17 Zurich Instagram Spots For That Perfect Picture!

Want to know the Zurich Instagram spots that you absolutely cannot miss? 

Are you stopping by Zurich before visiting the other parts of Switzerland? Trying to find the best Zurich Instagram spots to wow your followers? Fret not, as you have come to the right place to discover the most spectacular spots in Zurich.

Be ready to enhance your Instagram feed during your Zurich trip. I can assure you that you will be mesmerized by the beauty of Zurich as it unravels itself before you.

 Be the first one to visit the beautiful Instagram spots in Zurich among your friends!

Wei Ming, an avid traveler in Europe will share with you all the instagrammable places in Zurich that you need to visit during your Zurich trip.

17 Zurich Instagram Spots For That Perfect Picture:

1. Augustinergasse

2. Münsterbrücke (Münster Bridge)

3. Münsterhof Square

4. Grossmünster Church

5. Fraumünster Church

6. St. Peterskirche (St. Peter’s Church )

7. Limmatquai

8. Lindenhofplatz (Lindenhof Hill)

9. Bahnhofstrasse

10. Lake Zurich and Burkliplatz

11. Hürlimannbad & Spa Zurich

12. Uetliberg

13. National Museum Zurich 

14. Freitag Tower

15. Gerold Cuchi

16. Hunziker Areal

17. Kunsthaus Museum

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1. Augustinergasse

Augustinergasse is one of the most beautiful streets in the Old Town of Zurich. It is a long narrow street with many colorfully painted windows that speak about its rich culture.

Indulge in this magical alley during the day to capture the pastel-colored buildings along the street. The romantic atmosphere coupled with the delicate colors will definitely enhance your already vivid Instagram feed.

Best time to visit: Morning to afternoon
Recommended duration: 1 – 2 hours

Cost: Free

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2. Münsterbrücke (Münster Bridge)

Münsterbrücke is a pedestrian bridge over the Limmat River, connecting the two famous cathedrals in Zurich, Grossmünster, and Fraumünster.

The idyllic-looking bridge offers a panoramic view of Zurich city. Turn into either direction to capture one of the churches in your Instagram photo.

Best time to visit: Blue hours (Just before sunrise and right after sunset)

Recommended duration: 1 – 2 hours

Cost: Free

Fun fact:  The blockbuster Korean drama, Crash Landing On You shot a few of their scenes featuring Münsterbrücke back in 2019!

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3. Münsterhof Square

Walk along the Münster Bridge to reach Münsterhof Square, a town square with medieval-looking buildings. 

There is a beautiful arch fountain located in the middle of the square. Fill up your water bottle after you are done taking photos with the fountain before you move on to the next instagrammable place in Zurich.

Best time to visit: Morning to afternoon

Recommended duration: 15 – 30 minutes 

Cost: Free

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4. Grossmünster Church

The Grossmünster Church is Zurich’s most iconic landmark with its unique twin tower structure. Climb up to the top of the church to the observation deck and have the panoramic Zurich city present itself before you. 

Do note that you will have to climb around 190 steps to reach the observation deck. 

However, I can assure you that you will be rewarded with the best views in Zurich when you are at the top of Zurich.

Alternatively, you may also get your photo taken across the bridge, with the Grossmünster Church as your backdrop.

Best time to visit: Sunset / Blue hours

Recommended duration: 1 – 2 hours

Opening times: Monday to Saturday (10 – 6pm), Sunday (12:30pm – 6pm)

Cost: 

CHF 5 ($5.20) for adults 

CHF 2 ($2.10) for youths between 6-16 

– Free for Zurich card holder 

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5. Fraumünster Church

Fraumünster Church (Women’s Church) was built for the daughter of King Louis the German back in the mid-9th century. 

The Marc Chargall’s five stained glass windows, each with its dominant color theme will definitely leave you awestruck. 

To fully appreciate the vibrant stained glass window, do visit the church during the daytime for that maximum sunlight.

Best time to visit: Sunset / Blue hours

Recommended duration: 1 – 2 hours

Opening times: Monday to Saturday (10 am – 6 pm) 

Cost: CHF 5 ($5.20)

Tip: Visit the Grossmünster Church on Saturdays from 12 – 12:30 noon to catch the lunch organ concert.

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6. St. Peterskirche (St. Peter’s Church)

St. Peter’s Church is the oldest church in Zurich. With the largest clock face in Europe measuring 8.7m (28.5 feet) in diameter, it is visible even from a distance. There are five bells in the tower that weigh approximately 6000kg (13228 lbs) with any clappers.

The interior of the church is simplistic, with modern-looking organs on the wall. Up till the early 20th century, the bell tower served as a fire lookout point.

Join this walking tour that passes by multiple attractions including the churches to understand the history of the churches with a local guide. I am sure you will be fascinated by the interesting stories about the attractions.

Best time to visit: Sunset

Recommended duration: 1 – 2 hours

Cost: Free

Fun Fact: The St. Peter’s Church is in joint ownership. The city of Zurich owns the church tower, while the part that housed the bells (nave, belfry, and bells) belongs to St. Peter’s parish.

