Heidi, Heidi, deine Welt sind die Berge
Discover our local Gay Zurich Guide and insiders’ recommendations, for best gay bars, clubs, restaurants, museums, monuments, shopping …
Welcome to the largest City in Switzerland, and probably the wealthiest City in Europe.
Zurich, with a population of around 1 million, is a City at the edge of nature, surrounded by a beautiful lake and by snow-capped mountains…
Prosperous Zurich, ranked among the best cities in the world for its quality of life, has also been a refuge for eccentrics, dissidents and persecuted people.
Protestants, Jews, Dadaists, Casanova, Lenin or Trotsky, all settled in the Swiss metropolis
Protestants, Jews, Dadaists, Casanova, Lenin or Trotsky, all settled in the Swiss metropolis. So did Imelda M
Lakes, Rolex … and chocolates
Nestled on the shores of its crystal-clear lake, the vibrant City aligns on its main street, the Bonhoeffer Strasse, banking institutions and luxury shops. Of course, all Swiss watches brands for men are represented here (for those who can afford it).
Everything is impeccable, and this extreme cleanliness can be distressing for someone arriving from Paris.
Swiss flag is clear, neat, sharp like in a perfect world.
No Trump, no Brexit, no poor, no rich, no cold, no hot, no war, no peace, no income tax, no stepmothers, even *** sounds clean and smooth there …
Actually, everything seems perfect here … till they ask you to pay for your beer
Yeahhhh, 15 €, that’s the price. And because it’s happy hour, and lucky you, you get a 50 % discount.
Next time, consider a weekend in Belgrade or Istanbul. For this money, you can have half of LGBT’s community drunk for 4 days.
Thought, medieval alleyways, colorful houses, renovated churches will delight you.
Two museums seem unmissable, the Kunsthaus or Museum of Fine Arts, and the Rietberg Foundation which houses an impressive collection of African and Asian works.
In the West part of the City, the old industrial districts are under permanent renovation.
Step by step,
Swim and dance
In summer, the City becomes a sort of Swiss seaside resort. As the lakes and the rivers are so clean that it is possible to swim in the middle of the City. Some private baths are known to be very popular with the gay population.
In the evening, you will find several gay bars, trendy venues, saunas and even cruising clubs to have fun for the all week end.
Exciting museums, lovely walks in the City or along the lake, bars and trendy restaurants … Zurich is a perfect destination for a cultural or festive gay weekend.
Bern, Basel, Lausanne or Geneva are other swiss gay-friendly cities, and you can reach them in a few hours by train. Thought, you can as well explore, as you are already in the Alps, Grenoble, Innsbruck, Vienna. Or get crazy and take your car to find some sun in Italy in Turin or Genoa.