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Top 10 places in Zurich
Our app features the history of 42 monuments and great sites including places to discover Zurich. Here is a selection of the top 10 monuments of the city, with an extract of the texts available in the application and written by our teams of specialists. For full content, download our Android and iPhone Guide and start creating your travel journal for your stay at Zurich
This museum is now part of the 8 Swiss national museums; It was opened in 1898 under another name, and installed in a medieval castle, built to house the museum, by Gustav Gull. Expansion work to be completed in the summer of 2016 will create an annexe that will include an exhibition hall, ... Read more
This is the most luxurious street in Zurich: over a distance of 1.4 km, it leads from the railway station to the lake and is a concentration of banks, designer shops, department stores (Globus, Manor, Jelmoli and Coop) , jewelry stores, luxury watch stores, large hotels. The Paradeplatz that it... Read more
This church is important for its history: from 1519 onwards, the priest Ulrich Zwingli preached Protestantism there and succeeded in getting the Reformation adopted by the Canton of Zurich, which became thus the first Protestant canton. He then set out to spread Protestantism throughout Switzerland.... Read more
The right bank of the Limmat, through which the lake flows, contains several monuments: the Town Hall, several former headquarters of brotherhoods (Zunfthäuser) which were active until the 19th century, the "Wasserkirche" which was an island, but now attached to the mainland, and the "Grossmünster".... Read more
This hill on the left bank of the Limmat was the site of the Oppidum for the Helvetii, then that of the Roman castrum (15BC), and finally of the Carolingian castle. A Roman hypocaust was discovered: the basement from which a house or a bathhouse was heated. The place was the center of the city... Read more
This 42-km-long lake was formed during the last glaciation, under the effect of a moraine that blocked the course of the Linth River. It is divided into two parts by the peninsula of Hurden near Rapperswil: the Untersee (inferior lake) is 28 km long and the Obersee (upper lake) 14 km;... Read more
This is a park located near the point of confluence of the two Limmat and Sihl rivers, and has a pointed shape. It served as a pasture until the 15th century. Then a shooting range was built there and there were shooting contests every year, which could last several months; even children could... Read more
The Town Hall was built on the Limmat River between 1694 and 1698; Until 1798 it served as the seat of the government and the administration of the republic city, Zurich. Since 1803 it has been the meeting place of the Council of the Canton of Zurich, the Municipal Council, the Council and Synod of... Read more
(Church of the Water) This church was built on the island where, around 300AD, Felix, Regula and Experantius were decapitated. Now it is attached to the mainland as a result of landfills in parts of the Limmat for the construction of the Limmatquai. The church was built around 1000AD in the... Read more
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