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Zürich is distinguished by its unparalleled selection of stores lining the world-famous shopping mile, the Bahnhofstrasse, not to mention its broad choice of leisure activities. Numerous gastronomic establishments in the surrounding region pamper food lovers with all manner of culinary delights. Almost 500 bars and clubs provide a wide variety of entertainment. Zürich is also the ideal departure point for all kinds of excursions, such as to the Rhine Falls or the chocolate factory.

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The Grossmünster
Grossmünsterplatz, Zürich

The Grossmünster ("Great Minster") is a Romanesque-style church and one of the three major churches in the city. The tall twin towers of "Great Minster" dominate the Zürich skyline. It was from this spot that the humanist Ulrich Zwingli preached the Reformation.

St. Peters Church
St. Peter-Hofstatt, Zürich

The St. Peters Church (Kirche Sankt Peter) was originally built in the 8th century but was much altered in the 13th century and again in 1705. The largest clock in Europe is situated on the tower of St. Peters Church and has a diameter of 8,7 meters.

Raemistrasse 4, Zürich

The legendary Kronenhalle's former patrons include big names such as Picasso, Chagall and Miró (whose original paintings still adorn the walls today - chances are, you may be dining within arm's reach from precious artwork). Kronenhalle is a world-renowned establishment that's been around for nearly a century, consistently delivering superb quality Swiss/French cuisine and above par service.

Blinde Kuh
Mühlebachstrasse 148, Zürich

Blinde Kuh is a restaurant run by blind people and in almost complete darkness. This is your chance to experience first-hand what it is like to be blind. Here you must trust your nose, your mouth, your ears and your hands. You will be amazed. Who said we eat with our eyes? The menu changes every week and it is necessary to book several weeks in advance.

Im Viadukt
Viaduktstrasse, Zürich

This trendy area invites you to stroll around tiny shops that offers everything from international fashion brands to local labels and from second-hand to high fashion. There is even a market hall, housing more than 30 vendors where you can buy fresh fruits and vegetables or why not enjoy a coffee in one of the cafes along the Viadukt Arches.

Cabaret Voltaire Shop
Spiegelgasse 1, Zürich

A shop like no other. The Dada movement started in this building and still today the spirit of Dada is kept alive. In the shop you can get the perfect souvenirs for art lovers, they sell Dada products as well as objects from young designers. If you are looking for a unique design, that unusual item, then this is the shop to head for.

Passport / Visa

Switzerland can be visited visa-free for up to 90 days by citizens of most European countries, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, Israel, UAE and most countries in America. If you are unsure whether or not you need to apply for a visa, we recommend contacting the embassy or consulate in your country. International (non-Schengen) travelers need a passport that is valid for at least 3 months after the end of their intended trip in order to enter the Schengen zone. Citizens of Schengen countries can travel without a passport, but must have a valid ID with them during their stay.

Best Time to Visit

The best season to visit Zurich is definitely summer, particularly from June to August, when temperatures are pleasant and you can enjoy outdoor activities during the sunny days. If you want to visit the city when fewer tourists fill the streets, then spring is the best choice: March to May are the months when temperatures are still not too cold to be uncomfortable.

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