Going to Zurich

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    Oct 04, 2010 3:19 AM GMT
    any suggestions for what to do for the weekend?
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    Oct 04, 2010 4:26 PM GMT
    I've lived for three years in Zurich and it's the most boring soulless city I have ever experienced.

    The main gay area centres around Niederdorf where you could go for a drink in Cranberry which is quite relaxed and then go to T&M on Nierderdorfstrasse - that's a Europop nightclub (cost about CHF26 to get in).

    Otherwise Barfuesser, also in Niederdorf is nice for having a drink/people watching or watching sports events.

    Odeon at Bellevue is also nice for this and the oldest gay bar in town.

    Have a good time!


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    Oct 04, 2010 8:30 PM GMT
    Hop a flight to Berlin.

    Seriously, have dinner at the Kronenhalle. One of my favorite restaurants in Europe.

    http://www.kronenhalle.com/

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    Oct 04, 2010 10:35 PM GMT
    haha I live in germany during the school year so I'll go to berlin eventually don't worry.

    I'm honestly going to zurich to see Tristan und Isolde on Sunday and I need something to do saturday night!
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    Oct 05, 2010 4:40 AM GMT
    The last time I was there, there was something like a "metropass" you could buy for the weekend that let you on all public transportation and into all museums in the city. Seemed like a pretty good deal.

    The bike path along the lake front through the Bellevue neighborhood was a pretty nice morning jog.

    Once spent a couple of interesting hours sipping a beer, reading, and people-watching at a little sidewalk cafe at the lake-end of the Bahnstrasse. Every over-the-top sportscar I'd ever heard of went by. Children and mistresses of oil sheiks and drug lords, on their way to buy new rolexes, I imagined.

    Also, if you want to get out of town for a few hours, there is an excellent system of bike paths. (Wanderwegs) that go everywhere. You can rent bicycles at any train station. (If you feel lazy, you can take a train to the upper end of a valley and ride back down.) I remember riding to Winterthur and back was a decent short ride. Once we spent a day riding to Rheinfelden, hitting a couple of castles and breweries on the way. Ended up having the most amazing four-course dinner (served with four wines) in a little restaurant overlooking the Rhine... all pitted out in damp smelly bike clothes.

    Or course, you must go to a supermarket somewhere in the suburbs and load up a duffel bag with five or ten kilos of swiss chocolate. Back in the US, this stuff will get you laid.

    edit: oops. prolly not "saturday night" activities. sorry.