Diverse and friendly, Zurich is exceptionally welcoming to gay visitors, and there has long been a strong gay presence in the heart of the Old Town. With the revitalization of industrial Zurich West, the gay scene continues to grow, making it the indisputable gay capital of Switzerland.
The gay area is located in the old part of town between the grand main station and the river bank. "The Street Parade" in Zurich is gigantic, comparable to Berlin's Love Parade. Its route leads along Lake Zurich. The Street Parade is one of the largest techno parties in the world and the largest annual event in Zurich.
Our insider's travel tips include: do the city tour on foot, check out Museum Rietberg, explore Zurich West, include Uetliberg in your itinerary, swim in Zurich Lake (or river) at Badi Tiefenbrunnen or Utoquai or Oberer Letten.