Zurich, the largest city in Switzerland, is one of the most expensive cities in the world. It is located at the north end of Lake Zurich in northern Switzerland and is known as the financial capital and banking city of Switzerland. Apart from that, the city is also widely famous for its luxurious lifestyle, high-end shopping, and fancy chocolates. And for that reason, the city is often labeled as one of the most expensive cities in the world. That’s not just it, besides the city being too expensive and extravagant; it is also believed to be one of the best cities in the world to live in.
The city boasts of world-famous architecture, renowned museums, several art galleries, and also Dadaism. Zurich is an amazing country; it is cool, chic, historical, and intriguing. This place has everything to offer, from bars and clubs to world’s expensive shopping street and beautiful snowcapped mountains, this place is sure to give you a lifetime experience and be left in awe of the city for several reasons.
To make your Zurich trip more memorable and happy, we have made a list of top 5 things that you can do here to make the most of your expedition.
Party all night and day at the clubs and bars of the city
Zurich may be a small city, but there is something for everyone that they can enjoy here, including the nightlife. For all the party lovers who want to explore the nightlife of this bustling yet lively city, the night and day parties are totally your way of making the most of your time here. From posh clubs to underground raves, there are numbers of mainstream clubs and bars situated in the city. However, the more popular ones are located in Zurich West. Also, some of the badis in the city undergo a nighttime transformation where one can enjoy the cocktails on the lakeside or riverside. During the day time, you can take a dip into the lake or river, and by the time it turns dark, you can hang around for a drink to finish off the day in a party style.
Visit Lake Zurich
When in Zurich, you cannot miss out on visiting the lake Zurich. There are so many different ways of making the most of the lake; you can go on a stroll, go for a bike ride, or simply enjoy the mesmerizing sunset at a cruise. The waters of the lake are not only clean and inviting, but the views are breathtaking as well. You may also find some fascinating and fun ways of making the most of this clean water, and that is by taking a dip in the lake through the badi. Now if you are wondering, what is badi then badis are lakeside and riverside outdoor bathing areas where numbers of local as well as the tourists take a dip in the lake. And nothing feels better than a splash of cold water during warm but short summers.
Go on a shopping spree
Even if you don’t intend to shop, you mustn’t miss out on visiting Bahnhofstrasse, where you will spot a mile-long strip of the most exclusive shops you might have ever seen in your life. Even though there are a number of shopping malls and districts in the city, but Bahnhofstrasse is the shopping capital in Zurich, and it is also known to be the most expensive retail property in Europe. You don’t necessarily have to shop to get the feel of luxury and extravagance; the windows of the shops are filled with furs, fashion, and luxury goods. You can take a stroll through the traffic-free zone streets, and believe us it is an experience in itself.
Embrace nature at Zurich’s very own mountains
Uetliberg city’s very own mountain is a place for every nature lover that gets a chance to witness the majestic view of the city. It offers a panoramic view of the entire city, its rivers, the lakes, and the snowcapped Alps in the distance. It is definitely one of the places in the city that’s worth checking out for breathtaking views and the scenery. It’s very easy to reach the top of the mountain, you can either take a train from downtown, or you can come on foot starting from its base but mind you, it is actually quite a hike up.
Explore the museums and art galleries to relive different worlds
You can start by visiting the Landesmuseum, which is also known as the Swiss national museum and is one of the most visited museums in entire Switzerland. Also, it’s very easy to reach as it’s right across from the main station, which means less walking. All the art collection displayed here dates back to the prehistoric era. Besides that, there are so many other museums displaying different collections, including kid-friendly museums that feature displays of modern science, different culture, and dinosaurs. One thing is for certain that the kids won’t feel bored while visiting one of these fascinating museums.