Readers’ verdict: The best and worst things about life in Zurich

Readers’ verdict: The best and worst things about life in Zurich

It's considered one of the best cities in the world, but what's life in Zurich like? We asked our readers to give us their insights.

IN PICTURES: 15 photos to make you fall in love with the Swiss winter

IN PICTURES: 15 photos to make you fall in love with the Swiss winter

IN PICTURES: 12 photos that will get you excited about autumn in Switzerland

IN PICTURES: 12 photos that will get you excited about autumn in Switzerland

Quarantine in Switzerland is ‘not a reliable system,’ say The Local readers

Quarantine in Switzerland is ‘not a reliable system,’ say The Local readers

On the road again: Why the Swiss have fallen in love with camping holidays

On the road again: Why the Swiss have fallen in love with camping holidays

Investigation presumes fatal Zurich tiger mauling was an accident

Investigation presumes fatal Zurich tiger mauling was an accident

Tiger kills zookeeper in Zurich

Tiger kills zookeeper in Zurich

‘Nip the virus in the bud’: How Germany showed Europe the way on coronavirus testing

‘Nip the virus in the bud’: How Germany showed Europe the way on coronavirus testing

Where can you travel in Europe? EU launches new website to help tourists

Where can you travel in Europe? EU launches new website to help tourists

The form you need to cross the Swiss border for family reasons

The form you need to cross the Swiss border for family reasons

Petrol, flight prices set to increase under Swiss environmental proposal

Petrol, flight prices set to increase under Swiss environmental proposal

Five fantastic things to do in Switzerland this weekend

Five fantastic things to do in Switzerland this weekend

Why is Basel’s EuroAirport constantly being evacuated?

Why is Basel’s EuroAirport constantly being evacuated?

Geneva’s new regional cross-border trains to run all night on weekend

Geneva’s new regional cross-border trains to run all night on weekend

Switzerland’s Matterhorn mountain ‘will not be closed’

Switzerland’s Matterhorn mountain ‘will not be closed’

What you need to know about Zurich’s amazing Street Parade dance party

What you need to know about Zurich’s amazing Street Parade dance party

What you need to know about taking a night train from Switzerland
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What you need to know about taking a night train from Switzerland

Readers reveal: How Switzerland could improve its public transport system

Readers reveal: How Switzerland could improve its public transport system

Airbnb taps luxury market with 50,000 franc a night Swiss chalets

Airbnb taps luxury market with 50,000 franc a night Swiss chalets

Over an hour wait in Gotthard Tunnel for holiday weekend

Over an hour wait in Gotthard Tunnel for holiday weekend

SBB launches free internet trial on long-distance trains

SBB launches free internet trial on long-distance trains

Vevey named among Lonely Planet’s top 10 European destinations

Vevey named among Lonely Planet’s top 10 European destinations

‘Too dangerous’: Basel cancels late-night trams to France

‘Too dangerous’: Basel cancels late-night trams to France

SBB makes it easier to buy cheap international train tickets
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SBB makes it easier to buy cheap international train tickets

How Switzerland spends 90 billion francs on transport each year

How Switzerland spends 90 billion francs on transport each year

Woman dies after storm sinks Lake Geneva tourist boat

Woman dies after storm sinks Lake Geneva tourist boat

Zurich named one of world’s ten best airports

Zurich named one of world’s ten best airports

IN PICS: Ten beautiful views of Switzerland in spring

IN PICS: Ten beautiful views of Switzerland in spring

Five family-friendly places to visit in and around Basel on a Sunday

Five family-friendly places to visit in and around Basel on a Sunday

Zurich extends summer swimming pool season by nine weeks

Zurich extends summer swimming pool season by nine weeks

‘Bling bling’: Geneva Motor Show opens to public

‘Bling bling’: Geneva Motor Show opens to public

Zurich’s Langstrasse set to become partially car-free (at last)

Zurich’s Langstrasse set to become partially car-free (at last)

