The cosmopolitan city of Zurich is well-known for its importance as a finance centre but it has plenty to offer the visitor, too. Situated on Lake Zurich, the city is home to a well-preserved Old Town full of cobbled streets and squares, a number of elegant buildings and an attractive lakeside quay.

Zurich is well serviced by an international airport as well as Switzerland’s largest railway station. It can also be easily reached by car thanks to the extensive Swiss and European motorway network.

Population: 345,000

Canton: Zurich

Average temperatures: January – 4C / 39F; April – 15C / 59F; July – 25C / 77F; October – 15C / 59F

Christmas market dates: 21 November to 24 December, 2019 (Learn more here.)

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