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Weekend in Zurich, Switzerland

September 11, 2016


I first visited Zurich a few years ago and immediately fell in love with this city so I decided to go back on my backpacking trip around Europe. Here are some things to do in Zurich.

Grossmünster church

For 4 Swiss Francs you can climb to the top of Grossmünster church there are quite a lot of steps and its a tight squeeze if people are going up the stairs as you come down them. Its well worth the climb once you reach the top and see the amazing views of the city.



Lindenhof Platz

Free viewing platform offering views of the lake and old town, such a beautiful view especially in summer.


Where to eat

Hitl Restaurant

This is the oldest vegetarian restaurant in the world. The food is amazing! They have a buffet filled with salad, falafel, cheese, pasta, curry and many other things. You fill up a bowl of what you want and pay by weight. They also have other meals, snacks and puddings you can order.

Cafe Schober

I decided to come here after reading great reviews on Tripadvisor. I wanted to get a hot chocolate but it was such a hot sunny day when I visited I got an iced vanilla frappe which was good. Its quite expensive here but then so are a lot of places in Zurich.

Where to stay

Switzerland is an expensive place for backpackers. I stayed in Langstars hostel and prices  start from £30 a night.

Hostel information

  • Free drink in bar
  • 15 minutes walk from station
  • Good for solo travellers as people are sociable
  • Based in international area and can be quite noisy outside at night

Where to go next

I used flixbus to travel to Milan, the journey had amazing views of Switzerland’s mountains, lakes and cute countryside houses.



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  • Reply WhereMonicaGoes September 12, 2016 at 1:44 am

    Zurich is so beautiful, but expensive for me! As a vegetarian, I so love dining at Hitl. 🙂

    • Reply enjoytheadventures September 12, 2016 at 7:59 am

      Yeah it is pretty expensive! The food at Hitl is amazing 🙂

  • Reply mreadsbooks September 13, 2016 at 4:12 pm

    Have fun in Milan! I love the city, I actually spent a year there 🙂

  • Reply Weekend Adventures September 13, 2016 at 6:35 pm

    Thanks to you Zurich is now on my bucket list!

  • Reply arkque September 14, 2016 at 12:38 pm

    Awesome pictures 😍😍😍 & your blog is a complete guide for anyone who will visit Zurich in future😄😄

  • Reply Daal September 14, 2016 at 8:57 pm

    Am much enjoying your blog, especially the vivid photos. Am amazed Belgians aren’t as chubby as us Americans, given their delightful pastries & chocolates!

  • Reply Eve @ Twist in the Taile September 16, 2016 at 4:22 pm

    Ah this looks so cool! One of my friends lives just outside Zurich so I went there on a day trip, but sadly I didn’t get to see much of the city. Hopefully I can go back in the future! <3

  • Reply rommel September 17, 2016 at 9:19 am

    We had a very brief stop in Zurich before. It was awful because it was snowing hard that we couldn’t really explore as much as we wanted. Anywho, I wish I’ve known these places way back then. Thanks for the virtual tour.

  • Reply Esther of Local Adventurer September 17, 2016 at 9:31 pm

    I loved Zurich! … though we probably couldn’t stay that long, since everything was so expensive! 😛

  • Reply flowerpowerlife September 20, 2016 at 2:42 pm

    We are off to Zurich next month so very interested in your blog!

  • Reply plaidshirtdiaries September 21, 2016 at 4:53 pm

    Very helpful post! We’re planning a trip to Zurich soon, so this was great. Thanks!

  • Reply Rajiv September 22, 2016 at 10:53 am

    I like Zurich..

    But, I doubt I will visit Europe again..

  • Reply pedrol October 14, 2016 at 3:11 pm

    amazing! PedroL

  • Reply Vonnie October 15, 2016 at 1:23 am

    Thanks for stopping by

  • Reply The Album November 17, 2016 at 2:43 am

    Very informative, look forward to more write-ups, as I hope to travel to Switzerland someday too

  • Reply dredi taxi November 17, 2016 at 9:33 am you driver with cheep prise

  • Reply travelwithclem January 12, 2017 at 1:48 pm

    Great article! I am in Switzerland right now, and I hope to be able to visit Zurich!

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