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The place used to be rather obscured and full of pot smokers. Since they repainted the walls (in light blue), it’s somewhat friendlier. If the Swiss national team happens to be involved in an interesting game of football, they’ll show it on TV. Otherwise, lots of concerts and beer. Restful garden.

and re-sells secondhand objects. The money they make is used to help disadvantaged families in the canton of Zurich.

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As far as I know, the Bonesclinic features Zurich’s largest selection of mead (liquor made of honey). With over 90 brands, selecting your favourite won’t be easy. Bonesclinic is also a gothic and metal shop (with only few clothes in stock, though). Zypressenstrasse 3, 4

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A perfect café in the daytime, which turns into a bar at night. Don’t fail to look at the floor: stunningly beautiful. Free WLAN for customers, average age 25+. Bahnhof Wiedikon 9,14 and Trains

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It’s great fun to cruise on the lake with a pedalo. Walter von Matt provides pedalos for the lowest price near Bellevue (approx CHF 25 per 30 min.). If you stay on the lake a little longer than planned, you can always pay the additional rental fee upon return.

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town. Relax on a walk along the canal, away from the city’s hustle and bustle. Unsuitable for cyclists because of the many steps.

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If you want to experience sightlessness for a few hours, schedule a visit to Blinde Kuh . The dining-room is pitch-dark, so you really can’t see anything. You order your food beforehand; then a sightless person will guide you to your table and serve you your meal. It’s not cheap (approx. CHF 40/ person) but it’s a truly striking experience. You absolutely need to make a reservation (as early as possible): 0041 44 421 50 50. Botanischer Garten 33, 77 Höschgasse 2, 4, 33, 912, 916, N18

dolder eisbahn 73 Adlisbergstrasse 36 Ice-skating is a definite component of a Swiss winter. Dolder Eisbahn offers a perfect place for those who relish gliding on the ice. One part of the icefield is always reserved for ice-hockey players. Entrance CHF 5.50/7.50, rental fee for ice-skates: CHF 6.50. Hockey sticks are free available but the puck lose you CHF 5. Adlisbergstrasse 36 Römerhof 3, 15, 8, N16 and than Dolderbahn

For over 40 years, business men and students have enjoyed their sausages side by side at Vorderer Sternen. It’s famous for the best Bratwurst (typical Swiss sausage) in town. Half grilled chicken or the so called Bruzzitos (dough bags filled with veal and garlicsauce,) are an admired alternative. For only CHF 6.50 you can get a St. Galler Wurst with hot mustard. Open 365 days from 10.30 am til 24.00 pm. Bellevue 2, 4, 5, 8, 9, 11, 15, 912, 916, N11, N13, N15, N18

First of all, you can’t expect to get good, authentic Swiss dishes in Zurich for less than CHF 25. The Weisses Kreuz offers firstrate Swiss food at fair prices. In addition, the mixture of hungry people and beer drinkers is something that is typically Swiss. Fasting beforehand is advisable - servings are huge. And delicious. Bahnhof Stadelhofen 11, 15 and Trains

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We like our zoo, especially the 11‘000 sqm Masoala Rainforest. Each Saturday at 11am, there are free guided tours across those parts of the rainforest that are not usually accessible to the public. Definitively schedule enough time to explore the zoo. The best time for a visit is on weekdays or early in the morning – at other times, hordes of children run wild. It’s worth bringing your own picnic or packed lunch since food is expensive. The Zoo Zurich is also a good option when the weather is bad because many of the animals live indoors. Entrance fee CHF 16, 10% discount with ZürichCARD. Zoo 6, 39

sauna am see 75 Mythen-Quai 9 Peace and relaxation welcome you! First sweat in one of four saunacells, then cool down under a shower or, if you’re brave enough, jump into the lake. A real treat, especially in winter (the lake is approx. 4 degrees during the cold months). A beautiful view of the lake and the city is included in the entrance fee. Lovely at night, open every day until 11 pm. Mondays are reserved exclusively for ladies. Entrance fee: CHF 25. Show your student card and pay only half the price from Mon-Fri, 11am-4pm. Mythen-Quai 9 Schweizer Rück 161, 165 Rentenanstalt 5, 161, 165, N15

weisses kreuz 69 Falkenstrasse 27

Don’t let the fact that this charming café is situated by the district’s busiest street prevent you from going there. Inside, the noise and stench of city streets are soon forgotten because this café serves the best pancakes in town, both sweet and salty. Around CHF 12/ plate, and those pancakes are really worth the money. Bahnhof Wiedikon 9,14 and Trains Kalkbreite 2, 3, 32, N14

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The former stock exchange is now one of Zurich’s hot spots for a night out. Free entrance on Thursdays, free entrance with ZürichCARD.

