Is there a person on this planet that would not like to travel around the world? Unfortunately, two issues often appear whenever we decide on that move. For starters, people work hard every single day and they do not have time to travel from one place to another. They can afford 3 or 4 weeks maximally, and that is certainly not enough time for an adventure like that.
You already know the second reason why you can’t travel more often is money. Plane tickets, hotels, and other fees can be relatively expensive. That especially counts if you plan to travel to another country.
Well, we understand your concern. We also understand that you would want to do whatever it takes to make a good decision for your next trip. If you make a mistake, there won’t be enough time (and money) to repeat it soon.Most people would, in case they can afford that, visit some of the most popular tourist destinations. They would go to France, the USA, Japan, Russia, etc. Yet, why does Switzerland does not deserve to be on that list? More precisely, there are beautiful locations across the entire country where you can make some memorable moments.
One of the towns you can visit is Zurich. The town itself is not as big as you may potentially think. It is only 88 square kilometers big and it has a bit more than 400 thousand residents. Yet, there is a good reason why the streets in this town are full of people. Each year, between 10 and 11 million people come to visit this place. Why shouldn’t you become one of them?
But, why would you do that? The list of the hidden gems of Zurich below will probably convince you to do that. We will highlight those places that you will certainly remember for the rest of your life. Let’s find them out together!
Well, if you have researched this town, then you have probably seen that Grossmunster is one of the places that you have to visit. However, there is one additional thing that most tourists do not know. Believe it or not, the church itself has a cloister as well. Unfortunately, you won’t manage to visit it every single day. It is open for tourists only during the weekends.
When you enter the church, the entrance of the cloister is on the left side. You will manage to see a bunch of arches and columns of different ornamental plants as well as animal scenes. If you are a big fan of nature, then this place will certainly be attractive to you!
We will continue with some hidden gems that nature lovers will truly adore. Rechberg Garden is a must-visit place if you are one of them! This won’t mean a lot to you as you will probably use navigation, but the garden itself is located between Zurich University and Kunsthaus (two places you should visit as well).
Many people get confused as the Rechberg Garden is not visible from the streets. Just look for the “Newmarkt stop”, find a small hill, and go all the way up. Don’t worry, this won’t last long!
Anyway, what can you see here? First of all, you need to know that garden is not new – it exists since 1970. It contains a big number of terraces, extended orangery, fountains, and a courtyard. The design itself is not only going to be beautiful for people that like nature. It will be pretty romantic for couples as well. Because of that, if you are on your honeymoon, then you have one more reason to come here.
1922 is an important year for this city. A big number of talented people got the opportunity to pain the entrance of the Bluemlihalle hall. Fortunately for the locals as well as tourists, a big number of people wanted to participate. You could see a bunch of creative ideas that were focused on the improvement of the geometric patterns as well as ornamental floral designs. Today, a big number of people do not even know about this place. If you are a big art lover, then this place is going to be ideal for you.
Not visiting the Urania Observatory would be a big mistake. The tower of this observatory is 50 meters; you can understand how big this building is. On the top of the tower, there is a telescope that will allow you to see magnifications of around 600 times.
Another thing worth mentioning is the long history of this place. The entire building was developed in 1907. Believe it or not, it is the first building ever made of concrete in this town. That is another reason why many locals consider it special. It is also one of the protected monuments since 1989. It is a perfect place for all the people that would like to see heavenly bodies. That can be quite romantic for couples as well.
Last, but not least, a place that you should visit in Zurich is Enge Church. There is a good reason why many people will agree this is a true architectural gem of this town. You will manage to find it on moraine hill which means you will have to travel a bit more to reach it.
The building exists since 1894 (its creation stated in 1982) by one of the most popular ETH professors of that time – Alfred Friderich Bluntschil. From the church backyard, you will manage to see the lake basin as well as the entire city. That makes this place even more attractive even if you are not the religious type of person.
These five locations are truly something people would name hidden gems. We are pretty sure you will get the additional desire to visit Zurich and make some memorable moments here. Yet, who says that they are the only ones? Highlighting all of them in only one article would be impossible. Because of that, we recommend you research this town on your own and try to find more information.
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