Hit the shops or the slopes
You'll arrive here if travelling from the UK on Eurostar.
You'll arrive here if travelling from the UK, via Paris. This is the main station in Zurich.
Breathe in the mountain air, talk to the animals, taste fine confectionery and immerse yourself in history.
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.
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.
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.
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