Welcome to Zurich

Welcome to Zurich. Zurich is the largest city and economic epicenter of Switzerland as well as the country's main tourism hub.

Map of Zurich

Basic Stats

Travel Safety Rating: 8/10

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General Sanitation Rating: 10/10

Tourism Infrastructure Rating: 8/10

Top attractions

Bahnhofstrasse

Bahnhofstrasse is the main street of Zurich.

Bahnhofstrasse

Fraumunster Church

Fraumunster Church is a famous 11th century church in Zurich.

Fraumünster

Uetliberg

Uetliberg is a famous mountain in Zurich.

The beauty of fog and clouds by Daniel Maier on 500px.com

Grossmunster

Grossmunster are famous twin towers in Zurich that feature an observatory for visitors.

Grossmuenster by Daniel Maier on 500px.com

Lake Zurich

Lake Zurich is a famous lake in Zurich with the Ganymede Statue and views of the Swiss Alps.

Paradise Like Zürich by Bernd Rodler on 500px.com

Sechselautenplatz

Sechselautenplatz is the central square of Zurich.

Zürich im Advent, Bellevue by Adolf Genhart on 500px.com

Lindenhof

Lindenhof is a historic park in Zurich.

Lindenhof by Ilja Khodorkovski on 500px.com

Old Town of Zurich

The Old Town of Zurich is the historic heart and epicenter of Zurich.

Old Zurich town, view on river by Lena Serditova on 500px.com

Weather and Climate

Zurich has a mild climate with cold winters and warm summers.

Question: What is the ideal time to visit Zurich?

Answer: The best time to visit Zurich is between May and July.

ZÜRICH WEATHER

Language and Dialect

Although German, French, and Italian are all spoken in Switzerland, the primary language spoken in Zurich is German. Here are some common words and useful phrases in German.

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Hallo

Hallo means: Hello

Guten Tag

Guten Tag means: Good morning

Schweiz

Schweiz means: Switzerland

Ich spreche nur ein bisschen Deutsh

Ich spreche nur ein bisschen Deutsh means: I speak a little German

History

Although originally settled during Neolithic times, Zurich was a part of the Roman provinces of Gallia Belgica and later of Germania Superior. The area was Christianized in the 3rd century. Zurich joined France in the 8th century and a Carolingian castle was constructed in the city. The city later joined the Holy Roman Empire. Zurich joined the Swiss Confederation in the 14th century and many former Swiss provinces joined Zurich in the 15th century. Zurich was the site of a brutal war with France in the 1470s. Multiple monasteries were constructed in the city in the early 16th century and Zurich played a significant role in the Protestant Reformation. Zurich became a democratic city in the early 18th century when it gained an elected city council. Zurich was conquered by the army of Napoleon Bonaparte when France invaded Switzerland during the Napoleonic Wars, but was liberated with the help of Russia and Austria. Zurich continued to grow in the 20th century and today is one of Europe’s most modern and vibrant cities.

Transportation

"Zurich Public Transport (VBZ) employs a network of trams, trains, buses, cable cars and boats to help travelers traverse Zurich and its suburbs. The trams, in particular, are a good way to get around. Before you hop aboard, make sure you buy your ticket at a VBZ ticket office or an automatic ticket machine." - USNews

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