In this post, you can find 6 free things to do in Zürich. Zürich is a lovely city in Switzerland with great activities to do for free, so have fun!
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1. Lindenhof Hill
Want to go to a park and get a view over the city at the same time? Go to Lindenhof Hill. It is a small park right in the middle of Zürich. At this location, there used to be palaces of the Holy Roman Empire around which the capital of Switzerland has grown. After the closure and demolition of these palaces, the location was transformed into a public park where locals went to recreate. However, several important historical traditions and events were still held here, making this place one of the most important parts of Switzerland. Also, it is one of the most photogenic places in Zürich.
2. Bike for free
In Zürich you can rent a bike for free because of the initiative "Züri rollt". You are only required to have a valid ID and to deposit 20CHF. There are three locations in the city where you get a bike (only the one at the main station is open during the winter period).
3. Go for a swim
The natural water in Zürich is so clear, it is amazing to swim in. You can go to Lake Zürich and jump in the lake if you want to. Another way to go for a swim is in one of Zürich's river pools, which are literally pools in the river.
4. Botanical Garden of the University of Zürich
Nature in Zürich is of course beautiful, but want to see more diverse nature? Go to the Botanical Garden of the Univeristy of Zürich! There is free admission every day of the year. You'll find thousands of species of plants that will amaze you.
5. Free museum
During certain days of the month, you can visit museums in Zürich for free. You should check out the individual websites of the museums you want to visit for the exact free admission days. Two examples of museums I would recommened are Kunsthaus, and the Zoological Museum of the University of Zürich.
6. Free walking tour
Want to see Zürich as a local? Go for a free walking tour! You can find more information on this website. Learn about the history and culture of the city during a 1.5 hours tour leading you to the more known, but also the more secret parts of Zürich!
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