Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Zurich

Zürcher Brockenhaus
An Aladdin's cave of second-hand wonders
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.
Zukunft
Zürich's most popular house/techno club might be small, but it has a big reputation and deservedly so
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
Uetliberg Mountain
The top of Uetliberg mountain may be just 20 minutes by train from central Zürich, but it feels like  another world
Theatre Gessnerallee
Formerly a military indoor riding area and stables, Gessnerallee is now a centre for independent theatre and dance
Tarzan
Attitude-laden gear for all
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
Strandbad Mythenquai
Verdant, tranquil lake-side beach with 250-metres of sandy beach, and swimming and diving platforms in the lake
Sphères
A bar for bookworms and bookshop for barflies, multi-tasking Sphères is a local sort of spot
Shui Tang
Revive the age-old tradition of tea by snapping up a box of exotic bags from Shui Tang
Seebad Utoquai
Elegant, wooden 19th-century badi on 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
Schwarzenbach
SchuhCafé
No-nonsense footwear for both men and women in a cofee house-like environment
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
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
Rote Fabrik
Restaurant Markthalle
Part restaurant, part market hall, stealthily stylish Markthalle is the jewel in the crown of the newly opened Viadukt shopping area
Plattenhof Hotel
A charming design hotel, the Plattenhof is tucked away among the university neighbourhood's grand 19th century buildings.
Paranoia City Books and Wine
For those who enjoy the finer things in life; books and wine
Orelli-Füssli
Read between the lines at Orelli Füssli, which sells English-language books and DVDs
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
Museum Rietberg
Focusing on non-European cultures, Museum Rietburg has works from Africa, Asia, Ancient America and Oceania
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
Migros Museum
An internationally renowned destination for contemporary art, the Migros Museum features modern works by a range of international artists.
Melvins Kings and Queens
A temple to Scandinavian style
Männerbad Schanzengraben
A tranquil swimming pool on the Schanzengraben canal next to the Botanical Gardens
Lu
Get lost at Lu, where you'll spend hours sifting through its seemingly never-ending stock of gifts and accessories
Liu.Jo
Italians do it better, and that's certainly the case at chic Italian clothes store, Liu Jo
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
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.
Kunsthaus Zürich
Zürich's most important art museum is home to paintings by Picasso, Klee, Matisse, Monet, van Gogh, Chagall and Edvard Munch
Könix
Got sole? Head to this shrine to shoes, with everything set in sleek, Wallpaper* magazine-worthy surroundings
Kafi für Dich
A bar-cum-café-cum-gallery, Kafi für Dich is one of Kreis 4's treasured local living rooms
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
Hotel Seehof
A diminutive design hotel in Seefeld, the 20-room Seehof is as popular with Opera-going culture vultures and limber dancers from the Zürich Ballet as it is with business travellers.
Hotel Seefeld
Housed in a building that dates from the 1930s, the Seefeld has a bright modern feel that attracts a regular roster of discerning business travellers.
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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