The Kunsthaus Zurich is among the most prominent fine arts museums in the city and is renowned for their 19th and 20th-century collection. It includes pieces by Chagall, Mondrian, Munch and other masters. Those who favor Impressionist artists will be delighted to find two of Monet's best waterlily paintings here. Modern art is not forgotten, with works by Beuys, Baselitz and Bacon flying the flag. In the entrance you will find an elaborately-stocked art bookshop. Refresh yourself at the cafe-bar or restaurant.
Arena Cinemas is known to be among the most famous movie theaters in the city. The theater has screens that feature optimal visibility from any spot within the theater, making your movie experience exciting. The theater also has a 4DX hall, with laser projectors, for an even more enthralling experience. Featuring comfortable seats, wide screens and just the right volume, the cinema makes for the perfect place for next movie session.
The Zürich Zoological Garden is hailed as a cultural institution of the city and is one of the best and the most diverse zoos in all of Europe. It boasts over 2200 animals and 260 species, coming from all over the world. The rare species found here include frogs, birds, and other wildlife from New Caledonia and South Africa, which are normally only found in their native habitats. They also offer a wide range of classes and interactive events aimed at educating the public about the needs of many endangered animals. Be sure to stop by and experience a whole new tropical side of the city.
A bevy of cultural experiences are to be found in this old villa, on top of a little hill in a park. On different floors, Rietberg Museum shows art from India, Southeast Asia, China, Tibet, Japan, Africa, Oceania, America, and Switzerland. Displays contain objects like statues of Shiva and other gods and goddesses, wooden dolls, masks and other artifacts. The admission prices for temporary exhibits differ from the normal rates. Get caught up in the world of the past and pay a visit to this magical museum.
Museum of Art Lucerne or the Kunstmuseum Luzerne, as it is locally known, is a grandiose museum space located within the premises of the Lucerne Culture and Congress Centre. This magnificent treasure house displays a stunning collection of local artworks from the Renaissance times until the present day. Here, you get to explore Swiss art of the bygone era and its changing trends. The Museum of Art Lucerne also has several smaller event spaces in its premises where exhibitions, conferences, meetings, corporate events and a whole lot of other functions are lined-up. Check website for more details.
If you're looking for entertainment, look no further. Volkshaus Zürich is the venue for an eclectic mix of bands, comedy, theater, and more. Usually, the shows play to a youthful crowd. Whether there are bands that are rocking, DJ's spinning, comedians cracking, or Chippendale's dancing, the beautifully restored venue is worth checking out, nightly.
Kaufleuten - Festsaal dates back to the 1920s and was renovated to be a part of the swanky Kaufleuten. This stylish venue is spread across 350 square meters (3767.37 square feet) and is used for a variety of events. From balls to banquets, festivals, live acts and DJ nights, it has something or the other going on.
By visiting Cabaret Voltaire, one can learn about the anarchic art movement called Dadaism that originated in this house at the start of the 20th Century. Initiated by prominent artists of the time such as Hugo Ball and Emmy Hennings, the activity, whose artists mostly belonged to countries embroiled in war, propagated strong views against the on-going World War I. After years of neglect, Cabaret Voltaire stands reinvigorated by the pioneers of self-proclaimed neo-Dadaists, who continued the tradition of the building by organizing various art exhibitions, poetry readings, theater performances and more. Pick a book or a piece of art from the small store housed inside. The venue also comprises a cafe where one can sip a cup of coffee and discuss the works of famous artists like Mark Ernst, Wassily Kandinsky and Guillaume Apollinaire who all were associated with Cabaret Voltaire.
For a helping of honest-to-goodness Swiss meals, head to the Weisser Wind restaurant on Oberdorfstrasse. This unpretentious yet quaint restaurant serves delicious traditional meals in a cozy atmosphere, topped with friendly service. Trust the waitstaff's recommendations which are usually spot on, and tuck in to the splendid house specials while here. The restaurant also offers a wonderful fill of Swiss desserts that deserve to be tried. Besides functioning as a restaurant, Weisser Wind also offers banquettes and meeting rooms on rent. Additionally, it also hosts Swiss occasional comedy shows in its premises.
Haus Konstruktiv, founded in 1986, is 'the' place for conceptual and constructive art. Apart from hosting exhibitions year-round, it also holds music events, fashion shows, symposiums, lectures, etc. Visitors can buy creations from artistes, such as Marcia Hafif, Gottfried Honegger, Nelly Rudin and the like; members receive discounts on their purchases.
The gooey and soulful Fondue is representative of Swiss gastronomy all across the globe. Fonduetram lets you enjoy it aboard a historic tram while soaking in beautiful views of the city of Zurich. Patrons are delighted with a variety of fondues complemented with assortments of veggies, breads and meats on this tour. Conversations, cheesy bites and city's picturesque montage bring about a rare amalgamation of food, travel and memories while aboard the Fonduetram.