Are you curious about traveling to Switzerland; the chocolate and the luxurious land of bells? Here you get tips on two wonderful weekend cities to take a closer look at.
Look at art at the Kunsthaus
Zurich’s main art gallery Kunsthaus is located on the Heimplatz square. Here you can admire paintings by dignitaries such as Picasso, Monet and Rembrandt. The address is Heimplatz 1.
The medieval church Grossmünster is a strong symbol of the city and it is characterized by two mighty twin towers. Climb up one of the towers to get the best view of Zurich and beautiful Lake Zurich. The church is located on Grossmünsterplatz.
Eat food in the dark
If you are craving a different meal, you should visit the restaurant Blinde Kuh where you eat in almost total darkness. To enhance the unique feeling, the food is served by blind staff. You will find the restaurant on Mühlebachstrasse 148.
Check out people at Paradeplatz
The tram-tight Paradeplatz is Zurich’s most popular square. The area is crowded with luxury shops, banks and insurance companies. Sit on a bench with an ice cream and watch people.
Zurich has shopping for all interests and wallets. Bahnhofstrasse is a luxury shopping street and where you will find some of the world’s most exclusive brands. You will find both watches, clothes and accessories. If you are instead looking for flea market bargains, you can do so on Bürkliplatz in the old town. The market is open between May and October. The old town also offers the Schipfe area, which has a strong focus on design shops and crafts.
Eat luxury chocolate at Teuscher
If you love chocolate, you must have a coffee at Teuscher on Bahnhofstrasse. Buy delicious champagne truffles consisting of dark chocolate, butter cream and Dom Perignon.
They source Jet d’Eau
The Jet d’Eau fountain is one of Geneva’s most famous landmarks, and also one of the world’s largest. It sprays out five hundred liters of water per second and reaches a height of 140 meters. Expect to get wet if you are close to the wind can easily change direction!
Take a guided tour of the Palais des Nations
Geneva has many headquarters for international organizations. One of these is the UN headquarters Palais des Nations. Here you can take a guided tour among chambers and works of art. Outside the building is the Ariana Park beautiful park with beautiful monuments.
Eat at Il Lago
The Il Lago restaurant has a good reputation and the chef has two Michelin stars. Here you are met by high ceilings, crystal chandeliers, beautiful art, Italian food and an incredible wine list.
Buy chocolate at Auer Chocolatier
Auer Chocolatier has been a family-owned chocolate shop for five generations and has been named the best in the city several times. Each praline is made by hand and then wrapped exclusively in a luxurious package. You will find the store on Rue de Rive 4.
Swim on the Bain des Piques
If you are in Geneva during the summer, the central bathing area Bain des Pâquis is a hot tip. It is an artificial peninsula that has a beach, sauna, Turkish bath and a beautiful view of the lake.