Zürich city life
Zürich is a city with an active life and many touristic and entertainment sites. Around the sites of Limmat you will find most of the monuments and institutions, among which there is the main railway station, the oldest of its kind in the country. The old town has houses with an impressive architecture and the historical site of Lindenhof and the Carolingian Imperial Palace, while the nationally famous Bahnhofstrasse is the haven of shopping.
This easy to reach city also has cultural sites such as Zürich Museum of Art, the Swiss National Museum, Centre Le Corbusier, Museum of Design, Uhrenmuseum Beyer or the North America Native Museum. You will also find UNESCO World Heritage Sites at the Prehistoric Pile dwellings around the Alps.
Outdoor experiences may begin in the Zoological Garden, Botanical Garden, the famous themed Chinese Garden or even Üetliberg and continue at the shores of Zürich Lake. Cultural events happen on a daily basis and events take place in all domains. Some of the annual ones are ZüriCarneval, the Zürich Spring Festival, Live at Sunset Festival, Zürich Film Festival, Mobile Motion Film Festival, Energy or Street Parade. Niederdorf is a notorious area for its nightlife, with plenty of bars, restaurants, lounges or clubs.
The most widespread sport is ice hockey and the city is proudly represented by ZSC Lions.
International atmosphere in Zürich
Being Switzerland’s largest city, Zürich is also a hotspot for international students and businessmen. The Swiss lifestyle reflects the city’s quality of life and this aspect is visible in all fields.
While a significant amount of the city’s inhabitants does not hold citizenship, there are high chances you will meet Germans, Italians or others. Locals are friendly and open and the city has an environment where you can learn, develop and socialize.
Zürich’s climate is based on the four seasons and its highest influences are winds and precipitations. Summers are warm and sunny, while winters may bring some frost days. Autumns and springs are cold and mild. Temperatures range from 2.9°C (37.2°F) in January and 24.0°C (75.2°F) in July.