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7. Limmatquai

Limmatquai is a riverside street that spans the Limmat river, the river that divides Zurich city into two. 

The street is home to various clothing stores, souvenir shops, and cafes. 

With multiple attractions near the Limmatquai like Fraumünster Church and Grossmünster Church, it’s the perfect street to do some riverside shopping and people-watching.

Sit along the bank to listen to local artists performing on the street on a sunny day, it’s definitely an enjoyable experience not to be missed.

Best time to visit: Sunset / Night 

Recommended duration: 1 – 2 hours

Cost: Free

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8. Lindenhofplatz (Lindenhof Hill)

If you can’t get enough of the Zurich city view, you may head to the public square of Lindenhof Hill to appreciate the spectacular view of the Limmat River and the Zurich Old Town. 

Take a short walk from the main railway station, on the right bank of the Limmat River, and walk up to the public square. The lush green area of the hill serves as a perfect place for a picnic during the day.

Hang out with the people around the square with a bottle of wine while watching the sunset. Do bring some quick bites while waiting for the sun to set.

Best time to visit: Sunset

Recommended duration: 1 – 2 hours

Cost: Free

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9. Bahnhofstrasse

Filled with extravagant department stores, boutiques, and cafes, Bahnhofstrasse displays a huge contrast in comparison with the historic Zurich Old Town.

Bahnhofstrasse is one of the most luxurious shopping streets in the world, hosting some of the most famous fashion brands such as Burberry, Chanel, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, and many more.

Do head to the Bahnhofstrasse Railway Station when you are done with shopping, to get that long exposure passing train photo for your Instagram.

Tip: Stores in Bahnhofstrasse are typically open from 9 am to 8 pm on weekdays. Most stores close by 6 pm on Saturdays and remain closed on Sundays and public holidays. Do cater some time for photo-taking before you spoil yourself with a shopping spree! 

Best time to visit: 2- 4 pm, when there is less crowd

Recommended duration: 2 – 4 hours

Cost: Free

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10. Lake Zurich and Burkliplatz

Burkliplatz is a square overlooking Lake Zurich. Stroll the lakeside promenade and have a picnic around the lake during the daytime. There are plenty of ducks and swans swimming in the lake so do get some bread to feed them.

Take a mini lake cruise from Zurich Burkliplatz that takes about one and a half hours. The cruise passes by multiple scenic stops around the lake for you to admire the beauty of the lake.

Best time to visit: Before sunset

Recommended duration: 1 – 2 hours

Cost: Free

Tip: Do visit the farmers market in the square on Tuesdays and Friday, and the flea market on Saturdays from May to October. The market opens from 6 am to 11 am so there is plenty of time for you to get some fresh local produce.

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11. Hürlimannbad & Spa Zurich

After walking around the town for the whole day, I am pretty sure that a nice splurge in a hot spa is all you need.

Head to Hürlimannbad to enjoy the rooftop spa experience from just CHF 39 ($40.90), with a unique view of Zurich city. Don’t forget to take that perfect photo of the gram as it is one of the most instagrammable places in Zurich.

Best time to visit: 6 – 8 pm, to catch the sunset 

Recommended duration: 2 – 4 hours

Opening times: 10 am – 10 pm

Cost: From CHF 39 ($40.90)

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12. Uetliberg

Take a direct train from the Zurich main station to the Uetliberg station, followed by a small hike to the top of Uetliberg to enjoy a bird’s-eye view over Zurich that makes it one of the popular instagram spots in Zurich.

Do reserve a spot at Restaurant Allegra of Hotel UTO KULM early when you visit the top of Uetliberg because what’s nicer than having a good brunch with the amazing mountain top view of Zurich city?

If you are not afraid of heights, do consider climbing up the Uetliberg look-out tower with CHF 2 ($2.10) to catch a more outstanding view of Zurich.

Best time to visit: Early Morning

Recommended duration: 2 – 4 hours

Cost: Free

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13. National Museum Zurich 

Situated next to the Zurich main station, the National Museum Zurich houses a huge collection of arts with the rich cultural history of Switzerland. 

The exterior architecture of the museum itself is an interesting blend of a fairytale-like castle and a modern new building. The contrast between the ancient castle and the contemporary building makes it one of the perfect instagrammable places in Zurich.

The picturesque courtyard of the museum often finds itself as a place to host small concerts and other events. 

Best time to visit: 3 – 5 pm

Recommended duration: 2 – 3 hours

Opening times: Tuesdays to Sundays (10 am – 5 pm), Thursdays (10 am – 7 pm) 

Cost: CHF 10 ($10.40) for adults, free for children under 16

Tip: If you plan to visit the museum, do download their English audio guide from the app store as most exhibits’ labels are in German.

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14. Freitag Tower

The Freitag Tower consists of 17 rustic cargo containers stacked together, forming a 26m tall tower. The colorful exterior of the containers makes them the perfect Instagram spot in Zurich. 

