The Milky Way is visible above Zurich with a 20 to 30 second long picture shot from a dark surrounding. Saturn chasing Jupiter in the middle quadrant
From Zurich downtown the light pollution is too high for the Milky Way, stars are still visible
The night sky above urban parks show stars like this Cassiopeia in the center.
Southwards on the lake shores, just out of Zurich, the Milky Way is visible again
From dark spots along the lake Zurich it is possible to shoot galaxies like this Andromeda with a mid range tele-objective, like the Nikon 70-200 mm f/2.8. Above it, the galaxy M110
A great spot for shooting night-scapes and the Milky Way is the public park at the lake shores Zurihorn, facing South-West.
Pictures shot on a tripod with Sigma 14 mm f/1.8 and Nikon D800. Click each picture to zoom in,