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Zurich off the beaten path

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Zurich off the beaten path
Zurich is a fairly formal, buttoned-down city, so finding truly "off-the-beaten track" attractions can be a challenge. However, there are a few non-standard tourist options available that promise an interesting time.
Good for: Families, Groups, Seniors, Individuals
Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
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Stadtgaertnerei
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Stadtgaertnerei

The Stadtgärtnerei is Zürich’s municipal nursery, with palm trees, a tropical house, and a display garden, not to mention an aviary featuring 17 species of tropical birds.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Botanical Garden (Botanischer Garten)
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Botanical Garden (Botanischer Garten)

Affiliated with the University of Zürich, these large gardens feature a huge variety of plants from around the world.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Museum of Design (Museum Fur Gestaltung)
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Museum of Design (Museum Fur Gestaltung)

This museum focuses on graphic design, technology, photography and the great history of poster design. It's affiliated with Zürich University for the Arts, and has a specialist library open to the public.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Zentralbibliothek
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Zentralbibliothek

The main library of both the city and the University of Zürich, the Central Library is a popular destination for students and general readers, and somewhat of a meeting place. Nice architecture with a section of English-speaking books on the bottom floor.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: <1 hour
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