Hg2 : The Hedonist

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Zurich

Air Yoga
This stylish yoga studio runs classes in all disciplines of yoga, from Ashtanga to Anusara
Bicycle hire – Züri Rollt
Zürich is an excellent city to explore by bike, you can cycle around town or go for a gentle ride along the lakeside shore
Cabaret Voltaire
Now a museum, exhibition space, shop and café, Cabaret Voltaire was the birthplace of the Dadaist movement
Central Bar Caffé
A bar so understated you could walk down Ankerstrasse several times and still miss it, Central is beautifully low-key
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
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
ETH, Prints and Drawings
The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology is the unlikely venue for this stunningly extensive collection of prints and drawings
Fischer’s Fritz
Embodying the contrasts that make Zürich such an intriguing place, this lakeside campsite has a renowned fish restaurant and bar.
Flussbad Oberer Letten
An extended concrete cube set on an island in the Limmat, Oberer Letten badi has a laid back atmosphere and cool crowd
Flussbad Unterer Letten
Attractive wooden swimming badi in the Limmat river
Franz Carl Weber
The little ones in your life will love Franz Carl Weber, with four floors dedicated to toys and games
Frauenbadi
A traditional wooden badi in the heart of the Altstadt, Frauenbadi is one of the oldest in Zürich
Fraumünster Church
A must visit even for the irreligious, the Fraumünster has jewel-like stained glass windows by Marc Chagall
Freitag
A landmark piece of urban architecture, the iconic Freitag store is a bonsai skyscraper built from 17 rusty freight containers
Garten Eden
Inspiring interiors are what Garten Eden does best
Gartenhof
Understatedly cool, Gartenhof is vibrant, local and immensely relaxed
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
Globus Zürich Bellevue
Perfect if you are peckish and pressed for time, Globus' Bellevueplatz outpost has the most awesome Food Hall
Grossmünster
The most recognisable landmark in Zürich, Grossmünster's elegant towers punctuate the Altstadt's skyline
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
Heidi Weber Museum
Le Corbusier's last building, the Heidi Weber Museum houses a collection of his graphic paintings
Helsinki Klub
Formerly a garage, this bijou music club is a local secret - mainly because it's almost impossible to find
Hive
One of Zürich's best electro-techno clubs, Hive has fantastic music and a great energy
Hotel Altstadt
Charmingly quirky boutique hotel nestling in the Altstadt's cobbled streets.
Hotel du Théâtre
A modern hotel in an historic shell, the Hotel du Théâtre is stylishly minimalist.
Hotel Franziskaner
Sister hotel to the Altstadt, this Niederdorf charmer dates back to the 13th century.
Hotel Rothaus
Stripped-back design hotel in a prime position on Kreis 4's edgy Langstrasse.
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.
Josef
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
Kafi für Dich
A bar-cum-café-cum-gallery, Kafi für Dich is one of Kreis 4's treasured local living rooms
Könix
Got sole? Head to this shrine to shoes, with everything set in sleek, Wallpaper* magazine-worthy surroundings
Kunsthaus Zürich
Zürich's most important art museum is home to paintings by Picasso, Klee, Matisse, Monet, van Gogh, Chagall and Edvard Munch
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
Liu.Jo
Italians do it better, and that's certainly the case at chic Italian clothes store, Liu Jo
Lu
Get lost at Lu, where you'll spend hours sifting through its seemingly never-ending stock of gifts and accessories
Maho
Accessories, jewellery and everything in between
Männerbad Schanzengraben
A tranquil swimming pool on the Schanzengraben canal next to the Botanical Gardens
Melvins Kings and Queens
A temple to Scandinavian style
Migros Museum
An internationally renowned destination for contemporary art, the Migros Museum features modern works by a range of international artists.

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