Oh Zurich! What a mind-blowing Swiss city! I was lucky to have a close encounter with this amazing city in Switzerland for only a day, and it did take my breath away. I was totally at a loss for words when I thought about describing the raw appeal of Zurich while I was on my flight to Zurich. I agree that it’s expensive like its other European cousins like Oslo in Norway, but I was really turned on when it poured its Swiss charm on me.
What can I say about this Switzerland’s largest city that put me under a spell? A bit of everything is eagerly looked forward to by tourists doing their first time but there’s in fact a lot more than the bit of everything expected from things to do and sights to see.
It’s not uncommon why tourists from all over are comparing for cheap flight tickets to Zurich for a city break that deserve a way to their memories. Well, some may find 24 hours not enough to make the most of their city break but if planned accordingly a lot can be done and seen in just one day.
I was glad to have explored just in 24 hours because it seemed an amazing place with plenty of places to discover for an incredibly memorable time. If 24 hours are what you have, you can still cover the best of Zurich. I’ll tell you how.
Zurich - is it a rich man’s world? Undoubtedly! The expensive shopping street is packed with designer shops and private banks. Taking a leisurely walk along the sidewalk in the afternoon will make you window shop where you’d come across many Swiss bankers grab a bite of their meals. Peep into the windows of brands such as Cartier, Chanel, Louis Vuitton etc.
Been around for more than a century Sprungli is renowned for its wonderful Swiss chocolate and confectionery. Although you’ll find many branches in the city, don’t forget to visit the big store at 21 Bahnhoffstrasse. How about grabbing a seat in the first-floor café? It’s time you enjoy your coffee with something sweet obviously.
Well-known for its watches and timepieces ensure that you visit the Watch Museum. Located in the basement of the Beyer watch shop which is halfway across Bahnhofstrasse. You’ll be amazed at the great collection of instruments used for measuring time starting from the Egyptians until the present day.
Grossmunster church is a must visit in Zurich. A major landmark in the city every visitor makes sure that this church is included in their ‘to-do’ list.
Grab a Chance to Enjoy the Opera
Fond of opera? Then a visit to the Zurich Opera House is a must. Located right next to Lake Zurich, this magnificent building was built back in 1891 by Austrian architects Ferdinand Fellner and Hermann Helmer.
Once done catching the opera, it’s time to take a walk alongside beautiful Lake Zurich. You’ll delighted to see swans in action floating delicately on top of the water.