The best places to enjoy Carnival in Switzerland in 2019

The best places to enjoy Carnival in Switzerland in 2019

IN PICTURES: Six swimming pools with stunning mountain views in Switzerland

IN PICTURES: Six swimming pools with stunning mountain views in Switzerland

How the Stagiaire visa took two Swiss cabinet makers to San Diego

How the Stagiaire visa took two Swiss cabinet makers to San Diego

Switzerland introduces tougher safety rules for high-risk sports

Switzerland introduces tougher safety rules for high-risk sports

Bern airport fires six staff and slashes summer flight routes

Bern airport fires six staff and slashes summer flight routes

Lime e-scooters pulled from Zurich and Basel after accidents

Lime e-scooters pulled from Zurich and Basel after accidents

Separate avalanches claim two lives in Switzerland

Separate avalanches claim two lives in Switzerland

Entire Swiss ski resort up for grabs in one-off competition

Entire Swiss ski resort up for grabs in one-off competition

Thrill seekers’ Christmas adventure ends in nightmare

Thrill seekers’ Christmas adventure ends in nightmare

WATCH: ‘Fog avalanche’ rolls over mountain ridge in Swiss Jura

WATCH: ‘Fog avalanche’ rolls over mountain ridge in Swiss Jura

Where to next? Join The Local’s new travel group on Facebook

Where to next? Join The Local’s new travel group on Facebook

Switzerland and Britain reach post-Brexit aviation deal

Switzerland and Britain reach post-Brexit aviation deal

Peak luxury: Switzerland’s most idyllic ski hotels

Peak luxury: Switzerland’s most idyllic ski hotels

Geneva launches free pre-dawn bus services to airport

Geneva launches free pre-dawn bus services to airport

Switzerland amazing Äscher restaurant gets new managers

Switzerland amazing Äscher restaurant gets new managers

Nine wonderful winter activities in Switzerland that aren’t skiing

Nine wonderful winter activities in Switzerland that aren’t skiing

Glance around Switzerland: Holocaust deniers, veins for coffee, no gifts for hospital workers and cash hunters

Glance around Switzerland: Holocaust deniers, veins for coffee, no gifts for hospital workers and cash hunters

Initiative to ban English at University of Zurich launched

Initiative to ban English at University of Zurich launched

Glance around Switzerland: Jewish attacks, Swiss wine drinkers, viral railway video & child abuse

Glance around Switzerland: Jewish attacks, Swiss wine drinkers, viral railway video & child abuse

Airbnb booms in Switzerland with almost 1 million yearly guests

Airbnb booms in Switzerland with almost 1 million yearly guests

Swiss train stations to go partially smoke-free

Swiss train stations to go partially smoke-free

Swiss vintage flights grounded after deadly JU-Air crash

Swiss vintage flights grounded after deadly JU-Air crash

Glance around Switzerland: ‘Swiss Brexit’ back on, people too ‘stupid’ for bins, spider art stolen and SBB double deckers

Glance around Switzerland: ‘Swiss Brexit’ back on, people too ‘stupid’ for bins, spider art stolen and SBB double deckers

Your guide to the best Swiss Christmas Markets in 2018

Your guide to the best Swiss Christmas Markets in 2018

Switzerland’s first capsule hotel closes after just one week

Switzerland’s first capsule hotel closes after just one week

Glance around Switzerland: Fake marriages, E-bike dangers, rabbit killers and Suter censored

Glance around Switzerland: Fake marriages, E-bike dangers, rabbit killers and Suter censored

‘Distracted’ drivers kill or seriously injure three people every day

‘Distracted’ drivers kill or seriously injure three people every day

Switzerland to give away 12,000 six-day ski passes for kids

Switzerland to give away 12,000 six-day ski passes for kids

Here’s how Switzerland’s Titlis mountain will look after starchitect revamp

Here’s how Switzerland’s Titlis mountain will look after starchitect revamp

Glance around Switzerland: Begging fines, cable car rescue and ID cards for illegal immigrants

Glance around Switzerland: Begging fines, cable car rescue and ID cards for illegal immigrants

