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Where can I take nice photos of Zurich

Hi,

Just don't know where to fit this question...please direct me if inappropriate here.

I am a portrait photographer. In my spare time I take landscape photos around. I have a few good spots where I can take nice photos but i quickly get bored and want to explore new ones. Do any of you know about good spots where I can take nice photos, in or around Zurich that I can take a day trip?

Here are my photos. Any comments, tips and recommendation is welcome.

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Re: Where can I take nice photos of Zurich

Took some great photos yesterday from the grounds of Rapperswil Castle.
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Took some great photos yesterday from the grounds of Rapperswil Castle.
I also had a few from Rapperswil. I was there in Aug for the fireworks. It was amazing!

Any recommendation about Zurich sunset??
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Re: Where can I take nice photos of Zurich

Küsnacht Horn or any of the lakeside parks between there and Seefeld. Or even up on the Forch.
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Küsnacht Horn or any of the lakeside parks between there and Seefeld. Or even up on the Forch.
Thanks for your advice. I will try it out when the weather is nice.

Cheers,

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Re: Where can I take nice photos of Zurich

Forgot to mention, the lakeside ice rink at Hotel Sonne is a lovely place to catch the sunset. http://sonne.ch/en/Live-on-Ice
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Great, thanks
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Forgot to mention, the lakeside ice rink at Hotel Sonne is a lovely place to catch the sunset. http://sonne.ch/en/Live-on-Ice
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Take the Polybahn from Central to the ETH Polyterasse for a charming and sweeping view over downtown.
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Thanks~!

I am going there this afternoon. Will give you an update if I got any good photos. Cheers,

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Hi there,

I just found a very good one!
There you go~! When i was there(it was 20 mins before it's closing time), I saw two other people. They are Swiss!!! Local!! They haven't been to this wonderful place, just like me!

I was surprised. Obviously people don't notice the city we are living in is so beautiful. It worths of viewing by heart.

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Re: Where can I take nice photos of Zurich

Hi,
From the 40th floor of the Prime tower, at the Clouds bar/restaurant.
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Hi,
From the 40th floor of the Prime tower, at the Clouds bar/restaurant.
Cheers
Oh please, that dump...all you see is a village and a train station.
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Re: Where can I take nice photos of Zurich

Take a ride up to Uetliberg; shoot Uetliberg from the west of Zurich, round about the direction of Birmensdorf (much more pleasant than from the city itself). Walk from Uetliberg to Adliswil Felsenegg, on the Planetenweg, have nice views on the way, and a ride in a cable car down.

Have dinner at Urania, then move to the top floor to the Jules Vernes Bar.

Explore the area from Niederdorfstrasse / Münstergasse going east - i.e. up the hill. This is the "real" Zurich, as opposed to whatever people like about Bahnhofstrasse, the lake etc.

Climb the tower at the Loorenkopf to get a view on Zürich, Lake Zürich, and the Greifensee.

Get to Pfannenstiel, for a view of the area.

People shoot towards the Innerschweiz from Bürkliplatz and the Quaibrücke. There's a much better view of all of that from canton Aargau, from around Berikon.

Walk around Museum Rietberg (and the park there).

For architecture, consider the ETH campus at Hönggerberg.

There's just so much, too much. Take your camera and just walk around, there is a gem or two hiding in plain sight everywhere. And that's just all nearby.

Once you venture further out, Säntis, Innerschweiz, Graubünden, Berner Oberland are all within one or two hours of train ride.
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Re: Where can I take nice photos of Zurich

you can try Panorama Hotel

http://www.panoramaresort.ch/en/virtual-tour


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Re: Where can I take nice photos of Zurich

Thank you for your tips.
I have been up to the Clouds bar. But I am afraid they don't allow tripod...camera should be fine though.

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From the 40th floor of the Prime tower, at the Clouds bar/restaurant.
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Re: Where can I take nice photos of Zurich

Thank you.
I'd love to go! Should be ok sometime next week or so.
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http://www.panoramaresort.ch/en/virtual-tour


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Re: Where can I take nice photos of Zurich

I had a quick look at the link. It's stunning!!!!
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Re: Where can I take nice photos of Zurich

Many thanks!!!! For all of these~ It's so useful
When I just arrived Zurich, I always wander around Niederdorfstrasse / Münstergasse area. It's very interesting esp during the carnival and festival period, you see people wearing masks and playing loud music!
Urania and Loorenkopf is a good idea- I'd wait for a pretty sunset day then.

Thanks again for a long list of great tips

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Take a ride up to Uetliberg; shoot Uetliberg from the west of Zurich, round about the direction of Birmensdorf (much more pleasant than from the city itself). Walk from Uetliberg to Adliswil Felsenegg, on the Planetenweg, have nice views on the way, and a ride in a cable car down.

Have dinner at Urania, then move to the top floor to the Jules Vernes Bar.

Explore the area from Niederdorfstrasse / Münstergasse going east - i.e. up the hill. This is the "real" Zurich, as opposed to whatever people like about Bahnhofstrasse, the lake etc.

Climb the tower at the Loorenkopf to get a view on Zürich, Lake Zürich, and the Greifensee.

Get to Pfannenstiel, for a view of the area.

People shoot towards the Innerschweiz from Bürkliplatz and the Quaibrücke. There's a much better view of all of that from canton Aargau, from around Berikon.

Walk around Museum Rietberg (and the park there).

For architecture, consider the ETH campus at Hönggerberg.

There's just so much, too much. Take your camera and just walk around, there is a gem or two hiding in plain sight everywhere. And that's just all nearby.

Once you venture further out, Säntis, Innerschweiz, Graubünden, Berner Oberland are all within one or two hours of train ride.
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Re: Where can I take nice photos of Zurich

Google "Aussichtspunkte Zürich" for many additional suggestions.
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Very close and easy to get to - wonderful panoramic views - especially on a clear day:

Take the Seilbahn Rigiblick (a couple of tram stops from the University) for a 5 minute ride up to the wonderful and vast walking areas up there. Walking up a little (5 mins through the forest) to the Panoramaweg provides the most amazing panoramic views over Zurich and to the Alps.

I'm there most weeks. I also love to combine it with a coffee or drink on the beautiful terrasse of the Sorell Hotel Zürichberg.

A Google search of rigiblick zürich will provide you with a lot of impressions.

Here the Bahnli:
https://www.stadt-zuerich.ch/vbz/de/...rigiblick.html
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