Gay Zürich Zürich City Guide City Guides > Switzerland > Gay Zürich Zürich Jessica Benavides CanepaWhile 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. Feel like getting away? Take a trip planned just for you, and let us do all the work. Discover Trip Design Hotels Things to do Things to see Food & Drink Shopping Nightlife Trip Design For an opulent stay fit for a king, book a stay at the Dolder Grand, a hillside oasis minutes from the centreThe best hotels in ZürichLet’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 ZurichThank you for reading Mr Hudson.Subscribe to City Guides or log in to continue reading. Subscribe now Log inSpecial SelectionExclusive Mr Hudson offersOut now from gestaltenMr Hudson Explores Browse the Book Explore more The ultimate 10 day Egypt itinerary for gay travellers (Nile river cruise included)While Giza’s pyramids are an epic opener across the river from Cairo, it’s the tombs of Luxor that give the grandest of finales. Discover our favoured route through the nation on a 10 day Egypt itinerary, complete with a languid Nile cruise and wreck diving in Hurghada Read story > The 10 best California wellness retreatsHarnessing the healing powers of the earth on their grounds, our top 10 California spa retreats feature everything from natural hot springs and private beaches, bringing the wild to you from the comfort of a luxury suite. Read story > Jerusalem City GuideConservative and orthodox Jerusalem may be, but it’s also vibrant and liberal, with democracy and civil rights as important as the souqs and coffee houses. To access this content, you must purchase City Guides subscription. Explore > Subscribe to our newsletterYou can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the link in the footer of our emails. We use Mailchimp as our marketing platform. By clicking below to subscribe, you acknowledge that your information will be transferred to Mailchimp for processing. Sign up for exclusive insider promotions SIGN UPBe the first to receive exclusive luxury travel offers and special promotions by subscribing to our newsletter.