IN PICTURES: First ever M-Budget hotel room unveiled

IN PICTURES: First ever M-Budget hotel room unveiled

SBB to benefit from 12-billion franc injection

SBB to benefit from 12-billion franc injection

Five spooky Swiss festivals that rival Halloween

Five spooky Swiss festivals that rival Halloween

Number of European nationals moving to Switzerland falls

Number of European nationals moving to Switzerland falls

Eight Zurich events you don’t want to miss this weekend

Eight Zurich events you don’t want to miss this weekend

IN PICTURES: Pop up hotels with a Swiss twist

IN PICTURES: Pop up hotels with a Swiss twist

‘The personal qualifications of our flight attendants are not very high’ – Swiss director insults own staff

‘The personal qualifications of our flight attendants are not very high’ – Swiss director insults own staff

Swiss city gears up to combat ‘latent resentment’ towards tourists

Swiss city gears up to combat ‘latent resentment’ towards tourists

Torture fears see Lausanne ban exhibition on human bodies

Torture fears see Lausanne ban exhibition on human bodies

Six super reasons to visit Bern this weekend

Six super reasons to visit Bern this weekend

Five events to look forward to in Switzerland this winter

Five events to look forward to in Switzerland this winter

Calls for legislation to protect cyclists on Swiss roads

Calls for legislation to protect cyclists on Swiss roads

Swiss’ map on flight to Israel displays Palestinian town destroyed in 1948

Swiss’ map on flight to Israel displays Palestinian town destroyed in 1948

Switzerland’s first carpool lane opens in bid to fight traffic

Switzerland’s first carpool lane opens in bid to fight traffic

Fewer ticket machines in future on Swiss rail network as digital sales boom

Fewer ticket machines in future on Swiss rail network as digital sales boom

Swiss railways launches ticketless travel through its app

Swiss railways launches ticketless travel through its app

Swiss city of Neuchâtel adds its voice for Airbnb to directly apply overnight tax to bookings

Swiss city of Neuchâtel adds its voice for Airbnb to directly apply overnight tax to bookings

QUIZ: How well do you know your Swiss cities and towns?

QUIZ: How well do you know your Swiss cities and towns?

These cool new Swiss road signs change depending on the time of day

These cool new Swiss road signs change depending on the time of day

Switzerland’s ‘James Bond mountain’ set for new cable car link

Switzerland’s ‘James Bond mountain’ set for new cable car link

Is Switzerland set to get a new low-cost, long-distance airline?

Is Switzerland set to get a new low-cost, long-distance airline?

Discount ‘rescue fares’ available for stranded SkyWork passengers

Discount ‘rescue fares’ available for stranded SkyWork passengers

This is the best hotel in Switzerland (according to GaultMillau)

This is the best hotel in Switzerland (according to GaultMillau)

Basel Green Party leader adds to calls for ban on short-haul flights

Basel Green Party leader adds to calls for ban on short-haul flights

How Switzerland’s iconic Äscher restaurant became a victim of its own success

How Switzerland’s iconic Äscher restaurant became a victim of its own success

Swiss public transport ‘good value for money’: report

Swiss public transport ‘good value for money’: report

Number of foreign tourists visiting Switzerland rose in first half of 2018

Number of foreign tourists visiting Switzerland rose in first half of 2018

Swiss town cancels National Day fireworks because of bear

Swiss town cancels National Day fireworks because of bear

IN PICTURES: Switzerland’s 12 prettiest villages for 2018

IN PICTURES: Switzerland’s 12 prettiest villages for 2018

Stranded tourists airlifted from iconic Schilthorn peak

Stranded tourists airlifted from iconic Schilthorn peak

Seven great summer music festivals in Switzerland

Seven great summer music festivals in Switzerland

Switzerland snubs tougher rules on foreign property ownership

Switzerland snubs tougher rules on foreign property ownership

Switzerland’s new long-distance buses to launch on Sunday

Switzerland’s new long-distance buses to launch on Sunday

Green light for controversial Eiger Express cable car link

Green light for controversial Eiger Express cable car link

Switzerland has the best railways in Europe: survey

Switzerland has the best railways in Europe: survey

Switzerland gets first-ever treetop walk

Switzerland gets first-ever treetop walk

Teen killed in tragic glacier crevasse fall

Teen killed in tragic glacier crevasse fall

Death toll up to eight after Swiss Alps storm: police

Death toll up to eight after Swiss Alps storm: police

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