VBZ: Helvetiaplatz 8, 32

It looks a bit like a relic from some long-gone Eastern Bloc era: Helvetiaplatz with the civic building of the same name. At  first sight, it looks grey, cold and forbidding – in stark contrast to the otherwise madly colourful Kreis 4 district. But the fresh produce market on Tuesdays and Fridays – popular with the locals – and the occasional demonstration against who knows what brings a touch of southern flair to the wide-open space at the junction of Langstrasse and Stauffacherstrasse.