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Top 5 Family Things to Do in Zurich

Monday, November 1st, 2010

The capital of Switzerland and the country’s largest city with nearly 400,000 residents is the city of Zurich.  It is a major hub where the airways, railway, and transportation industries are concerned.  Both the Zurich Airport and train station are the largest entities of their types in the entire country.  Suffice it to say, Zurich is one of the most desirable European destinations to visit any season of the year depending on your preferences.

Family things to do in Zurich

Additionally, Zurich has a 7,000-year history dating back to the time it was originally settled by the ancient Romans.  Today, it is one of the primary European holiday and tourist destinations for a number of reasons including its culinary, cultural, events and attractions, history, lodging choices, sightseeing opportunities, and winter sports vacations.  But what if it isn’t a romantic vacation you are thinking of? What if you want to take the entire family?

Rest assured, no matter what type of Zurich holiday or vacation you’re planning, it is an excellent destination that the whole family can enjoy, young or old.  No matter what your preferences, if you love international holidays and vacations, ZUrich is a must-see for any travel itinerary.

Something for the entire family in Zurich

There are numerous reasons to consider Zurich for a family vacation.  The city has always had the right allure based in the areas of cuisine, entertainment, history, and sightseeing venues.  Here are our choices for the top 5 family things to do in Zurich:

Zoological Garden (Zoologischer Garten) – come see some of the world’s most exotic animals at this facility and watch your children’s eyes light up while adventuring through this popular attraction.  This is definitely a family favorite while visiting Zurich and the surrounding countryside.

Street Parade – usually held the first or second weekend in August, only the Love Parade held in Berlin is a bigger global event than the Zurich Street Parade.

Caliente Festival – Europe’s largest Latin and salsa music event which is usually held every year in June.

Theaterspektakel – runs from mid-August to the beginning of September and is an alternative theater fan favorite.

Knabenschiessen or “shooting boys” – traditional festival held in mid-September and filled with fun activities for the entire family – a must-see event on any travel agenda.

FEST or Festival of English-Speaking Theater – theater groups from Bern, Geneva, Zurich, and other cities gather to perform different live theater venues including comedy, drama, and music.

Wadenswil Chilbi – 3-day festival that takes place in mid to late August and is the largest fair and funfair on Lake Zurich.

The Rhine Falls – one of the most popular attractions for those families who enjoy the wonders of natural scenery.

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Venere Travel Blog writer anita choudhary

Anita Choudhary is a freelance writer and travel blogger based in New Delhi, India. She loves to travel and has traveled extensively in India. Exploring new places, reading and writing are her hobbies.

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  1. Douglas Wilkinson says:
    November 2nd, 2010 at 00:48

    Bern is the capital of Switzerland, not Zurich.

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