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Explore the best places for photography at Zürich, Switzerland

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Alex AlindoganKarlthe-digi-picture.comLuca SteinmannHeinz Hieke

Zürich is one of the most picturesque cities in Switzerland. Famous for its shopping and finance hubs, Zurich is surrounded by natural beauty. The largest city in the country, it frequently tops lists for having one of the highest qualities of life in the world.

From the most well-known buildings to the hidden shots, photographers will find creative inspiration in our list.

Walk along the waterfront and over the city’s many bridges to get amazing shots of the city's church spires and stone streets. The pedestrian bridge Rathausbrücke is a popular spot to watch the sunset over the water and snap photos.

Grossmünster is an iconic Romanesque church with two towers. Capture its best angles by crossing the beautiful Münsterbrücke bridge, where the church will be reflected off the river. At dusk, it lights up.

Quaibrücke is another bridge that offers stunning views of the clock towers and the city’s tree-lined promenades. Lindenhof has a viewpoint where you can capture Limmat and the surrounding city.

From Waid viewpoint, you can see sweeping views of the surrounding Alps and Zurich’s shockingly blue lake. Trek up to the Dolder Grand, a luxury hotel watching over the city from its hilltop. Take some photos of the stunning building and sprawling green lawn.

The Fraumünster church is known for its gorgeous stained glass windows and striking blue spire. Zürich Main Station is a bustling transportation hub with plenty of geometric angles and action that creates interesting shots.

Head to the financial center to photograph Zurich’s modern buildings. Prime Tower is covered in glass that reflects the sky and lights up at night.

If you want to explore the countryside around the city, head to Katzensee Lake. During sunny days, people spread their towels out and enjoy the rays. Greifensee is another nearby lake that lights up during sunset and is a great place to capture some nature. If you’re into hiking, climb up Uetliberg Mountain for great views of the city.

Travel tips for Zürich

Save up before your trip, Zurich is known for being a very expensive city. If you aren’t interested in shopping, restaurants, and bars, you can keep your budget lower.

Luckily, Zurich is a compact city. It's easy to explore the old town and see all of the top spots in a day. Public transportation is easy to use and there are buses that will take you to nearby lakes and nature spots.

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