The best things to do in Zürich West: All the fun, funky, and frugal things to do in Zürich's trendiest neighbourhood.
The Yonex Badminton Halle in Zürich West is home to cheap beer, fierce gameplay, and a FABULOUS Dolly Parton cardboard cutout mascot. In many ways, it’s a most unusual site to stumble across in the heart of Europe’s financial capital. But it’s also emblematic of Zürich West’s remarkable transformation from what was once primarily an industrial site to the fun, funky neighbourhood it is today. I’ve had the chance to explore the neighbourhood with a private guide who lives there and I can attest to what an amazing travel destination it is.
Home to makers and creators, Zürich West is a colourful mix of the city’s old and new styles. You can find Swiss cookies and hot chocolate here, but they’re tucked underneath the trusses of a railway bridge, the neglected space freshly converted into a market hall. Cute shops have put underutilized buildings to good use as well, carving out small spaces perfect for budding entrepreneurs. Beer gardens covered in twinkle lights, 3-D street art, and a fabulous performing arts venue round out the offerings - but the music and good cheer radiating out of the Yonex Badminton Halle remains my personal favourite spot!
Here are some of my favourite Zürich West recommendations.
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