24 hours in Zurich. What to do?

Tips | 15.05.2019
We'll continue to share small routes around cities, which often serve as transfer points during long flights. This time we are talking about Zurich, a small Swiss city that can take you by surprise.
Old Town (Altstadt). The historic centre of Zurich is cozy and beautiful, just like many European cities. If you do not want to travel a lot, you'll be fine just staying here. In the Altstadt (Old Town) you'll see architecture with beautiful buildings, some built in the XI century, plus many restaurants and city attractions.
Lindenhof Hill (Lindenhof). The construction of the city started here, and the hill itself rises 25 metres above the Limmat River. Lindenhof Park is a popular place in the city, with a view of Zurich and the Alps, if you are lucky with the weather. And elderly locals love to play chess here.
Migros Museum of Contemporary Art. The museum was initially located in the art quarter of Löwenbräu-Areal when it opened in 1996. Now the building is under reconstruction, and the exposition has moved to the Zurich exhibition hall. At first it was a collection of paintings by local and foreign artists owned by businessman Gottlieb Duttweiler, the creator of the Migros supermarket chain. In addition to the works of Swiss authors, the museum has works by world famous artists: Van Gogh, Monet, Picasso and others.
Fraumünster Church. You are unlikely to miss the Fraumünster spire when you walk around the city, but don't forget to pay it a visit. Travellers and art fans flock here especially for Marc Chagall's stained glass windows, a famous artist of the 20th century. Chagall, in particular, is known for having developed a special technology for applying non-glass pigment, which turns stained glass windows into luminous paintings.
Jules Verne panoramic bar. Once an observatory, now a famous bar. Don't be put off by the word "famous", the great views from the panoramic windows are definitely worth it. It doesn't matter if you come here for lunch, when it is still light, or if you're having dinner and gazing down at Zurich in the evening lights.
Frau Gerolds Garten. If you love looking for interesting places, then you'll definitely love Frau Gerolds Garten. The restaurant area is created from shipping containers. There is a garden nearby, with dozens of light bulbs hanging down. Tourists and locals come here from all over the city to eat in the urban atmosphere of such a trendy place or simply to enjoy a beer. Some containers are used as platforms for summer terraces, whereas others are used for kitchen spaces. During the winter, they build a large wooden building in the shape of a yurt. Inside it is warm, there are a lot of pillows and blankets. An ideal place to try fondue.
Switzerland is not a cheap country, and Zurich became the most expensive city in Europe in 2017. Therefore, tips on how to save money during a short walk will definitely prove useful:
● Ride a bike. In order to rent a bike in Zurich you'll need to pay a deposit of 20 francs. If everything is all right with the bike, your money will returned, and the rental will be free of charge.
● If you want to go to museums, here are 3 more completely free of charge: Money Museum, Zoological Museum and the Earth Science Museum (focusTerra). Everywhere is interesting, and most importantly – budget.
● If you have time to spend while transferring, why not go on an excursion. Check out the website: http://www.freewalkzurich.ch/ where you can find a suitable excursion and not spend a single franc.

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