7 Of The Most Instagrammable Locations In Zurich

Capture the perfect travel photos in this picturesque city.

Peaceful countryside beauty meets sophisticated urban luxury in Switzerland’s largest city. With lots of lush greenery and a panoramic view of the Alps, it’s hard to find a place in Zurich that isn’t astonishingly beautiful. Here are the top seven incredibly Instagrammable locations in the exquisite destination.

Old Town

Niederdorfstrasse 19, 8001 Zürich, Switzerland

Zurich Old Town
Zurich Old Town. PHOTO MEGHAN ST. PIERRE

Zurich’s Old Town, or Altstadt, is a quaint area in the city’s center surrounded by popular Swiss landmarks like the Grossmünster Towers and St. Peter’s Church, which features the largest clockface in Europe. It also includes Niederdorf, a pedestrian district known for its numerous shops and street artists. Medieval-style houses and cobblestone streets provide views straight out of a quintessential European fairytale.

Uetliberg Mountain

Uetliberg, 8143 Zürich, Switzerland

Uetliberg Mountain in zurich
Uetliberg Mountain. Photo by sarif.muhammed on Instagram

The Uetliberg mountain offers incredible views of Zurich from 2,850 feet above sea level. You can hike or bike to the top on one of the several trails, which are also available for sledding in the winter when there’s enough snow. At the summit, you can get a birds-eye view of Lake Zurich and the Alps, as well as the city below. The landscape looks different in every season, so it’s a great attraction all year round.

Flussbad Oberer Lenten

Lettensteg 10, 8037 Zürich, Switzerland

Flussbad Oberer Lenten
Flussbad Oberer Lenten. Photo by asenseofhuber on Instagram

Flussbad Oberer Lenten is a public swimming area in the River Limmat, complete with volleyball courts and terraces for bathing in the summer sun. There are plenty of cafés and restaurants in the surrounding area for a quick swim break as well. Turquoise water and colorful beach umbrellas make Flussbad Oberer Lenten an excellent spot to cool off during the hot summer months whether you’re on a towel with a cold drink or wading through the gentle waves.

Zurichhorn

Zurichhorn, 8008 Zürich, Switzerland

Zurichhorn
Zurichhorn. PHOTO MEGHAN ST. PIERRE

Zurichhorn is a lake-front area with shaded promenades and pebbled beaches great for basking on hot summer days or going for walks in the fresh springtime air. Nearby is the city’s Chinese Temple Garden, ranked one of the best outside of China. It can serve as a quiet reprieve from water sports and street artists that tend to crowd Zurichhorn when the weather is nice.

University of Zurich Botanical Garden

Zollikerstrasse 107, 8008 Zürich, Switzerland

University of Zurich Botanical Garden
University of Zurich Botanical Garden. PHOTO MEGHAN ST. PIERRE

The University of Zurich’s Botanical Garden is host to over 8,000 types of plants, maintaining a relaxing tropical atmosphere amidst the busy city. The garden is a part of the university’s Department of Systematic Botany, whose students both study and care for the plants within. Vibrant flowers and sprawling greenery make for an exceptional Instagram photoshoot backdrop, so don’t miss out on this ultimate vacation photo op!

Bahnhofstrasse

Bahnhofstrasse, 8001 Zürich, Switzerland

Bahnhofstrasse
Bahnhofstrasse. Photo by thecitylane on Instagram

Bahnhofstrasse is Zurich’s main luxury shopping street, where you can find an abundance of high-end boutiques leading the way to the magnificent Lake Zurich. It’s the perfect place to peruse Swiss watch stores and specialty chocolate shops while marveling at the grandiose banks that line the boulevard. Its central location makes it easy to reach other parts of the city by foot or tram as well.

Museum Rietberg

Gablerstrasse 15, 8002 Zürich, Switzerland

Museum Rietberg in zurich
Museum Rietberg. Photo: Museum Rietberg Zurich Facebook

The Rietberg Art Museum, located in Rieter Park, is committed to the preservation of both ancient and contemporary cultures of Asia, Africa, America, and Oceania. It is one of the largest museums in Zurich, with over 60,000 ethnographic photos and objects on display, and certainly worth a visit for art lovers and culture aficionados alike. Tickets and tours can be purchased on the museum’s website, where you can also find which collections will be featured during your visit.

Meghan St. Pierre

Content Editor Associate

Meghan is a native of South Florida who loves nature and landscape photography. Her favorite travel activities are getting lost in new cities and trying local desserts. She has been to 22 countries, and her favorites have been Sweden and Denmark so far.

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