As the “Z” to “A” list of Zurich is coming to an end, I am excited to mention my favourite spot in our city as “B” for Bauschänzli.  Originally a defence post against intruders, this artificial island in the middle of the Limmat River, first became a vegetable farm, then turned into a pier for mooring boats and eventually transformed into what makes it so special today as the best beer garden on this planet! Imagine sipping a cold glass of beer in the middle of the river surrounded by the Old Town with all its beautiful buildings.  The island is not only great for the summer months, it also houses an Oktoberfest- tent in autumn as well as Zurich’s most wonderful Circus Conelli during the Christmas season – an absolutely fantastic place! 

Picture ©Zürich Tourismus