Immersive Date Ideas For An Amazing Zurich Break

18 June, 2024

As well as being a global centre for banking and finance, Zurich in Switzerland is also a picture-perfect city that looks like it’s come straight from a fairytale, situated next to Lake Zurich with a charming old town. It’s a great city to explore and Swiss food is a must-try. Here, we have rounded up some of the best things to do with an escort in Zurich.

Have a meal at Weisses Rössli

This Michelin-starred restaurant has a selection of different amounts of courses, ranging from two to five, which come with wine pairings. You can try octopus, guinea fowl, beef tenderloin, pikeperch, a cheese platter, and sorbets. The inventive food is delicious to eat and this is the perfect location for an intimate, romantic dinner. 

Enjoy Hürlimannbad & Spa Zurich

You can bathe in 300-year-old vaults at this spa, and enjoy an outdoor pool with incredible views over Zurich. This is a super-romantic thing to do with your escort. The spa is located in a former brewery and also has a bistro where you can enjoy hot and cold delicacies. A number of massages and treatments are also available to book - the Roman-Irish spa ritual is unique in Switzerland and combines ancient bathing cultures into a unique cleansing ritual.

Relax at Lake Zurich

The largest lake in Switzerland has the Swiss alps as a beautiful backdrop, and the shoreline has parks, beaches and promenades. You can take a boat tour or take advantage of the higher temperatures in summer months to sunbathe, swim, or have a picnic. The lake is also popular with sailors, and you can enjoy great food from nearby restaurants and cafes while looking at this stunning lake and snowy alps.

Explore the old town

The stunning medieval old town, also known as Alstadt, is home to iconic churches, like the Fraumunster, famed for its stained glass, and Grossmunster. The streets of Niederdorf and Limmatquai are ideal for shopping, but become buzzing hubs of nightlife in the evening. The Alstadt is a mix of old and new, with narrow winding streets and well-preserved historic buildings. It’s an ideal place to people-watch as you sip an Aperol Spritz. The high-end stores are an ideal place to shop with your escort, and the town is known for being clean and safe.

Visit the Lindt Home of Chocolate

It’s a short train to Kilchberg from Zurich, and this is a must-do if you like Lindt! Enjoy the interactive tour, see a huge chocolate fountain, and create your own with a Lindt Master Chocolatier. There is also the biggest Lindt store to explore, which covers 500 m2, ideal for buying plenty of souvenirs - or gorging yourself on Lindt’s delicious chocolate 

See old and new art at the Kunsthaus Zürich

This museum contains art from the 1600s alongside a large collection of modern art. It’s a great place to relax and escape the bustle of the city. Thanks to generous donations from private donors and purchases made possible by the commitment of its approximately 24,000 members, the Kunsthaus is able to enjoy an increase in its collection every year. The museum is an essential visit if your escort is passionate about art and culture. 

Take the train up the Uetliberg Mountain

This 870-metre mountain has panoramic views across the city and the lake, as well as that clean, refreshing Swiss air. 2,850 feet above sea level, it has a toboggan run in the winter, but there’s also plenty of hiking and biking trails the rest of the year. You can take a train or bus from Zurich's central railway station to Uetliberg station, where it’s then a steep 15-minute walk to the top - or you can hike up if your escort is into sport. 
See the Rapperswil Castle on the shore of Lake Zurich

Currently closed until December 2024, the castle is a must-visit when open. It was built towards the end of the 12th century and towers high above the town, perched atop a long rocky hill called the Lindenhof, which extends through Rapperswil. Fallow deer have lived around the north flank of the castle since 1871, which are adorable to look at. The picturesque castle is an iconic piece of Swiss architecture.

So there you have it! These are our best date ideas if you’re spending a weekend in this stunning city. Why not check out our guides on how to spend a few days in Barcelona or unique date ideas in London