Gay Zürich Zürich City Guide

While maintaining an aesthetic perfection usually reserved for period dramas, Switzerland’s capital of Zürich also harbours an unexpectedly edgy personality. Its storybook centre of majestic squares and cobblestoned corners contrast with an edgier west side, made up of former factories now the creative centre of a post-industrial art scene. In addition to incomparable natural surroundings and a world-leading quality of life, Zürich is also a city that has championed gay rights since the 40s, now boasting a lesbian mayor and a diverse LGBT+ nightlife centred around the Old Town where you’ll also find Europe’s oldest gay bar, Barfüsser. Noteworthy events in Zürich include the Pink Apple LGBT film festival and of course Zurich Gay Pride. For your definitive Zürich gay guide, you’ve come to the right place.

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For an opulent stay fit for a king, book a stay at the Dolder Grand, a hillside oasis minutes from the centre

The best hotels in Zürich

Let’s start this gay Zürich travel guide with a roundup of the best places to stay in Zürich. With so many Zürich points of interest to discover, the first thing you should know is where to go in Zürich for a good night’s kip. EMA House Hotel Suites provide more than your usual accommodation, from hotel suites to serviced apartments in prime locations throughout the city as well as hotel headquarters within walking distance of the tranquil River Limmat. Another option fit for even the fussiest traveller is the B2 Boutique Hotel + Spa housed in the former Hürlimann brewery and offering an atmospheric domed-vault spa and rooftop infinity pool in cosy, architecturally sublime settings.

Built over a 15th Century townhouse once catering to Zürich’s culinary elite, Marktgasse is a boutique beauty that seamlessly combines both old and new-ish. It’s select few elite suites mimic the hotel’s overall minimalist style and hushed tones, as well as offering distinct craft furnishings and unique architectural aesthetics. For an indulgent taste of Swiss hospitality, book a table at adjoining Baltho Restaurant where you can peruse the eclectic international menu in a chic setting, or, how about unwinding at the complementary Munstergasse Spa nearby, the oldest Hamam in town?

B2 Boutique Hotel & Spa Zurich

B2 Boutique Hotel & Spa Zurich

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