WHEN TO GO
Anytime is fine. Zurich has a very comfortable climate. Summer temperatures tend to hover around 75° F and rarely top 85° F. The coldest a normal winter gets is 25° F and it's more likely to stay around 40° F.
HOW TO GET THERE
Compact Zurich airport is only six miles to the northeast. Trains to the main station, Zurich HB, depart about every ten minutes. www.zurich-airport.com
The Zurich Card allows unlimited travel on public trains, buses, trams, funiculars, and boats, plus free entry to more than 40 museums, plus several further perks. It costs about 10 Euros for 24 hours and euro 20 for 72 hours. Available from the tourist information office at the Zurich HB railway station (Mon.-Sat., 8 a.m. to 8.30 p.m.; Sun., 8.30 a.m. to 6.30 p.m.; tel. 41 44 215 4000, www.zuerich.com).View Switzerland Factsheet