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Discover Germany | Special Theme | Zurich City Special

As vibrant as Zurich itself Four-star design and lifestyle Hotel Greulich stands out with its clear design and uncomplicated atmosphere. Situated in Zurich’s lively district 4, guests benefit from great bars, shops and cultural hotspots within walking distance. TEXT: MARILENA STRACKE I PHOTOS: HOTEL GREULICH

Designed by architects Romero and Schaefle, Hotel Greulich was inspired by industrial architecture, giving the rooms their distinct layouts and appearance. The purist design and fantastic service attracts guests from all over the world, who are able to choose from rooms in various categories. “All of the rooms are furnished with tasteful contemporary designer furniture. Extras such as yoga mats and beverage stations complete the experience. The birch grove in the patio gives the hotel its unique charm and is a popular place for photo shoots, weddings and garden parties,” hotel director Seraina Osborn adds. Fresh and seasonal cuisine awaits guests at the restaurant, which is often frequented by Zurich’s locals. Osborn says:

“Sundays you meet for a relaxed brunch at the Greulich, in the evenings to enjoy an aperitif. During the warmer season guests can also dine on the terrace and the boulevard.” The hotel’s cigar lounge, entirely fitted with cedar wood, is yet another speciality. It is popular for its great collection of quality cigars and is a cosy venue to unwind by the fireplace. Due to the hotel’s down-to-earth yet personal vibe, it attracts many artists, filmmakers and DJ’s who also love the proximity to the cultural sites. Hotel Greulich offers fantastic packages in cooperation with various cultural institutions and cinemas. www.greulich.ch

Muscle power over Switzerland’s most beautiful lakes Switzerland is famous for its high mountains, lush green meadows and crystalclear lakes. Taking a guided kayak tour on a slower path steered only by one’s own muscle power gives paddlers a completely new perspective of this wellknown scenery. TEXT: JESSICA HOLZHAUSEN I PHOTOS: CONNY WEHRLI

Conny Wehrli, founder of kajaktouren.ch

“We have fantastic lakes for kayak tours in Switzerland,” says Conny Wehrli, who founded kajaktouren.ch and has a longtime passion for kayaking. “Take for example lake Zurich: even though there are many houses on its shore you can still have the experience of untouched nature when on board a kayak.” Exploring Zurich by kayak takes about two hours. 44 | Issue 37 | April 2016

There are many other tours on offer with shorter and longer distances, in the evening or the early morning, taking from a few hours to a few days. “We are a small enterprise specialised in kayak tours and place importance on good equipment and small groups,” says Wehrli. The company provides the kayaks if needed with Conny Wehrli as its seasoned guide. The seaworthy kayaks are far easier to handle than many think and capsize only on very rare occasions.“Kayaking allows to escape from the rush and stress of everyday life,” says Wehrli. “Even being on the water for an hour helps to clear the mind.” While the tours on Swiss lakes can be booked all though the year, Conny

Wehrli additionally offers kayaking holidays in Sweden and on the island of Elba during the summer months. www.kajaktouren.ch

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Discover Germany, Issue 37, April 2016  

Discover Germany promotes German, Swiss & Austrian Design, Tourism, Food, Culture and Business.

Discover Germany, Issue 37, April 2016  

Discover Germany promotes German, Swiss & Austrian Design, Tourism, Food, Culture and Business.