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Employee recommendations- Zurich 2021

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Prosecco à discrétion - every Thursday - Restaurant Ö

Prosecco à discrétion - every Thursday

Every Thursday from 17:00 at our bar!

Enjoy premium ProseccoIl Colleà discrétion for CHF 25.00 per person! We are looking forward to your visit! link

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Christmas Pop-ups in Zurich

Christmas Pop-ups in Zurich

In this extraordinary winter, too, creative minds will bring the avidly-awaited Christmas spirit to the city of Zurich.

After a shopping tour or a long day at work, these locales with outdoor seating create a cozy atmosphere. We hope this selection of Christmas pop-ups will help you:

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Zurich Food Tour

Zurich Food Tour

Foodies and their friends can explore the trendy Zurich-West district on this culinary adventure.

  • Discover Zurich-West with great company
  • Gourmet delights combined with fascinating facts
  • Exciting new culinary creations

Zürich Tourismus

Im Hauptbahnhof-8001 Zürich

Telefon: +41 44 215 40 00 /

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Wow Museum

Wow Museum

These rooms full of illusions will leave visitors completely confused at what they are perceiving.

Just a stone’s throw from Zurich Main Station, visitors to the Wow Museum are immersed in a world of optical and sensory illusions.

At the Wow Museum, you cannot help but be amazed: surprising sensory illusions literally take the ground from under your feet, cause a change in perspective, and make you continually ask yourself if your eyes are playing tricks on you.

Over three floors and 400 square meters (4,300 sq.ft), people of all ages can have plenty of fun. At the same time, the museum conveys much about culture and self- and external image, and also deals with topics such as virtuality and diversity.


Wow Museum

Werdmühlestrasse 10

8001 Zürich

Telefon: +41 44 597 84 00/

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Pavillon Le Corbusier

Pavillon Le Corbusier

The last work by the great architect, Le Corbusier, stands in a beautiful location on Lake Zurich.

The “Gesamtkunstwerk” – or “total work of art” – by Le Corbusier, completed in 1967, is a real architectural masterpiece. The last building constructed by the great Swiss-French architect, designer, and artist is the only of his buildings to be entirely made from glass and steel. This is significant in that for Le Corbusier concrete was not simply a material, but an actual tool. In addition, with this colorful building on the shores of Lake Zurich, Le Corbusier realized his concept of the synthesis of architecture, life, and art in real life. The exhibition pavilion is designed entirely according to the Modulor system, an anthropometric scale of proportions devised by Le Corbusier based on the human body and the golden ratio.

The pavilion is open from May to November. Under the aegis of the Museum für Gestaltung, temporary exhibitions, events, and workshops look at various areas of the broad oeuvre and great charisma of Le Corbusier.

Pavillon Le Corbusier

Höschgasse 8

8008 Zürich

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Urania observatory Zurich

Urania observatory Zurich

The Urania observatory in Zurich is definitely worth a visit. In addition to the beautiful bar in the mysterious high tower, they offer exciting guided tours almost every day from 9:00 p.m. The observatory offers astronomical tours - moon, objects in the solar system, star clusters, stars, cosmic nebulae, galaxies - and special events for a wide audience as well as individual tours.


Urania-Sternwarte Zurich

Uraniastrasse 9

8001 Zurich

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Gin: 27

Gin 27

Gins we love

Today Gin 27 comes into the spotlight! A complex and multi-faceted little water from the Appenzell region. Warm spices on the nose and soft on the palate. Would you like to know more? Gin Tasting on September 4th 20 in the Restaurant Ö.

Stay tuned!

More information at:


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Gin: Xoriguer Mahon

Gin:  Xoriguer Mahon

The name Xoriguer for the gin made in Menorca goes back to Miguel Pons Justo, who wanted to honor his family's windmill business. The bottle with the Mediterranean, traditional, family touch still shows the old windmill from 1784. The name "Mahon" alludes to the origin of Xoriguer Gins, Menorca's capital with just under 30,000 inhabitants. Wine alcohol (and no grain alcohol!) Is used for the production, which absorbs the aromas of a top-secret botanical mixture. Oddly enough, the team can taste the freshly produced distillate every ten minutes, as it comes out of the still at a drinking strength of 38%. - You can taste the gin on September 4th at the Gin Tasting in Restaurant Ö - remember!
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Gin The Botanist Islay Dry Gin

The Botanist Islay Dry Gin

In preparation for our gin festival on Friday, September 4th, 2020, we will present one of our favorite gins to you every week. We start with the: Elephant London Dry Gin from Africa. A large part of the proceeds will be used to save the pachyderms. So enjoy it with a clear conscience.

