Area Attractions

Sometimes you just need a place to shop, chill or marvel at art and culture. We show you where you will find Zurich’s best sightseeing spots, easily reached on foot or by train.



Hyatt Place Zurich Airport The Circle

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Zurich Airport, Switzerland, 8058



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The Grossmünster protestant church is an iconic symbol of Zurich, which was built in the 13th century in Romanesque style. Construction of the church begun in 1100 and it has since been rebuilt and renovated several times. It is believed that the church was built on the graves of the city's patron saints, Felix and Regula and built by Charlemagne as a monastery landmark. You can walk up the 187 stairs, which lead from the nave up to the tower vantage point. From there, you have an amazing view over the city of Zurich, the lake as well as majestic Alpine summits on the horizon.


The Fraumünster Church, is one of the most prominent churches in Zurich. It is one of the oldest churches in Switzerland and is thought to originate from 853, in exactly the same spot where an abbey for women belonging to aristocratic families once stood. The interiors of the church are mesmerizing with stained glass windows designed by none other than Marc Chagall. The church also boasts of elements from not just Romanesque but also Gothic architecture styles. Be sure to check out the biggest organ in Zurich which is housed within the church. It is also home to a museum in the crypt where you can learn about the Reformation era in Zurich.


There is no better place to understand the history of Switzerland and its people than the Landesmuseum. It showcases Switzerland from its early beginnings until the present day in temporary exhibitions and provides a link to current issues through a social or historical perspective. The museum is the most frequently visited cultural museum in Switzerland and recently received a modern extension, allowing it to showcase even more pieces.


Near the Schauspielhaus on Heimplatz is Zürich’s phenomenal Museum of Art. There are pieces from the 1200s to the 2000s in a collection that stands out for boasting the largest single cache of works by Swiss artist 20th-century artist Alberto Giacometti in the world. You can indulge your curiosity in Swiss art, viewing works by symbolists like Ferdinand Hodler, Romantics such as Henry Fuseli or contemporary pieces by the likes of Pipilotti Rist and Peter Fischli. There’s a great deal of international art as well, like the largest Edvard Munch collection outside Scandinavia, and assorted works by Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet, Marc Chagall, Pablo Picasso and Max Beckmann.


Circle Shopping

The Circle

The Circle destination offers you a unique atmosphere to stroll around and discover brand stores with international as well as Swiss brands in an urban atmosphere. For your shopping break a variety of cafes and restaurants or the park await to relax. The shops are open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.


Zurich Airport offers you in a wide variety of shops anything you might be looking for; from Swiss watches, fashion or souvenirs, Swiss as well as international brands. The offer is rounded off by a variety of restaurants and bars. Open daily from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.


Under the towers of the Grossmünster is the young and exciting Niederdorf neighbourhood. Zürich’s locals often call it Dörfli and you’ll know why when you sample the atmosphere in this tight lattice of car-free cobblestone alleys on the right bank of the Limmat. During the day it’s somewhere to poke around design shops and trendy boutiques, and at night you can enjoy restaurants and pubs of all varieties.


Considered one of the most expensive shopping avenues in the world, the famous Bahnhofstrasse is a Zurich must-see. Connecting the main railway station to the lake, this pedestrian street offers everything you can possibly want and pay for, from swiss chocolate to haute couture. Boasting many luxury brands, including Cartier, Chanel, Dior, Armani, Hermès, Louis Vuitton and Prada, its 1.4 kilometers are also home to more affordable fast fashion stores like H&M, Zara or Mango.




Enthusiasm is guaranteed on the spectator’s terrace B! The fascination of flying can be experienced up close here. From the best perspective, airport fans observe the landing and departure of a wide range of aircraft from all over the world and have the opportunity to observe the pilots in the cockpit. For the little ones there is a mini-flight playground, slides, swings, a plane and even a control tower. Open daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Children have the opportunity to take part in a nature discovery tour on the airport grounds, at the Circle park or in other nature areas around Zurich Airport. Accompanied by our experienced ranger, a new adventure awaits them every month. Enjoying barbecues, craft or gaining insights into nature - children can look forward to exciting and educational afternoons.