ZURICH

Stay:

  • Hotel HelvetiaCharming 3* hotel by the river Sihl with a nice bar and above all a great tiny rooftop bar in summer. You can book it here.
  • Pension Kalkbreite. Good value accommodation with nice rooms and included or shared bathrooms inside the big Kalkbreite building.
  • 25hours Hotel (Zürich West). Colorful 4* hotel with rooms designed by Alfredo Häberli. You can book it here.
  • Hotel Greulich. 4* Design Hotel in one of the atelier and design districts. You can book it here.
  • NiMo. Cosy hotel close to the State Opera with clean and pretty rooms. You can book it here.
  • Pension für Dich. Cosy rooms with shared bathrooms on top of a child-friendly cafe. You can book it here.
  • Marktgasse. Cute 4* boutique hotel right in the old town. You can book it here.

Eat:

 

Asian

  • Phuket Thai FoodFreshly prepared original thai dishes.
  • Miki. Japanese Ramen Noodle Soups.
  • Shinsen. Good and affordable Sushi restaurant and delivery.
  • Misoga. Korean restaurant close to the theatre Schauspielhaus and museum Kunsthaus, bring some time with you to enjoy the food.
  • Achi. Authentic Chinese food, served in good portions. do make a reservation. 

Mediterranean

  • BebekA restaurant with nice interior in the Kalkbreite Complex serving a food mixture of Turkey, Lebanon and Greece. Try the Falafel Burger.
  • Da MichelangeloItalian restaurant with funny interior and great food.
  • Accademia del Gusto. High-class dining with great service. Try the surprise starter platter.
  • il Pentagramma: Best Italian Paninis in town at  Josefstrasse 28, 8005 Zürich
  • Z. Alten Löwen. It is fun and tasty to have a Tavolata-Menu in this local pub – especially on their terrace in summer.
  • Giusis. For great pizzas with great names, try Sofia Loren.

More

  • HiltlZurich‘s famous vegetarian restaurants, e.g. try their vegetarian Tartar or Cordonbleu. Their rooftop branch on the PKZ is a cool place to be. 
  • Bernerhof. How about a delicious Entrecôte Double or cheese fondue in winter?
  • Blockhus. Traditional restaurant close to Bellevue. Worth trying: Zürcher Geschnetzeltes.
  • El Lokal offers an open-air barbecue at the river Sihl in summer where you can enjoy the evening sun with a drink.
  • Josef. Tasty restaurant, where you can order small courses and which also has a good bar.
  • Papa Ceviche. Peruvian restaurant serving small plates to share and also a Pisco bar – try the Pisco Mule. They offer lunch with interesting bento boxes.
  • Jack & Jo. "Slow Fast Food" at the Europaallee next to the railway tracks.
  • Helvti DinerOrigin burgers at the lake Sihl, at Bellevue or at the parking garage Urania. 
  • Brasserie LippFrench food in a bistro ambience.
  • Lumière. Romantic French restaurant in the Old Town. The "Filet Café de Paris" melts in your mouth.
  • Adlisberg. Great for a little country feeling. During the venison season you just have to go there.
  • SO Pizza. New Pizza concept: eat slices from many different  Pizzas together with a bowl of salad.

Do & See

Culture

  • Visit the changing exhibitions or the collection of the Kunsthaus which features a great Monet lake painting. 
  • Visit the museum of design in the huge school complex. 
  • Museum RietbergMuseum for non-European cultures in a beautiful park. 
  • Watch a play in Zurich‘s theatre Schauspielhaus or at Rote Fabrik, a former factory site at the lake. They also have a restaurant with changing concerts.

Activity & Relaxation

  • Swimming in the lake of Zurich or the river Limmat: Baths
  • Relaxed washing in the Hammams of Zurich: Hammam Basar or Hammam Stadtbad
  • Enjoy ice-skating in the forest at the Dolder.
  • Rent a free bike to discover the streets of Zurich.
  • Visit the Zoo of Zurich with its wonderful Masoala rainforest and new elephant park.

Events

  • Every summer there is a big theatre event at the lake with shows and lots of food. 
  • Every spring and autumn there is a wine tasting event: Expovina. The autumn event is presented on boats at Bürkliplatz.
  • In summer you can enjoy food and good films in the open air Cinema at the Lake: Allianz Cinema.
  • In autumn celebrities visit Zurich for the Zurich Film Festival 
  • Every year the hip city quarters 4 & 5 organize a design weekend called Kreislauf 4+5. The participating shops are open for visitors and there is a lot to discover in the ateliers.

Shopping

Bars

  • Club Plaza. Great club with bar, it is inside a renovated cinema. The colorful theatre paintings make the rooms very charming.
  • Rimini BarBar and Monday flee market in a river bathing house. Bathing only for males during the day.
  • Popular after-work bars in the banking district: Talacker, Le Raymond or La Stanza
  • Raygrodski. Cocktail bar close to hip Idaplatz.
  • Brick. Another cocktail bar close to famous Langstrasse.
  • George has a cosy retro chic interior, good drinks in its so-called penthouse and a long terrace facing the river Sihl.
  • Cafe Lang. Stylish cafe and bar with Aesop products in the bathrooms. Children-friendly.
  • Dante. Enjoy the interior while sipping on a basil smash or other cocktails. 
  • Old Crow. Loving the cosy atmosphere and Whiskey selection here!
  • Widder Garage. Only until end of September 2017! Temporary bar by high-class hotel Widder in their garage – cute courtyard included.