Zürich is the capital of the canton of Zürich and it’s the largest city in Switzerland. As of January 2020, the city had a population of 434, 335. Its official language is German, and the local language is the variant of the Alemannic Swiss German dialect, Zürich German.

Zürich has an oceanic climate, with four seasons that include warm summers and frequent rainfall. January has the lowest mean temperature at -2°C, and July’s highest mean temperature at 24°C. Temperatures in Spring and Autumn are usually cool to mild but can occasionally vary drastically year-to-year, even during the same month. Precipitation is to be expected approximately every third day.

In 2019, Mercer ranked Zürich as one of the top 10 most livable cities in the world. It has more than 10 museums, including the Zürich Museum of Art, which is one of the most significant art museums in all of Europe. It displays one of the largest collections of classic modern art in the world, and it contains a large library of photographs.

Its Zoological Garden is home to approximately 260 animal species, including snow leopards, Amur leopards, clouded leopards, India lions, pandas and otters. Its Botanical Garden contains approximately 15,000 plant species and about 3 million plants, including some rare species. Among its nature sites, it also has the Chinese Garden and Uetliberg, a hilltop where you can see much of the city.

For entertainment, Zürich offers a range of amusement parks, bars, punk clubs, arthouse cinemas, hip-hop stages, Caribbean restaurants and Italian espresso bars.