Zurich

The largest city in Switzerland is a perfect destination for all lovers of entertainment, art, shopping and chocolate. What used to be a calm and restrained financial hub is now a vibrant city that has repeatedly ranked as a city with the highest quality of living. Friendly, clean and tidy, Zürich is famous for its top opera and ballet performances, as well as classical concerts and excellent museums. And if you would like to have fun until the wee hours, there are also more than 500 clubs and bars to choose from.

Weather averages in October

  • Day 15°C
  • Night 8°C
  • Rain 9

The largest city in Switzerland is a perfect destination for all lovers of entertainment, art, shopping and chocolate. What used to be a calm and restrained financial hub is now a vibrant city that has repeatedly ranked as a city with the highest quality of living. Friendly, clean and tidy, Zürich is famous for its top opera and ballet performances, as well as classical concerts and excellent museums. And if you would like to have fun until the wee hours, there are also more than 500 clubs and bars to choose from.

Weather averages in October

  • Day 15°C
  • Night 8°C
  • Rain 9

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Europe’s Capital of Entertainment and Shopping

Stroll the picturesque promenade along the blue Lake Zürich. Step into the friendly workshops and boutiques in the Old Town. Visit the old Town Hall from the 17th century and the church of St. Peter – the oldest church in the city, adorned with the largest church clock face in Europe, with a diameter of 8.7 meters. Then explore the famous churches of Grossmünster and Fraumünster. The latter has beautiful stained-glass windows designed by the famous painter Marc Chagall. Take a boat ride along the Limmat River to see the picturesque buildings on both banks, and then climb the Lindenhof hill and look at the city from the viewing terrace.

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In the city, which is famous for world-class opera and ballet, as well as classical concerts, there are more than 50 museums and 100 galleries. The Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zürich) houses the largest modern art collection in Zürich, with works by Giacometti, Picasso, Monet, and Chagall. The Foundation E.G. Bührle Collection displays the works of Monet, Cézanne, and Renoir. Masters of contemporary art await you at the art exhibition centre Kunsthalle Zürich, while one of Europe’s best collections of Asian art is on display at the Rietberg Museum.

Zürich is not the capital of Switzerland, but it is undoubtedly its capital of entertainment. Once a quiet, reserved financial centre of Switzerland, it is becoming more and more vibrant with every new day.

Zürich has more than 500 clubs and bars where the party lasts until the morning hours. Join the fun-loving youth in the Zürich-West area. Once an industrial district, it now dictates the rhythm of the city’s entertainment with trendy bars and clubs. Every year, Zürich also hosts Europe's largest outdoor techno and rave parade – the Street Parade. If you are eager to shop, then walk through one of the most exclusive shopping streets in the world – Bahnhofstrasse, where you can find anything, from department stores and boutiques to watch shops and chocolate shops. Be sure to try delicious potato fries – rösti, cheese fondue, and sinfully good chocolate pralines.  

Sights in Zürich

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Grossmünster

A Romanesque-style church with beautiful stained glass windows offers a fine view of the city from the tower.

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Fraumünster

An old Gothic church, a former abbey, with famous stained glass windows by Chagall.

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Old Town

The old town is full of pleasant bars, traditional Swiss restaurants and art museums.

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Bahnhofstrasse

One of the world's most expensive and exclusive shopping avenues.

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Lake Zürich

A glacial lake southeast of the city of Zürich.

Airports

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Zürich

Zürich Airport is one of the best airports in Europe, located north of central Zürich, in the municipality of Kloten. The train ride from the airport to the city centre takes 11 minutes and a car ride takes 20 minutes.

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