Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Zurich

Mykita
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
Fitnesspark Münstergasse
Tucked away in Niederdorf is this wonderfully authentic hammam, located in the depths of the Migros Fitnesspark
Boat Trips
Take a ride around the lake to see the city in all its glory
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
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
Rote Fabrik
A theatre, institution of modern art, cultural think-tank and fixture on the music scene, Rote Fabrik sits at the epicentre of Zürich's contemporary arts scene
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
Tabak Lädeli
Harnessing the days when smoking was the height of sophistication, Tabak Lädeli sells an extensive range of cigars
Sprüngli
Leave the calorie-counting at the door and step inside for beautiful, belly-busting delights
SchuhCafé
No-nonsense footwear for both men and women in a cofee house-like environment
Schwarzenbach
Orelli-Füssli
Read between the lines at Orelli Füssli, which sells English-language books and DVDs
Mädler
Carry your belongings in something stylish from Mädler, with bags for every occasion
Miu Miu
Könix
Got sole? Head to this shrine to shoes, with everything set in sleek, Wallpaper* magazine-worthy surroundings
Kleinbasel / Claudia Güdel
Business attire gets a fashion-forward makeover at this store on Bäckerstrasse
Gübelin
Clock-watch in style at Gübelin, where watches are an art form
Grieder Zürich
Housed in an imposing neo-Gothic building on Bahnhofstrasse, Grieder is undoubtedly Zürich's most elegant department store
Globus Zürich Bahnhofstrasse
This smart Bahnhofstasse department store vies with Jelmoli to be the top dog in town
Agent Provocateur
Volkshaus
The perfect place to start an evening of Kreis 4 fun, Volkshaus has a popular bar and an enormous restaurant which turns out inventive Swiss cooking
Schlüssel
It may style itself as a neighbourhood restaurant, but with a charming, light dining room and excellent seasonal menu, Schlüssel is well worth seeking out
Münsterhof
A restaurant of two halves; the casual Unten is perfect for a light lunch and foodies will revel in the fine dining Oben's tasting menus
Lumière
An atmospheric French restaurant, Lumière's classic brasserie styling and large windows make it as warmly welcoming in winter as it is light and airy in su
Kronenhalle
Pure old school glamour; Kronenhalle's brasserie-style dining room has a fin de siècle elegance and walls adorned with paintings by Chagall, Miró, Klee, Braque and Picasso
Heugümper
A step away from Paradeplatz, Swiss fusion restaurant Heugümper has a cosy, laid-back charm that has kept diners coming back for 10 years.
Ginger
With the slogan 'more than sushi', it's no surprise that Ginger has an inventive take on Japanese cuisine, although sushi purists will not be disappointed
Zum Guten Glück
With a popular retro-chic café and vintage-furnished rooms, this bijou, no-frills guesthouse has been a favourite of architects, designers and the fashion crowd since it opened in 2008.
Storchen Zürich
Follow in the illustrious footsteps of princes, envoys, alchemists, artists and musicians at the classically elegant Storchen
Hotel Rössli
Fusing modern design with medieval architecture, the charming Hotel Rössli spans two townhouses dating from the 13th-century.
Hotel Rütli
An oasis of style in an area brimming with nondescript hotels, the Rütli was renovated in 2010 so it's sparklingly new and very smart.

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