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Things to do in Zürich in Winter

Whether you have a few hours to kill, are planning a day-long city trip or want to surprise your date, Zürich has plenty to offer.

For up-to-date happenings, check out our events calendar. Otherwise, here are some of our favorite things to do in Zürich during winter:

Visit the Tram Museum
This little gem of a museum allows you to learn all about Zürich’s most iconic mode of transportation. Furthermore, most trams in the exhibit are asking to be explored inside out… Many historical photographs bring the Zürich of days past back to life, and interactive elements help to keep kids (of all ages) entertained...
Travel Back in Time at Swallow-d
We were recently warped back in time when we entered Swallow-d in Zürich’s Kreis 4. The interior is an entirely different world as it contains everything “retro” you can imagine...
Escape to the Oriental Hamam Bath
All but 12 minutes is the amount of time which separated the wintery streets of Zürich’s Old Town from the steamy Turkish Hamam at Münstergasse. On a recent night, we escaped the freezing rain to try out this hidden treasure...
Escape the Cold at Milandia Spa in Greifensee
On a recent night, soaking up some heat after yet another foggy January day was my main objective. I decided to try out the spa at Milandia, one of several Migros Fitnesspark’s in Switzerland…
Stroll through the Old Town
Far from the shopping frenzy of Bahnhofstrasse, we found the cutest little gift shops, most delicious foods, and curious details in Zürich’s Old Town...
Discover Zürich West
By now, you will surely have heard the rumors that there is a new hotspot in Zürich! Zürich West is what everyone is talking about…
Trace the Footsteps of Einstein, Joyce and Lenin
Artists, scientists, political visionaries: Zurich has been home to some of the greatest and most original minds of the last century or two…
Take off at the Runway 34 Restaurant
The concepts of “airline” and “restaurant” have been combined many times all over the world. And fortunately for anyone in the Zürich area, the best airline themed restaurant is right next to the ZRH airport...
Visit the Salon du Chocolat from March 22 - 24, 2013
How come Zürich never had a chocolate exhibit like the Salon du Chocolat before? This simple question hunted me the entire night at the opening event as I wandered among the melting chocolate flavors and finger-licking samples…

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