mountain. Bike trips are always enjoyable; at the location, they are known as Toptrek Touren.
2. Zurich Zoo: Zoo Zurich, which is tucked away in a luscious tropical forest, is the ideal place to get away on a Zurich tour from the grind of city life and have an unforgettable experience with exotic animals. This zoo can be found in Zurichberg, Switzerland, in the Fluntern neighborhood and is known locally as Zurich Zoologischer Garten. The zoo has tropical diversity of more than 380 species, which expands to at least 2,200 animals and birds in total along with an aquarium of 70 species of fish. Every area of the zoo, including the largest courtyard, "Lewa Savannah," which is home to zebras, giraffes, and rhinos must be explored while you're there. Parrots, geckos, snakes, turtles, and many other rainforest animals can be seen happily residing in the zoo's "Masoala Rainforest," which is also a wonderful area of the zoo.
Location: Zürichbergstrasse 221, 8044 Zürich, Switzerland
Timing: Every day from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Entry Fee: CHF 13 - CHF 26
3. Kunsthaus (Museum of Fine Arts) ; The Kunsthaus Zürich is a brilliant beacon of art that honors the contributions of numerous notable artists from the past and present, including Edvard Munch, Alberto Giacometti, Pablo Picasso, Backmen, and Claude Monnet. The museum has gained recognition on a global scale for housing a sizable collection of works of art, both ancient and new. The Kunsthaus museum is well-known for its exhibits as well as for the frequent kid-friendly events it holds. Additionally, it offers a guided tour, a space to celebrate birthdays, a study room, artifact stores, a restaurant, and kid-specific books.
Location: Heimpl. 1/5, 8001 Zürich, Switzerland
Timing: Tuesday to Sunday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
4. Zurich Opera House : Zürich's Opera House, which can accommodate about 1100 people, is a popular destination for its opulent architectural design as well as for preserving the city's vibrant arts and culture. However, this structure is notable for more reasons than only the fact that it was the first Opera House in all of Europe to utilize electric illumination. The OpernHaus, as it is popularly called, was innovative in its use of amphitheater-style seating and large Roman-era murals that adorn the roof.
Location: Falkenstrasse 1, 8008 Zürich, Switzerland
Timings: Monday to Saturday: 11 am to 6 pm, On Sundays, it remains closed
Entry Fee: CHF 1 - CHF 10
5. Pavillon Le Corbusier : A masterpiece of architecture and a museum of Swiss art devoted to eminent Swiss architect Le Corbusier, Pavillon Le Corbusier is notable for being made entirely of steel and glass held together by 22,000 bolts, especially at an era when cement was a key component of the building. It is also notable for being the last structure he designed. The museum features the best sculptures, paintings, drawings, and writings by Corbusier. A testament to Le Corbusier's idea of modern contemporary architecture, it is also well-known for being one of the most colorful structures along Lake Zurich which you can see on a Zurich tour.
Location: Höschgasse 8, 8008 Zürich, Switzerland
Timings: Mon-Wed and Fri-Sun: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM; Thursday: 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Entry Fee: CHF 8- CHF 12
6. Burkliplatz: Bürkliplatz, a town square in the Swiss canton of Zurich, is a beautiful lakeshore promenade one must see on a Zurich tour. You may take a leisurely stroll around the tree-lined boulevards, visit the lively parks and verdant meadows, and take some breathtaking photos with the dock surrounding the square in the background. In addition to these, a twice-weekly vegetable market becomes a big draw where you can buy fresh local products such as vegetables and fruits. Many sporting events use this plaza as either the beginning or finishing line of the race to emphasize the significance of the square.
Location: Bürkliplatz is located on the shore of Lake Zurich in the historic locale of Alpenquai.
7. St. Peter Church : The lone baroque church in Zurich, St. Peter's, dates to the first century. It is renowned for having the largest tower clock face in all of Europe, measuring 8.7 meters in diameter. One of the five bells in the tower, which dates back to 1880 and weighs more than 6000 kg without clappers, is likewise of paramount importance. The church tower, one of Zurich's most well-known tourist attractions, served as a fire observation post from the Middle Ages until 1911. This location was once home to theologians and was also the final resting place of Zurich's first mayor. You can visit his memorial and tomb along the outside tower wall.
Location: St. Peterhofstatt 2, 8001 Zürich, Switzerland
Timings: Monday to Saturday 10 am–6 pm, Sunday 11 am–5 pm
8. Zurich Botanical Garden : The Zurich Botanical Garden is a must-see if you're looking for picturesque landscaping locations to visit on a Zurich tour and the area is covered in lush greenery. The tropical greenhouses are also a wonderful sight, and you may visit them all year long. Admire the uncommon flora you don't commonly see as you stroll around taking in the scent of nature. Stop by to admire the lovely alpine roses that are in bloom and take a stroll across the area to delight in the sights while learning more about the plants that are all around you.
Location: Universität Zürich, Zollikerstrasse 107, 8008 Zürich