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Right next to the university, this pasta restaurant sells usual as well as highly exceptional variations of pasta dishes. An inviting place although I haven’t figured out how the order form works, but the staff will help. It’s better not to go at 12 noon – you might be overrun by students. Prices range from CHF 9 to CHF 15.

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Browse in an offer of compact discs for any taste and snatch them for only CHF 5. Although Katalog sells the leftover stuff of other record stores you‘ll mostly find real bargains. In the back area of the store there is an enormous collection of vinyl treasures. Even international vinyl-dealers come round.

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Self-made soaps are so passé. At Lush you’ll get them handmade in every possible or impossible variation. Before you step in, take a deep breath of fresh air. Soap smells good but sometimes very pungently.

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The different take-away: you can choose between 5 original and delicious soups, CHF 8 – 14 per cup. You also get a hunk of bread and an apple with your cup of soup, all nicely parcelled in a paper bag. Greetings from mum. Unfortunately no seating.

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Hotel Ibis City-West is perfectly situated

In this in-club, local as well as international DJs mix and select mostly electro and minimal tracks. Entrance fee is an affordable CHF 5 on Thursdays.

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Besides dancing lessons, this salsa school also offers dancing evenings. One of Zurich’s best salsa clubs. Dancers may be a bit older but they’re old hands at this game.

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Phone: 0041 44 276 21 00 www.ibishotel.com in the party district Zurich-West. Even those of you who like to wear breakneck high heels should still manage a two-minute walk back to the hotel after a night out. Double rooms are priced at a low CHF 125 per night,

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Combine organic shopping with a drink at the bar? Les Halles offers both: It’s a mixture between an organic market place (for fruits, vegetable, meat and wine), a restaurant and a bar (tapas & moules, beverages). Even a few racing bikes are for sale. A potpourri of products attracts a potpourri of guests...

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If you feel like you need a hot but inexpensive meal, the uncomplicated but not very cosy Migros Restaurants are always a good option. At Migros City , for instance, there’s a take-away on the ground floor and a restaurant on the top floor. There are several Migros-Restaurants/ Take-Aways across town.

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For 111 years, vegetarians as well as carnivores have been pampered by Hilt l. No vegetarian should miss the meatless version of Zurich‘s traditional dish, the socalled Zürigschnätzlets (approx. CHF 25). Impressive self-service buffet and takeaway. Ingredients are listed for all dishes, which delights both vegans and people with allergies. For a table at lunchtime, you need either good luck or a reservation (0041 44 227 70 00). Free WLAN for guests, free welcome-drink with ZürichCARD .

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A small jazz-club that finds its home within the Schiffbau, an old shipbuilding hangar. Although jazz is a central element, the programme also includes old-school hip-hop, funk parties and all kinds of concerts. Students get a CHF 5 discount on the entrance fee.

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Bags made from truck tarpaulin may seem like nothing too innovative but this type of bag was actually first dreamt up in Switzerland. The label Freitag has become so famous that the company can afford its own tower - which is basically a pile of old shipping containers. On the lower floors, Freitag products are sold, while 25m above the ground, there’s a small viewing balcony for you to relish a view of the industrial district of Zurich. A place that’s worth a visit – even if you can’t afford one of the celebrated bags.

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15 B.C. site of a Roman fortress, the Lindenhof is now a peaceful oasis and a year-round meeting place for zealous chess players. The view over Zurich’s old town is truly magnificent. Access only possible on foot.

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This shop is legendary. True, with its dusty windows and black walls, it doesn’t look too alluring. Inside, however, you can buy discarded Swiss military and marine items. For thirty years, the same old lady has served customers. Useful stuff. However, prices aren’t as cheap as one would assume from the outside appearance of the store.

