As a Swiss-found start-up based in Zürich, we are very proud of the place where we chose to put down roots. As some of you may know, Zürich is one of the world's most environmental-friendly cities according to the three pillars of sustainability: people, planet, and profit. The city runs almost entirely on renewable energy sources and has an exceptionally well-established sustainable public transport system. In addition, Switzerland can be considered a world leader in recycling and waste management.
That's not all. Zürich also has a wide range of culinary experiences, adventurous outdoor activities in nature, and sustainable stays that we are sure you would love to know.
First in our sustainable city guide is the
Marktküche Restaurant. Located in Kreis 4, it has been enriching Zürich's gastronomic scene with meat-free gourmet creations since August 2014. The restaurant currently boasts 15 Gault Millau points and has been awarded a green Michelin Star, ensuring a dining experience that combines culinary excellence with ecological commitment. By opting for market-fresh, regional and seasonal ingredients, the menu changes every month and offers a creative selection of modern product-based cuisine.
Feldstrasse 98, 8004 Zürich
Stoos Ridge Hike
Next step is the Stoos Ridge hike, undoubtedly the most breathtaking in Switzerland, with non-stop 360° panoramic views. The small village of Stoos is just over an hour from
Zürich via public transport. The trail is located in the village which is accessed by the world's steepest funicular railway- a real technical marvel. From Stoos, you have the option of taking a chairlift to Klingenstock, where you can hike across the ridge to Fronalpstock where a spectacular view of ten lakes and numerous well-known peaks awaits you.
Grundstrasse 232, 6430 Schwyz
Are you looking for a sustainable stay in
Zürich? Look no further. More than 70% of the city's hotels are certified sustainable, and Hotel Storchen is one of them. Among the accommodation's green initiatives, such as being plastic-free and opting for seasonal regional products, My Climate "Cause We Care" initiative, whereby guests contribute to climate protection. It is also a member of the NOW association, which advocates more sustainable tourism.
Weinpl. 2, 8001 Zürich
Last but not least, a visit to the Jucker Farm is a must in October. The Jucker Farm is known for its impressive pumpkin festival, which is held on August 28. to October 31. This year's theme is pumpkin rainforest. Besides the majestic pumpkin exhibit, the farm has a restaurant and shop with extensive seasonal produce.
Dorfstrasse 23, 8607 Seegräben