Leisure activities in Zurich after your German course
Experience German! Here you can find possible leisure activities in Zurich for the time after your German course: excursions, regulars’ tables, language exchange and much more!
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At Sprachen Akademie you will not only learn German, but also get to know the city. That’s why we regularly organize various activities. If you feel like it, you can participate in breakfast, picnics, excursions and many other activities.
A small selection of places of interest
You can visit them with the group or alone.
Grossmünster: The Protestant Church is one of the most important churches in the city. Particularly striking are the double towers, which are considered the landmark of Zurich. The church is easy to find because it is located in the old town.
Villabassa: Villabassa is a part of the old town of Zurich. Here you will find many bars, cinemas, clubs and small shops. There are no special sights there.
Zurich Zoo: The zoo is located in the Fluntern district. You can see about 375 animal species, mainly from South America, Eurasia and Africa. The Masoala rainforest hall is a special experience. By public transport (tram line 6 direction Zoo) you can reach the Zoo comfortably from the city centre.
Prime Tower: Opened in 2011, this high-rise was the tallest building in Switzerland until 2015. It is 126 metres high and has 36 floors. On the second floor there is a bar and a restaurant.
Urania Observatory: You will find the Urania Observatory in the Lindenhof district. You can also visit a guided tour. The tower offers not only an impressive insight into the world of the stars, but also a beautiful panoramic view of Zurich.
Bellevue: The Bellevue is a square in the centre of Zurich at the southern end of the old town. Nearby are the Opera House and Lake Zurich. There you can stroll along the lake promenade.
Belvoir Park: This park is one of the earliest landscape gardens in Zurich. From there you have a beautiful view of the city, the lake and the surrounding mountains. Particularly worth seeing is a large garden with heavy lilies.
Uetliberg: This is Zurich’s local mountain. It is car-free and can be reached with the Uetlibergbahn (line S10). It is the steepest normal-gauge adhesion railway in Europe. It runs from the main station to ten minutes’ walk below the summit.
Rietberg Museum: This museum is located in Zurich-Enge and shows art from Asia, Africa, America and Oceania. It is the third largest museum in Zurich and is visited by 90,000 people every year.
Limmatquai: This street runs along the banks of the Limnat in Zurich’s old town. There you will find some interesting sights such as the Grossmünster, many guild houses and the Wasserkirche.
Park Zürichhorn: This park houses a whole series of sculptures by renowned artists. The Heidi Weber Museum is also there. On the southern side is the seaside resort of Tiefenbrunnen.
Lindenhofplatz: This square is located in the Zurich quarter of the same name and is an important part of the old town. From here you have a beautiful view over the city. If you like to play chess, you will find an oversized chessboard pattern on the floor.
Fraumünster: The Fraumünster is a former Benedictine monastery. The former monastery church is one of the city’s landmarks. The monastery was founded in the middle of the 9th century by a grandson of Charlemagne.
FIFA World Football Museum: Football fans also get their money’s worth in Zurich. On three levels you can inform yourself about your favourite sport and be inspired by interactive exhibitions. The museum is located near the Zurich-Enge railway station.