Zürich is the largest city in Switzerland, at the north end of Lake Zürich in the northern part pf the country. Zurich has been voted to have the "Best Quality of Life in the World", has been in the Top 10 "Most Livable Cities", and known to be the "Wealthiest Country in Europe". It is just over 87 square kilometers (almost 34 square miles) in size, and home to over 380.000 people! The view of the Alps will simply take your breath away. My two favorites buildings around this city was the beautiful architecture of Fraumünster and Grossmünster. Take a walk around the city; It's truly a lovely place. It's a quick ride from the airport, or you can take the railway, which both in Zürich are the busiest in all of Switzerland. I loved the charm and sense of serenity this city had to offer!
Best Time to Visit & Climate:
Summer Season (peak season): June through August brings large crowds, and expensive rates. It is a beautiful time of year to visit, as you are able to swim in the lake. Temperatures range of a high from 21-23°C (69-74°F), and a low around 11-13°C (51-55°F).
Fall Season (shoulder season): September through November, the crowds are almost non-existent and prices are lower. Temperatures range of a high from 7-19°C (44-66°F), and a low around 1-10°C (34-50°F).
Winter Season (low season): Though the temperatures are much cooler, December through February are still a popular months for travelers who want to ski the Swiss Alps! It is considered offseason, but the rates are still high. The temperatures range of a high from 2-4°C (35-39°F), and a low around -2--3°C (24-29°F).
Spring Season (shoulder season): March through May has smaller crowds and lower prices. The temperatures range of a high from 8-17°C (47-63°F), and a low around 1-8°C (33-46°F).
I visited Zürich in late April, and the weather was very pleasant. I walked around the city without an issue of any crowds, basically only a few people here and there! The old picturesque town of Altstad is so beautiful and rich in history.