What’s On In Zurich
End of July Early August 2016
There’s lots going on in Zurich and don’t forget there’s a 3 day weekend with August 1st on Monday – so have fun and enjoy! Check out some ideas for things to do to celebrate the occasion below and fingers crossed for lots of sunshine!
Lettenfest 30th July 1pm – 11pm
live music, food, drinks and hopefully a sunny afternoon and evening – why not let your hair down and relax beside the river for the Lettenfest from 1pm- 11pm at Oberer Letten, Klosterfahrweg in Zurich. For more information and to see the lineup check the Lettenfest Facebooksite here.
Allianz Openair Zurich – July 14th – August 14th
be sure to stop by the China Gardens and enjoy the exciting program of films showing at the Allianz Open Air Cinema. See all the trailers and program for the Allianz Openair at Zurichhorn here.
More Openair Films in Zurich at Xenix, Filmfluss and Rote Fabrik – July into August
don’t miss out some of the other film festivals taking place around Zurich this summer! Film Fluss, Film am See, and Xenix Open Air will all be taking place through July and August. Read here for more details.
Theater Spektakel Zurich – 18th August – 4th September
one of the most notable cultural events in Europe is taking place right here in Zurich in a couple weeks. Over 20 performing arts groups will be taking the stage at Landiwiese, and putting on some incredible shows for us to watch. See here for more information.
StreetFood Festival Zurich at Güter Garten Weds – Sun
if you enjoy the Zurich Streetfood Festivals don’t miss the latest one on until 18th September at Güter Garten, Hohlstrasse, 8004 Zürich. A great choice of food from all over the world and it’s a fun place to meet up with friends. Best to get there by public transport or bike. Read this article for detailed opening hours and dates.
Children’s Sommerferienpass 2016
if you have children aged between 6 and 16 you should get them a Sommerferienpass which allows them free travel, access to 130 Badis, discounted access to many attractions and lots more. Read all about the Ferienpass here.
Best Ice Cream in Zurich
there’s nothing like a refreshing ice cream in the Summer. Check out our guide to the top ice cream places in Zurich here.
Street Parade – 13th August
get ready for music, dancing, and crazy costumes! The famous Zürich street parade is back again this year and will take place on August 13th. Attracting over 1 million people each year, the Street parade is always a place with a great atmosphere. See here for more information.
Limmatschwimmen – 20th August
the annual Limmatschwimmen is coming up and will take place on the 20th of August. Whether you’d like to compete or just swim for fun, the Limmatschwimmen is a great way to celebrate the end of summer. Tickets go fast once they’re announced! See here for details.
Zurich Swim Across the Lake 24th August
due to adverse weather conditions the Seeüberquerung date has now been rescheduled for 24th August. Find out more details here.
Photo © Geoff Pegler
Zurich Openair Festival 24th – 27th August
Zurich’s very own Openair Festival has a great line up featuring Amy MacDonald, the Chemical Brothers, Massive Attack and lots more. See here for details.
Swiss Openair Music Festivals July into August
there are still a number of Openair music Festivals to come at the end of July and into August. See our guide to the Swiss Openair Music Festivals here
Best Brunches in Zurich
why not plan a brunch this weekend? Check our guide for some of the best in Zurich. See the Best Brunches guide here.
List of Zurich Outdoor Swimming Pools and Badis
if the sun shines there’s nothing better than swimming in a Badi. Check out the list of Badis in Zurich here.
Fancy SUP ing On the Lake?
we’ve updated our stand up paddle boarding article with new locations and info – take a look at here for some top places.
Best Burgers in Zurich
we’ve been checking out the burgers in Zurich and found some real favourites. Take a look at our list here and let us know if we’ve missed any of your favourites which we should go and test! See the best burgers here.
Need holiday Inspiration? How about Porto and the Douro Valley
the fascinating city of Porto is a must-see place with a wonderful climate and the port-making Douro Valley is simply stunning. We went on a visit to find out more about port. Read all about it here.
Gardens of the World Exhibition at the Rietberg Museum
discover the secret world of gardens all over the world in this interesting exhibition at the Rietberg Museum. Open Tuesday – Sunday until 9th October. Admission CHF 18/14. More information here.
Singapore Airlines Launches Premium Economy Service
we went over to Zurich airport the other day to check out the new Singapore Airlines Premium Economy Service. Take a look for yourself here.
Refreshing Summer Cocktails
Summer is the perfect time to try out some refreshing cocktails whatever the weather. Click here to read our recipes.
Weltklasse Athletics Tickets On Sale
the Weltklasse athletics event will be taking place on 1st September at Letzigrund but you can buy tickets online – see here for details.
Nespresso Celebrates 25 Years of Recycling
this year Nespresso celebrates 25 years of recycling in Switzerland with a special edition Swiss Army penknife which will be available to purchase as a limited edition on 2nd August. It’s a tie up between Nespresso and Victorinox and each knife is a deep orchid colour and made out of recycled Nespresso coffee capsules. See the lamp shades which are also made of recycled coffee capsules and find out more here.
Orell Füssli’s New English Book Department
the English Bookstore has moved a few hundred metres across Bahnhofstrasse and has a whole floor dedicated to English books and games and more. Read all about it here.
Fancy Dining in a Ski Gondola in Zurich?
check out the Marriott’s new look Swiss Restaurant eCHo in Zurich and dine in style inside a gondola! Find out more here.
Ruinart Dinner at Schloss Binningen with Erwin Olaf
Erwin Olaf was Ruinart Champagne’s artistic partner at Art Basel this year and he was the guest speaker at a dinner at Schloss Binningen during the exhibition where he talked about the inspiration for his work at Art Basel 2016. Find out more here.
Farmer’s Brunches and Other Ways to Celebrate August 1st
there’s lots of ways to celebrate Swiss National Day which this year falls on a Monday making it a long weekend! See here for some ideas on what to do.
Interview with Angie Weinberger
Angie Weinberger of Global People Transitions has written a new book entitled the Global Career Workplace with helpful information and tips. Read about our interview with her here.
FOOD Zurich – 8th – 18th September
come and enjoy some excellent food at the the FOOD Zurich event in September. Read our article for more information.
Insight Seminars 22nd – 25th September in Zollikerberg
why not join Teresa Martin at the Insight Seminars from 22nd – 25th September entitled “Creating A Life You Love”. Find out more here.
River Rafting at Vorderrhein and Special Reader Offer
fancy a day out river rafting not far from Zurich in the beautiful area around Vorderrhein? Read all about the thrills and spills and take advantage of the special NewInZurich reader offer if you fancy doing the same! See here for details.
Freitag Bag offer
going on holidays soon? Why not rent a bag for 3 weeks for FREE? It’s both useful and environmentally friendly and water repellent too. The offer continues until mid September – so you still have time. Read here for more.
Win Bullfrog WOMO Suntan Lotion
enter our contest here to win a tube of this great pomegranate infused suntan lotion.