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This well-tended park is a perfect place to relax, picnic, and to enjoy yourself. Unwind outdoors during summer; look around inside the greenhouses during winter. Free entrance – but beware of the snappish toucan. Flower bouquets sold (self-service) in the entrance hall.

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Zurich’s public transport services are excellent; you don’t need to spend your money on overpriced taxis. With a 24 hour travelcard (see public transport), you can use all means of public transport within the city’s borders. But never travel by train, bus, boat or tram without a valid ticket. You will have to show your ticket frequently to strict, undercover

I’m not sure whether this old Berlin train wagon is really named Bar Open , but anyway, that’s what it goes by. A glass of white wine after swimming? Or a pizza? Thanks to the good-humoured staff, the atmosphere is just perfect. Only open during summer season.

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If you visit Switzerland and don’t take any cheese or chocolate home for your beloved ones: shame on you! Lindt makes the best chocolate (available at Coop ). Delicious Swiss cheese is best obtained at the bi-weekly market at Bürkiplatz (food and flowers, every Tue and Fri, 6am to 11am) at the market stall labelled « Tritt Käse ». Bürkliplatz 2,5,8,9,11

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The minimum age for admission to clubs is eighteen - with very few exceptions (see no 17). Always have your identity card ready on a night out – even if you’re already twenty-five. Identity checks are frequent, and without valid ID, you’re very likely to wait outside the club for your friends ... (Note: only passports and identity cards are accepted as proof of age, don’t even try other documents.)

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On Wednesdays, gays from near and far flock together at Provitreff. This weekly event is called Heldenbar (heroes’ bar). Don’t go too early, the place fills up around 2am. Otherwise varied program.

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museum rietberg 76 Gablerstrasse 15 Since 1857 the Villa Wesendonck stands in the wonderful Rieterpark . In 1945 the city of Zurich bought the house and made out of it the only museum for non-European culture of Switzerland. Visit collection and changing exhibitions, drink a coffee in the old villa or take a walk in the beautiful park afterwards. Enter for CHF 12 with student card, free entry with ZürichCARD . Museum Rietberg 7, N15

ÜETLIBERG 77 (not on this map!) The mountain watches over Zurich with a vigilant eye. Besides a beautiful view and a look-out, the Uetliberg also offers plenty of choice for long walks through the forest. During winter, you can also go sledging down the slopes. Beginners may want to stay on the hill below the Ringlikon stop; advanced riders can race down 3.1 km from the terminal stop (Uetliberg). Sledges can be rented from Restaurant Gmüetliberg (near the terminal stop; they cost approx. CHF 20). It’s advisable to go sledging as early in the morning as possible because the slope gets worse with every drive-along. The ride up to the top is free with the ZürichCARD, otherwise you have to buy an extra ticket! Üetliberg S10 (Main Station, Platform 2)


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This building houses both Zurich’s University of the Arts and the museum of design . They always host exciting exhibition. Free entrance with ZürichCARD or approx. CHF 8 with a student card.

All prices are in Swiss Francs and correct at time of print. All programmes and prices are subject to change without prior notice.

Longstreet bar doesn’t even try to hide the fact that prostitutes used to pole-dance there. Red velvet and weekly lap dance shows on Wednesdays remind visitors of bygone times.

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A cosy place to relax. Good cakes and good lunch for low prices. There are only few chairs outside but it’s really snug inside on a cold winter day. Sometimes there are concerts on the small stage. Schaffhauserplatz 3, 4, 14, 33, 32

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Ankerstrasse 110 If you don’t suffer from claustrophobia, you might dare to visit the narrow and busy Ah hua. Getting the feel of Zurich over a plate of traditional Thai food is en vogue. Thus, you might have to wait a few minutes. Thai Curries for CHF 18. Note: Rice is charged separately, CHF 3 Ankerstrasse 110 Helvetiaplatz 8, 32

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Right below the Polyterasse , the café of the ETH (the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ) is located. It’s a popular place because prices are really fair. In the evenings, it resembles a bar; cocktails go for CHF 9 (which is a rare thing in Zurich). There are cultural events twice a week. Note: Mon-Thu only open till 10pm, Friday only till 9pm (owing to neighbours and their wish for nighttime peace). Closed during the Weekend. ETH/Universitätsspital 6, 9, 10 Polybahn from Central

