Discover Zürich and Eastern Switzerland

Zürich is located in northeastern Switzerland, a good hub for exploring a wide variety of classic Swiss experiences, including museums, charming villages, gorgeous lakes, and big mountains.

This part of Switzerland is particularly good for families as you’ll find many theme trails for children and easy affordable hikes.

Here are links to the main regions in eastern Switzerland, so you can explore near your home base.

Our favorite things to do in Zurich with visitors to show them the best of the city, from "must-see" landmarks to local lifestyle: viewpoints, museums, food, city walks, and more.

Fun day trips from Zurich for tourists and locals including impressive viewpoints, scenic hikes, city tours, cultural activities, and excursions for kids.

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Hikes near Zürich

Hikes near Zürich with the best views, with options from easy to hard for tourists and locals.

Theme trails for kids near Zürich, with fun activities scattered along the way. All close enough for an easy day trip by car or train.

child traveling to hike from Zürich train station

Hikes near Zurich that are easy to reach by public transport, with minimal connections and reasonable travel time.

Cheese & Chocolate near Zürich

Viewpoints for non-hikers near Zürich

Fun for kids in Zürich


Hi! I’m Tanya and our family has been living & hiking in Switzerland since 2005, collecting dozens of fun hikes and activities for all ages and abilities. More about us…

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