Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Zurich

Grossmünster
The most recognisable landmark in Zürich, Grossmünster's elegant towers punctuate the Altstadt's skyline
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
Türler
Treat yourself to a bling-tastic piece of wrist-candy from Türler
Sprüngli
Leave the calorie-counting at the door and step inside for beautiful, belly-busting delights
Schwarzenbach
Mädler
Carry your belongings in something stylish from Mädler, with bags for every occasion
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
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
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.
Hotel Rössli
Fusing modern design with medieval architecture, the charming Hotel Rössli spans two townhouses dating from the 13th-century.
Globus Zürich Bellevue
Perfect if you are peckish and pressed for time, Globus' Bellevueplatz outpost has the most awesome Food Hall
Confiserie Sprüngli
A local institution, no trip to Zürich would be complete without swinging by this Paradeplatz landmark for a mid-morning coffee and Luxembergli
Café Schober
A feast to the eyes as well as the tummy, the charmingly intimate Café Schober serves up the best apfel strudel in town
Odeon Café-Bar
A cult bar with an illustrious list of former patrons, Odeon has an elegant Viennese coffee house feel
Wildnispark Zürich
The Wildnispark spans the Sihlwald forest and the smaller Langenberg park
Helvetia Restaurant
A local institution, the restaurant at multi-tasking bar-, restaurant- and hotel- Helvetia has a funked up brasserie feel
Xenix
An arthouse cinema and bar; in summer, Xenix's arty, filmy crowd spill out over the gravel square; in winter, they prop up the long wooden bar in the elegant pavilion
Seebad Enge
With a fabulous setting on the lake, Seebad Enge has wonderful views of the city, lake and mountains, a fitting backdrop for some of the most chilled sundowners in town
Barfussbar (in the Frauenbadi)
On warm summer evenings this charming 19th century wooden badi floating in the Limmat river transforms into a ‘barefoot’ bar
Jules Verne Panoramabar
Views and cocktails: a magic combination and Jules Verne Panoramabar has both in abundance
Kiosk
Nestled in Zürichhorn park, the design of this popular Italian restaurant echoes the natural beauty that surrounds it
Pumpstation
A popular summertime lakefront grill, Pumpstation is responsible for launching two icons of the local restaurant scene - the restaurateur and the grill-meister
Helsinki Klub
Formerly a garage, this bijou music club is a local secret - mainly because it's almost impossible to find
Exil
One of the few clubs in Zürich-West not to worship at the temple of techno, Exil has been bringing musical diversity to Kreis 5 since 2009
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
Stefi Talman
Sure to fill any fashionista's closet, Stefi Talman stocks shoes, bags and everything in between
Pastorini Spielzeug
Get back to basics at Pastorini Spielzeug, which stocks a beautiful range of traditional wooden toys
Petit Poeme
Play dress-up like a grown-up in this girly wonderland of clothes and accessories
Riedel & Friends
Home is where Riedel & Friends is, with all kinds of furnishings for the house
Och Sport
Och Sport will have you looking sharp on the slope with an extensive range of chic sports- and skiwear
Paradis des Innocents
If it's Swiss style you're after, call off the search; Paradis des Innocents stocks only Swiss clothes
Paranoia City Books and Wine
For those who enjoy the finer things in life; books and wine
Ludwig Reiter
While clothes may maketh the man, it is his shoes that women notice first; which is why we suggest popping into Ludwig Reiter for a pair that'll knock her dead
Landolt-Arbenz
Unleash the inner writer with a trip to Landolt-Arbenz, which stocks all manner of posh pens and stylish stationary
Limited Stock
Deck out your home with hedonist-worthy homeware and other accessories from Limited Stock
Ida Gut
Fashonista's clothing with a high-tech twist
Jelmoli
Founded in 1899, Zürich's oldest department store offers fashion, sport, electronics, accessories, interiors and food
Franz Carl Weber
The little ones in your life will love Franz Carl Weber, with four floors dedicated to toys and games
En Soie
En Soie sells flirty, feminine clothes for flirty, feminine ladies

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