Best Time To Visit
Year-round. Summertime offers festivals, river and lake swimming, crowds, and outdoor cafes, while winter has many cozy—gemutlich—cafes, and neighborhood clubs and restaurants.
Zurich is a great walking city, with most diversions concentrated in a small area: from the train station to the lake, and just on the other side of the river near the university. Public trams are ubiquitous, with fares based on zones (a single ride starts at $5).
July is the hottest month, with an average high of 65°F (19°C) and the coldest is January, with an average high of 32°F (0°C).
Know Before Visiting
People tend to be slightly more formal here than at home; don’t take it personally, their reserved manner is just a form of Swiss shyness.
Swiss Franc (CHF)