Zürich

Zurich is with its round 400,000 inhabitants, a small, manageable metropolis with an astonishingly lively and modern gay scene. The days when Zurich was seen as a sterile finance city are a long gone. The gay scene locations are frequently open until the early hours of the morning. A registered, same-sex partnership contract was past by referendum with a 2/3 majority and the party scene has a good reputation not only because of the success of the "Zurich Pride" and the last remaining Techno parade in Europe which takes place on the 2nd Saturday in August. At the beginning in 2008 a lower court declared sex in "public commercial rooms", meaning darkrooms in Zurich for illegal. Owners and gay organizations have contested this judgment. Up until the last minute before publishing this Spartacus the legal situation remains unclear. With around 400,000 inhabitants Zurich is a small manageable city, yet it has a surprisingly lively and modern gay scene. The time when Zurich was known as just a super-clean financial town is long gone. Recently the bars have started staying open until early morning, registered same sex partnership laws were recently voted through by a two thirds majority in a referendum, and the Zurich party scene has a Europe-wide renown following the success of the CSD and the Street Parade (Techno Parade). Zurich's gay scene is traditionally located in Kreis 1 in the old town around Niederdorf Street, east of the Limmat. A broader, more alternative scene is located in Kreis 4, and there is a new development of several dance clubs in a former industrial area in Kreis 5 near the Escher-Wyss square.

Free WiFi Bar with full range of alcoholic beverages Parking available Guestrooms with television Meals. Extensive menu available Pets allowed Overnight guests allowed

> Plattenstraße 26 (Tram 5, 9 -Kantonsschule or 6 -Platte) | Zürich

Small and intimate design hotel with a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere. Located in the quiet and green university area,... more

Free WiFi Air conditioning Guestrooms with television Overnight guests allowed

> Schifflände 30 (Tram 4 Helmhaus, Limmatquai) | Zürich

Elegant boutique hotel in the center of Zurich's old town and its gay scene. Built in 1356 and completely renovated in 2010/12... more

Bar with full range of alcoholic beverages Internet access Guestrooms with television Meals. Extensive menu available Pets allowed

> Rosengasse 10 (At Hirschenplatz) | Zürich

The Hotel Adler is a charming three star guesthouse located in the old town of Zurich. Most clubs and bars are within walking... more

Free WiFi Bar with full range of alcoholic beverages Non-smoking area Guestrooms with Balcony Guestrooms with television

> Spitalgasse 3 (Walking distance from main train station, Tram 4 & 15) | Zürich

In the Hotel Platzhirsch in Zurich one perceives quickly "Life is feeling so much better". Comfortable, quiet and smoke-free... more

Free WiFi Bar with full range of alcoholic beverages Parking available Guestrooms with Balcony Guestrooms with television Outdoor seating, terrace or garden Meals. Extensive menu available Pets allowed Overnight guests allowed

> Orellistrasse 21 (Tram 6 -Zoo) | Zürich

With 36 rooms in the historic building and 30 rooms in the modern extension, the stylish hotel Zürichberg offers magnificent... more

Internet access Guestrooms with television Outdoor seating, terrace or garden Meals. Extensive menu available Pets allowed Overnight guests allowed

> Schützengasse 7 (2 mins to main train station) | Zürich

Small boutique hotel with 25 rooms (2 of them are large juniorsuites) right in the heart of the city's shopping district... more

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