Zurich, Switzerland
Tobias, 26
Law Student, UZH
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What are the best TV shows of all time?

How I met your mother, Big Bang Theorie, Dark, Fargo and Stranger Things

Name some spots in Zurich that are good for a Tinder date.

Lake Zurich on sunny days :D

Is there a hidden bar / hole in the wall in Zurich that you particularly like?

Central bar next to Helvetiaplatz. They serve great cocktails

What restaurant in Zurich looks crap, but the food’s amazing?

La Fonte in Zurichs district 12! The pizza is the best in town

Where would you take your partner in Zurich if you wanted to really pamper them?

Löwenbräu areal. This is a spa that is built in an old beer brewery. The atmosphere is great and the view from the rooftop pool- amazing.

Which snacks can you only get in your country, and which ones do you recommend?

Chocolate! Sprüngli is good but i'd recommend Läderach. Well, it's not a snack. And ice creams are not typical Swiss but the best ones you'll find in Zurich (at least during the summer months). There are great Vegan options as well :)

What’s the one place you think is overrated in Zurich?

Bahnhofstrasse Zurich is just a shopping street. If you like shopping you probably like it there, but if not, it really is nothing special.

What’s the one place you think is underrated in Zurich?

As a former red light district the image of Langstrasse still isn't the best. But more and more people start to realize what a great multicultural place this is. Langstrasse is the best place to spend the night in Zurich an probably even in Switzerland. It has many bars and something is going on every evening. So when the city sleeps and you don't feel like going home, come here. During the day you'll find many cool shops from local designers, a very nice arthouse cinema, and great coffee shops.

What are the Zurich spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?

The Old Town of Zurich is a lovely spot. You can wander around the narrow streets, have a coffee in one of the many restaurants, enjoy the view from the Grossmünster church or shop whatever you need.

Tomorrow’s your last day in Zurich. How do you spend it?

I would walk around old town, than go to the lake and have a coffee.

What’s your favorite vacation city in the world and why?

I really like Barcelona. It offers so many things. It's great to chill at the beach and than spend the night in one of the many cool bars.

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