Zurich in a day: what to see, attractions and places to visit

fraumunster zurich
fraumunster zurich

What to see in Zurich, attractions and places to visit in a day in the largest city in Switzerland, located at the northern edge of the lake.

Attractions Zurich

Crossing the river Limmat, Zurich in Roman times was a customs station important enough for its geographical position. Even today his station receives a significant national and European traffic.
Grossmunster, the cathedral of the ninth century. extended from the twelfth to the fifteenth century., was once Catholic now is Protestant. Externally it looks like a great building in the middle of the city. According to a legend was Charlemagne to find the graves of Felix and Regula, the patron saints of citizens, and decided to build the church exactly at that place. Inside the cathedral are extraordinarily beautiful stained glass windows by Sigmar Polke and Augusto Giacometti. Also have to appreciate the bronze doors made ​​by Otto Münch and the crypt in the Romanesque style. And ‘recommended the climb the bell tower, Karlsturm, to have an idea you Zurico panoramic view.

Places to visit in Zurich

Fraumunster is an ancient female Benedictine Abbey of the ninth century., Founded by Louis the German and renewed in XIII Sec ..
Inside there are the colorful stained glass windows, the choir, the work of Marc Chagall, and those of the transept, created by Augusto Giacometti. Deserves to be remembered the ‘organ which is the largest in the area with nearly six thousand barrels.

Kunsthaus is a modern art museum, where some paintings by Swiss painters of the 1800s, paintings of Italian painters of 1500 and 1600. In addition there are many other works by famous authors, including Monet, Segantini, Van Gogh, Chagall, as well as masterpieces of Impressionism, Surrealism and Futurism.
Peterskirche, famous because of the bell tower is the most ‘great quadrant of Europe by the diameter of 8.7 meters.

Bahnhofstrasse, is the elegant street of the city where you can walk quietly admiring the windows of exclusive clubs and shops.