Located in north-central Switzerland, Zurich boasts hundreds of museums and art galleries like Kunsthaus and Technorama. Notable attractions include the Grossmünster church, the Old Town, the Bahnhofstrasse and Lake Zürich. Nature lovers can relax at the Lindenhof, take a boat to Rapperswil, or visit the local zoo.
You can also take a cruise on Lake Zurich or head over to the thermal baths. The Zurich Opera House is renowned for its performances featuring international stars. Families with children can visit the Lindt & Sprungli Chocolate Factory Shop, and taste the finest chocolate in Switzerland.
From the Zurich Airport (ZRH), you can reach the city by train in less than 12 minutes. Travelers can buy a ZurichCARD that allows them to use the city's extensive tram system. You can also rent a car, call a taxi or take a trolley bus. The public transport network includes boasts, trams, buses and bikes. You’ll find many accommodations in Zurich, many of which are dotted along the Limmat River.
Zurich features a temperate mountain climate. During spring, the weather is warm and sunny. If you enjoy spending time outdoors, the summer offers the best weather for hiking. Autumn brings rain and high winds, while winter is deliciously snowy. No matter the date of your arrival, Zurich has local events and annual festivals, such as the Streetparade in August, or the Sechseläuten in April.
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