On the Scottish island of Islay, Loch Indaal Bay is home to the island's two most important whiskey distilleries, Bowmore and Bruichladdich. The first and only gin from Bruichladdich is distilled at low pressure for 17 hours in a rare Lomond Still process developed in 1955. Composed of 31 botanicals, The Botanist is an exceptionally complex top-class gin.


In addition to the 9 classic gin spices, 22 handpicked spices from the fertile island are added to the botanist. This gin is exclusively provided with these 22 spices and without additives.

Our perfect serve:

We drink this exciting gin with Fever Tree Indian Tonic Water and liquorice and mint as a side dish.

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Culture: Tutankhamun: His tomb and treasures - exhibition

Culture: Tutankhamun: His tomb and treasures - exhibition

Egypt is on your doorstep this year! The large exhibition "Tutankhamun: His Tomb and Treasures" provides unique insights into the archeology of ancient Egypt. Go on a fascinating journey and experience the pharaoh's burial chambers in a spectacular reconstruction. The exhibition, which fascinates young and old all over the world and has delighted 6.5 million visitors to date, offers a unique opportunity to see the grave up close in its original find. Objects reproduced in detail such as the gold-plated shrines and coffins of the king, the famous gold mask, the sarcophagus, all the larger pieces of furniture, the magnificent golden chariot and hundreds of smaller objects can be admired in the exhibition.

Halle 622

Therese-Giehse-Strasse 10,

8050 Zürich -

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Bar: GIN TASTING 2020 - Hotel Sternen Oerlikon


Gin Tasting 2020 Travel with us through the world of gin on Friday, September 4, 2020 from 6:30 p.m. At tasting, top gins are tasted from far and wide. You can discover 5 gins, including tonics and trimmings, and maybe find a new favorite gin right away. Among other things, the Ambassador from Elephant Gin and our partner Paul Ullrich will accompany the tasting. The event offers live music, a rich food offering with front cooking stations and much more. Spend a GINigen evening with us for CHF 69.00 per person. We are happy to take reservations at We look forward to an unforgettable event.

Hotel Sternen Oerlikon

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Gin: Elephant London Dry Gin

Gins we love

In preparation for the gin festival on Friday, September 4th, 2020, we will be presenting one of our favorite gin’s every week. We start with: The «Elephant London Dry Gin» from Africa. A large part of the proceeds will be used to save this beautiful animals. So to enjoy with a clear conscience.

Elephant London Dry Gin

When traveling through Africa, the mysterious continent magically captured Robin Gerlach, Tessa Wienker and Hernry Palmer. Together they decided to make an "African" gin - more precisely a gin in favor of the endangered elephant. 15 percent of the proceeds from each bottle go to the animal welfare organizations that are committed to the survival of the pachyderms.


14 botanicals, including juniper, rare African herbs, fruits and roots such as African lion's ear, Buchu leaves, devil's claw and the baobab fruit.

Our perfect serve

We drink this dry gin with Fever Tree Indian Tonic Water and garnish the gin with apple and ginger.

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Excursion: luggage special free summer / autumn 2020

Excursion: luggage special free summer / autumn 2020


You can reach us comfortably and in a climate-friendly way by public transport. And so that you don't have to lug your luggage yourself, we offer you an attractive luggage service together with SBB: your luggage and bags will be picked up from your home free of charge and will be waiting for you in your hotel room upon arrival. We are of course also happy to take care of the return transport. The free offer is valid for bookings made until October 31, 2020. Further information and booking:

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Sport: Urbansurf Zurich

Sport: Urbansurf Zurich

Surfing in the middle of the city? Thanks to this unique outdoor surfing facility in Zürich-West, novice and professional surfers alike can dream a little of Hawaii.

