Welcome to Zurich! Although many people mistake Zurich for the capital of Switzerland – IT’S NOT. Bern is the capital. – Zurich definitely is the biggest and most vibrant and dynamic city in Switzerland. Walking down the Bahnhofstrasse you will hear a mix of dozens of languages and meet all kinds of beautiful, weird, special and interesting people from all over the world. The street, leading from the main station to the lake, is one of the most expensive streets in the world. Nonetheless it’s a must see in Zurich and it actually IS possible to find affordable stuff to buy there. Especially now in December it is strongly advised to take a stroll through the Bahnhofstrasse to admire the beautiful christmas lights called “Lucy” and drink some delicious mulled wine (Glühwein) outside in the cold at the christmas market.
The open-air ice rink at the Dolder Hotel is another very popular place in winter. Built in the 1930’s the beautiful ice field is still a romantic and great place for a date. 😉 Talking about dates, why not take an Uber to Zurich West to get a delicious Fondue (cheese) or Fondue Chinoise (meat) at Gerolds Garten? In summer people enjoy refreshing drinks and healthy greens at the first urban gardening bar/restaurant while in winter they build a huge warm and cozy tent and serve the popular melted cheese.
Looking for the ultimate Christmas ambience in Zurich? Don’t miss the HEILIGER BIMBAM (holy bimbam) at Maag Event Hall on December 20th/21st/22nd. Be prepared to be enjoying cupcakes, mulled wine, cookies and local specialties all at once while doing some last minute Christmas shopping. The BIMBAM includes Zurichs best local stores and artists and you’ll be able to buy beautiful jewellery, extraordinary clothing, adorable christmas cards, delicious specialties, handmade bags and art as well as many other little treasures.
TOP 5 #UberApproved places in Zurich
- Dolder Ice Field
→ Because it’s fun. And romantic.
- Gerolds Garten & Milchbar am Bellevue
→ For hipsters and people, who hate hipsters. Just awesome.
- Heiliger BimBam
→ You can spend hours there and will find the best Xmas gifts.
- Prime Tower
→ The only skyscraper in ZH. It’s magnificent. Proud. SO PROUD.
→ The river is just so much more fun than the lake.
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