28.12.2018

These are your four favourite stories

A specialist condom shop and a hidden nightclub: these and two other stories have sparked the most interest in 2018.

image

1st place – Condomeria

Heinze Baumann and Erika Knoll’s team has been advising customers in Zurich's old town since the early nineties. The specialist condom and sex toy shop Condomeria measures just 24 square metres – but it’s the first port of call for sexual education and information in Zurich.

Whole story

image

2nd place – Die Schneiderei

Schneiderei hasn’t been a secret address for some time now. Even so, it has managed to retain the speakeasy charm that is typical of hidden venues in cities like New York and Berlin: ideally underground, exclusive and unrecognisable from the outside. To get to a speakeasy, patrons often have to pass through a private room, a Chinese restaurant or – in this case – a kebab shop.

Whole story

image

3rd place – Hafenkneipe

Roger Hafner, who trained as a chemistry lab technician, used to take temporary jobs in bars to finance his travels. Then he realised that he could just run one himself instead. More than 10 years ago, he seized the opportunity and opened the Hafenkneipe, located behind the main station, with five friends.

Whole story

image

4th place – Haar-Schopf

Once you’ve had your hair cut by Heinz Hofer, you’ll never go anywhere else. Haar-Schopf on the Neumarkt has been the first port of call for classic men's haircuts since 1970.

Whole story

Poll

Did you like this post? Help us to improve HelloZurich.