Zurich: Pumping the Heat in Ice
The central city of Zurich is the largest and busiest in Switzerland. This leading global city is pumping throughout the year, with world-class parties and events, down the Limmat River. Hallenstadion, being the major arena for all the events, always offers something to do. The odd traditional mixture at Zurich comprises of carnivals, concerts and cultural fests.
The year starts with hoteliers organizing New Year’s Eve Magic with an enchanting display of fireworks around its river basin. Flights to Zurich arrive at Kloten airport, bringing nearly 200,000 attendees a year, from around the globe. People have well-scheduled their holidays and usually are in benefit of economical flight tickets. The party booms with feasting on festive delights and mouth-watering cuisines. Party-goers look forward to the New Year countdown.
If one follows national and international music stars religiously, then the “Live at Sunset” music festival, in the short summer month of July, is the destination to be! Or, purely be amused by the breath-taking performances on this ice paradise, at Art on Ice festival.
Leading in adrenaline-rush, the city has a line of sports events, ranging from the famous 42 km long Zurich Marathon, the horse sporting events of Mercedes-CSI International Horse Show, to Europe’s most remarkable free-style sporting event, the “freestyle.ch” where international stars exhibit awe-striking stunts on their snowboards and skis, leaving the crowd stunned.
Zurich’s oldest shooting contest, Knabenschiessen, is set for teenage girls and boys. The winner is announced as King or Queen. Street Parade is the wide-reaching attraction, and also the most colorful techno party. It is a blend of international DJ’s, celebrities and dance enthusiasts all under one arena, around the Zurich basin.
Also, the grand scale Film fest “Tango week” lures its audience into the numerous premieres of movies chosen from both sides of the equator. As a part of certain tie ups between tour operators and hotels, many cheap tickets to Zurich are arranged, giving discounts and excellent deals in almost season.
Switzerland being a cold country has only 3 months of summer, and even during that season, Zurich has high levels of rainfall. Autumn and spring are cool to mild. The climate is cold throughout the year, but even so, one can warm up with some sparkling wine and be in awe of the professionals giving the best of classical concerts, at the Lucerne Festival. Or one could also go for the world’s biggest wine convention Expovina and experience the most important showcase of Swiss wine. This big event spreads out 4000 flavors of wine over ships that are docked near the old town of Neiderdorf. People stroll the evening away, captivated in the environment.
People rush for advanced bookings to get a hold of inexpensive flight tickets via some of the cheap flights to Zurich, such as Delta Airlines from Chicago and Swiss airways from Europe.