Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Zurich

Museum Rietberg
Focusing on non-European cultures, Museum Rietburg has works from Africa, Asia, Ancient America and Oceania
ETH, Prints and Drawings
The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology is the unlikely venue for this stunningly extensive collection of prints and drawings
Heidi Weber Museum
Le Corbusier's last building, the Heidi Weber Museum houses a collection of his graphic paintings
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.
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
Theatre Gessnerallee
Formerly a military indoor riding area and stables, Gessnerallee is now a centre for independent theatre and dance
Tonhalle Orchestra
Founded in 1868, the Tonhalle Orchestra is Switzerland's oldest symphony orchestra and one of Europe's leading ensembles
Museum of Design
Housed in a Bauhaus-style building, the Museum of Design looks at every aspect of design, including architecture, photography, products and visual communication
Giacometti Hall
A police station might not be at the top of your cultural ‘to-do’ list, but this one has a stunning entrance hall painted by Augusto Giacometti
Haus Konstruktiv
Housed in a striking 19th-century electricity sub-station, the ewz-Unterwerks on the Sihl river, Haus Konstructiv offers four floors of dramatic modern art
Museum Bellerive
Housed in an elegant villa near Zürichhorn park, Museum Bellerive is an off-shoot of the Museum of Design
Cabaret Voltaire
Now a museum, exhibition space, shop and café, Cabaret Voltaire was the birthplace of the Dadaist movement
Freitag
A landmark piece of urban architecture, the iconic Freitag store is a bonsai skyscraper built from 17 rusty freight containers

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