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Fraumünster church (Women's Minster)


Stadthausquai 19, 8001 Zurich

webfraumuenster.ch phone+41 44 221 20 63

Fraumünster church was built on the remains of a former abbey for aristocratic woman in 9th century which was founded by Louis the German for his gaughter Hildegard. The biggest attraction is the world-famous 5 large stained glass windows designed by artist Marc Chagall and installed in 1970 to the the choir of the abbey. Each of the 5 has a dominant color and depicts a Christian story. Equally impressive is the 9m tall stained glass of the North transept, created by Augusto Giacometti in 1940. The visitors can see also the Crypt museum.

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FIFA World Football Museum


Seestrasse 27, 8002 Zürich

webfifamuseum.com phone+41 43 388 25 00

Located in Zurich, the FIFA World Football Museum was opened in February 2016. The 3,500 m2 (38,000 sq ft) museum occupies the lower 3 floors of the renovated 10-storey „Haus zur Enge“ (located in the Enge quarter across from the Zürich Enge railway station and the FIFA-owned Hotel Ascot). The building also contains a sports bar, a bistro, a café, a library, a museum shop and conference rooms. The upper floors have office spaces and 34 luxury apartments. Exhibits at the museum include memorabilia from every FIFA World Cup and FIFA Women's World Cup.

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Bahnhofstrasse - Shopping Boulevard


Bahnhoffstrasse, 8001 Zurich

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You can find everything in Bahnhofstrasse: numerous fashion boutiques, department stores, art. Zurich specialties and Swiss bank centre at Parade platz. The boulevard connects Lake Zurich with the Main Railway Station on a length of 1.4 kilometers (0.87 miles). Boulevard is just as popular with locals and visitors, and it is always worth a visit. You can stroll relaxed along the lake in the summer and enjoy mulled wine or hot chocolate at every corner in the winter. Rennweg and Augustinergasse lead off from Bahnhofstrasse into the picturesque old town.

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Bürkliplatz - boat dock, market and venue spot


Bürkliplatz, 8001 Zurich

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Bürkliplatz is a boat dock and marketplace with a view across Lake Zurich to the Alps. It is also a starting spot for tours on Lake Zurich and place the venue for a great variety of events. The vegetable market "Bürklimäärt" takes place here twice weekly, and there is a flea market every Saturday in the summer. The square is also the starting point and finish line of many athletic events.

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Kunsthaus Zurich - Modern Art museum


Heimplatz 1, 8001 Zurich

webkunsthaus.ch phone+41 44 253 84 84

The Kunsthaus museum boasts by a great collection of art from classical to modern. Beside paintings e.g. of Alberto Giacometti, Chagall, Picasso, Monet... there are also medieval sculptures and panels, paintings from the Dutch and Italian Baroque and highlights of the Swiss 19th and 20th century era. The international focus includes the largest Munch collection outside of Norway. The Expressonists, Kokoschka, Beckmann and Corinth, are represented by several works. Note that it is mandatory to leave your bags in a locker which requires a 2 CHF.

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Tonhalle Zurich (concert hall)


Claridenstrasse 7, 8002 Zurich

webtonhalle-orchester.ch phone +41 44 206 34 34

Built in 1895, and inaugurated in the presence of Johannes Brahms, the renowned worldwide concert hall Tonhalle Zurich boasts an excellent acoustics and seats for 1455 guests. In recent years, the Tonhalle Orchestra has developed into one of Europe’s leading ensembles. Around 100 highly motivated musicians perform around 100 concerts every season.

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Museum Rietberg


Gablerstrasse 15, 8002 Zurich

webrietberg.ch phone +41 44 415 31 31

The Museum Rietberg offers wide range of treasures such as sculptures from Africa to Buddhist art from Asia, cult objects from the South Sea and America and a collection of carved Swiss masks. In addition, fascinating temporary exhibitions can be viewed. The museum was extended in 2007 – and the "Smaragd" (emerald) entrance, named after its greenish-blue glass is yet another magnificent feature. Picnic baskets, that tempt you to spend a leisurely afternoon in the park, are available from the Museum Café in summer.

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Zürcher Spielzeugmuseum - toy museum


Fortunagasse 15, 8001 Zürich

webzuercher-spielzeugmuseum.ch phone+41 44 211 93 05

Located in the Old Town, near the bank of the River Limmat, Spielzeug Toy museum, is offering visitors a nostalgic journey through the last 300 years of childhood. Whether you want to indulge in reminiscences or explore the toys owned by your grandparents – the Zurich Toy Museum has something to appeal to all the generations. The opening hours are limited: Monday-Friday 14:00.-17:00 and on Saturday 13:00-16:00.

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Grossmünster Church


Grossmünsterplatz, 8001 Zürich

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Located in the Old Town, the Grossmünster is an Evangelical Protestant church and one of Zurich's most famous landmarks. Construction of this Romanesque church was begun in 1100 and it has since been rebuilt and renovated several times. Particularly worth seeing are the glass windows by Sigmar Polke, the Romanesque crypt, the Romanesque capitals in the church and cloister, the stained glass windows by Augusto Giacometti (1932), the bronze doors by Otto Münch (1935 and 1950), and the Reformation museum in the cloister. Guided tours are available.

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