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Zurich is known as Switzerland’s capital of commerce, where major Swiss banks and insurance companies have their headquarter. Thanks to a stable economy and workforce, about 30% of passengers entering the city via Zurich Airport are business travellers. When you’re doing business in Zurich, don’t forget to make the most of your free time!
A popular meeting place, Paradeplatz is a public square connecting Zurich’s Old Town, the upmarket Bahnhofstrasse, and Zurich Lake. It is known as the city's financial center, and you can find many Swiss banks, offices, and high-end boutiques surrounding the area.
Enjoy traditional Swiss delicacies at Zunfthaus zur Waag, a well-loved dining venue occupying a 19th-century guild house in the old town. You’ll find Zurich’s business crowd taking their lunches in the Biedermeier-style dining room, which has stained glass windows overlooking medieval structures and cobblestone streets.
Highly recommended rooftop bar for a business meeting with a difference. Occupying the rooftop of Prime Tower, a 36-storey skyscraper in Zurich West Clouds has a restaurant, bar, and bistro that overlooks the Swiss capital, Lake Zurich, and the snow-capped Alps.
Confiserie Sprüngli, located in Paradeplatz, is a luxury chocolatier dating back to 1836. It’s also where the city’s elites often meet up for coffee and desserts. After your business coffee don’t forget to pick up a tray of their famous Luxemburgerli macarons to bring back home.
Since 1924, Kronenhalle has been the go-to restaurant for businessmen and prominent figures such as Sigmund Freud and Albert Einstein. Its old-world dining room features chandeliers, elegant furniture by Giacometti, and decorated with paintings by Picasso and Matisse. Remember to book a table in advance as tables fill up quickly, especially in the evening.
Rimini Bar’s riverside space makes for a casual drinking spot with colleagues after a day of meetings. The lively bar decked out in cushions and canvas chairs serves a selection of cocktails, beers and liquor, as well as finger foods such as sandwiches and pizzas. Stroll along the wooden deck overlooking Zurich’s Sihl River and Botanical Garden to end the perfect business day!
Photos ©Zürich Tourism
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