Zurich, Switzerland

  • Admire scores of paintings, sculptures, and drawings – spanning from the Middle Ages to contemporary times – in the Kunsthaus Zurich, an art museum with a focus on Swiss art.
  • Stroll through Lindenhofplatz, one of the city’s most enchanting riverside parks.
  • Zoo Zurich is home to 340 species of animals, including king penguins and elephants.
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The Medieval Little Big City

Long regarded as the financial center of Europe, Zurich certainly knows how to balance business with pleasure. The elegant Park Hyatt Zurich is located in the heart of the banking district on Beethoven-Strasse, mere steps from Zurich Lake and walkable to most of the city's attractions. Because of Switzerland's neutrality during World War I, Zurich became a haven for artists, musicians and writers. That spirit still pulses beneath Zurich's buttoned-up exterior at the quirky cocktail bars and shops of Zurich West. Whether romance, culture, or fine dining are on your itinerary, Zurich is well prepared to meet your needs.

Quick Facts

  • Suggested Airport
    Zurich Airport (ZRH)
  • Languages
    German, French, Italian, Romansh
  • Currency
    Swiss Franc (CHF)
  • Electricity
  • Climate

Fresh Things to Do

Featured Activity

  • Zurich's Old Town

    Altstadt (Old Town) is the historical and medieval center of Zurich and is consistently ranked as the not-to-miss area during your Swiss vacation. Cobblestone streets, award-winning restaurants and boutique coffee houses are just a few of the highlights. This melting pot of culture is also where you'll find the most clubs and finest shopping.

    Lindenhof Square.  Visit the larger than life chess set near the Limmat River at Lindenhof Square. Located above Old Town, you're likely to witness travelers and locals relaxing in the sunshine.

    Museum Rietberg. In Rieterpark, the Rietberg Museum houses Asian, African, American and Oceanian art. Art history enthusiasts love the museum for its collection of non-European objects and masterpieces. For an appreciation of foreign tradition, look no further.

    Swiss National Museum.  You'd be remiss to visit Zurich without a stop to the Swiss National Museum. On an island between the Sihl and Limmat Rivers in Old Town, the museum is a regional institution and highlights the Middle Ages through the 20th century.

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Travel Tips


  • Forecasting Your Zurich Vacation

    Characterized by mild spring and summer days, brisk fall weather and cool winter evenings, each season in Zurich is distinct but not extreme. At its peak, summer is warm and humid, between 55 and 75 degrees. The winters are cold, but stay between 30 and 40 degrees for crisp, snowy days. Zurich is a lovely destination to enjoy at every time of year from Christmas markets in December to summer swimming sessions in Lake Zurich.


Map of Zurich, Switzerland

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