At the beginning of the 1990s, a TV presenter once said that Zürich-West was “not a place for travelers to visit, but rather a way to leave the city as quickly as possible”. Since then, much has changed in the western part of Zurich.
Zürich-West offers a stimulating environment for business meetings, too. Numerous former industrial buildings and other out-of-the-ordinary locales are suitable for events of all sizes, and there are also plenty of activities for exciting supporting programs.
Where to Eat: Verdant Oasis or Factory Hall?
After a busy working day, all kinds of restaurants invite business people to relax and enjoy themselves. A particularly free and easy ambiance can be found in the shadow of the Freitag Tower – in Frau Gerolds Garten or the Restaurant Viadukt. Fresh-from-the-market cuisine is served at the Restaurant Markthalle, also located in the Viadukt. Those who like things a little more sophisticated can opt for a table in the LaSalle, in the historical shipbuilding hall, or in the Clouds restaurant, situated 120 meters (400ft) above the city.
Dinner events for large groups can, for example, be held on the premises of the old Migros banana ripening plant or the Maag cogwheel factory. And fans of the Bauhau architectural style will love the X-Tra in the history-steeped Limmathaus.
Breweries and Banks
Besides galleries and not-for-profit organizations, the schwarzescafé offers an unconventional setting for all kinds of events on the site of what used to be the Löwenbräu brewery. Conversely, beer is now being brewed on the premises of a former soap factory. In the course of a guided tour through the Steinfels brewery followed by a beer-tasting session, you can discover the secrets of making beer and also refine your sense of taste.
What would Zurich be without its banks? A private tour through the Swiss Finance Museum provides a fascinating insight into the Swiss financial center. On request, light refreshments can be arranged for after the tour.
From Eating Culture to Ping Pong
Anyone after a bit of action can discover the culinary aspects of the trendy quarter on the Zurich Food Tour or demonstrate their cooking skills by competing in a Cooking Duel. Eaten too much? No problem! During the subsequent around-the-word ping-pong match at the 25hours Hotel Zürich West, you can easily work off all the excess calories.
Are you planning a meeting in Zurich? The Zürich Tourism Convention Bureau is happy to help you find the right venue for your event.