Zurich Holiday Guide

Luxury shopping boulevards, beautiful architecture and an idyllic location on a lake: put them together and you have one of the most attractive cities in Europe, Zurich.

Zurich is or not the capital of Switzerland, but it is the largest city in the country. With its abundance of shops, beautiful architecture, excellent transport network and surrounding natural beauty, it has everything to offer. Zurich is not cheap and you need to reach deep into their pockets if you want to experience the city properly. However, the locals are very friendly and speak several languages, and will help ensure you don’t run into any problems.

The city is great for those looking to spend big with a little retail therapy, being dotted with luxury shops. The main shopping street is the Bahnhofstrasse. Browse the top line clothes and accessories of big brand labels and peruse the grand display windows.

The skyline of the city is full of the towers of old buildings, of which the Grossmuenster is still most likely to catch the eye. The Grossmünster is not just an interesting structure it’s also the birthplace of the religious reformation in Switzerland. For natural beauty, there’s the strikingly large lake, perfect for a postcard-esque photo.

In the winter months, Zurich is an ideal location for skiers looking for a cultural stopover before hitting the slopes. In summer you can spend a long weekend on and along the water. Whether covered in a layer of snow or with the sun beaming on down from a clear blue sky, the city is always wonderful. Marvel at the splendour of Zurich from the lookout tower on the Üetliberg.

Zurich is easily accessible. The main railway station, Zurich Hauptbahnhof, is an international railway junction with connections to multiple European countries. Zurich Airport is 12 kilometres from the city centre, with a connecting train that runs every few minutes. The centre also has an extensive tram network, and the nature trails around the city can easily be reached by using them.

In the warmest months (June to August) it can reach 30 ° in Zurich, which makes it a great summertime city break. If you’re looking for a little snow-capped romance, come between December and February and get involved in the skiing.

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