Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Zurich

Kafi für Dich
A bar-cum-café-cum-gallery, Kafi für Dich is one of Kreis 4's treasured local living rooms
Central Bar Caffé
A bar so understated you could walk down Ankerstrasse several times and still miss it, Central is beautifully low-key
Zoo Zürich
Perched high on Zürichberg, the Zoo is home to exotic animals from across the globe
Wildnispark Zürich
The Wildnispark spans the Sihlwald forest and the smaller Langenberg park
Helvetia Hotel
Stylish bar-restaurant-design-hotel located at the confluence of smart Zürich, arty Zürich and party Zürich.
Dini Mueter
Charmingly gemütlich (cosy), with simple wood tables, low leather chairs and floral wallpaper, Dini Mueter has brought a dose of cool to Langstrasse
Juice Market
Daniel and Charlotte Leuthold started Juice Market, a stylish little café on cobbled Augustinergasse, as a juice bar in 1994 to provide an oasis of health to Zürchers loaded up on traditional veal'n'cream fare
Al Leone
A coffee bar in the Italian sense, this popular little café is a popular meeting spot for morning espresso and lunchtime prosecco
Zukunft
Zürich's most popular house/techno club might be small, but it has a big reputation and deservedly so
Theatre Gessnerallee
Formerly a military indoor riding area and stables, Gessnerallee is now a centre for independent theatre and dance
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
Tarzan
Attitude-laden gear for all
Shui Tang
Revive the age-old tradition of tea by snapping up a box of exotic bags from Shui Tang
Paranoia City Books and Wine
For those who enjoy the finer things in life; books and wine
Lu
Get lost at Lu, where you'll spend hours sifting through its seemingly never-ending stock of gifts and accessories
Melvins Kings and Queens
A temple to Scandinavian style
Liu.Jo
Italians do it better, and that's certainly the case at chic Italian clothes store, Liu Jo
Garten Eden
Inspiring interiors are what Garten Eden does best
Freitag
A landmark piece of urban architecture, the iconic Freitag store is a bonsai skyscraper built from 17 rusty freight containers
Strandbad Mythenquai
Verdant, tranquil lake-side beach with 250-metres of sandy beach, and swimming and diving platforms in the lake
Seebad Enge / Sauna am See
One of the most attractive of Zürich's badi, Seebad Enge is a popular pool by day and popular bar by night
Seebad Utoquai
Elegant, wooden 19th-century badi on the lake
Frauenbadi
A traditional wooden badi in the heart of the Altstadt, Frauenbadi is one of the oldest in Zürich
Air Yoga
This stylish yoga studio runs classes in all disciplines of yoga, from Ashtanga to Anusara
Hairdressers
Zürich has an abundance of hairdressers. The following are very popular and will have stylists who speak English

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