City guide: travel to cosmopolitan Zurich

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Primarily known as a banking and financial centre, Zurich is a city with so much more to offer, from restaurants nestled in hidden courtyards to bars that turn the aperitif into an art.

An arty hotel: 25hours Hotel Zurich Langstrasse

Conveniently located near the central train station, this hotel is a cool mishmash of styles. During the day, it houses artist residencies and is a perfect choice for business lunches. At nightfall, with its colourful lights, it transforms into a place where anything goes. You can alternate between the hip bar and the cosmopolitan restaurant. The bonus: you can pay for your hotel room with a valuable decorative object.

25hours Hotel Zurich
Langstrasse 150
8004 Zurich

A design shop: Angela Weber Möbel

In her atelier, this young collector and former model presents an array of vintage furniture and beautiful objects. From a ceramic lamp by Jane & Gordon Martz to a vase crafted by Gio Ponti for Richard Ginori: there’s something for everyone.

Also see: Gio Ponti: the first “archi-designer”

Angela Weber Möbel
Rämistrasse 23
8001 Zurich

A trendy restaurant: Gül Restoran

Here, Turkish cuisine takes centre stage with small sharing plates. In terms of ambience, the mood is warm and friendly. In summer, wooden tables are set up in the plant-filled courtyard. “Because Gül wants to satisfy you and also make you a little happier” as its website explains. Job well done.

Gül Restoran
Tellstrasse 22
8004 Zurich

An Italian bar: La Stanza

Sit down and take your pick between an apperitivo or a coffee. On the drinks menu: perfectly dosed cocktails with specially picked ingredients and caffeinated concoctions that you would find in Italy. On the food menu: steaming focaccia and copious gourmet dishes. All set in a bright, classic setting where you’ll find a long marble bar and comfy leather banquettes that take you back to the last century.

La Stanza
Bleicherweg 10
8002 Zurich

Visit American Vintage in Zurich

“Our Zurich store is located in the picturesque Old Town. In the neighbourhood overflowing with historic buildings, including the Cabaret Voltaire, the birthplace of Dadaism. Due to the historical bounty and beauty of the area, many tourists stroll through and enjoy Swiss specialities, such as fondue or raclette in one of the many traditional Swiss restaurants. Personally, I love the landscape of the Old Town and the diversity of people who come here and enrich the life in and around our store.” Monica Kocher, Store Manager.

American Vintage Zurich
Münstergasse, 21
8001 Zurich
(+41) 044 519 00 82

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