17
Dec

Zurich picture moments

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Do you remember, when the Prime Tower, Switzerlands highest building, still looked like this? This picture was taken almost five years ago!

If you’re up for a view over town, the bar on the top of the Prime Tower is definitely the place to go to, even though the bar and its restaurant are a bit pricey. At the bottom of the tower, there’s the absolute stylish bar Rivington & Sons – definitely the place for strong drinks and good music!

 

10
Dec

Yeahhh: Today’s Office Looks Like This

We got the perfect christmas gift for those who like to combine traveling with working. Today’s Office Looks Like This is the new book by our friend and fellow travel blogger Katrin Gygax.

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If you’re seeking inspiration for unconventional moving or stationary working-places throughout Switzerland, you should definitely get it. If you wish to get an insight into a Switzerland off the main touristic paths, you should buy it, too.

The book also includes essays on Switzerland and “tips on where to eat, what to see as well as ideas for activities along the way”.

For lovers of: unconventional guide books, traveling, mobile working, Swiss public transport, photography and Switzerland.

07
Dec

I’d like to enjoy some good artisan coffee. Can you suggest some alternative cosy coffee places?

Zurich is definitely a good place for coffee lovers and if you browse our section eat & drink, you’ll find many nice places where we like to hang out and spend our afternoons with good talks and good coffee.

Nevertheless, we’d like to point out three suggestions for you:

Benzin & Koffein: This new additions to Zurichs coffee scene combines the owners love for coffee and motorcycles and offers wine and food too.

La Stanza: One of the best coffees in town, including real “Italianità”.

Café Henrici: Situated at a beautiful square in the old town of Zurich. They put a lot of effort into picking the right mix of beans and roasting, but also adjusting their machines accordingly.

If you’re looking for Zurich brewed coffee to take home as a present, the traditional roasting facility Kaffee Stoll is your go-to.

04
Dec

Help! Where can I find special Christmas gifts?

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Don’t worry, dear stressed out shopper, you’re saved: three of our favorite shops team up for a special Christmas market from December 5 – December 7. At Christmas Karlsson you’ll find bits and bobs from Dotti’s Vintage and Waldraud and Highlight My Day. If you need a break, restaurant Fink will provide you with mulled wine and other delights.

Santa Claus will be there too and if you’re lucky, you’ll even win a present for yourself at the wheel of fortune.

02
Dec

Where can I go ice skating in Zurich?

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Hey there, little ice princess! Even though lake Zurich probably won’t freeze this winter either, there are many possibilities to ice skate in town. One of our favorite places is the ice rink on the terrace outside the ETH – the view over the old town is spectacular! The ice rink will be open free of charge until 14 December 2014.

A highlight for all the ice skaters in Zurich is the annual ice disco at the Dolders ice rink – live djs, mulled wine and of course ice skating will make a perfect afternoon. It takes place on the 20. of december.

For an overview on the cities ice rinks, check here.