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Zurich on New Years Day

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    Does anyone have any suggestions for what might be open/good to do in Zurich on New Years Day (which happens to be a Sunday). We’ll have a 6/7hr stopover and were hoping to get out of the airport. I understand that most things are closed on Sundays and I assume that will doubly be the case for New Years Day.

    We’ve never been to Zurich before so any and all ideas would be welcome and appreciated!


    I would recommend a visit to the two main churches which are across the street from each other if you like that kind of thing

    Grossmünster and Fraumünster both have amazing stained glass windows and are normally open 12.30-5pm on a Sunday and 12-6 respectively and you can climb the tower for a great view. Otherwise if you wrap up warm maybe a canal or lake cruise.


    Thank you davefl!


    You’re welcome.

    Keep an eye on those for NYD closures.

    Lots of shops and food court at Zurich Airport, (hellishly expensive), train into town takes about 20 mins. Station is massive and covered with scaffolding so make sure you exit the correct entrance by the river. Probably around 20 mins walk to the churches and then 5 mins to the head of the lake where the boats all go from.

    Not a huge amount to see in Zurich, I struggled to fill a Sunday and Monday.

    I found the reitberg interesting but no idea if it’ll be open that day


    To be honest a walk around Zurich city centre, view the lake, take in the two churches and get a spot of lunch, is probably all you’ll be able to fit in, given its NYD.


    Chocolate Museum? Not sure if open, but they are very popular…


    Thanks to everyone for their views on this!


    Take the S10 train to Uetliberg

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