The largest city in Switzerland is located around 30 kilometres from the Alps, where the Limmat River meets Lake Zurich. Surrounded by rolling hills, its exceptional location, along…
The largest city in Switzerland is located around 30 kilometres from the Alps, where the Limmat River meets Lake Zurich. Surrounded by rolling hills, its exceptional location, along with its thriving economy, warrant its 2006 and 2008 title of city with the best quality of life in the world.
Take one of our cheap flights to Zurich and discover a city which offers a wealth of leisure and culture, just steps away from the most spectacular landscapes. Zurich’s old town is home to important religious monuments, Medieval townhouses and shopping streets, such as Bahnhofstrasse, where you will find the most exclusive shops. In addition to the lake, the Grossmünster Cathedral is the symbol of Zurich. This Romanesque cathedral was built under Carlo Magno’s orders and dates back to the 9th and 13th centuries. It boasts two prominent twin towers, a crypt (the largest in Switzerland) and a Romanesque cloister. The Saint Peter Church of Zurich is the oldest in the city and is considered to have the largest clock in Europe, which is 8.7 metres in diameter.
Standing out among the civilian buildings are the Baroque Town Hall (Rathaus) and the Medieval houses on Rennweg street. If you want to enjoy breathtaking landscapes, head to Mount Uetliberg. At 869 metres above sea level, this is the highest point of the city and its lookout offers the most stunning views of Zurich, its lake and the Alps.
When you take a flight to Zurich, you'll find a mild climate.
The average annual temperature in Zurich is 8.5º C, with a maximum of 35º C in summer and a minimum of minus 10º C in winter.
Iberia flies to Zurich International Airport (IATA code: ZRH), also called Kloten Airport. Situated in Kloten, it is Switzerland's largest and busiest airport.
The airport has its own train station (EC, IC, ICN and IR) and the S-Bahn (S2 and S16), with regular departures to Zurich Central Station throughout most of the day. However, if your flight arrives very early in the morning or late at night, there are fewer trains and S-Bahns and you should therefore check the availability and frequency of these transport modes..
The journey time from the airport to Zurich Central Station is approximately 11 minutes..
Zurich cuisine is heavily influenced by German cooking, but it has forged a unique identity through meat and potato dishes, cheese, chocolate and other dishes for which it is world famous.
Although the official currency is the Swiss Franc (CHF), nearly every establishment accepts euros, although you'll receive your change in francs.
Check the flight offer Uruguay and book your plane ticket online. Iberia guarantees the best last-minute prices for our cheap flight offer Uruguay.
Prices shown are for flights that customers have recently searched at Uruguay. They are subject to change depending on seat availability, possible fare variations, charges and other supplements at the time you make the check. Prices per journey are applicable for return-flight tickets