Guidebook for Zürich

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Guidebook for Zürich

Food Scene

Great bakery and cafe. Good to have breakfast or buy yummy Swiss bread and cakes.
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Hausammann
88 Universitätstrasse
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Great bakery and cafe. Good to have breakfast or buy yummy Swiss bread and cakes.
Cozy and tasty Italian restaurant, not overpriced
Al Forno
40 Universitätstrasse
Cozy and tasty Italian restaurant, not overpriced
Very nice restaurant in an old Swiss inn, with mediterranean-inspired modern cuisine. Value for money but not very cheap... (Reserve!)
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Zum Alten Löwen
111 Universitätstrasse
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Very nice restaurant in an old Swiss inn, with mediterranean-inspired modern cuisine. Value for money but not very cheap... (Reserve!)
Nice local pub and restaurant in an old Swiss inn (again), rustic Swiss food and beer breweed on site. Good prices.
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Linde Oberstrass
91 Universitätstrasse
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Nice local pub and restaurant in an old Swiss inn (again), rustic Swiss food and beer breweed on site. Good prices.
Hotel/Restaurant that offers great view over city and lake. Especially nice on sunny days since there is a large terrace outside. Get there with Seilbahn Rigiblick (cable car) up hill and walk east.
Sorell Hotel Zürichberg
21 Orellistrasse
Hotel/Restaurant that offers great view over city and lake. Especially nice on sunny days since there is a large terrace outside. Get there with Seilbahn Rigiblick (cable car) up hill and walk east.
Great italian Restaurant in rustic old Swiss house. Not cheap but very yummy.
Stapferstube da Rizzo
45 Culmannstrasse
Great italian Restaurant in rustic old Swiss house. Not cheap but very yummy.
Restaurant, Bar, Tearoom that is always open (also Sunday night) and always nice. A Zurich "Institution" and extremely versatile: You can go there for business, with your date, with your grandma...
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Terrasse
3 Limmatquai
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Restaurant, Bar, Tearoom that is always open (also Sunday night) and always nice. A Zurich "Institution" and extremely versatile: You can go there for business, with your date, with your grandma...
Great sushi, very quiet and cultured location, conveyer-belt-type delivery but also waitresses bringing drinks. Japanese cook prepares food freshly in front of you. Not cheap.
Sora Sushi
15 Bahnhofplatz
Great sushi, very quiet and cultured location, conveyer-belt-type delivery but also waitresses bringing drinks. Japanese cook prepares food freshly in front of you. Not cheap.
Good sushi at good prices, but this is a chain. More upmarket sushi available e.g. at Sora...
Yooji’s
102 Bahnhofstrasse
Good sushi at good prices, but this is a chain. More upmarket sushi available e.g. at Sora...
Great vegetarian restaurant that also has a nice brunch atmosphere. Another of the Zurich "Institutions"...
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Haus Hiltl
28 Sihlstrasse
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Great vegetarian restaurant that also has a nice brunch atmosphere. Another of the Zurich "Institutions"...
Amazing fondue at reasonable prices in very cozy atmosphere and with friendly service. Ideal for winter (or cold) evenings...
Chässtube Rehalp
359 Forchstrasse
Amazing fondue at reasonable prices in very cozy atmosphere and with friendly service. Ideal for winter (or cold) evenings...
Restaurant and Bar in Switzerland's tallest building, with views over Zurich. World-class cuisine; for a special evening.
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CLOUDS
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Restaurant and Bar in Switzerland's tallest building, with views over Zurich. World-class cuisine; for a special evening.
New York-times recommended Zurich-style italian restaurant in an old warehouse. Run a bit like a not-for-profit cooperative it is slightly quirky and a little slow, but friendly.
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Rosso
31 Geroldstrasse
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New York-times recommended Zurich-style italian restaurant in an old warehouse. Run a bit like a not-for-profit cooperative it is slightly quirky and a little slow, but friendly.
American style luxury steakhouse. Pricey but good...
Goodman
20 Brandschenkestrasse
American style luxury steakhouse. Pricey but good...
Nice coffee house
Gran Café Motta
66 Limmatquai
Nice coffee house

Essentials

Large supermarket. Has everything but alcohol.
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Migros Supermarkt
2-4 Winterthurerstrasse
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Large supermarket. Has everything but alcohol.
Small supermarket but has most things you need, including beer and a wine department.
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Coop Supermarkt Zürich Universitätstrasse
73 Universitätstrasse
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Small supermarket but has most things you need, including beer and a wine department.

Everything Else

Universitätstrasse 102
102 Universitätstrasse
Post office
Main train station. Has a huge shopping center underneath that is also open on Sundays (!).
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ShopVille - Zurich Main Station
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Main train station. Has a huge shopping center underneath that is also open on Sundays (!).

Sightseeing

Cablecar, takes you up Zurichberg (Hill) for view over the city (or a jog in the forest -- towards the zoo, for instance)
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Seilbahn Rigiblick
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Cablecar, takes you up Zurichberg (Hill) for view over the city (or a jog in the forest -- towards the zoo, for instance)
Zurich Zoo
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Zürich Zoologischer Garten
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Zurich Zoo
One of the key sites in Zurich (church/cathedral). Also explore surrounding area of Niederdorf (medieval center of town)
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Grossmünsterplatz
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One of the key sites in Zurich (church/cathedral). Also explore surrounding area of Niederdorf (medieval center of town)
Another important sight in Zurich, the stained glass windows were made by Chagall...
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Fraumünster
25 Fraumünsterstrasse
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Another important sight in Zurich, the stained glass windows were made by Chagall...

Drinks & Nightlife

Terrasse with view over Zurich, across to Uetliberg (the other of the two key hills in Zurich). Can just go and have a look or buy a drink in the student bar run by the university.
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ETH Zürich
101 Rämistrasse
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Terrasse with view over Zurich, across to Uetliberg (the other of the two key hills in Zurich). Can just go and have a look or buy a drink in the student bar run by the university.
One of the best cocktail bars in town
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Widder Bar & Kitchen
6 Widdergasse
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One of the best cocktail bars in town
Bar and restaurant in cozy old-school British atmosphere in downtown Zurich.
Old Fashion Bar
15 Fraumuenster St
Bar and restaurant in cozy old-school British atmosphere in downtown Zurich.

Arts & Culture

Main art gallery of Zurich. Swiss masters, Renaissance, Modern, it's all here! Nice cafe attached.
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Kunsthaus Zürich
1 Heimplatz
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Main art gallery of Zurich. Swiss masters, Renaissance, Modern, it's all here! Nice cafe attached.
Main Zurich Opera house. If you can, don't miss it. Often sold out weeks in advance... Check website
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Zürich Opera House
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Main Zurich Opera house. If you can, don't miss it. Often sold out weeks in advance... Check website
The great music hall... Mainly classical concerts, high quality, reserve way in advance but can also try for evening tickets.
Claridenstrasse 7
7 Claridenstrasse
The great music hall... Mainly classical concerts, high quality, reserve way in advance but can also try for evening tickets.
Multiplex movie theatre - some films are screened in the original language, with (OmU) or without (OV) subtitles. Bus 33 takes you there pretty fast.
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blue Cinema Abaton
269 Heinrichstrasse
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Multiplex movie theatre - some films are screened in the original language, with (OmU) or without (OV) subtitles. Bus 33 takes you there pretty fast.
Music club / Discothèque
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Mascotte
10 Theaterstrasse
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Music club / Discothèque