Where to Find the Best Views in Zurich
Zurich is an exceptionally beautiful place, and photogenic vistas are seemingly around every corner. That said, there are a few particularly worthy viewing points to seek out during your next trip to Switzerland’s largest city. From mountaintop cable cars to helicopter rides and lake cruises, here’s where to find Zurich’s best views.
Cruise for views.
Of course, if it’s truly impressive views that you’re after, an aerial tour is the best way to admire Zurich—and beyond. Depending on the itinerary you select, helicopter tours won’t just soar above the city’s pretty hills and steeples—they’ll even go as far as Jungfraujoch, an Alpine pass that’s within flying distance of the city.
City center views.
The Polybahn Funicular, painted a cheery shade of red, doesn’t just make it easy to navigate Zurich’s considerable hills. As it wends its way from Central up to the Polyterrasse, it also offers opportunities to take in panoramic perspectives of the city.
Charles' Tower (Karlsturm)
Old town vistas.
If you’re planning an exploration of Zurich’s charming Old Town (Altstadt), combine your historical sightseeing with a bit of aerial splendor when you ascend to the top of the Karlsturm, the southern tower of Grossmünster church. The 187-step climb is worth the knockout views.
A local favorite.
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