Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Zurich

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.
Ziegel Oh Lac
Expect the unexpected at Rote Fabrik, an art gallery-cum-theatre-cum-restaurant-cum-concert-space
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
Wildnispark Zürich
The Wildnispark spans the Sihlwald forest and the smaller Langenberg park
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
Uto Kulm
A mountain escape with panoramic views of Zürich, the Alps and the lake, Uto Kulm has a stunning location on Uetliberg
Uetliberg Mountain
The top of Uetliberg mountain may be just 20 minutes by train from central Zürich, but it feels like  another world
Türler
Treat yourself to a bling-tastic piece of wrist-candy from Türler
The Widder
Zurich's most stylish hotel, The Widder combines superlative design with a charming Altstadt location and one of Zurich's most decadent bars.
The Spice Gourmet
The Dolder Grand
A glamorous resort hotel outside central Zürich, the Dolder Grand is perfect for some indulgent R&R alongside more metropolitan fun
Terrasse
One of Zürich's most glamorous bar-cum-restaurants, Terrasse offers a winning combination of killer cocktails and top-notch Italian fare
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
Sternen Grill
The popular sausage joint, the Sternen Grill, offers the best wurst in Zurich from its restaurant and takeaway in the Hochschulen area.
Stefi Talman
Sure to fill any fashionista's closet, Stefi Talman stocks shoes, bags and everything in between
Sprüngli
Leave the calorie-counting at the door and step inside for beautiful, belly-busting delights
Skiing
From January-March, the city empty as Zürchers head to nearby slopes
Seerose
Lakeside dining and fantastic views come as standard at Seerose, Zürich's favourite summer restaurant
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
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
Schwarzenbach
Rosso
With a hidden location and laid-back feel, this vibrant pizza- and Italian restaurant embodies the innovative, irreverent spirit of Kreis 5
Romantik Hotel Florhof
Provençal chic lurks behind the blue façade and dark painted shutters of this charming 16th-century townhouse hotel.
Rimini Bar (Am Schanzengraben)
By day a men-only flussbad (swimming pool in the river), by night, one of Zürich's most popular summer bars
Riedel & Friends
Home is where Riedel & Friends is, with all kinds of furnishings for the house
Restaurant Schipfe 16
The go-to place for lunch in the sunshine, Restaurant Schipfe 16 proves once and for all that it's all about location, location, location
Restaurant Markthalle
Part restaurant, part market hall, stealthily stylish Markthalle is the jewel in the crown of the newly opened Viadukt shopping area
Pumpstation
A popular summertime lakefront grill, Pumpstation is responsible for launching two icons of the local restaurant scene - the restaurateur and the grill-meister
Primitivo
A riverside bar and restaurant, Primitivo sits opposite Oberer Letten badi, sharing its counter cultural vibe, ornamental graffiti and some interesting people-watching
Petit Poeme
Play dress-up like a grown-up in this girly wonderland of clothes and accessories
Pastorini Spielzeug
Get back to basics at Pastorini Spielzeug, which stocks a beautiful range of traditional wooden toys
Paranoia City Books and Wine
For those who enjoy the finer things in life; books and wine
Paradis des Innocents
If it's Swiss style you're after, call off the search; Paradis des Innocents stocks only Swiss clothes
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
Odeon Café-Bar
A cult bar with an illustrious list of former patrons, Odeon has an elegant Viennese coffee house feel
Och Sport
Och Sport will have you looking sharp on the slope with an extensive range of chic sports- and skiwear
Nietturm Fumoir LaSalle
A stunning glass cube sailing high above the Schiffbau, Nietturm has amazing panoramic views of the city skyline and an extensive list of spirits and cocktails
Museum Bellerive
Housed in an elegant villa near Zürichhorn park, Museum Bellerive is an off-shoot of the Museum of Design

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