Kreis 5: Zurich West
Zürich West is one of the city's most happening districts. Empty warehouses from the city's machine-industry days have been renovated, while others were torn down to make room for new glass-and-steel creations. The area is now chock-full of lofts, galleries, bars, restaurants, and dance clubs. The result is a swinging cultural center with a throbbing nightlife. The area is loosely bordered by Hardstrasse, Hardturmstrasse, and Pfingstweidstrasse; to get here by public transportation, take Tram 4, 13, or 17 to Escher Wyss Platz, or Tram 4 farther on to Schiffbau or Technopark. It's roughly a 10-minute trip from the Hauptbahnhof.
POINTS OF INTEREST
Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst
One floor below the Kunsthalle, this airy, white loft has the same focus—up-and-coming contemporary artists—but is privately funded by Switzerland's…Learn More >
Set in West Zürich, this is one of two major modern art venues on the top floors of a former…Learn More >
Museum für Gestaltung
The main repository for Switzerland's important legacy in graphic design, posters, and applied arts, this vast collection has been recently…Learn More >