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Design Heat Maps: 12 Must-See Destinations in Zurich

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Welcome to Design Heat Maps, wherein travel journalist Stirling Kelso—a regular contributor to Travel + Leisure, Food & Wine, and the New York Times, among other outlets—breaks down that which an architecture and design junkie can't miss in can't-miss cities. Feel free to tack on additions in the comments and recommend Curbed's next destination by dropping us an email.

Zurich is often depicted as a staid business-oriented environment and, well, in one sense it is. It is the largest city in Switzerland and the center of that country's famous banking industry, but beneath the suit-and-tie facade there are some artsy undercurrents. Find a dozen of the city's best destinations for design-oriented travelers, all on a map, after the jump. Highlights include the famous Heidi Weber Museum (above), housed in a multi-faceted structure designed by starchitect Le Corbusier.

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1. 25hours Hotel

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2. B2 Boutique Hotel + Spa

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3. Clouds

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4. The Dolder Grand

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5. Fraumünster Church

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6. Freitag Shop

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7. Heidi Weber Museum

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8. Museum of Design

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9. Schiffbau

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10. Thermalbad & Spa

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11. Zurich Main Railway Station (Zurich HB)

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12. Zurich Opera House

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1. 25hours Hotel

2. B2 Boutique Hotel + Spa

3. Clouds

4. The Dolder Grand

5. Fraumünster Church

6. Freitag Shop

7. Heidi Weber Museum

8. Museum of Design

9. Schiffbau

10. Thermalbad & Spa

11. Zurich Main Railway Station (Zurich HB)

12. Zurich Opera House