Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Zurich

The Dolder Grand
A glamorous resort hotel outside central Zürich, the Dolder Grand is perfect for some indulgent R&R alongside more metropolitan fun
Spa at the Dolder Grand
A 43,000-square-foot, Foster + Partners designed temple of zen calmness with fabulous treatments, a stunning pool and city views
Rive Gauche
Specialising in 'Modern Fine Casual Dining', the Baur au Lac's chic restaurant has a popular following amongst Zürich's most stylish diners
The Restaurant
For traditional Savoyarde cuisine and speciality dishes – all at a fraction of the resort price options - venture out on the bus to this homely hideaway.
Savoy Baur en Ville
A bastion of old school glamour, this is the hotel of choice for visiting heads of state, CEOs and other bigwigs.
ETH, Prints and Drawings
The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology is the unlikely venue for this stunningly extensive collection of prints and drawings
Baur au Lac
Elegant and luxurious, the Baur au Lac sits in stately grandeur in its own park, just metres away from the lake and Bahnhofstrasse's high-octane shopping.
Hotel Kindli
A 16th-century townhouse hotel nestled deep in the cobbled Altstadt, the Kindli is old-school charm personified.
Museum Rietberg
Focusing on non-European cultures, Museum Rietburg has works from Africa, Asia, Ancient America and Oceania
Moods im Shiffbau
Zürich's most famous jazz club, Moods attracts the crème de la crème of the international jazz community
Rico’s Kunststuben
With two Michelin stars, 19 Gault Millau points and a reputation as one of Europe's best restaurants, it's hard not to have high expectations when you enter Rico's Kunststuben
Blaue Ente
Beloved by courting couples, Blaue Ente is perfect for a celebratory evening or impressing on a first date
Casa Ferlin
Old school Italian at its best, Casa Ferlin hasn’t felt the modernisers touch for many a year
Steigenberger Bellerive au Lac
Smart business hotel housed in a grand 1920s lakeside building
Heidi Weber Museum
Le Corbusier's last building, the Heidi Weber Museum houses a collection of his graphic paintings
Hotel Ascot
Business-focused hotel located a short walk from the lake and close to Zürich's prime financial stomping ground.
Kronenhalle
Cantinetta Antinori
Jelmoli Gourmet Factory
A capacious food court stocking delicacies from all over the world, Jemoli's Gourmet Factory is popular with Zürchers hunting for the finest produce and nostalgic expats in search of a taste of home. =display:no"
Uto Kulm
A mountain escape with panoramic views of Zürich, the Alps and the lake, Uto Kulm has a stunning location on Uetliberg
Bederhof
A classic Swiss restaurant in smart residential Enge, Bederhof is a local favourite
Eden au Lac
One of Zürich's smartest hotels, the Eden au Lac has been a favourite of financial bigwigs and other visiting VIPs for close to 100 years.
Sein
Understated and elegant, Michelin-starred Sein has a coolly contemporary interior and superlative cooking
Kindli
A comfortable, elegant haven in the Altstadt, Kindli is warmly welcoming in winter and has some charming outdoor tables for al fresco dining in summer
Lindenhofkeller
Nestled in the Altstadt, Lindenhofkeller is one of Zürich’s most atmospheric restaurants
Alpenrose
A classic Swiss restaurant Alpenrose is simplicity itself; if you're looking for a relaxed dinner and a genuinely local atmosphere, it's hard to beat
Coco’s Bar and Grill
The antithesis of its rather chi-chi locale, Coco's is a low-key local favourite tucked down an alley off Paradeplatz; in fact you'll have to look pretty hard to find it
Observatory Urania
Star-gazers will enjoy the guided tours of this elegant early 20th-century observatory, which is home to an enormous telescope of similar vintage
Migros Museum
An internationally renowned destination for contemporary art, the Migros Museum features modern works by a range of international artists.
Romantik Hotel Florhof
Provençal chic lurks behind the blue façade and dark painted shutters of this charming 16th-century townhouse hotel.
Fitnesspark Münstergasse
Tucked away in Niederdorf is this wonderfully authentic hammam, located in the depths of the Migros Fitnesspark
Zürich Schauspielhaus
The largest theatre in Switzerland, the Schauspielhaus performs in several venues within the Schiffbau
Swiss National Museum Zürich
Built in the late 19th-century, the dramatic Landesmuseum is as near to a fairytale castle as you will find in Zürich
Opera House
An elegant neo-baroque building near the lake, the Zürich Opera House has been keeping crowds enthralled since its first performance of Wagner's Lohengrin in 1891
Kunsthaus Zürich
Zürich's most important art museum is home to paintings by Picasso, Klee, Matisse, Monet, van Gogh, Chagall and Edvard Munch
Grossmünster
The most recognisable landmark in Zürich, Grossmünster's elegant towers punctuate the Altstadt's skyline
Fraumünster Church
A must visit even for the irreligious, the Fraumünster has jewel-like stained glass windows by Marc Chagall
E. G. Bührle Collection
A Zürich industrialist, Emil Georg Bührle amassed one of the most important 20th-century private collections of European Art before his death in 1956
Zürcher Brockenhaus
An Aladdin's cave of second-hand wonders
Türler
Treat yourself to a bling-tastic piece of wrist-candy from Türler

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