Zurich is the largest city in Switzerland and although it is often associated with being the most expensive city in the world, it is all for the right reasons. Zurich is situated at the foot of the Swiss Alps precisely on the northwestern tip of Lake Zurich with the waters of River Limmat running right through the city. Besides its strategic location, the city is well-known for luxurious lifestyles, high-end shopping, and fancy chocolates. You can also find many historical and cultural areas preserved beautifully amidst all the extravagance and urbanisation of this city, thus making it a tourist destination to serve all adventure seekers or laid-back travellers.
This urban city is a popular tourist destination both during the summer season as well as during the winters. Zurich’s warm summers are taken full advantages of by the locals or tourists to swim in the city’s outdoor swimming baths on the lake or the river. Due to the hospitable weather and varieties of outdoor activities during the summer season, Zurich is most crowded with tourist during this period and prices for flight fares and accommodations are at its peak. Besides summer, Zurich is a popular destination during the winters too since it is a favourite spot for skiers and winter sports enthusiasts to flaunt their skills at the nearby snow skiing areas in the Swiss Alps.
Bacolod-Silay Airport – Located in Silay, approximately 15 kilometres away from the main city of Bacolod is the Bacolod-Silay Airport which serves the general area of Metro Bacolod. The airport terminal caters mainly domestic flights to major cities throughout the country including Manila, Cebu, Cagayan de Oro and Davao City. You may find many flights to Bacolod via airlines such as Cebu Pacific Airlines, Philippine Airlines and AirAsia.
Zurich Airport – Zurich Airport is the largest international airport serving Switzerland, the airport is also home and a major hub for airline carrier Swiss International Airlines. Located in a city named Kloten, the Zurich Airport is approximately 10 kilometres away from the main city of Zurich. The airport is equipped with its own underground railway station allowing passengers to have fast, efficient transfers to and from most major cities in the country. Zurich Airport operates regular flights routes to up to 60 different cities all around the world. Although there are no direct flights to Switzerland from the Philippines at the moment, there are many airline carriers such as Cathay Pacific and Etihad that provides fast and efficient connecting flights to the country.
Resting at the north end of Lake Zurich in northern Switzerland, the city of Zurich experiences a humid continental climate with four distinct seasons. Spring season in Zurich is from March to May, whereas autumn season is from September to November. There are fewer crowds of tourists during spring and autumn as the temperatures hover around 4°C to 13°C. Zurich is a popular destination during the warm summers and chilly winters. In summer when the temperature rises to an average of 21°C, Lake Zurich is famous for swimming and water sports. Additionally, during the winter months, Zurich is a popular stopover for Christmas shopping, skiers and winter sports enthusiasts.