Jun 1
2:00 pm
Jun 1
3:30 pm

Heartbrut x VN Residency City Safari Tour

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Heartbrut x VN Residency

Do you love striking architecture, Brutalist buildings, and Zurich’s legendary urban nature?

Led by Heartbrut, the exciting city safari tour takes you from the National Museum to Swissmill Tower, along Platzspitz Park and hip summer hangout Letten Canal. Your host and tour guide is Karin Bürki. The writer and artist runs Heartbrut.


Meeting point: National Museum

19th century castle meets bold new city cliff-style concrete extension.

Platzspitz Park

This popular urban oasis has a colourful past and was a favourite haunt of Irish writer James Joyce during his exile in Zurich.

Lido Culture & Letten Canal

Let's dive into the epicentre of Zurich's truly unique and vibrant lido scene. Sights include the Upper and Lower Letten Lidos, river bars, an enigmatic red observation tower and highlights of early Zurich modernism.

Tanzhaus & Swissmill Tower

Designed by acclaimed Barcelona studio Barozzi/Veiga, Tanzhaus is a striking recycled concrete structure housing a dance academy and a popular café. A stark, 118-metre neobrutalist exclamation mark and grain silo, Swissmill Tower has lifted industrial architecture in Zurich West to new, airy heights.

Last stop: Markthalle / Viaduct

Explore the Markthalle food hall and the independent shops along the Viadukt arches at your leisure.

Please note The safari takes place in all weathers. The terrain is mostly flat and wheelchair friendly. We will view most of the buildings from the outside.

HEARTBRUT navigates the sweet spot between art, stereotype-busting and public service. The brainchild of Zurich-based author Karin Bürki, the genre-fluid format draws inspiration from the bold and fearless attitude of Brutalist architecture. Our online presence, print editions, walks and talks connect with a diverse, international audience.

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VN RESIDENCY is a unique and transformative workspace in Zurich, featuring an industrial aesthetic, a high-end vibe, and a cozy atmosphere. VN Residency hosts a variety of events, both within and beyond its walls, designed to strengthen community spirit, unite creative minds and brands from across Switzerland, and enhance collaboration and connection among talents.

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Saturday 01.06.24 / 14:00

Outdoor Guided Walking Tour

Duration: 1hr 30min

Meeting point: Entrance of the National Museum (Landesmuseum)

VN Residents: Limited free spots available via email.

Non- Residents: CHF 25.-

Open to VN Residents and the Community

Walk-ins are welcome; payment can be made on site.

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