What’s On in Zurich End of Jan and early Feb 2015

What’s On in Zurich End of Jan and early Feb 2015

Zurich in the snow

Zurich before the Hafenkrane came down this week!

The 31st International Country Music Fstival in Zurich 30th January – 22nd March

starting on Friday 30th January this extensive country music festival takes place once again in Albisgüetli until March 22nd. There are lots of acts to choose from. See here for more information.

Win tickets to Urban Cookery Course with Wine tasting by Wiine.me 10th February

Love food and wine? Why not enter the contest to win a place on the Urban Cooking School and Wiine.me Moroccan Cookery Course taking place in Zurich on 10th Feb at 7pm? See here for info. To enter contest email newinzurich@gmail.com with your name, mobile number and the word URBAN in the title.

British Swiss Chamber of Commerce “Economic Outlook Breakfast” 17th March

With speakers 
Oliver Adler, Head of Economic Research, Credit Suisse AG and 
Norman Villamin, Managing Director, Chief Investment Officer, Europe, Coutts & Co. Ltd
on Tuesday, 17th March, 2015 at 
07:45- 09:15

 at Brasserie Schiller, 
Sechseläutenplatz 10. Zürich BSCC Members and guests CHF 65.00 
Non-Members CHF 85.00 to Register for Event

Best of Rock the Ballet – finishes 1st February

at the Maag Halle near Hardbrücke amazing dancing and moves from the “bad boys of dance” along with great music. Get 20% off selected tickets with our special code. See here.

Shadowlands at the Maag Halle

Shadowlands returns to Zurich with imaginative stories conveyed by dance, light, shadows and objects as well as interesting effects and specially composed music. Stay tuned for special reader offer coming soon. For more information see here.

Straw Exhibition (Strohwelten) at the Jucker Farm now until beginning May

well known for their pumpkin exhibitions, the Jucker Farm have now branched out into sculptures and statues made of straw. Why not take a trip to the straw exhibition at the Bächlifhof in Rapperswil Jona and see for yourself. It’s free! More information here.

Fespo.ch the Holiday Exhibitions 29th January to 1st February

if you’re planning a holiday why not pop along to Fespo.ch for some inspiration. Holiday ideas from all over the world. The event takes place at the Messe in Oerlikon (Halls 1- 6) and is the biggest holiday fair in Switzerland. For more information and to buy tickets go to the website.

Interior Design Workshop Zurich 8th February

taking place at 1pm on 8th February in Zurich. For more information see here.

Hurts at Art on Ice

Art on Ice last year Photo © Geoff Pegler

Art on Ice 5th – 8th February

ice skating of the highest level coupled with live music from Nelly Furtado, Tom Odell and Marc Sway. Read here for more.

Winter Woodland Party 7th February

Winter party with Grow House Forest School for kids from 1-4pm on 7th February. For details and to register please see here.

Chateau-d’Oex Balloon Festival ends 1st February

the famous hot air balloon festival in Chateau-d’Oex with the juxtaposition of the colourful balloons against the mountains and the snow is always a feast for the eyes. For more information see here

Iglu Festival 28th Feb – 1st March

Ever fancied staying overnight in an iglu? How about building one too? Build and stay in your own iglu at the Iglu Festival on 28th February to 1st March. See here for details.

Picture Ballot! Monolithic Water – till March 15th

exhibition about “water in art” is on at the Kunsthaus Zurich until 15th March. For more information see here.

Scherenschnitte (Paper cutting) Exhibition at the Landesmuseum till 19th April

explore the world of Scherenshitte and learn about the roots and heritage of this Swiss traditional craft. Exhibition on now until 19th April. For more information please visit the website.

Archaeology Treasures of the Swiss National Museum

on show at until the end of 2015. See here for details.

Best Places to go Ice Skating in Zurich

looking for places to go skating? Check out this guide to find the best places to skate. Don’t forget the “Afterwork on Ice” free ice skating at Heuried and Oerlikon rinks on 4th February and 4th March. See here for details.

White Turf 2015 in St Moritz 8th 15th and 22nd February

experience the glamour and the excitement of White Turf in St Mortiz. Taking place on 8th, 15th and 22nd February it’s one of the top events in the Swiss calendar. For more information please visit the website.

St Moritz Snow Polo

Photo © Rachel Dale

Zermatt Unplugged 14th – 18th April

With a line up including James Blunt, Travis, Anatacia and lots more the annual concert takes place in Zermatt 14th – 18th April. For more information and to buy tickets please see here.


Pizol Ski resort

Skiing in Flumserberg – so close to Zurich

discover the delights of skiing in Flumserberg whether you’re driving or taking the train. For more information see here.

Skiing at Pizol  – not far from Zurich

Pizol ski resort is located close to Bad Ragaz and you can even buy ski and spa day tickets. A short drive from Zurich, find out all about it here.

Skiing in Lenzerheide and Arosa

From last year onwards you can now ski in both Lenzerheide and Arosa on the same day thanks to the new lift linking the two resorts. Read all about it here.

The Peak Walk by Tissot

fancy an exciting walk between 2 mountain peaks on a hanging bridge with stupendous views? See here for more details.

Road tax 2015

just in case you’ve forgotten there is still time to buy the 2015 road tax disk at your local post office or petrol station. However, you do need to have it displayed in your car windscreen (stuck down) by the 1st February.

Warming Recipes

it’s cold out there! Here are a couple of recipes for traditional Swiss fare to warm you up: Cheese Fondue and Swiss Hot Chocolate

Herzbaracke Zurich

Ever wondered what the  The Herzbaracke Zurich (above) is? Read here for more.


The “Zurich Welcome Home” Guide in English 

we have a great discount on the price of this guidebook to Zurich – CHF 35 (incl P&P) or  CHF 50 for the book plus a Zurich pop art SIGG bottle in a package. Read here  for more information and to place an order.

The Live-Switzerland Coupon Book

costs CHF 69 with offers at hotels, restaurants dinners and brunches, Swiss excursions and lots of other exciting activities all on a 2 for 1 basis. To order a book simply email your name to newinzurich@gmail.com and address with the words Live-Switzerland in the subject line.


Going on Holiday Soon? Read here for 10 tops tips for packing light for women, contributed by NewInZurich reader Nicole. Also read our article on a sunshine holiday in Egypt here.

Have a great week ahead!

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