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Things to do in Zürich + The Northern Cities

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in Zürich + The Northern Cities. How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite Zürich + The Northern Cities attractions and activities—shops, museums, parks, nightclubs, coffee shops, tours, and more.

Our international team of editors and writers handpick the best things to do in Zürich + The Northern Cities to help travelers discover authentic, local experiences. Whether a hidden boutique with handcrafted products, a popular local festival, a bakery with a cult following, or a picnic-worthy park, Travel + Leisure guides the way, providing information and inspiration. From beaches and bars to cultural attractions and up-and-coming neighborhoods, our list will help you make the most of your romantic getaway, family vacation, or trip with friends. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top picks for what to do in Zürich + The Northern Cities.

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  • Confiserie Sprüngli

    Sprüngli serves its iconic hamburger shaped Luxemburgerli. The shop also has one of the best deals in Zurich, 10 truffles for $7. More
  • Elastique

  • Fidelio

  • Fondation Beyeler

  • Freitag Shop Zurich

  • Galerie Bruno Bischofberger

    Bischofberger was Jean-Michel Basquiat's European dealer, so it's no surprise to find an exhibition of the artist's collages and paintings. More
  • Globus AG Bellevue

    Create a lunch to go at this specialty grocer with an excellent wine cellar, a vast gourmet deli, and artful displays of jams, honeys, and chocolat... More
  • Graf Sport

    Shop for ski gear (not to mention clothing from designers like Escada). More
  • Grossmünster Cathedral

    Within this 12th-century cathedral the soaring nave is magnificent, and the interior is spare -aside from the jewel-toned chancel windows, designed... More
  • Hauser & Wirth, Zurich

    This gallery, which has satellites in London and New York, represents everyone from sculptor Louise Bourgeois to Swiss video artist Pipilotti Rist.... More
  • Heidi Weber Museum

    Le Corbusier's last building - a glass-and-steel structure that looks like a Mondrian painting in 3-D - has now been transformed into a museum. Com... More
  • Löwenbräu Brewery

    The converted brewery is now a complex of art galleries and museums, all located in the edgy Dammweg neighborhood. More
  • Manor

    The department store carries a plethora of cool Swiss flag–branded tote bags, diaries, and other paraphernalia. More

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