BE­TWEEN MEET­INGS

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ART FIX Kun­sthaus Zürich (kun­sthaus.ch) owns one of the best fine-art col­lec­tions in Switzer­land. There’s a lot to see, with all the big names rep­re­sented, in­clud­ing Gau­guin, Klee, Cha­gall, Monet and Cézanne. Start with the Im­pres­sion­ists and Old Mas­ters and don’t leave un­til you’ve seen the Gi­a­cometti paint­ings and sculp­tures – this art mu­seum has the world’s largest col­lec­tion of his work.

SWEET OB­SES­SION

Be­yond the well-known Lindt is a cen­turies-old tra­di­tion of mak­ing choco­late that lives on in small

con­fis­eries (con­fec­tionery stores) all around the coun­try. In Zürich, book the 2.5-hour Sweet Zürich Tour (mykugel­hopf.ch) – you’ll not only dis­cover the de­li­cious his­tory of choco­late, you’ll also visit many of the choco­late shops in the Old Town and sam­ple a lot of sweet treats along the way. If you don’t have much time, duck into Max Choco­latier (max­choco­latier.com).

HIGH FIVE

Zürich is made for walk­ing – and wan­der­ing the streets around the Lim­mat is a great way to take in the his­toric ar­chi­tec­ture. Don’t miss Cha­gall’s stained-glass win­dows in the Fraumün­ster church and the views of the city from Lin­den­hof park. For some­thing edgier, take a taxi to Kreis 5 and hit Im Viadukt (im-viadukt.ch), a pedes­tri­anised street in an old rail­way viaduct that now houses bou­tiques and cafés; Kun­sthalle (kun­sthallezurich.ch), a free con­tem­po­rary art gallery; and Frau Gerolds Garten (fraugerold. ch), a cheap and cheer­ful ship­ping­con­tainer res­tau­rant and shop­ping space. Clouds (clouds.ch), op­po­site the Garten, is a cool rooftop bar with views over the in­dus­trial parts of the city you never see from the Old Town.

PRE­CIOUS TIME

Vir­tu­ally ev­ery ma­jor Swiss watch brand, from IWC Schaffhausen to Pi­aget, has its flag­ship store on the well-heeled Bahn­hof­s­trasse and it’s easy to spend an hour or two try­ing on the world’s most ex­clu­sive time­pieces. To buy your­self some time, Bucherer (bucherer.com) has a wide se­lec­tion of brands in the one place.

CLOSE SHAVE

Tucked away at the end of a side lane, The Bar­ber Para­dox (the­bar­ber­para­dox.ch) is a slick, mod­ern take on an old-school bar­ber shop. This stylish men’s sa­lon spe­cialises in hair­cuts, wet shaves and fa­cial-hair groom­ing. The hot and cold towel treat­ments make for a re­lax­ing ex­pe­ri­ence.

Shop­ping precinct Im Viadukt in Zürich’s old in­dus­trial dis­trict

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