  • Endless wave
  • Professional surf instructors
  • In the heart of urban Zürich-West

Urbansurf Zürich
Geroldstrasse 11c
8005 Zürich

Phone: +41 76 224 42 24

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Best Gelati (Ice Cream) in Zurich

Best Gelati (Ice Cream) in Zurich

The small ice cream stand run by Daniel Kissling is by far the most charming gelateria in all of Zurich. Here happiness is served in the form of a scoop of ice cream.

Both children and adults are equally filled with anticipation as they stand in line at the Gelati am See for one of the mouthwatering sorbets or creamy ice creams. Besides the traditional flavors of vanilla, chocolate and strawberry, there is also Ovaltine, passion fruit or – for the grown-ups – a creation comprising rum and raisins.

The location by the Riesbach harbor, directly on Lake Zurich, is simply perfect – for where better does an ice cream taste than sitting in the sun on the water’s edge? Exactly.


Opening Hours

March – October
Monday – Friday, 1.00pm until sunset
Saturday & Sunday, 2.00pm until sunset

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Excursion: Seebad Utoquai

Seebad Utoquai

The historic Seebad Utoquai bathing facility is located on the bustling lakeside promenade between Bellevue and Zürichhorn. The wooden “Bathing Palace” on Utoquai has provided its guests with the opportunity to enjoy a refreshing swim in Lake Zurich for over 120 years. They can jump or dive into the water from one of the diving boards and swim to the rafts anchored in the lake around 30 meters (98 ft) away. There are also two small pools for non-swimmers, one for men and one for women. The upper sun terraces are also partly separated by gender.

  • Historic box bath
  • City centre
  • Several sun terraces
  • Two non-swimmer pools

Seebad Utoquai


8008 Zürich

Telefon: +41 44 251 61 51

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Culture: Lake Zurich

Lake Zurich

Lake Zurich was once above all a transport route. Today, it is a popular excursion point for swimming, boating or having a picnic on the lake's banks.

  • Switzerland’s fifth largest lake
  • Cruises and island visits
  • Numerous lakeside lidos
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Culture: Kunsthaus Zurich

Kunsthaus Zürich

The most important collection of Classical Modernism in Zurich, coupled with attractive temporary exhibitions, make a visit to the Kunsthaus an absolute must for art enthusiasts.

  • Most important collection of Classical Modernism in Zurich
  • Highlights of Swiss painting and sculpture
  • New extension opens in 2021

Kunsthaus Zürich

Heimplatz 1, 8001 Zürich

044 253 84 84 /

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Restaurant/Bar: Weinschenke

The Hirschen's secret rooftop wine bar is one of my summer highlight....located in the middle of Zurich's old town district. In addition to the beautiful rooftop bar, there is a historic 14th century wine bar with 120 national wines in the basement.


Restaurant Weinschenke Hirschen

Niederdorfstrasse 13

8001 Zürich

0041 43 268 33 33

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Culture: Landesmuseum Zürich

National Museum Zurich: idealy for a rainy day! The National Mueseum hosts the biggest culture related exhibition about Switzerland. Furthermore, they have changing exhibitions always worth a visit. For further information visit the website. Insider tip: they have a very nice shop with highy quality souvenirs and gifts.

National Museum Zurich
Museumstrasse 2
8001 Zürich

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Excursion: Uetliberg

Uetliberg is Zurich's very own "mountain", from where you have beautiful views of the city and lake – and perhaps even a glimpse of the Alps.

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Restaurant: Gasthof zum Weissen Rössli (White Horse)

At the Restaurant Weisses Rössli you feel like at in inn in the countryside. Down-to-earth food and likeable service staff. As the restaurant is located at the bottom of Uetliberg, you can go for a nice walk after lunch or dinner.

Bederstrasse 96, 8002 Zürich
044 492 23 12

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Sport: Stand up paddle

Stand up paddle – Limmat Tour. This tour on stand up paddles is a real highligt between city live and outdoor adventure. It starts from the lido "Mythenquai" or lido "Tiefenbrunnen" and goes through urban Zurich into the wild nature. The tour ends in Dietikon and takes about 4 to 5 hours.

