Top 8 Things To Do At Night In Zurich, Switzerland - Updated 2024

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As a country, Switzerland tops the list of the most popular destinations in the world, for its incredible natural beauty. As one of the most gorgeous cities in Switzerland, Zurich attracts more and more tourists every year. It also helps that the city offers many excellent accommodations, including vacation rentals. In case you’re looking for easily accessible accommodation, you can choose one of the hotels near Zurich HB Main Station. There are also plenty of great things to do in Zurich, both in the daytime and night. While during the daytime it’s best to visit attractions such as the historical buildings, museums, parks, and zoos, you should not miss out on the fun evening activities in Zurich. Continue reading to find out more about the top things to do at night in Zurich, Switzerland.

1. Explore the Niederdorf district (from USD 14.13)

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The Niederdorf district is one of the best places to visit in Zurich at night. Exploring the area is a delightful and immersive experience that can be easily accomplished through a walking tour of Old Town. This GetYourGuide tour allows you to stroll around the Bahnhofstrasse and Lindenhof areas, taking travelers on a fascinating journey through their historic streets and charming alleyways. Led by knowledgeable guides, visitors can delve into the district’s rich history, from its ancient origins to its present-day status as a hub for dining, shopping, and entertainment.

The two-hour tour also includes stops at iconic landmarks such as St. Peter’s Church, renowned for having the largest clock face in Europe, and the vibrant atmosphere of the shops in Niederdorf.

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Zurich Old Town Walking Tour: 2-Hours

Duration: 2.0 hour

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2. Enjoy a fantastic swiss fondue in a tuk-tuk sightseeing tour (from USD 315.48)

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Travelers looking to savor the essence of Zurich in a unique and delicious way should consider joining a cheese fondue and wine tour. This exceptional experience combines the thrill of exploring the top attractions in Zurich with the joy of indulging in Swiss culinary traditions. Participants hop aboard a tuk-tuk, a small electric vehicle, and embark on a guided tour through the Old Town’s charming streets and picturesque scenery.

As you savor the creamy cheese and delightful wine, your guide shares insights into Zurich’s history and culture to make the tour a memorable journey of taste and discovery.

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Zurich: Swiss Cheese Fondue and Wine e-Tuk-Tuk Tour

Duration: 1.5 hour

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3. Watch opera and ballet performances at the Opernhaus Zurich

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Have you ever wanted to watch some world-class opera and ballet performances? If the answer is yes, then the Opernhaus Zurich is the perfect place for you. If not, we still recommend you watch at least one opera or ballet performance, simply because the performances are so magnificent. You will be amazed at how beautiful the performances are! Open since 1891, the Opernhaus Zurich is the main venue for opera and ballet performances, in the city. It would be a shame if you come to Zurich but do not enjoy a performance at Opernhaus Zurich. Watching an opera performance is one of the best things to do alone in Zurich.

Opernhaus Zurich

Address: Falkenstrasse 1, 8008 Zürich, Switzerland

Website: Opernhaus Zurich

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4. Unwind and listen to jazz music at Jazz Club Moods im Schiffbau

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The best venue to enjoy jazz music, in Zurich, is the Jazz Club Moods im Schiffbau. The jazz performances at Moods are first class and as one of the most popular jazz clubs in Zurich, Moods attracts well-known local as well as international names. If you wish for some privacy, you can become the club’s VIP guest and book a gallery area or private balcony. While listening to some jazz, you can enjoy some drinks as the cool club serves a superb selection of cocktails and liquors.

Jazz Club Moods im Schiffbau

Address: Schiffbauplatz, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland

Website: Jazz Club Moods im Schiffbau

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5. Indulge in the exquisite cuisine of LaSalle Restaurant

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You should not go to bed with an empty stomach. If you want to have a good sleep, you have to make sure that your stomach is happy by feeding it delicious food. One of the best restaurants in Zurich that can help you sleep tight is LaSalle Restaurant. The restaurant serves only excellent meals, mostly of French and Italian influences. Every meal is perfectly cooked and freshly served. Located in Zurich-West, it is not only the scrumptious cuisine that will make you feel great but also the restaurant’s atmosphere, which promises urban relaxation in their clean glass cube - really striking architecture.

LaSalle Restaurant

Address: Schiffbaustrasse 4, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland

Website: LaSalle Restaurant

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6. Mingle with the locals and have some drinks at the open-air Rimini Bar

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It’s a good idea to make new friends whenever you are traveling so that you have many friends from all over the world! One of the best ways to make some new friends is by heading to a bar called the Rimini Bar and mingle with the local people. Why the Rimini Bar? Because the bar is one of the most awesome open-air bars in Zurich! The atmosphere is very welcoming and friendly, with its massive wood deck for its guests to have relaxed conversations with one another. With a great view of the Sihl River, you can sit back and have some drinks at the bar. Since Rimini Bar is an open-air bar, it is only open when the weather is good. So, make sure you check the forecast before heading to the Rimini Bar.

Rimini Bar

Address: Badweg 10, 8001 Zürich, Switzerland

Website: Rimini Bar

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7. Spend some fun time at Dante Zurich

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Dante Zurich is a bar famous for its gins. The bar, which usually gets very packed with people looking for some fun on the weekends, proudly serves an extensive selection of gins and gin cocktails. Whatever your taste, you can simply let the bartenders know. They are very friendly and they can recommend something you will absolutely love! If you are not a big fan of gin, you may not be interested in coming to this bar. But, having fun is not just about the drinks. You can still come to Dante Zurich if you just want to have a fun time without ordering any drinks. Just enjoy the atmosphere of this great, little bar.

Dante Zurich

Address: Zwinglistrasse 22, 8004 Zürich, Swiss

Website: Dante Zurich

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8. Attend various events at Cabaret Voltaire

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Back in 1916, there was a literary and art movement right in the middle of the old town of Zurich, called Dadaism. Cabaret Voltaire witnessed the birth of Dadaism and it was the place where a group of artists and intellectuals gathered together to challenge the cultural, social and political values in western Europe during World War I. As Dadaism spread to Paris and Berlin, people lost interest in the movement, in Switzerland, and Cabaret Voltaire eventually fell into disrepair. It was finally rescued by a group of people, claiming to be neo-Dadaists, in 2002. Today, Cabaret Voltaire has become a one-stop entertainment venue, where you can find a bar, shop and attend regular events such as concerts and film screenings.

Cabaret Voltaire

Address: Spiegelgasse 1, 8001 Zürich, Switzerland

Website: Cabaret Voltaire

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Make the most of your nighttime in Zurich!

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As you can see, these are 6 awesome activities you can do in Zurich, at night. To have the best vacation ever, make the most of your time in Zurich, not only during the daytime but also at night. Most importantly, for the best nights in Zurich, you should relax and have some fun - let this list be your guide and enjoy Zurich!

Be sure to check out the popular tours as well as halal restaurants to make the most of your vacation.

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