Frankfurt or Zurich?

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Frankfurt or Zurich?

Frankfurt and Zurich are two popular destinations in Europe.

Frankfurt is among the largest cities in Germany, while Zurich is the largest city in Switzerland.

Frankfurt or Zurich?

1. Frankfurt x Zurich Overview

Frankfurt or Zurich?Frankfurt – ©Noah Boyer

Frankfurt or Zurich?Zurich – ©Hem Poudyal

Frankfurt is an important commercial and economic center in Europe. The highlight of a visit to Frankfurt is in the center around the Römerberg, which has several attractions that can be explored on foot and also provides excellent options for day trips.

Zurich is considered the economic center of Switzerland and one of the main economic centers in Europe. It is a beautiful city along the Limmat River on the banks of the Zürichsee.

2. Hotels

In Frankfurt the average price for a 3 star category hotel is USD 69 and for a 5 star category hotel it is USD 162.

And in Zurich the average price for a 3 star category hotel is USD 155 and for a 5 star category hotel it is USD 479.

3. Shopping

Shopping area in FrankfurtFrankfurt – ©Christian Salow

Shopping area in ZurichZurich – ©Claudio Schwarz

Frankfurt has department stores and shopping malls such as Galeria Kaufhof, Primark and MyZeil. The most elegant street in the city is the Goethestrasse, where you can find all the luxury brands.

Bahnhofstrasse is an elegant shopping street in Zurich with several luxury brands and international brands. Zurich has good department stores options like Manor and Grieder. And in the charming old town there are also many shops and boutiques.

4. Museums

Goethe House FrankfurtGoethe House Frankfurt

Frankfurt offers good museum options, such as the Naturmuseum Senckenberg, the famous Goethe House, and the Museum für moderne Kunst.

The prominent museums in Zurich include the famous Fifa Museum and the Landesmuseum Zürich.

5. Parks

Metzlerpark FrankfurtMetzlerpark Frankfurt

Park in ZurichZurich – ©maxxup

Although Frankfurt is known for its high-rise buildings, the city has beautiful green spaces like the Grüneburgpark, Bethmann Park, Metzlerpark and others.

Zurich is home to several parks and green areas, which also include stately museum parks and botanical gardens.

6. Day Trips

Würzburg, day trip from FrankfurtWürzburg – ©Daniel Seßler

Bern day trip from ZurichBern – ©Carol Jeng

One of the advantages of Frankfurt is that the city offers excellent day trips options, Heidelberg, Mannheim, Würzburg, Koblenz are some of the destinations within easy reach.

Anyone visiting Switzerland should not miss a trip through the Swiss mountains. On a day trip from Zurich, you can visit the Jungfraujoch and also the beautiful cities of Bern and Lucerne.

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See also

20 Top Things to do in Frankfurt

Frankfurt Germany: 3-day Itinerary and Map

Top 10 Hotels Near the Frankfurt Messe

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