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Top Choice Bar in Zürich

Frau Gerolds Garten

Hmm, where to start? The wine bar? The margarita bar? The gin bar? Whichever poison you choose, this wildly popular focal point of Zürich's summer drinking scene is pure unadulterated fun and one of the best grown-u…
Top Choice Vegetarian in Zürich

Haus Hiltl

Guinness-certified as the world's oldest vegetarian restaurant (established 1898), Hiltl proffers an astounding smorgasbord of meatless delights, from Indian and Thai curries to Mediterranean grilled veggies to sala…
Top Choice Swiss in Zürich

Alpenrose

With its tall stencilled windows, warm wood panelling, and stucco ceiling ornamentation, the Alpenrose exudes cosy Old World charm, and the cuisine here lives up to the promise. Hearty Swiss classics such as herb-st…
Top Choice Cathedral in Zürich

Fraumünster

The 13th-century cathedral is renowned for its stunning stained-glass windows, designed by the Russian-Jewish master Marc Chagall (1887–1985), who executed the series of five windows in the choir stalls in 1971 and …
Top Choice Museum in Zürich

Kunsthaus

Zürich’s impressive fine-arts gallery boasts a rich collection of largely European art. It stretches from the Middle Ages through a mix of Old Masters to Alberto Giacometti stick figures, Monet and Van Gogh masterpi…
Top Choice Sweets in Zürich

Café Sprüngli

Sit down for cakes, chocolate, ice cream and exquisite coffee drinks at this epicentre of sweet Switzerland, in business since 1836. You can have a light lunch too, but whatever you do, don’t fail to check out the h…
Top Choice Fashion & Accessories in Zürich

Freitag

The Freitag brothers recycle colourful truck tarps into water-resistant, carry-all chic in their factory. Every item, from purses to laptop bags, is original. Their outlet is pure whimsy – a pile of shipping contain…
Top Choice Bar in Zürich

Rimini Bar

Secluded behind a fence along the Sihl River, this bar at the Männerbad public baths is one of Zürich's most inviting open-air drinking spots. Its vast wood deck is adorned with red-orange party lights, picnic table…
Museum in Zürich

Schweizerisches Landesmuseum

Inside a purpose-built cross between a mansion and a castle sprawls this eclectic and imaginatively presented museum. The permanent collection offers an extensive tour through Swiss history, with exhibits ranging fr…
Club in Zürich

Hive Club

Electronic music creates the buzz at this artsy, alternative club adjacent to Frau Gerolds Garten in Kreis 5. Enter through an alley strung with multicoloured umbrellas, giant animal heads, mushrooms and watering ca…