Switzerland's cosmopolitan city known for its design, art, and music scenes, Zurich offers all this and more with its magnificent views of the snow-capped Alps. With over 50 museums and more than 100 galleries, the Dada art movement was actually founded here at the legendary Cabaret Voltaire – which is now open to the public once more.
In recent years, Zurich’s shopping mile has become a top address for international fashion labels, homegrown indie lines, jewellery makers and artisanal watches. The city also boasts the highest density of clubs in Switzerland. With no official closing times, its scene ranges from house music parties at the legendary Kaufleuten to LGBTQ-friendly events at the Labor Bar. Just don’t stay out too late — you’ll miss out on the spectacular morning hikes to Uetliberg Mountain.
Twisted beams frame the 14th century frescos while a curatorial catalogue of designer classics delivers a modernist influence: the Widder Hotel is where medieval heritage meets Eames and Poliakoff slumbers against thick stonewalls. This is at the heart of Old Town Zurich and has both the luxury pedigree of a small Grand Dame Hotel and the eclectic charisma of a design diva.read more
Housed in the Widder Hotel Zurich on the historic Rennweg in the Augustine Quarter, AuGust Restaurant | Boucherie is a new, all-day dining & insanely popular locality, that even the odd prominent celeb stands in-line to await a table – it is the perfect pairing with the infamous Widder Bar and is again the brainchild of long standing management duo, Jan & Regula Brucker together with the iconic and long-time architectural partner of the Widder Hotel, Tilla Theus.read more
Back in 1993, Markus and Daniel Freitag were on the lookout for a messenger bag. Zurich citizens worthy of the name travel by bicycle - 'velo,' they call it. When it rains, they get wet. The Freitag brothers wanted a heavy-duty, functional and water-repellent bag to carry their designs.read more
Zurich has many striking features: the River Limmat winding through the city, historic architecture, and snow covered Alps as a picturesque backdrop. Only rarely does contemporary design get real attention in the city – and that’s usually in conjunction with events such as blickfang.read more
Photography enthusiasts have another reason to travel to Zurich this spring or if in town for business – you surely should check it out – Christophe Guye Galerie is proud to announce a solo exhibition by one of the world’s most influential and visionary photographers: Nick Knight, OBE.read more
It’s a risky manoeuvre, starting a watch company from scratch in a country with a long history of family run watchmakers, without a family name to pass the business on to you. Daniel Dreifuss, who runs the Zurich based Maurice de Mauriac, decided in 1997 to do just that.read more