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Zurich Chinese Garden (Chinagarten) Tours

Zurich Chinese Garden (Chinagarten)
Surrounded by a white wall topped with the golden East Asian roofs and interspersed with bright red gates, Zurich's Chinese Garden (Chinagarten) is about as far removed from the traditional Swiss houses neighboring it as possible. The garden is a quiet oasis of little ponds, lush vegetation and intricately decorated buildings with tiered roofs, red pillars and bright green railings, a place where strolls on perfectly planned paths and meditation sessions are possible. Paintings and ornaments feature the unique culture of Yunnan Province and a big focus is set on the three friends of winter: pine, bamboo and plum. The plants are a big theme in Confucianism and since they don’t wither in winter and instead flourish, they represent perseverance. 

The Chinese Garden was a gift from Zürich’s sister city Kunming, as thanks for the help it received in the construction of a drinking water and drainage system. Now the garden is not only seen as one of the most beautiful Chinese gardens in the world, but is also considered to be the highest ranking temple garden outside of China. Apart from the pavilions and bridges, there is also a Chinese take away next to the main entrance, where one can enjoy the fresh spring rolls with a fitting view.

Practical Info

The Chinese Garden can be found between Bellerivestrasse and Blatterwiese on the eastern lakeshore. It is only open in the summer months from the 20th of March until the 20th of October. The opening hours are from 11am to 7pm.
Address: Bellerivestrasse 138, Zurich, Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
Hours: 11am-7pm
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City Walk with funicular ride and boat trip to China Garden

City Walk with funicular ride and boat trip to China Garden

This experience is offered by a private local. Want to get to know the city with a local and be able to know it like the back of your hand in only one afternoon? That is possible! You will get to see the city and you will be able to discover it through the eyes of a local. By taking the tram, boat and cable car you will know how to get from A to B and even get some insider tips on how to be even faster than the Zürcher! It is not only going to be a practical experience, you will get to know more about the history, local lifestyle and modern transformation if the city of Zurich. This Experience will help you make the best out of your stay in Zurich! This experience will be a public one in a group size that does not exceed 8 people so that you can really ask all your questions and get the best out of this Experience.
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

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What are Zurich Chinese Garden (Chinagarten) hours of operation?
Zurich Chinese Garden (Chinagarten) hours of operation: 11am-7pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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