The peak time to visit Zurich is during the summer season, from April to August. Not only the weather is great, but the city also celebrates its two major festivals Zurifascht (country’s largest music festival) and the Street Parade (one of the world’s largest dance music festival). It would be best to book your flight tickets well in advance before summers start. If you’ve budget constraints, you can enjoy your winter vacations here during December and February. It would be freezing cold during this time but you would get to enjoy Christmas and New Year celebrations during this period.
The city is served by Zurich Airport. It is the largest international airport of Switzerland and a hub for Belair, Edelweiss Air, Germania Flug, Helvetic Airways, Swiss Global Air Lines and numerous other airlines. It is also a principal city for Air Berlin and Vueling. Zurich Airport offers scheduled and charter flights to 196 destinations in 62 countries around the world. Major destinations include Zurich to Abu Dhabi, Helsinki, Amsterdam, Athens, Barcelona, Geneva, Dublin, Munich, Delhi and others. The airlines associated with it include Air Berlin, Edelweiss Air, Germania Flug, Helvetic Airways, Swiss International Air Lines among others. Places of Interest in Zurich
Zurich is a beautiful lakeside and largest city in Switzerland. It is the one of the alpha points of European arts, architecture, history and culture. Zurich is home to a number of historical buildings, old churches, museums, riverside shopping streets, clock towers, waterways, mountain railroad, a hill overlooking the city and the bakeries that entice tourist with those legendary Swiss chocolates- what more could someone ask for?Altstadt (or the Old Town)
Altstadt lies between Bahnhofstrasse and the left bank of River Limmat, the region of the city as it was until 1893 AD. It is home to a number of historic attractions like old streets, 600 year old head office of a prominent of money lending company, a traditional house (Haus zum Napt) with its Renaissance furniture, Lenin’s residence and the birthplace of Dada art movement. Another impossible to miss attraction here is the Haus zum Rech, a structure that dates back to the Middle Ages and is known for its 400 year old decorated walls and ceilings.Fraumunster (Women's Minster)
Fraumunster is the church of a former abbey that was built for the aristocratic German women in 853 AD. It belongs to the Evangelical Reformed Church of the Canton of Zürich and is one of the four main churches of the city. Its star attraction is a choir with decorated stained glass windows. These five windows depict a Christian story (viz., Prophets, Jacob, Christ, Zion and Law) each through a different colour.Grossmunster (Great Minster)
The Grossmunster church is a delightful example of Romanesque architecture and the birthplace of 16th century Swiss-German Reformation. It is considered a trendsetter of pan-European architecture, central to which is a carved portal of medieval columns with grotesques along the capitals. Common folklore assumes that it is the first church of the city and it was built as a monastery in 8th century by King Charlemagne to honour the graves of two martyrs, Felix and Regula.