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Grüezi Zürich!

Cool, young, urban: join us on a weekend trip to this hip metropolis. Zurich is no “boring bank vault”, but an international trendsetter when it comes to art and quality of life. We will show you our favourite places for shopping, dining and sleeping in Switzerland’s most dynamic city.

Text:
Caroline Micaela Hauger
Photos:
Caroline Micaela Hauger

When it comes to shopping, this cosmopolitan city plays in the premier league. No other shop window reflects the Zurich cathedral as beautifully as that of Christian Louboutin’s, the master of red soles …

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The sailing boats glide smoothly out of the Enge marina onto the lake – past the proud “Züri-Leu”, the lion from the city’s coat of arms. On a clear day, the Alps look close enough to touch.

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A universe of stories and emotions: At the FIFA World Football Museum next to the Enge train station, an engaging exhibition covering 3,000 square metres and three floors is devoted entirely to the world of football! 

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Neon mountain ranges, a rock dangling from a rope: the Saltz in The Dolder Grand (14 GaultMillau points) is a creative oasis for gourmets in a top location.

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‍Urban groove meets comfort zone: at the 25hours Hotel Zurich West, designer Alfredo Häberli has captured the trendy district’s vibrant colours.

25hours-hotels.com

Greetings from Helvetia! At Restaurant eCHo in the Zurich Marriott Hotel, a gondola takes fans of cheese fondue, rösti and “Züri-Gschnätzlets” for a culinary ride. 

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In the hotel Eden au Lac’s rooftop Sky Bar, the lake is at your feet. Why not sip a cocktail while making plans for the evening?

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Books galore in the B2 Boutique Hotel’s lobby. Guests have direct access to the thermal spa of what used to be the Hürlimann brewery.

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When night falls, the skyline of Zurich’s Old Town reveals its true grandeur. St Peter’s church clock has the largest clock face in Europe, measuring 8.5 metres in diameter. Just next door, the chancel of the Fraumünster cathedral is home to one of Marc Chagall’s masterpieces: his famous series of stained-glass windows.

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