Zürich: Places to Explore

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  • Kreis 1: The Historic Core

    Zürich's Altstadt (Old Town) is the main reason you're here, thanks to Gothic treasures like the Fraumünster, shopping galore, and an amazing collection of restaurants, and it's all right on the lake. Less... Read more

  • Kreis 2

    When Zürich's center got too cramped for 19th-century industrialists, they built themselves lakeside and hillside villas that still lend this neighborhood its quiet elegance.... Read more

  • Kreis 5: Zürich West

    Zürich West is one of the city's most happening districts. Empty warehouses from the city's machine industry days have been renovated, while others were torn down to make room for new glass-and-steel creations... Read more

  • Kreis 7

    Zürich's most luxurious residential neighborhood also is home to the zoo, wood-side walking paths with spectacular views of the Alps, and a cemetery that draws literary fans to James Joyce's grave.... Read more

  • Kreis 8

    This mainly residential area starts out as a long lakeside promenade dotted with swimming spots, rising up through several small parks to the Stiftung Sammlung E.G. Bührle, one of Zürich's most impressive... Read more

  • Winterthur

    Located 20 km (12 miles) northeast of Zürich, Winterthur made its fortune through the textile industry and blossomed thanks to prosperous merchants who developed a love of art. They bequeathed the town... Read more

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