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Zurich

By Dmitry Petrounin Dmitry Petrounin Section editor Profile

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With a population of over a million, Zurich is the largest urban centre in the country. It is also the business and financial capital and a major centre of attraction for art lovers and night owls. The "Little big City", as it is called, is divided into twelve districts (Kreis). The first comprising the Old Town and its famous Bahnhofstrasse, is the most prized destination for tourists. The Sankt-Peter church, dating back to the 7th Century, is the oldest building in Zurich. Just nearby, lies the Lindenhof, a historical site shaded by limetrees. The Schipfe neighbourhood has lovely small streets, running along the Limmat, and the Frauenmünster church, a former cloister for the noble women of the city, with stained glass windows, some of which were designed by Giacometti and Chagall. The highly romantic neighbourhood of Niederdorf is a concentration of pedestrian alleys, teeming with shops and road side cafés. The cathedral (Grossmünster) overlooks the entire setting with its imposing and austere lines. Around the lake, walkways have been developed, that become lively with visitors in nice weather. Slightly unusual, the Chinese garden offers a peaceful place to wander aimlessly, while just nearby is the home of Heidi Weber, designed by the architect, Le Corbustier. For swimming, go to the Utoquai public baths, a pool built by the lake, surrounded by wooden buildings on stilts, or even to Badi am Stadhausquai (for women only) and to the Schanzengraben baths (for men only). You can equally go for a stroll in the Arboretum and the botanical garden, and visit a number of top-notch museums: the Fine Arts museum (Kunsthaus), the Rietberg and the Swiss national museum.

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Weather Zurich

These indicators are used as a set of criteria to predict overall weather conditions in Zurich . The different indicators are there to help you prepare for your trip to Zurich so you can make plans based on the weather forecast, whether it be a trip to the beach, walking, visiting attractions and museums or winter sports... Here you'll find a precise, overall weather score for each week in Zurich , which takes into account temperature indicators, bad weather predictions, sunshine levels and wind speeds.

Overall rating 32/100
  • Temperature indicators 0% Very cold

    Maximum temperature not to exceed 16°C, the perceived temperature is <30°.

  • Bad weather indicators 54% Showers

    Showers - averaging between 2.5mm and 3.5mm per day.

  • Sunbathing indicators 42% Sunny intervals

    Cloudy with sunny intervals (40% to 60% cloud cover).

  • Wind indicators 80% No wind / Optimal

    Optimal comfort: slow wind speeds (<6 mph) with a top temperature of 24°C.

  • Humidity indicators 62% Normal

    Slight feeling of discomfort due air humidity registering higher than 65%.