Forbes: 9 Things To Explore In Zurich This Winter

Nel-Olivia Waga
January 3, 2024
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Zurich has recently been named the world’s most expensive city to live in, and it beckons residents and visitors with a rich array of experiences. From lavish hotels to cultural extravaganzas, the city assures a taste of luxury that perfectly befits its prestigious status – here are the latest winter trends in town

Mandarin Oriental Savoy

Zurich’s historic Paradeplatz witnesses the grand revival of the Savoy, following an extensive multi-million-dollar makeover, the Mandarin Oriental Savoy officially opened its doors to the public today. Established in 1838, this iconic hotel seamlessly merges timeless elegance with contemporary sophistication. Renowned Parisian designer Tristan Auer infuses the interiors with a carefully curated palette, reflecting both historical charm and modern flair. The Mandarin Oriental Savoy, boasting 44 rooms and 36 suites, offers balconies, terraces, or private rooftops with stunning views of the city and Swiss Alps. With four exquisite dining venues, including the fine-dining Italian restaurant ORSINI and the chic Savoy Brasserie & Bar, the hotel becomes one Zurich’s most sought-after address, ideal for both celebrations and corporate event

The Matcha Club

Born in Zurich, The Matcha Club transcends being just a brand; it emerges as a wellness movement. Pioneering the contemporary Matcha bar concept in Switzerland, it advocates the power of self-care, fostering a welcoming community – by serving a creative menu and the best matcha latte you’ve ever had. Infuse your daily routine with joy at The Matcha Club, where Zurich’s dynamic lifestyle converges harmoniously with the serenity of a dedicated self-care oasis.

The Salon, Sotheby’s at Bucherer

Sotheby’s breaks new ground by establishing its first retail destination within Bucherer’s flagship store on Bahnhofstrasse Zurich. The Sotheby’s Salon at Bucherer seamlessly intertwines auction expertise with retail excellence, creating social hub for luxury enthusiasts. This innovative concept not only offers a curated shopping experience (art, wine, watches & jewelry, fashion) but unfolds the narratives of luxury.

The Dolder Lodge

Transport yourself from the bustling heart of Zurich to the enchanting winter charm of St. Moritz at The Dolder Lodge. Led by Culinary Director Heiko Nieder, this temporary restaurant seamlessly blends the allure of sports with the distinctive skyline of St. Moritz. Delight in a menu that reinvents Alpine classics with a contemporary twist, showcasing the renowned “Fondue by Heiko Nieder.” Immerse yourself in an authentic Alpine experience, exclusively available from Thursdays to Sundays until January 29, 2023. Indulge in the culinary masterpieces and soak in the genuine Alpine ambiance as you revel in the unique offerings of this exceptional pop-up dining destination.

Dolder Sports Ice Rink

Embrace winter extravagance at the Dolder Sports ice rink, the largest in Europe. Spanning 6,000 square meters, this icy haven transforms into Zurich’s favoured winter destination. Glide to uplifting beats during ice discos, revel around the Christmas tree, and savor mulled wine and fondue at the Dolder Sports restaurant. VIP access with Fast Lane Tickets ensures a queue-free experience, making every moment on the ice a luxurious delight.

Maison La Prairie

Maison La Prairie in Zurich stands as a celebration of the brand’s roots, nestled in a 19th-century building with inspiration drawn from the Swiss mountains. This three-story haven offers more than products; it’s a curated space where holistic wellness and beauty treatments, professional advice, and contemporary artistry converge. With sustainability at the core of its design and architecture, La Prairie’s Zurich flagship store sets a new standard for conscious luxury

Imagine Picasso: An Immersive Art Celebration

On the 50th anniversary of Picasso’s passing, the MAAG light hall hosts “Imagine Picasso,” an immersive exhibition showcasing over 200 paintings. Crafted by immersive art pioneers Annabelle Mauger and Julien Baron, the exhibition provides an unparalleled exploration of Picasso’s diverse works. Through Image Totale©, the paintings come to life, projected onto origami elements, walls, and the floor. After enthralling audiences globally, “Imagine Picasso” finally came to Switzerland, offering an immersive celebration of the artistic legacy of one of the 20th century’s most influential creators.

Galerie Eva Presenhuber: MELENCOLIA

Galerie Eva Presenhuber presents “MELENCOLIA,” a group show featuring carefully selected artists exploring the intricate depth of melancholy. The exhibition, paying homage to Dürer’s “Melencolia I,” invites viewers on a visual journey into the complexities of human sentiment. With artists like Jean-Marie Appriou and Ugo Rondinone, Galerie Eva Presenhuber transforms into a contemplative space, where melancholy becomes an art form, capturing the nuanced and enigmatic facets of the human experience.

Groove By B – A Different Kind of Fitness Experience

Nestled in Zurich’s Seefeld, Groove By B is the ultimate (short-term) hub for group fitness. The carefully curated mat-based workouts seamlessly blend high-intensity exercises with a delightful surge of dopamine. Founder Bianca injects each class with her contagious energy and heartfelt commitment, ensuring participants leave feeling uplifted and revitalized. Elevating the experience, working out with headphones to a specially crafted playlist creates a rhythm and vibe that resonates throughout the week. Beyond physical fitness, Groove By B offers a holistic journey, nurturing both mind and soul.

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