Three Free Things to Do in Zurich

May 8, 2012 by

Free Things to Do, Sightseeing, Things To Do

St Peter's Church in Vienna, Austria

St Peter's Church in Vienna, Austria

Zurich is rich in culture and natural beauty, but if there is one thing Zurich generally is not, is a low-cost affair. In fact, Switzerland is considered to be one of the most expensive places to go in all of Europe, so if you are travelling on a budget, it is best to do your homework on where you want to go and how you want to get there. Luckily, there are options.

St Peter’s Church

A visit to St Peter’s Church is a great option, and is a greater option because of the fact that is free to visit. Stop in to this instantly recognizable destination in the city, and have a good look at the 7th-century church, which also happens to be one of the largest of its kind on the continent.

Botanicher Garten

For those of you into seeing some lovely flora, the 53,000 square meter (570,480 square foot) Botanicher Garten is just the ticket. Opened in 1977 in the Weinegg quarter of the city the gardens are a plentiful and spanning landscape with more than 9,000 different kinds of plants. The gardens are open until at least 6pm year round Monday through Sunday.


Another must do in Zurich, regardless of funding, are stroll along the cobblestone streets past the religious sites of the Altstadt, otherwise known as the old town. For a taste of modern culture, stop by Bahnhofstrasse and peer into the best known area for shops in town, just in case you do want to splurge a little.

- John Reality

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