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Zurich

B2 Boutique Hotel + Spa Zurich
Found in the Enge District, B2 Boutique Hotel + Spa Zurich expertly hosts both business and leisure travellers in historic surrounds.
Sternen Grill
The popular sausage joint, the Sternen Grill, offers the best wurst in Zurich from its restaurant and takeaway in the Hochschulen area.
The Dolder Grand
A glamorous resort hotel outside central Zürich, the Dolder Grand is perfect for some indulgent R&R alongside more metropolitan fun
Seerose
Lakeside dining and fantastic views come as standard at Seerose, Zürich's favourite summer restaurant
Josef
Ziegel Oh Lac
Expect the unexpected at Rote Fabrik, an art gallery-cum-theatre-cum-restaurant-cum-concert-space
Les Halles
Famed for moules frites, this restaurant and bar in an old vegetable market is a Zürich institution that's stood the test of time
The Spice Gourmet
Rimini Bar (Am Schanzengraben)
By day a men-only flussbad (swimming pool in the river), by night, one of Zürich's most popular summer bars
Hotel Kindli
A 16th-century townhouse hotel nestled deep in the cobbled Altstadt, the Kindli is old-school charm personified.
Nietturm Fumoir LaSalle
A stunning glass cube sailing high above the Schiffbau, Nietturm has amazing panoramic views of the city skyline and an extensive list of spirits and cocktails
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 Franziskaner
Sister hotel to the Altstadt, this Niederdorf charmer dates back to the 13th century.
Boat Hire
Zürich can swelter in summer, so take to the lake to escape the heat
LaSalle
A tour de force in industrial chic, LaSalle was one of the first restaurants to bring high-end cool to edgy Kreis 5
Blaue Ente
Beloved by courting couples, Blaue Ente is perfect for a celebratory evening or impressing on a first date
Fischer’s Fritz
Embodying the contrasts that make Zürich such an intriguing place, this lakeside campsite has a renowned fish restaurant and bar.
The Widder
Zurich's most stylish hotel, The Widder combines superlative design with a charming Altstadt location and one of Zurich's most decadent bars.
Hotel Greulich
Stylish design hotel: for lovers of sleek minimalism, keen to access Zürich's Kreis 4 party scene, there is no better choice.
Terrasse
One of Zürich's most glamorous bar-cum-restaurants, Terrasse offers a winning combination of killer cocktails and top-notch Italian fare
Hotel Altstadt
Charmingly quirky boutique hotel nestling in the Altstadt's cobbled streets.
Heidi Weber Museum
Le Corbusier's last building, the Heidi Weber Museum houses a collection of his graphic paintings
Kronenhalle
Restaurant Markthalle
Part restaurant, part market hall, stealthily stylish Markthalle is the jewel in the crown of the newly opened Viadukt shopping area
Restaurant Schipfe 16
The go-to place for lunch in the sunshine, Restaurant Schipfe 16 proves once and for all that it's all about location, location, location
Bederhof
A classic Swiss restaurant in smart residential Enge, Bederhof is a local favourite
Hotel Rothaus
Stripped-back design hotel in a prime position on Kreis 4's edgy Langstrasse.
Primitivo
A riverside bar and restaurant, Primitivo sits opposite Oberer Letten badi, sharing its counter cultural vibe, ornamental graffiti and some interesting people-watching
Uto Kulm
A mountain escape with panoramic views of Zürich, the Alps and the lake, Uto Kulm has a stunning location on Uetliberg
Lindenhofkeller
Nestled in the Altstadt, Lindenhofkeller is one of Zürich’s most atmospheric restaurants
Rosso
With a hidden location and laid-back feel, this vibrant pizza- and Italian restaurant embodies the innovative, irreverent spirit of Kreis 5
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
Lady’s First Design Hotel
Now open to all, Lady's First Design Hotel was created in 2001, by women as a stylish haven for women, wholly staffed by women.
Romantik Hotel Florhof
Provençal chic lurks behind the blue façade and dark painted shutters of this charming 16th-century townhouse hotel.
Uetliberg Mountain
The top of Uetliberg mountain may be just 20 minutes by train from central Zürich, but it feels like  another world
Männerbad Schanzengraben
A tranquil swimming pool on the Schanzengraben canal next to the Botanical Gardens
Bicycle hire – Züri Rollt
Zürich is an excellent city to explore by bike, you can cycle around town or go for a gentle ride along the lakeside shore
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

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