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Zurich Tradition in The Telegraph

On a trip through Switzerland, British journalist Michael Portillo cannot miss the opportunity to admire the history of Café Bar ODEON in Zurich.

The British politician and journalist Michael Portillo traveled from Zurich to Lausanne for a public reportage of the English daily newspaper "The Telegraph" on behalf of Switzerland Tourism. In Zurich, Portillo was impressed by the historic buildings, the lakeside and the public transport network. A visit to our legendary Café Bar ODEON  was of course not to be missed during his visit.

Portillo followed the footsteps of former guests such as Lenin, Benito Mussolini and Albert Einstein and enjoyed a coffee in our Viennese Art Nouveau coffee house. He was impressed by the atmosphere, which led him on a journey back in time to the year of the opening in 1911. We are always happy to share our illustrious history with our guests and offer them a moment of tranquility away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Here is the article from March 17th 2022