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BG Café

Geneva

If you want to add a bird's-eye view to your collection of “postcards” from Geneva – and combine it with a great, healthy lunch – then the BG Café is the place to go...
An art-lovers' destination that's worth stopping at as you wander through the small streets of Geneva's Old Town. The large gallery is located in a stylishly renovated medieval building...
When in Geneva, especially considering its location by one of Europe’s most beautiful lakes, it would be a sin to limit oneself to the city and not explore some of the other lakeside towns...

Essence

Zürich

Before heading to Zurich, I read an article on CNN about new discoveries regarding the holes in the famous Emmental Swiss cheese, namely, that the holes have become...

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BG Café, Geneva

If you want to add a bird's-eye view to your collection of “postcards” from Geneva – and combine it with a great, healthy lunch – then the BG Café is the place to go...

Art, gastronomy and architecture tour in the environs of the Lake Geneva, Geneva

When in Geneva, especially considering its location by one of Europe’s most beautiful lakes, it would be a sin to limit oneself to the city and not explore some of the other lakeside towns...

Insider: Christoph Huber, Zürich

Zurich has the perfect city size. Locals, expats, tourists and business people from all generations easily find their favourite hang-out spots...

Essence, Zürich

Before heading to Zurich, I read an article on CNN about new discoveries regarding the holes in the famous Emmental Swiss cheese, namely, that the holes have become...

The Dolder Grand, Zürich

The windows of The Dolder Grand definitely offer up a majestic view of Zurich, but some tourists head to this hotel to see the majestic architecture of the hotel itself...

Helvetia, Zürich

Helvetia was one of the first boutique hotels in Zurich. Located in a historical building between the glamorous Bahnhoffstrasse and the fashionable Langstrasse...

The Bookshop by Orell Füssli, Zürich

Lined with shady linden trees, smart cafés and sophisticated shops, Bahnhofstrasse – one of Europe's most beautiful shopping streets – elegantly leads one straight to the shores of Lake Zurich...

Honold, Zürich

When visiting the chocolate capital of Zurich, it's practically impossible to not fall into sin with sweets, but if you are determined to experience your debauchery with style...

Manu Propria, Zürich

If you wish to bring home a meaningful souvenir from Zurich, we suggest visiting Manu Propria. The small eyewear store in the fashionable Kreis 5 district was opened by two opticians...

Im Viadukt, Zürich

Im Viadukt is currently one of the most vibrant shopping streets not only in Zurich, but in Europe as a whole. This shopping mall has been constructed in...

Frau Gerolds Garten, Zürich

Frau Gerolds Garten, located in Zurich's so-called Wild West, is cleverly described as “an urban Garden of Eden”. The place feels like a cross between a beer garden and a beach bar...

Café Henrici, Zürich

Coffee has usurped wine as the “beverage of the moment”, and if you're a true java aficionado, then Zurich's Café Henrici is the place for you...

Cabaret Voltaire, Zürich

You get a special feeling when you know that you're standing in a place where something great started. So is the case with Cabaret Voltaire – the birthplace of dadaism...

Rosso, Zürich

Although the Italian restaurant Rosso has been a fixture for eleven years already in the so-called “Wild West” of Zurich, it somehow still retains a reputation of being “a secret spot”...

Museum Rietberg, Zürich

The Rietberg Museum is the only museum in Switzerland entirely devoted to non-European cultures. It contains internationally notable collections of Asian, African, American and Oceanic art...

Museum Bellerive, Zürich

The Bellerive Museum, a section of the current Zurich Museum of Design, was established in 1968 with the goal of making it the largest collection of applied arts and handicrafts...

Artvera’s Gallery, Geneva

An art-lovers' destination that's worth stopping at as you wander through the small streets of Geneva's Old Town. The large gallery is located in a stylishly renovated medieval building...

Insider's View: Kerrin Rousset, Zürich

Take a stroll through the cobblestone streets of the Old Town, up and down the luxury avenue Bahnhofstrasse and also through Zürich West, a more artsy and trendy neighbourhood...

Insider: Kerrin Rousset, Zürich

While most of the world’s inhabitants consider chocolate to be a sinful treat, for the Swiss it’s almost like bread and water. In other words, chocolate is an integral part of their daily diet...

Kameha Grand Zürich , Zürich

A vivid reminder that today’s Zurich is no grande dame encapsulated in conservative comfort can be seen at the Kameha Grand Zürich hotel, which recently opened in the westernmost...

B2 Boutique Hotel and Spa, Zürich

This is surely one of the most unusual places of lodging in Zurich, a kind of trip-within-a-trip. The 60-room B2 Boutique Hotel is in what was once the Hürlimann Brewery...

25Hours Hotel Zurich West, Zürich

25Hours Hotel Zurich West is the ideal spot to start your adventures in “the Wild West” (which is what Zurich's currently stylish Kreis 5 district is now being called)...

Cupcake Affair, Zürich

In all fairness, there is no other way to describe this place than as an unwise indulgence. But alas, we have but one life, and why not sweeten it up with a cupcake that looks like...

Gris, Zürich

Gris is the place to go to find out what's going on in the current Swiss fashion and design scenes. It is the first concept-store of its kind in Zurich, and contains the best Swiss brands...

Fashion Slave, Zürich

This is a great place for fashionistas who prefer small and unusual niche labels – the kind with their own unique signature look – over the same old big-name brands...

Freitag, Zürich

Worth a go-see is the Freitag shop on Geroldstrasse. Freitag is both a brand and shop chain that makes and sells bags and accessories from recycled materials...

Josef, Zürich

If you're looking for a really authentic place to have dinner, we highly recommend Josef, a smallish restaurant in the western part of Zurich. It if famous for two things...

LaSalle, Zürich

LaSalle Restaurant and Bar is housed in Schiffbau, a former shipbuilding factory built at the tail end of the 19th century in Zurich-West. The building also contains a theatre and a jazz club...

Widder Bar, Zürich

Located in the epicentre of discreet bourgeois charm that is the remarkable Widder Hotel (its rooms are furnished with pieces by Le Courbusier, Adolf Loos, Frank Lloyd Wright and other masters of design)...

Kronenhalle, Zürich

There are few other places in the world where one can enjoy a meal while sitting next to, or even under, original pieces of artwork by Chagall, Joan Miró, Georges Braque, Paul Klee, Pablo Picasso...

Schweizerisches Landesmuseum/The Swiss National Museum, Zürich

This is definitely one of the more captivating museums in Switzerland, providing a broad and truly interesting look at the nation's rich cultural and historical legacy...