Zurich - Where Bankers Take a Midday Dip
A travek blogger explains the city.
“In Zurich, you sometimes need only go one street further to discover the value of this city.” That’s a quote from a friend, which perfectly sums up this city. In Zurich, you can wander down the main Bahnhofstrasse and walk straight past Augustinergasse, one of the city’s most delightful alleyways with lots of decorated oriels – but then you would be missing out on precisely the Zurich that so few people discover.
One of Zurich’s most iconic buildings is Augustinerkirche church, which is also one of the city’s most popular photo subjects.
I think Zurich is the perfect summer city – it certainly has its appeal in the autumn and winter too, but I simply love the summer in Zurich. You can relax for a while in the delightful Chinese Garden before hiring a pedalo, splashing about in the pool on the lake or seeing out the day on one of the lake’s many ships. People wishing to see Zurich from above can take one of the MINIs on offer to all the 25hours guests and take a trip to the top of Zurich’s local mountain, the Zürichberg.
A culinary delight not to be missed is Zürich Geschnetzeltes and, in the summer, a stop at the Rimini open-air bar is highly recommended. Guests who still haven’t quite discovered Zurich’s Gemütlichkeit can burn off some excess energy in Switzerland’s oldest club, Mascotte, before hitting the hay back at the hotel. They can then tuck in to the breakfast buffet the next morning to replenish their strength for another day.