SUP Schule & Vermietung Zürich - Supkultur
Mythenquai 95, 8002 Zürich
076 605 00 28

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Restaurant: Maison Blunt

Maison Blunt Salam Aleikum. Late breakfast until 4 p.m. No problem, -every day. In addition to the famous breakfast, I highly recommend trying the fine Moroccan specialties. I grew up in District 5 and feel at home when I am at Maison Blunt. PS: I strongly recommend making a reservation!

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Excursion: Sightseeing on the Water – on a Limmat River Cruise

Experience Zurich on the water. The tour in the Limmat boat leads under seven bridges to get to the lake and back again. The most beautiful sights of Zurich's old town pass by. Guild houses, town hall, Lindenhof and churches. Through the glass roof, you can see Zurich from an unusual side.


Zürichsee Schifffahrtsgesellschaft
Mythenquai 333
8038 Zürich
Tel. 0041 44 487 13 33

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Bar: Razzia Restaurant & Bar Zurich

The Razzia bar is a popular meeting place in the neighborhood. The bar offers the right offer at any time of the day and for every need. A fine breakfast is served in the morning. A small lunch menu at noon and in the evening the raid turns into a cocktail bar. The team belongs to the young generation of bartenders who skillfully combine their craft with creativity. In addition, the Razzia restaurant is ideal for a pleasant dinner.

Razzia Restaurant & Bar Zürich

Seefeldstrasse 82, 8008 Zürich

041 44 296 70 70

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Nightlife: Mascotte


Mascotte - Zurich's oldest club is a legend - Josephine Baker or Louis Armstrong appeared here, the «Corso» lettering was created by none other than Max Bill, and illustrious names are also not uncommon in recent history. Even Madonna was already celebrating here.


Theaterstrasse 10, 8001 Zürich

0041 44 260 15 80


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Restaurant: Gertrudhof

Restaurant Gertrudhof - is a typical Swiss restaurant which offers the best cordon bleus in Zurich. The restaurant itself is small, quaint but cozy and the selection is enormous. Every month there are new Cordon-Bleu specialties such as: flambé wild boar Cordon bleu filled with wild boar raw ham with a spicy Gertrude sauce with bacon, mushrooms, and Barber's Ceddas cheese. I would recommend a reservation because the restaurant is extremely popular.


Gertrudstrasse 26

8003 Zürich


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Excursion: Zoo Zurich

First an important tip: if you take your time, you have a much better chance of seeing animals ... especially in the Masoala rainforest! Tip 2: The volunteers in green are happy to provide information and help with discovery. Since the enclosure has been set up appropriately, visiting the zoo has become both exciting and relaxing. Zurich Zoo is committed to sustainability, nature conservation and the conservation breeding of endangered animal species and provides a lot of information on the various projects during the tour. In addition to the 4,000 animals, the giraffes will soon be in Zurich.

Zoo Zurich

Zürichbergstrasse 221, 8044 Zurich

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Excursion: Flip Lab

FLIP LAB: No matter if big or small, old or young, everyone  has the opportunity to have fun in the 3,000 m² park - there is guaranteed something for everyone! High performance, freestyle, bungee, wall walk and, for the first time, interactive trampolines, action zone, dodgeballfield, air bags, basketball trampoline area, base ninja parkour, BattleBeam, fidget ladder, volley jump and much more are waiting for you at the FLIP LAB Zurich! I recommend jumping over.


Oberglatterstrasse 35

8153 Rumlang

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Bar: Felix Bar

Felix Bar - My favorite bar in Zurich: Mekka Thattil (head of housekeeping)

This cozy little bar with its own fireplace right in the middle is always worth a visit.

They have a large and exciting selection of spirits. But the reason I love this bar is, that they really listen to the customers wishes regarding their taste of the drinks.


Felix Bar

Kalkbreitestrasse 8, 8003 Zurich

Tel: 044 545 18 13


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More information:

Phone + 41 43 300 65 65

Fax      + 41 43 300 65 66