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Secondhand furs, used seventies sneakers, gifts for all ages, and trendy fashion: You name it, Fizzen ’s got it. Prices range from burning-a-hole-in-your-pocket to leavingenough-money-for-dinner. Rudolf-Brun-Brücke 4, 15

For uncomplicated backpackers, this hotel in the middle of the old town can be highly recommended. Roofgarden and holding area are perfect places to get to know new people. Next to a kitchen (where you can prepare your own meals, washing machine and internet, there are beds (in a six-bed room) for only CHF 35 per person. Double room for CHF 55 per person, excluding breakfast, toilets & showers are situated on the corridor. Rudolf-Brun-Brücke 4, 15 Rathaus 4, 15

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At Condomeria , you’ll find notoriously naughty gifts as well as really useful objects. Go there, if you dare... Rathaus 4, 15

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1916, Artists from all over Europe - most of them refugees of the first world war - used to meet in this house. Quickly, discussions lend into performances and the place became known as Cabaret Voltaire , the birthplace of Dadaism. Young designers’ shop downstairs, bar upstairs. Reasonable prices and enough room for larger groups. Dada is alive:

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The Xenix has existed for almost thirty years. After several moves, the cinema has finally found a place in an old kindergartenshed. With its bar, which spreads out on a gravel area during summer, and a lot of room for boule and ping-pong, the Xenix is a place of delight for Zurich’s youth.

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Would you like a piece of cake after a long night out? Happy Beck offers fresh pastries the whole night long. Rumour has it that the owner even sleeps on a mattress in his bakery and hasn’t been home for two years. He only sees his family when they visit the shop. Thus, the extra CHF 1 night supplement seems only fair... Open 24/7, 365 days a year.

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A few years ago, this meadow was a romping place for alcoholics and dealers. The city’s government counteracted this development with the renovation of the park restaurant. In the meantime, the park is free of syringes and glass fragments but full of small children and sun worshipers. If you can’t make it to the lakefront, you can relax at Bäckeranlage. The restaurant offers good food and a delightful view on the park.

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I go to there mainly because of the cakes, and the cosy, shadowy backyard. An idyllic oasis in the middle of the city. Brunch and good conversations in the morning, drinks and flirts in the evening.

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einzigart offers its sales floors to unknown designers. Products range from truly unique pieces and prototypes to mass produced goods - you just have to admire the clever ideas and ingenious designs. No clothes, furniture is unfortunately unaffordable but a lot of other innovative ideas. Open from 11.30, closed on Mondays.

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Because the Rosenhofplatz in Niederdorf is truly romantic and drinks go for only CHF 10 till 8pm, this bar definitely belongs on this map. A great place to quench your thirst on a warm summer evening.

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If you want to enjoy a free sight-seeing tour, just take the tramline 4 or the bus no 31 (both stop at Central ). From the most exclusive to the worst parts of Zurich – you can observe all facets of the city by travelling on these two lines. If you own a 24h-travelcard or a ZürichCARD , it’s a free ride anyway. Good idea for rainy days.

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At its heart, the Cocuna is not only a bar but one of the hippest clubs on Langstrasse . The entrance fee is usually CHF 10 (a glass of prosecco or beer is included), the age of the clubbers varies, depending on the party. Downstairs, there is space to drink; upstairs electro parties.

This gallery has adopted the name of the boutique that once stood in its place. A few artists from Zurich have joined forces and exhibit their creative works independently. The changing exhibitions and installations are always an adventure.

This flea market, which takes place each Saturday on the school ground is among the largest of its kind in Switzerland. You can find everything there. Collectors go to the flea market every week, while occasional sellers bring old clothes and other bits and pieces. Early birds may find a real treasure, while later comers will appreciate the falling prices. Anyhow, it’s worth a visit (which may easily be longer than you intended). Sat 7am-6pm.

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Here you’ll find probably the most popular metal bar in Zurich. The name, Old Butchery , is somewhat telling... loud, booming metal music and beer. Closed Sun – Tue.

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Truly a good sort of secondhand shop. Clothes and furniture are sold, but mainly it’s all about rock’n’roll and rockabilly vinyl. Somewhat expensive.

