Zurich is the largest city in Switzerland and the capital of the canton of Zurich. It is located in north-central Switzerland, at the north-western tip of Lake Zurich. As of January 2020, the municipality has 434,335 inhabitants, the urban area (agglomeration) 1.315 million (2009), and the Zurich metropolitan area 1.83 million (2011). Zurich is a hub for railways, roads, and air traffic. Both Zurich Airport and its main railway station are the largest and busiest in the country.
Top most city attractions in Zurich, Switzerland
Zurich's tradition of liberal thinking and active intellectual life attracted leading figures that included Georg Buchner, Vladimir Lenin, James Joyce, C. G. Jung, and Thomas Mann, and this tradition continues into modern times. Although it buzzes with business activity, Zurich is one of the finest Swiss cities to visit and is perfectly arranged for sightseeing on foot.
The city is also a good base for visiting many other fascinating places in Switzerland and the nearby Black Forest region of Germany. In fact, a number of these make good day trips from Zurich. Find the best places to visit with our list of the top things to do in Zurich.