This “Great Minister” church is one of Zurich’s four main churches and believed to have been founded by Charlemagne.
The legend states he commissioned a church on the site where his horse fell to its knees by the tombs of Zurich’s patron saints.
The collection spans from the Middle Ages to contemporary art, with an emphasis on Swiss art.
Major works by artists such as Claude Monet, Edvard Munch, Pablo Picasso and the Swiss Alberto Giacometti can all be seen here.
Though it has gone through many architectural versions, today’s opera house pays homage to composers like Weber, Wagner and Mozart, as well as writers like Schiller, Shakespeare and Goethe with prominent busts.
The church continues to be home to the crypts of Felix and Regula, the patron saints of Zurich, and an honorary statue of Charlemagne as well.
Known worldwide for its banks, Zurich is the financial center of Switzerland.
It has the largest and busiest airport and railway station in the nation, making it the first introduction to Switzerland for many foreign tourists.
People who love great views can’t afford to miss this mountain plateau that overlooks the city of Zurich and adjacent lake of the same name.
The mountaintop has a small hotel called Uto Kulm and two towers, one for television signal and the second is a designated lookout that costs a small fee to use.