Zurich city

Some History First

Zurich is not only the country’s financial center but also the headquarters of world business financial giants. The city also has become known as one of Europe’s cleanest, wealthiest cities. The standard of living is extremely high which pushes it to the top of the “most livable cities in the world” lists. There are more than 100 art galleries, world-famous architecture, and renowned museums.

Getting Around

Weather / Best Time to Visit Zurich

Spring runs from March to May has temperatures ranging from 50°F to 66°F and flowers can be seen blooming

Summer, May to September, is very warm with temperatures reaching into the 90s. If you visit during the summer months you can enjoy outdoor activities like swimming in the extremely clean Lake Zurich. Hiking is also available on Uetilberg Mountain.

Fall that goes from September to November is generally pleasant with cooler temperatures in the 40s and 50s.

Winter, from December to March, sees daytime temperatures average around freezing during the day and below freezing at night. Snowfall usually starts in November and extends until March. The best time to visit Zurich, Switzerland is in May and September when the weather is warm but not sweltering and the nights are cooler. Also, flights and hotels are generally cheaper during this time.

Zurich Restaurant Recommendations

Walliser Keller, The Swiss Restaurant (Fondue)

FAddress: Zaehringerstrasse 21 Niederdorf-Historic Quater, Zurich 8001 Switzerland

eCHo Restaurant (Fondue)

Address: Neumuehlequai 42, Zurich 8006 Switzerland

Hours: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Haus Zum Ruden

Address: Limmatquai 42, Zurich, 8001

Set inside a gothic, 14th-century guildhall with a 36-foot wide, bowed wooden ceiling, the experience here is best described as deeply romantic: you may even see the River Limmat from your seat.

Restaurant Stadionli (Swiss / European)

Address: Siewerdtstrasse 80A 8050 Zürich, Zurich 8050 Switzerland

Hours: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. / 10 p.m.

Café 1842 – My favorite café in Zurich!!!

Napfgasse 4, 8001 Zürich, Switzerland

Hours: Monday to Sunday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Fun Facts

  1. There is no need to purchase bottled water in Zurich. There are over 1,200 drinking fountains scattered around the city that provide some of the cleanest drinking water in the world
  2. Google has its largest European office in downtown Zurich and Disney Research is also located just a few minutes outside of town.
  3. The largest techno parade in Europe is held in Zurich every August. Millions of people flood the streets to celebrate until the wee hours of the morning.
  4. Zurich is considered the best city in the world in terms of quality of life. There is a healthy life expectancy, freedom to make personal choices, and low taxes.
  5. Zurich has a museum that is dedicated to absolutely nothing. Yes, you read that correctly, nothing. It is called the No Show Museum and is dedicated to showing the visitor how the concept of nothing has been made noticeable over time through art.
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