Zurich, a city with hidden depths

Breathe in the mountain air, talk to the animals, taste fine confectionery and immerse yourself in history.

 

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What to see

Grossmunster

Yes, it has an unfortunate name but the church's impressive towers are one of Zurich's most recognisable symbols. Almost a thousand years old, the church is built on the site of martyrs Felix, Regula and Exuperantius - the patron saints of Zurich.

Tip: For some traditional Swiss lunch head to Adler's Swiss Chuchi - tourists flock here for their fondue. It's not too far from the church.
 


James Joyce

Irish writer, James Joyce wrote one of English literature's greatest works - Ulysses - in Zurich. After his death in 1941 the author was buried in the city, and you can visit his grave in Fluntern Cemetery.

If the cemetery got you a bit down, then check out the nearby zoo.
 


National Museum

 The National Museum in Zurich reveals the history of Switzerland from 4 different perspectives; history of migration, religious history, political history and economic development. It sounds pretty heavy but the exhibitions are fascinating. A highlight of the history section is the interactive 3D Battle of Murten. Consisting of 6,000 tin soldiers, some mounted and some on foot, it details the victory in 1476.

Tip: Take time out from learning all about Swiss history in the museum's bistro.