Zurich is such a beautiful city and one of the most expensive. But don’t let this stop you from visiting this Swiss city. Here are some free things to do in Zurich to help keep you from busting your bank account while there:
Free Things to Do in Zurich: Browse the Various Exhibits at ETH Zürich
Geology exhibits abound on the different floors of ETH Zürich’s FocusTerra, a contemporary earth science museum. The Graphics Collection, Thomas Mann Archives and the gta Exhibitions of the university are equally amazing.
For great views of Zurich, head to this small mountain and explore its hiking trails. On a clear day, you can even enjoy views of the Alps from there. And there’s a chance for you to catch the mountain fog during your visit that makes you feel like you are in a sea of clouds.
Free Things to Do in Zurich: Follow a myclimate Audio Adventure Zurich Tour
Download one of the myclimate Audio Adventure Zurich stories for free and go on a guided walking tour of the different squares, gardens and districts of Zurich. The starting point of the tours is at the Tourist Information Center at Hauptbahnhof Zürich.
Along St. Peterhofstatt, one can find the house where Johann Caspar Lavater lived from 1784 to 1801. It is presently home to the Johann Caspar Lavater Collection that showcases the life, works and influence of this famous Zurich native.
The Rathaus or Town Hall of Zurich is in a riverfront building that was completed in 1698. Until
1798, it was home to the Republic of Zurich. Since 1803, it is the seat of the
Zurich canton and houses the cantonal parliament and the city parliament. The
city council and administration of Zurich is housed at the Stadthaus.
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