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Experience the highlights of Switzerland by bike
Fashion & Accessories
One of the city’s best clothes boutiques, Fidelio sells a wide range of men’s and women’s wear, from designer labels to street fashions. This is one of four branches around town.
Though this is one of Zürich's top jazz spots, other musical genres including funk, hip-hop, swing, Latin and world music also grab the occasional spot on its busy calendar.
Squares & Plazas
Spectacular views across the Limmat to the Grossmünster from a tree-shaded hilltop park, smack in the heart of the Aldstadt (Old Town). Watch the boules players while you eat.
Notable for its historic interior, with marble columns, stained glass and ceiling murals, Kropf has been favoured by locals since 1888 for its hearty Swiss staples and fine beers.
One of the first gay bars in the country and still going strong, Barfüsser now incorporates a sushi bar and has mellowed over the years – gays and straights feel equally at home.
Museums & Galleries
Housed in the newly renovated Löwenbräu brewery, this well-funded contemporary art museum focuses on innovative work from the past few decades. Take tram 4, 13 or 17 to Dammweg.
Overlooking the Limmat River from the historic Schipfe area, Schipfe 16 is a good-natured canteen-style spot for a humble lunch, from Mediterranean to Indian to Swiss.
Parks & Gardens
This long and leafy lakeside park spreads down the eastern shore of the Zürichsee, south of the Opernhaus, with the Seebad Utoquai close at hand for an after-lunch dip.
This one-time haunt of Lenin and the Dadaists is still a prime people-watching spot. Come for the art-nouveau interior, the OTT chandeliers and a whiff of another century.
What is a school playground by day morphs by night into an outdoor bar and underground club. Reggae, dancehall, hip-hop and more appear regularly on the varied calendar.
The best pizzas (only seven options at Sfr16 to Sfr26) in town are served here. They are thin, crispy and tasty, just as their contented Italian customers like them.
Festivals & Parades
This techno celebration in the middle of August has established itself as one of Europe’s largest and wildest street parties since its first festive outing in 1992.
Adagio seems like a scene from a medieval thriller with its vaulted and frescoed ceiling. It plays a broad range of dance music appealing to an older, well-heeled crowd.
Visit the breathtaking Black Forest region and the Rhine Falls – Europe’s largest waterfall – in one day on a tour from Zurich! The full-day trip starts with a visit to Titisee-Neustadt, a pretty town in the heart of ...
Vegetarian & Vegan
Tibits is where with-it, health-conscious inhabitants of Zürich head for a light bite. There’s a tasty vegetarian buffet, fresh fruit juices, coffee and cakes.
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