The Freitag Tower is a nice hidden gem in Zurich hosting the Freitag Flagship Store with its wide selection of bags made out of recycled materials. The store has an observation deck on top of its cargo containers offering a good view of the city.

Best time to visit: Afternoon

Recommended duration: 1 – 2 hours

Opening times: Mondays to Fridays (11 am – 7 pm), Saturdays (10 am – 6 pm)

Cost: Free

Tip: Head to Frau Gerolds Garten next to the Freitag Tower, a green oasis to chill and have some refreshments after you visit Freitag Tower. During winter, the cozy garden is transformed into a winter landscape with Christmas decorations.

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15. Gerold Cuchi

Head to the Gerold Cuchi Restaurant to view the gorgeous-looking umbrella installation hanging over the alley by the restaurant. 

Depending on the weather condition, you may go for the gloomy vintage look on a cloudy day, or the vibrant summer vibe when it’s sunny. Your followers will definitely ask you about the place when you post the photo on Instagram.

Best time to visit: 2 – 5 pm, to avoid the lunch crowd

Recommended duration: 1 – 2 hours 

Cost: Free

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16. Hunziker Areal

The Hunziker Areal by “Mehr als Wohnen” (More than Living) is a residential project with 13 modern and aesthetic-looking buildings that can house up to 1200 people. 

Designed by 5 architects, the buildings are energy efficient with technical innovations combined with social sustainability like shared laundry and central air-conditioning. 

A total of 20% of the apartments are reserved and rent subsidized for people living on the poverty line.

The state-of-the-art facade and architecture of the buildings will definitely find their place on your Instagram feed, adding to the collection of artistic places you have visited before.

Best time to visit: Morning to afternoon

Recommended duration: 2 – 4 hours

Cost: Free

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17. Kunsthaus Museum

Kunsthaus Museum is a fine art museum with heavy elements of impressionists, expressionists, and modern arts. The Kunsthaus Museum began operating in 1910 with the original Moser building. 

An extension of the building (the Chipperfield building) was designed by a London architect, David Chipperfiled, which was opened to the public in 2021. 

The light-flooded, rectangular Chipperfield building is connected to the Moser building via an underground passage. With its well-lit exterior and spacious modern interior, it’s not a surprise that Kunsthaus is one of the popular Instagram spots in Zurich.

Best time to visit: 10 am – 12 pm

Recommended duration: 2 – 3 hours 

Opening time: 

– Tuesdays to Sundays ( 10 am – 6 pm)

– Wednesdays to Thursdays (10 am – 8 pm)

Cost: CHF 23 ($23.90), free for children under 16

FAQs On Zurich Instagram Spots 

Where Can I Watch The Sunset In Zurich?

Quaibrücke, the closest bridge to Lake Zurich is a good spot to watch the sunset and the blue hour, just like what you would normally see on a postcard.

Other than that, to enjoy the sunset from a higher altitude, you may climb up to the observation deck of the Grossmünster Church, or head to Lindenhof Hill.

Alternatively, you may also opt to view the sunset with a glass of wine while soaking yourself at Hürlimannbad & Spa Zurich. It will definitely be an unforgettable experience during your Zurich trip!

What’s Zurich Famous For?

As the financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is famous for its luxurious lifestyle, high-end shopping, and fancy chocolates. While Zurich is often labeled as the most costly city to live in, you can find a wealth of culture intertwined with the modern financial city.

Zurich presents a perfect blend of historical cathedrals and museums with modern shopping streets. Zurich is full of hidden gems that one should take time to slowly discover the beauty of Zurich.

What Is There To Do In Zurich Switzerland At Night?

If you are a fan of music and arts, you can either watch opera and ballet performances at the Opernhaus Zurich or dance to the Jazz music at Jazz Club Moods im Schiffbau.

Fancy a good dinner? Head to the LaSalle which serves mainly French and Italian cuisines. Enjoy the local delicacies at Krone Altstetten or the Michelin-starred Weisses Rössli to end your day with good meals.

If you prefer to end your day with some alcohol, check out the open-air Rimini Bar or Dante Zurich.

You may also enjoy a relaxing night at Hürlimannbad & Spa Zurich before having a good night’s sleep.

Is Zurich Worth Visiting?

Yes, Zurich is absolutely worth visiting! Zurich is a beautiful city even though it is one of the most expensive to visit. Imagine strolling along the Limmat River, sitting by Lake Zurich, and viewing the Alps from afar. This is more than enough to convince you to visit Zurich.

Ready For Your Zurich Adventure?

Most people think of the Alps, skiing, Swiss chocolates, nature (mountains and lakes), etc. when Switzerland is mentioned. Having said that, Zurich is definitely one of the most underrated cities that you have to visit in Switzerland.

Zurich is the perfect place for you to transition from the breathtaking Switzerland landscape to a modern city with rich cultural history. Immerse yourself in Zurich where the contemporary buildings blend with the historic old town.

Walk along the Limmat river and explore the old town after you are done visiting the Zurich Instagram spots. You will definitely be in love with what Zurich has to offer!

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