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The Zukunft has become rapidly famous: the club (whose name translates to future ) is well-known for its electro-parties. What I like best is that the club can only be accessed through the backyard of a totally unremarkable house. Upstairs, the neighbours are sleeping, but downstairs, Zurich’s dancing.

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Mamma mia, as Italian as it gets! The espresso’s explosive, the gelati melts in your mouth and the pastries will surely satisfy your sweet tooth! It’s not as cheap as other places but much better. For those who like sweets: marzipan fruits are the house specialty.

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Central location, clean rooms, affordable prices – to your advantage. Stay at the modern Rothaus in an area with an exciting mix of trendy bars, culture and international cuisine. Double room for CHF 62 per person, including Toilet, shower and TV. Exluding breakfast.

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The only club in Zurich whose doors are open to clubbers aged sweet 16. However, there are also parties for an audience of 18/20+, featuring various styles of music. Even famous acts perform on that stage. Monday nights at Xtra are legend (18+, free entrance).

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Enjoy the oriental feeling in the cosy tearoom Maison Blunt . Water-pipes (Shishas) are available for CHF 16 per piece. Usually crowded; getting a seat is an art that needs practicing. Wonderful backyard.

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With ZürichCARD, the zones 10, 21, 40, 50, 54 and 55 are free. These zones include Airport, Uetliberg, as well as small boat trips on Lake Zürich and the Limmat. It also offers free entry to around 40 museums, free welcome drinks in several restaurants and free entry to some clubs. All offers concernig the spots in this map are mentioned in corresponding spot-texts. Cost: 19 CHF per day.

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The Lake Zurich Navigation Company operates a fleet of 17 boats. Three of them offer tours through Zurich on a Limmat River Boat and two large ones are old paddlesteamers. All the year round there are numerous short trips (1.5 h)*, as well as longer trips (4 h) to Rapperswil every day. Get informed about special cheese-fondue or lunch cruises.

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If you want to use all the public transport within Zurich, you need a ticket named „Zone 10“. The 24 hours travelcard currently (Dec. 09) costs CHF 8, available at the ticketerias at railway and major tram stations.

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The Wollishofenwiese (the meadow of Wollishofen) is one of the hippest public parks at the lakeside. Paddling and sunbathing during the day, BBQ and drinks in the evening. There’re two fix BBQ stands for you to grill your food. However, they’re always rather dirty. So if you mind the grime, use aluminium foil. There is always room for suntanned football players and Frisbee fans on the grass. In summer-time, there’s always something going on near the lake (which is surrounded by many public parks). The best thing to do is to cycle from Wollishofen to Küsnacht in order to check out which places suit you best. From Wollishofen all around the lake till Tiefenbrunnen

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In the 1980s, when only so-called high culture such as the opera was financially supported by the government, Zurich’s youth demonstrated during several years against the one-sided cultural politics.

They protested in diverse ways such as street fighting and hiking naked along the Bahnhofstrasse. The protests helped to create a more pluralist atmosphere and finally resulted in the opening of the Rote Fabrik . In this former phone factory, the heart of Zurich’s alternative cultural scene has been beating for almost thirty years now. Concerts, theatre, open-air cinema and poetry: there is always something going on. Check out the programme at www.rotefabrik.ch.

The Ziegel oh Lac is the adjoining restaurant with good food and out-of-this-world cakes. The idyllic location at the lake attracts people during summer, while tablesoccer draws in many during the winter. Rote Fabrik 161, 165, N15 Post Wollishofen 7

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CAMPING SEEBUCHT

Seestrasse 559 Phone: 0041 44 482 16 12 www.camping-zurich.ch Between May and September, you can set up camp in Wollishofen right by the lake. Besides pitches out in the green, this camping-site offers bathing facilities in the Lake Zürich , a shop and a restaurant. Prices: CHF 12 per pitch per night plus CHF 8 per person (No reservations).

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Jugendherberge 81 Mutschellenstrasse 114

Phone: 0041 43 399 78 00 www.youthhostel.ch/zuerich Close to the lake, situated in the calm living quarter Wollishofen you’ll find Zurich’s Youthhostel , one of the most mordern youthhostels worldwide: of good quality, family-friendly and pink! A bed in a five-bed room costs CHF 42, double rooms you get for aprox CHF 64 per person. Including brunchbuffet.

Jugendherberge 33, 66, N12

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