Zurich’s Cultural Highlights

In the Zurich section of the Grand Tour of Switzerland, which runs between Einsiedeln and Schaffhausen, culture enthusiasts can discover, among other things, these 10 highlights.

The Grand Tour of Switzerland – the Zurich section of which runs between Einsiedeln and Schaffhausen and along the picturesque Lake Zurich – offers a host of attractions.

It is well worth stopping to take a stroll over the wooden bridge between Rapperswil and Hurden, to admire Sechseläutenplatz in front of the Zurich Opera House, or to view Zurich’s famous churches, the Grossmünster and Fraumünster, from close up. The Fotomuseum Winterthur in the former industrial town of Winterthur provides fascinating insights into photography, while the Kunsthaus enchants art lovers with the most important collection of modern art in Zurich.


The Grossmünster is a landmark of Zurich.

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The Fraumünster and Grossmünster churches are landmarks of Zurich.

Thanks to its significant collection, the Kunsthaus is renowned worldwide – a must for all art fans.

The Zurich Opera House is the smallest of the world's large opera houses.

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Both inside and out, the National Museum behind the Main Station is an impressive architectural gem.

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Set amidst one of the most beautiful parks in Zurich, the Rietberg houses art from outside Europe.

At the second location of the Museum für Gestaltung, visitors are impressed by the huge collection archive.

The museum presents international and contemporary photographic arts together with classic photography.

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Rapperswil Castle is the landmark of the “City of Roses”, located on Lake Zurich.

Multifaceted Zurich

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