In this tip, we'd like to introduce you to the city a little off the beaten track, and today we're heading to Zurich West: drinking coffee, shopping, strolling, browsing...and also enjoying nature. So put on some comfortable shoes and off you go. But first there's breakfast to fortify you.
Time for a Good Breakfast
The classic breakfast in Zurich is a Gipfeli (known to most as a croissant)...., so if you want to have a quick breakfast, you can get a good coffee and a Gipfli at any bakery in town. But why rush when you can also have a relaxed breakfast. Excellent addresses for a fine breakfast include: the Café des Amis, the Café Lang for weekend brunch or the very uncomplicated Café Noir. Ideally, you should reserve a place, as the restaurants are in great demand.
The district also has a lot to offer for art and culture enthusiasts. At the Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst (Migros Museum of Contemporary Art) you can marvel at individual and collective exhibitions by international and contemporary artists. It is only a few minutes away from the viaduct arches. The Maag Halle is another place to go for exhibitions of all kinds. Here you will find photo exhibitions, light shows, but also concerts are held here. The Maag Hall is close to Gerold's Garden, which will be our next stop.
Enjoying Nature at the River Limmat
In the late afternoon, a walk along the Limmat is inviting. Next to the Sihl, the Limmat flows directly through Zurich and is a popular place for swimming, sports and relaxation. From the Prime Tower and Gerolds Garden you can reach the Limmat in just 10 minutes on foot. You can decide for yourself whether you just want to take a short detour or an extended walk of 1 - 2 hours - the path along the river offers numerous possibilities.
End the Day With an Excellent Dinner
After an eventful day in Zurich West and many, many steps, you have really earned your dinner. The neighborhood offers you numerous delicious options: from the vegan Moroccan restaurant DAR, to the noble Italian Cinque, to the modern Vietnamese restaurant Cho Chin Chin - to name just three possibilities of many numerous fine dining places. It is advisable to book everywhere (a few days in advance), as the tables are in great demand. Enjoy!
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