Whatever your plans during a trip to Zurich you’ll find them accompanied by fascinating scenery. The city is a series of picture perfect views; from its ancient Old Town gems sitting against bright blue skies, to the more contemporary shapes of Zurich West, and the sprawling landscape that stretches out into the Swiss countryside.
Here’s our edit of the top five views across the city and beyond.
Step aboard Zurich’s polybahn at Central and let it transport you to a viewing terrace in front of the Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), a grand and imposing building from 1864. You’ll not only get a great view of the ETH, but the rest of the city too.
It’s not often a city can boast its very own mountain, but Zurich can. Mount Uetilburg is the perfect place to breathe in some fresh Alpine air as you look over the cityscape and to pastures green, blue and white (season dependant) beyond.
Once the site of a Roman castle, Lindenhof is now the perfect place to look out over Zurich’s city centre. Get your camera at the ready as you take in spectacular views of the Old Town, Grossmünster church, city hall and the Limmat river.
You can’t fail to see the beautiful Grossmünster Tower as you explore the magical sights of Zurich. So why not get up close and personal with this famous landmark? Climb the 187 stairs up Karlsturm, the south tower, and you’ll be rewarded with panormic views of the old town and Lake Zurich.
Celebrate the end of a day discovering the city with a drink at Clouds Bar. Set in the heart of the hip industrial area, Zurich West, this vibrant bar has floor to ceiling windows that give you some of the best views of the city.