What’s On in Zurich Beginning of October 2016

What's On in Zurich Beginning of October 2016


What’s On in Zurich

Beginning of October 2016


Cashmere Sales in Zumikon for Charity continue on 6th and 7th October

get your Christmas presents early – and maybe some one or two for yourself too at this sale of luxury cashmere in aid of a very worthwhile charity supporting Chinese Orphans taking place in Zumikon. For more information see here.

The Gourmesse Food Fair 7th – 10th October 

there’s always plenty of amazing food on offer at the Gourmets Food Fair which takes place this year from 7th – 10th October at the Kongresshaus Zurich. Find out more here.

October Beer Festivals in Zurich On Now

there are two October Beer Festivals in Zurich – one at the main station and the other at Bauschänzli -one’s finishing and another one is starting. You have to be quick though as tickets sell out fast. Find out more here.

oktoberfest Zurich

Erwin Handschin’s Street Art Galerie Zumikon

if you’ve seen the changing art displayed at the  Coop construction site in Zumikon recently you may be wondering who is behind it. The answer is artist – photographer Erwin Handschin. Read all about it here.

Cow Parades in Switzerland

although most of the cow parades are now over there are still some cows celebrations to be had in the Swiss mountains. Find out more here. 



New Pop Up Restaurant in Zurich – Hung’ER

there’s a brand new pop up in Zurich called Hung’ER and it’s emphasis is on meat. It’s open now until 31st December. Find out more here.

Festival of Indian Food at Park Weggis Hotel till 8th October

you don’t need to fly to India to experience authentic Indian Food by top chef Abhijeet Thakre from the Taj Palace Restaurant in New Delhi. He is currently cooking at the exquisite Park Weggis Hotel which is just a short drive from Zurich. Find out more here. 

Break The Tango at the Maag Halle with 20% Reader Discount

this exciting new dance show is on at the Maag Halle and ends on 9th October. As a NewInZurich reader you can buy tickets with a 20% discount. See details and book your tickets here.

Thai Food Market at Marriott Hotel 10th – 20th October

the Marriott Hotel in Zurich will be hosting their annual Thai Food Market which promises to be a fabulous opportunity to taste wonderful and authentic Thai Food in a great setting. See here for more details.

Thai Food Market

Couleurs Désert at the Bellerive Museum – LAST Exhibition!

the beautiful Bellerive Museum in Zurich is sadly closing in 2017 and the last exhibition is one about the Berber carpets made in Morocco by the talented craftswomen who live there. The exhibition is on now and ends on 29th January. Open Tuesday – Sunday 10am – 5pm. More information here.

Sils Maria – A Hidden Jewel in Switzerland

if you’re looking for a unique place to visit in Switzerland with stunning views and spectacular landscapes – have you ever thought of visiting Sils Maria? We hadn’t either – until Clive told us about his secret getaway. Find out more here.

Sils Maria Engadine

Swiss Cake Festival 22nd & 23rd October

taking place at the Stadthalle in Dietikon the Swiss Cake Festival is bound to be a hit with “Bake Off” fans and cake lovers everywhere. See details here.

Fashion Designer KAZU talks at the Rietberg Museum 22nd October

talented Swiss – Japanese fashion designer is giving an additional talk at the Rietberg Museum and it is bound to sell out quickly. Find out more and book tickets here.

KAZU at Museum Rietberg

Photos From the Zurich Film Festival:

did you manage to get to the Zurich Film Festival and see the stars? If not, don’t worry! Carmen took some great photos so that you can get a feel for what was going on.  See here:

Photos of Daniel Radcliffe and Woody Harrelson

Photos of Hugh Grant

Photos of the Award Ceremony and Green Carpet

Daniel Radcliffe Zurich Film Festival 2016

The International Arab Film Festival Zurich 16th- 20th November

the International Arab Film Festival will be back in Zurich from 16th – 20th November and the program details will be on the website from mid October onwards. More details on the IAFF here.

The Gemischter Chor sings Handel’s “Jeptha” at the Tonhalle 20th November

why not visit the Tonhalle Zurich on Sunday 20th November at 5 p.m. to hear Jephtha by Georg Friedrich Händel? For more information and to book tickets in advance please visit the choir’s website.

Top Tips for Newcomers to Zurich and Switzerland

just arrived in Switzerland? Then check out our top tips for newcomers here.

Fancy a spa or Hammam in Zurich

if you’re looking for a spa or hammam in Zurich take a look at our guide here.

Davidoff’s Tour Gastronomique at the Tropenhaus  Wolhusen

did you know that  the Tropenhaus Wolhusen not far from Zurich, has a fine dining restaurant and grows fruit and vegetables in their tropical green houses to create exotic menus. We visited the restaurant as part of Davidoff’s “Tour Gastronomique” and loved the food prepared by chef Andreas Halter together with Michelin starred Swiss chef Othmar Schlegel. Find out more here. 

Tropenhaus Wolhusen

Tips on Finding a Kindergarten for your Child in Zurich

we talked to Ximena from Colourwoods Montessori Kindergarten to get some top tips on what to look for in choosing a Kindergarten for your child in Zurich. Find out more here.

Mary Poppins Coming to Zurich in English

the Mary Poppins musical is coming to Zurich in the New Year and will be shown at Theater 11. For more information and how to book tickets see here.

Fondue Restaurants in Zurich

it’s getting colder and maybe you’ve been thinking about having a fondue? Take a look here at some restaurants that offer great fondues in Zurich – or maybe use our recipe and make your own. Find out more about Fondue here.


Finding Fondue in Zurich

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