A traditional Swiss city with a booming economy, idyllic lakefront views, and first-class everything, Zurich’s reputation as the country’s stern finance capital has relaxed some in recent years with a new wave of entrepreneurs and experimental venues.
Switzerland’s largest city is located in the German-speaking northwestern tip of Lake Zurich, against a backdrop of the Alps among world-class exposition galleries. While the city is well known for its banking, chocolates, and watches, its most appraised for its acute taste in luxurious, sophisticated, and consistently-trending properties, shopping, and dining.
Nestled in the Löwenbrau complex in the heart of Zurich’s most dynamic art district, Hauser & Wirth is a Swiss favorite and highlight for those in search of the world’s greatest modern art. With spaces in Switzerland, the UK, the US, and Hong Kong, Zurich’s gallery hosts ten annual exhibitions featuring off-the-wall works by the likes of Martin Eders, David Zink Yi, and Wilhelm Sasnal.
From the midst of the Glarus mountains to shop-shelves across the country, family-owned Läderach has been cultivating their own cocoa into some of the world’s finest chocolate since 1962. Läderach prioritizes fresh and quality ingredients and believes in the artisanal craftsmanship and passion it takes to create such fine family-recipes, where “every piece is a masterpiece.”
A contemporary restaurant with a bit of history, family-owned and operated Haus Hiltl opened in 1898 as the world's first vegetarian restaurant (Guinness-verified). With over 100 vegetarian and vegan specialties prepared daily, enjoy cuisines like Indian and Mediterranean in a casual setting at Hiltl Buffet or in the elegant à la carte dining room upstairs.