The Zürich Zoo, situated on a hillside away from downtown, is excellent. It’s compact, tree-filled and has about 2,000 animals from 250 different species. There are tropical rainforests and an enormous biosphere. The fascinating Madagascar pavilion and the elephant house are worth a look. Open daily.
Situated in an historic castle, this museum displays a collection of interesting artifacts from throughout Swiss history.
Dolder Sports, located near the zoo, is a very popular recreational complex open year-round, with a skating rink in the wintertime, and plenty of other sports activities to try the rest of the year, including mini golf, swimming and hiking.
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