Guidebook for Zürich

Marc

Guidebook for Zürich

Getting Around
Super close, a five minute walk from the flat. Trams and busses in all directions.
Central
Super close, a five minute walk from the flat. Trams and busses in all directions.
Zurich's main station with trains in all directions. A 5-10 minutes walk from the flat, you reach Bern, Basel and St. Gallen in about an hour. Check for trains and tickets on sbb.ch
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Zurich Main Station
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Zurich's main station with trains in all directions. A 5-10 minutes walk from the flat, you reach Bern, Basel and St. Gallen in about an hour. Check for trains and tickets on sbb.ch
Entertainment & Activities
Nice little cinema with many arthouse movies, usually in English or original language.
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Bar Riffraff
57 Neugasse
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Nice little cinema with many arthouse movies, usually in English or original language.
Boulder gym for climbing. Also very nice for a drink. They make fantastic food, too. Be there early as it gets crowded from about 7PM.
Minimum
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Boulder gym for climbing. Also very nice for a drink. They make fantastic food, too. Be there early as it gets crowded from about 7PM.
My favourite place for a dip in the river. There are loads of bars along the Limmat and places you can hang out.
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Flussbad Oberer Letten
10 Lettensteg
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My favourite place for a dip in the river. There are loads of bars along the Limmat and places you can hang out.
Indoor swimming, 50m length. Nice for a swim, especially in winter.
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Hallenbad City
71 Sihlstrasse
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Indoor swimming, 50m length. Nice for a swim, especially in winter.
Essentials
My favourite grocery place. Big sortiment and super close. Open from Mon-Sat, 8AM to 9PM.
Coop Supermarkt Zürich Bahnhofbrücke
My favourite grocery place. Big sortiment and super close. Open from Mon-Sat, 8AM to 9PM.
Another option, smaller than Coop, but even closer. They don't sell alcohol.
Migros Supermarkt
11 Mühlegasse
Another option, smaller than Coop, but even closer. They don't sell alcohol.
Also grocery – not my favourite, but the place you want to go for wine and beer. Super close.
Denner Express
88 Niederdorfstrasse
Also grocery – not my favourite, but the place you want to go for wine and beer. Super close.
Shopping
Super fancy yoga fashion.
lululemon
12 Marktgasse
Super fancy yoga fashion.
The place to go for skateboards and clothing.
doodah
3 Europaallee
The place to go for skateboards and clothing.
Clothes, outdoor fashion, skate and snowboard.
Blue Tomato Shop Zürich
122 Limmatquai
Clothes, outdoor fashion, skate and snowboard.
The outlet version of Transa, the outdoor shop in Zurich (Main Station). Always worth a visit, they have good quality products for cheap prices.
Transa Outlet Zurich
59 Josefstrasse
The outlet version of Transa, the outdoor shop in Zurich (Main Station). Always worth a visit, they have good quality products for cheap prices.
Huge outdoor store with all kinds of equipment, right next to the main station.
Transa
53 Josefstrasse
Huge outdoor store with all kinds of equipment, right next to the main station.
Arts & Culture
A piece of history in Zurich's old town.
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Fraumünster
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A piece of history in Zurich's old town.
Swiss National Museum – always worth a visit.
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Swiss National Museum
2 Museumstrasse
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Swiss National Museum – always worth a visit.
Parks & Nature
Nice and calm, surrounded by a FinTrack to run in a forest. There is also an outdoor gym sector.
Irchel Park
10 Hirschwiesenstrasse
Nice and calm, surrounded by a FinTrack to run in a forest. There is also an outdoor gym sector.
Top of Zurich – hike or run up to the Uetliberg. Take public transportation to Triemli oder even ride it to the top. There's also a couple of well done singletrails for mountainbikers. You need to pedal up, though, as the public transport doesn't take bikes.
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Uetliberg
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Top of Zurich – hike or run up to the Uetliberg. Take public transportation to Triemli oder even ride it to the top. There's also a couple of well done singletrails for mountainbikers. You need to pedal up, though, as the public transport doesn't take bikes.
Nice spot to hang out during the day. Very open.
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Josefswiese
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Nice spot to hang out during the day. Very open.
Drinks & Nightlife
One of my favourite underground night clubs in the Langstrasse area.
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Gonzo
135 Langstrasse
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One of my favourite underground night clubs in the Langstrasse area.
Dancing until late.
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Zukunft
33 Dienerstrasse
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Dancing until late.
Cool bar to hang out – good selection of beers and drinks. Cuban vibes.
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El Lokal
11 Gessnerallee
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Cool bar to hang out – good selection of beers and drinks. Cuban vibes.