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Quaint, quiet streets set against an Alpine backdrop will make you forget you're in a world-leading financial hub.

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Planning Your Visit

  • Best time to visit?

    The stunning landscape makes Zurich a charming place to visit in all seasons, but if you really can't stand the cold then you should probably stick to peak season – June to August.

  • How many days?

    You could satisfy your city-sightseeing urges within a couple of days, but it would be silly not to book an extra day at least to visit the Alps, and perhaps another to take advantage of Zurich's museums. All in all, four or five should be perfect!

  • Best area to stay?

    Staying around the Old Town is certainly most convenient for visitors, but where exactly takes a little more research. Niederdorf is a mostly pedestrian area full of lively bars and restaurants, but if that sounds a little too busy, then try the slightly quieter Lindenhof. Seefeld is a popular lakeside district, but at the opposite end you'll find Enge & Wollishofen, which is considerably more relaxing if only because it's further from the sights!

Good to know

  • Language
  • Currency
    Franc (CHF)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+01:00)
  • Country Code
  • Best time to visit
    Year-round is lovely, but the warmest months are June through August.

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What people are saying about Zurich

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 5,697 reviews

The tour was lovely. The coach was very comfortable and airconditioned. The tour guide, a lovely lady, was very knowledgeable and gave lots of information during the trip (from start to finish). Though it was a 9.5-hour tour, time went by quickly because it was enjoyable and had lots of activities to do. The Mount Titlis visit was the highlight of this trip. I had an amazing time on this mountain. I was glad the weather was good and had the opportunity to do most activities. It did change and became cloudy/foggy when it was time to leave. Lucky us. Here's a short video of my time on the mountain P.S Although it was summer, it was cold on the mountain. A warm jacket and good shoes for snow/ice are recommended. They do rent out jackets there as well.

It was pretty straightforward getting to the place. The 165 bus drops you in front of the building. Bags are not allowed during the tour and lockers are provided for storage. It was confusing at first trying to get the hearing device to work but once figured out, it went smoothly. One has to point the device to the flag of the language desired and then point at the spoons in each location to listen to the information. It was a lot of information to process haha. I had the chance to taste some chocolates and pick a few to take home. I was also gifted one at the end of the tour. The place was very big, beautiful and well maintained. There's also a cafe and a chocolate shop. I enjoyed the tour. Here is a short video showing the end of the tour.

I enjoyed every moment of this trip. The tour guide was knowledgeable. The driver drove us safely to and from the place. The coach was air-conditioned, spacious and comfortable. I had a great time at the Rhine Falls and recommend taking the boat ride (costs 10CHF). We went through Germany on the way back to the meeting point. Though we were told to bring our passports, we didn't need to present/show them. All in all, it was an awesome tour. Here's a short video of my time at Rhine Falls.

Special thanks to YAO PING. She was excellent in her knowledge of the area, caring and highly considerate to the travellers. Weather waa clear that day and the scenery could not have been more breathtaking. Was a little unwell in the middle of the trip and YAO PING stayed with me throughout, ensuring that i was well looked after. Could not ask for a better well attentioned. guide. Thank you so much !

If you love to eat chocolate... This is the place. They allow you to eat chocolate in so many forms. I lost count. The main thing I learned was how to experience chocolate heaven.