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A spot of urban nocturnal bar-bathing in Zurich

There's so much more to Switzerland than Fifa corruption and a gateway to Dignitas

By Edward Docx  

Barfussbar in Zurich. ©Zürich Film Office

Seebad Enge was on the shore of Lake Zurich and looked partly like an elaborate Edwardian boating house and partly like a floating wurst stall from one of those German Christmas markets. This was to be our first stop of the night. Inside, everything was warmly lit and there were cocktails and cushions and an open air, laissez-faire atmosphere that might be the nearest thing Switzerland comes to explicit decadence. Directly ahead of us were long, neat, flat, wooden…

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