Did you know that the MOST expensive shopping street in the world is in Zurich? Bahnhofstrasse shopping street is the most expensive and it has a lot to do with the cost of living in Switzerland and the exchange rates. It is one of the many reasons why people from the Gulf loves to flock around Zurich for its luxury shopping before exploring the rest of beautiful Switzerland!
For some, Zurich might sound boring because it is a financial and business hub but there are actually a lot of things you can do in and around Zurich. If you plan stay a bit in Zurich, here are our curated 5 top must-visit attractions that you can’t to miss out on.
1) Stroll along the Lake Zurich
To enjoy Lake Zurich, head over to the lakeside promenade. Ordinarily, during the summer, it’s always busy with a lot of people on a stroll, skaters and cyclists.
2) Panoramic Views at Uetliberg
If you are into beautiful viewpoints, you must head to the top of Zurich’s local mountain, the Uetilberg. There you can have beautiful panoramic views of Zurich, Lake Zurich and even the breathtaking not too distant Alps. Uetilberg is accessible all year round, spring being the best time when the mountain flowers begin to blossom.
3) Visit the FIFA World Football Museum
If you are a football fan, then a stop at the FIFA World Football Museum is a must. Visit its halls decorated with over 1000 exhibits stretching back to the very first World Cup tournament in Uruguay in 1930.
4) Visit The Old Town
Go to the Lindenhof district, the heart of the city’s old town. Many of the city’s must-see spots are in Old town as it is home to Grossmünster, Fraumünster, Peterskirsche and the Bahnhofstrasse shopping street.
5) Visit the Money Museum
As mentioned, Switzerland is one of the most expensive countries in the world. Zurich also is known to be the world’s most expensive cities to live in 2019, so there is perhaps a no better place to learn about the history of money than in Zurich! What you will find at the Money Museum is a private collection of money and other unique items like antique coins that you won’t see anywhere else.