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Best Free Things You Can Do In Zurich


Want to visit the most expensive city in Switzerland on a budget? As unbelievable as it sounds due to the sheer availability of several things to explore for free in Zurich. Yes!! In this article, we help you find a variety of things & activities that you can enjoy without cutting your pocket. Take a look:

What Can I Do For Free In Zurich?

Zurich is the financial capital of Switzerland and a global center for banking & finance. No wonder it is one of the most expensive cities in Europe. With classy high-end shops, elite restaurants, and eye-watering entry fees, it is easy to lose your wallet in Zurich. But no worries. The financial powerhouse has plenty of free things to offer to tourists.

1. Enjoy a Cruise on Lake Zurich

Want to enjoy boating for free? A cruise on Lake Zurich is an excellent way to spend a few hours in the sparkling, crystal-clear water. Plus, it is completely free. Zürichsee Schifffahrtgesellschaft is the most popular cruise here where you can enjoy a 90-minute free journey with the ZurichCard. A Zurich airport transfer will get you here hassle-free within 38 minutes for €99.68 in Economy car class. Lakeside attractions like Ufenau and Lützelau, Baroque church in Lachen, the Lindt & Sprüngli chocolate factory in Kilchberg and public gardens of Rapperswil.

2. Walk Along Bahnhofstrasse

If you want to spend a few hours in fortune window shopping along the luxurious, elite & high-end shopping streets in London, go to Bahnhofstrasse. A well-informed professional chauffeur can make you visit the most glamorous & exclusive shopping lane in London. The street has a reputation for having the most expensive shops in the world. From fashion brands like Dior, Armani, Chanel, Cartier, and expensive Swiss watches to popular chocolate brands, and jewelry brands like Victorinox, Charriol, Baume & Mercier, Bucherer, etc.

3. Climb Uetliberg Mountain

One of the best free things to do in Zurich is to spend a few hours in Zurich’s Uetliberg mountain. Climb at a height of around 2,800 ft. above sea level, and get an adventurous chance to see the panoramic views of the city, the lake, and the Swiss alps. Getting to Uetliberg station is a pleasant ride on the S10 railway line. You can also enjoy hiking and mountain biking at various rugged trails surrounding the mountain.

4. Wander Around Old Town (Altstadt)

How can you forget visiting the famous old town while in Zurich? It is one of the best free things to do in Zurich. You get to see a variety of remarkable places in only one place. There are cobbled streets, medieval houses, high-end boutiques, and the most expensive shopping destination in the world, Bahnhofstrasse. Book a private tour with intercity rides in Zurich and it will be your perfect day trip in Zurich. Explore Peter’s Church with Europe’s largest clock face, Chagall and Giacometti stained glass paintings at Fraumunster.

Recommended Read: Find The Top Day Trips From Zurich

5. Amazing Views from Lindenhof

Another free thing to explore in Zurich is none other than Lindenhof, a 4th-century Roman Fort. It has wonderful views over the Old town and the Limmat river. The densely forested area will disconnect you from the world and take you to the outstanding alps in the background. It can be a great place to enjoy a family picnic.

If you are in Zurich, at least 2-3 days are enough to explore this magnificent city with amazing attractions for free. But the list doesn’t end here. Contact Grandlane, a private airport transfer service, and arrange a hassle-free ride to the top destinations in Zurich.

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