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Where is Zurich?

The Swiss City of Zurich is the capital of Zurich canton. It covers an area of 91,88 km² and is the largest city in Switzerland. Zurich lies at an elevation of 408 m above sea level and is home to 404.783 people. It is situated at the northern shore of Lake Zurich. Besides Munich and Vienna, Zurich is the city with the best quality of life.

What is the Weather Like in Zurich?

The climate in Zurich is moderate. Westerly winds often bring precipitation and Bise (wind from the east or north-east) regularly causes cold weather throughout the whole year. Check out our live webcam for the current weather forecast for today, tomorrow or the weekend.

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What's Going on in Zurich?

Zurich is a vibrant metropolis. With more than 500 clubs and discos Zurich has the highest density of night life attractions in Switzerland. Of course, Zurich also has a lot to offer during the day. The historic centre, located left and right of the river Limmat is known as the posh area of the city. Many luxury shops, the world famous Confiserie Sprüngli and the Swiss National Bank are located along Bahnhofsstraße, which leads from the railway station to Lake Zurich. The town boasts more than 250 hotels, innumerable restaurants, bars and cafés. Similar to the German city of Frankfurt on the Main, Zurich one of the most important financial centres. As far as the educational sector is concerned ETH Zurich (Eidgenössisch Technische Hochschule Zürich) figures among the most acclaimed universities worldwide.

What to do in Zurich?

Uetliberg or Üetliberg (869 m), the local mountain near Zurich, is a very popular recreation area. Uetliberg is the most northern part of the Albis Mountains. You can enjoy a wonderful view of Zurich and Lake Zurich from there. The luxury hotel Uto Kulm at the peak offers a breathtaking panorama. Zurich is also an attractive destination for art lovers, as it is home to numerous galleries, museums and theatres.

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