The best things to do this summer in Zurich

From fun festivals to cool lakeside bars, discover the essential summer experiences in Zurich
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Fischers Fritz
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Restaurants, Swiss

Fischer's Fritz

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Located by the shores of Wollishofen, this romantic bistro/restaurant invites you to relax. 

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Frau Gerolds Garten Zurich, bar, restaurant
Restaurants

Frau Gerolds Garten Restaurant

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As soon as the sun appears, you will want to come here, order a drink and grab some food at the bar and then just lounge around.

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Dolder sports mini golf
Things to do, Ice skating

Dolder sports

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During the summer season, the public pool and mini golf are a popular attraction for families. 

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Kauflueten Terrasse
Nightlife

Kaufleuten Terrasse

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Part of Zurich's famous Kaufleuten nightclub, Kaufleuten Terrasse is a bar and restaurant area that hosts regular events and club nights. 

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Flussbad Oberer Letten Outdoor Swimming Zurich
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Things to do

Flussbad Oberer Letten

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Play a game of beach volley, enjoy a glass of Spritz from the container bar, or join the sun-hungry at the concrete structure of Pier West on the left bank.

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Richterswil Horn
Things to do, Festivals

Horn Richterswil

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The Horn hosts annual events including Chibli (funfairs), the Beach Party dance music festival and Cine au Lac outdoor cinema. The park also has an excellent children's playground.

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Mythenquai badi, Zurich
Sport and fitness

Strandbad Mythenquai

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Lake access is via a sandy beach, which is great for kids and those who prefer shallow water. 

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Hiltl Dachterrasse
Restaurants, Vegetarian

Hiltl Roof Terrace at PKZ Women

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 A charming location, incredible views of busy Bahnhofstrasse and across Zurich to the lake, plus the restaurant's signature delicious vegetarian buffet - sounds like the perfect shopping pitstop to us! 

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Flussbad Oberer Letten Outdoor Swimming Zurich
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Things to do

Flussbad Oberer Letten

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Whether you lounge around on the wooden panels of the right bank, play a game of beach volley, enjoy a glass of Spritz from the container bar, or join the sun-hungry at the concrete structure of Pier West on the left bank - do ensure your body is in shape and your tattoos are all polished up. 

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Flower market, Zurich, Time Out Switzerland
Things to do

Helvetiaplatz-Markt

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Good things come to those who get up early, so rise at 6am on Tuesdays or Fridays and take a morning walk to Helvetiaplatz. 

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Limmat-Schifffahrt boat trip Zurich
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Things to do, Walks and tours

Limmat-Schifffahrt Boat Trip

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The flat boats with their panoramic glass roofs offer a different view of the city - from the bottom up. 

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Seebad Enge, badi, swimming pool, bar, concert venue, Zürich
Things to do

Seebad Enge

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On-site swim coaches, yoga classes, ving-tsun, SUP and relaxation techniques plus a beautician and a sauna which is open all year round.

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