lunes, 11 de septiembre de 2017

5 Places to Visit in Zürich in a Day

As I have mentioned in my last post, I was traveling during the last month and on this trip, I had to do a stop in Zürich for some hours before I took the next flight. I was really excited about this layover because I have already been in Zürich two years ago and it was a city that I really loved visiting! I had exactly 9 hours to spend in the city and my original plan was just to go to the lake, which is definitely my favorite part of town and just spend the day there but the weather wasn't helping that much and it started raining so I had to change the plans. But the truth is Zürich has many interesting things to see and do so I thought it was a good idea to prepare a little guide for you with my favorite places to visit if you are going to visit the city for a day or some hours like I did. So, let's start!

1. Visit Zürich Lake

As I have just mentioned, Zürich Lake is definitely my favorite place for sure and it's the first thing I would recommend you to include in your travel plans. I love visiting lakes in general but the good thing about Zürich Lake is that it's practically in the city center and it's very easy to get there. Plus it's the perfect place to relax and enjoy on a beautiful day because it's very peaceful and the landscape is so beautiful that it will for sure fill your heart with happiness. Also, I strongly recommend you to take a boat ride through the lake if you can because it's very nice experience and it's a great way to go back to the city center once you have walked all the way down the lake. So, even though in my case, the day wasn't the best, I still went to the lake, took some nice pictures and enjoyed until the rain started.

2. Go to Sprüngli to taste the best swiss chocolate

I don't know about you but when I think about Switzerland I instantly think about Swiss chocolate. So, if you are visiting Zürich you must go to Sprüngli, which is the best and most traditional Swiss chocolate house. There are many Sprüngli shops where you can buy some nice chocolate boxes for you or your friends and family but I recommend going to the one located at Paradeplatz (Bahnhofstrasse 21) because it's very big and it also has a cafe and restaurant where you can enjoy a delicious cup of coffee and a cake made with the best Swiss chocolate ;)

3. Walk on the Bahnhofstrasse

This is the street where all the shops are located and it also has a lot of interesting coffee places and restaurants (including Sprüngli). It's definitely the best place to go shopping, because you can find a lot of clothing, makeup, beauty brands here but also there are souvenir shops and more places to buy chocolate :) In addition, the street is located just in front of the Main Train station so it's very easy to find.

4. Walk around the Old Town

The Old Town is for sure the most charming part of the city. Here you can find a lot of nice, very typical buildings and narrow streets perfect to get lost. Also here you can find the most important cathedrals of the city, for example, the Grossmünster Cathedral, which is completely stunning and you can go up on the towers and get a really cool view of the town. So, if you have enough time you can't miss this!! 

Grossmünster Cathedral

5. Go up to Lindenhof

Lindenhof is a very pretty park -green space on top a hill in the middle of the Old Town. It's located on the left side of the Limmat River and it's a very interesting place to visit because you can get a great view of the Old Town and the river for free. Also, it's the perfect place to sit on a bench, enjoy the view and rest for a moment after walking a lot around the city, so that's why it's one of my favorite spots in Zürich!

These last two pictures look different because I took them during my first visit :)

So, these are my top 5 places to visit in Zürich if you are going to be there for a day or some hours. I hope this was helpful to you and I would really love to know if you have visited this city or if you would like to visit it in the future! In my case, after two years of my first visit, I still find it quite charming! 

20 comentarios:

  1. I LOVE Switzerland!! Your tips are great, I always eat Swiss chocolate!

    Have an amazing day!

    xx Kris |

    1. Thank you so much Kris!! Eating Swiss chocolate is a must!! :)

  2. I'd love to visit Zurich one day! :) xx

  3. Such a gorgeous city! I went once when I was little and these photos make me want to go back.

    xx Yasmin

    1. Yes, you should go back Yasmin!! It is a gorgeous city!!

      Thanks for your comment!! :)

  4. all the places look beautiful! <3 wish i could visit zurich soon. :) anyway, i hope you can drop by my blog too and follow if you like. saying hello all the way from Southeast Asia! :)

    xoxo, rae

  5. defs will go to some of these places if I am ever there looks super pretty
    Isabelle x

  6. I love your 1 day itinerary! :) Would love to visit this place someday! The pictures are beautifully captured! <3 Thanks for sharing Andrea!

    1. Thank you so much for your comment Shivangi!! I'm so happy you liked the post! :)

  7. I love this place and your photos are stunning. Gorgeous post. xoxo Cris