Summer in Zurich means it’s terrace time

Countless garden terraces in and around Zurich provide the ideal setting for drinks and culinary delicacies in the open air.

What could be better than spending lunchtime or an evening outside on a summer’s day? If you’re on the terrace at a bar or restaurant, you won’t be short of creature comforts either. You’re sure to find the perfect garden restaurant to suit any taste in and around Zurich.

Whether glinting in the sunlight or stirring in the wind, Lake Zurich has a considerable influence on the city’s flair and is a real draw for many people. Even today, people fish commercially in Lake Zurich and sell their catch, for example at one of the venues on the lakeshore. And fish specialties always taste better with a view over the water.

Further away from the lake, on the hills in and around Zurich, you can find plenty of garden terraces with incredible views – whether of the city, the water or the surrounding greenery.

If you don’t want to travel that far, the city center also offers a huge range of options to relax and recover, from green oases to terraces by the water or near the hustle and bustle. Whichever you prefer.

If you’re in search of peace and quiet and have a little more time, you can head to Zurich’s outer districts or into the surrounding countryside. It’s a surefire way to leave the stress of daily life behind. These terraces surrounded by nature are the perfect places to switch off and relax.

Take your meeting guests out into the fresh air and enjoy summer in Zurich!


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