Zurich is one of the world’s great destinations for art lovers and design enthusiasts. But when it comes to relaxing in true Swiss style, the mountains beat out the city every time.
The city has an austere beauty, a pleasing if slightly unnerving efficiency, and an endearing propriety—essentially, it’s very Swiss. A steepled cityscape is set against a frieze of snow-dusted Alps and bottle-green hills, Lake Zurich incandescent in the golden late-afternoon sun.
Baur au Lac, an iconic, 175-year-old hotel in Zurich, extends its clean aesthetic to Baur’s—a brasserie containing a dining room, cocktail bar, and adjacent cigar lounge.
The Pavillon Le Corbusier’s current exhibition, Mon univers, on view until November 17, is a tribute to Le Corbusier that centres around his passion for collecting.
Baur au Lac’s neo-classical façade hints at the old fashioned glamour that awaits inside, where kings and queens have rubbed shoulders with composers, artists, and silver screen stars.