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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Pedestrian Plaza
“From High End brands to casual street wear - Bahnhofsstrasse has it all. Recommend going there for a walk, many great food options along the way.”
  • 108 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Switzerland’s Largest Art Museum with the most important collection of Classical Modernism, coupled with attractive temporary exhibitions and major European artworks.”
  • 66 locals recommend
Church
“if you get a chance to go up the tower, you'll be rewarded with a great view over the city. ”
  • 59 locals recommend
Pedestrian Plaza
“A lot of bars and restaurants in the romantic old town called "Niederdörfli"”
  • 69 locals recommend
Museum
“Swiss National Museum, across the street from the Main Train station. A must visit.”
  • 49 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“The Lindenhof is one of my favourite places in Zurich. It is a place where to contemplate, have a pick nick, exercise, study....”
  • 74 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“The city-famous restaurant is the first vegetarian restaurant in the world. A little paradise for vegetarians and vegans. On Tripadvisor there are 2,453 reviews, 854 "excellent" and 556 "very good".”
  • 79 locals recommend
Transit Station
“THE Arts Museum in Zurich. Check out their website to see what is the current special exhibition, even though their permanent is worth on its own. You won't believe the amount of masterpieces they have.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Its reachable just by nice walk from Zürich main Station. Here you can find some nice coffees and restaurants at a lake by old part of Zürich.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Bar
“During the day it is a bathing place. At night they close it for drinks and chill out time.”
  • 39 locals recommend
Swiss Restaurant
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“This is my favourite place to eat authentic Swiss cuisine. Big portions and relatively good priced.”
  • 43 locals recommend
Bar
“Great view over Zurich! Located in the functioning observatory (check the website for the stargazing)”
  • 31 locals recommend
Church
“Church in the Old Town With Windows by Chagall and Giacometti. Built on the remains of a former abbey for aristocratic women which was founded in 853 by Louis the German.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Swiss Restaurant
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“Stylish restaurant for European dishes from organic ingredients in the heart of Zurich. Great to grab a coffee or drink in the afternoon on the terrace outside or enjoy a nice dinner in a vibrant atmosphere especially during the weekend. Kaufleuten is a large complex with bars and clubs as well.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Nature
“Weekly Flower, Fruit & Veggie market: Tuesday and Fridays from 06.00 am to 11.00 am”
  • 32 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
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“The family-run Italian restaurant gets four out of five possible points for good food, good service and good wine and comes 11th in the best restaurant in Zurich.”
  • 33 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“The city-famous restaurant is the first vegetarian restaurant in the world. A little paradise for vegetarians and vegans. On Tripadvisor there are 2,453 reviews, 854 "excellent" and 556 "very good".”
  • 79 locals recommend
Swiss Restaurant
“This is my favourite place to eat authentic Swiss cuisine. Big portions and relatively good priced.”
  • 43 locals recommend
Swiss Restaurant
“Stylish restaurant for European dishes from organic ingredients in the heart of Zurich. Great to grab a coffee or drink in the afternoon on the terrace outside or enjoy a nice dinner in a vibrant atmosphere especially during the weekend. Kaufleuten is a large complex with bars and clubs as well.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
“The family-run Italian restaurant gets four out of five possible points for good food, good service and good wine and comes 11th in the best restaurant in Zurich.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Dessert Shop
“Do you like Chocolate? OMG This is a MUST-Visit Place! Address: Café-Bar am Paradeplatz Bahnhofstrasse 21 8001 Zürich Schweiz Tel +41 44 224 46 16 Go there and DRINK their HOT Chocolate. They have some offer of combining Hot Chocolate with some some chocolate cake and other products. Its AMAZING! ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Bar
“The place has the perfect size for a live show – in my mind. During the summer months it is great to sit outside for a drink next to the river. They also have a grill outside which offers some food for lunch or dinner.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Café
“There’s scarcely a bar which has made history in the way the Odeon has. For decades, it was the haunt of international intellectuals. Exiled writers, painters, and musicians all found a second home at the Odeon. Klaus Mann, Benito Mussolini, Stefan Zweig, James Joyce, Albert Einstein, Lenin – the list is interminable.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Zurich's most esteemed century-old restaurant with regional gourmet cuisine. The food and service are exceptional. The restaurant even has an extensive art collection, including works by Chagall, Miro and Braque. Very expensive but a unique experience. ”
  • 22 locals recommend

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