Honestly, there’s no bad time to visit Zurich. Even the frigid winters charm visitors with cozy cafes and world-class skiing. However, winter and summer both attract plenty of tourists, meaning hotel prices tend to stay consistently high. Spring and fall might experience hit-or-miss weather, but they offer much more reasonable rates for the budget-conscious traveler.
Though Zurich is often associated with the cold world of finance, it has been the frontline of artistic movement for generations. From serving as the birthplace of the Dada art movement, to proudly displaying unique and stunning design and architecture, the museums of Zurich are a proud bunch. Your list should include a visit to Gestaltung for design and architecture, Cabaret Voltaire to explore the world of Dada art, and Museum Rietberg for the classics. A stop by the University of Zurich library is also in order if only to ogle at the architecture. If you don’t have any art lovers in your group, you can still get in on the museum action with the FIFA World Football Museum. Stop by for an afternoon immersed in Europe’s favorite sport.