What’s On in Zurich Beginning November 2016

Things to do in Zurich


What’s On in Zurich Beginning November 2016



designgut Winterthur


DESIGNGUT Swiss Design Fair Winterthur 3rd – 6th November

why not take a short trip to Winterthur to visit DESIGNGUT design fair? With furniture, clothes, accessories and lots more, it’s definitely worth a trip. Find out more here. 

Rudolfingen Village Lit Up by Pumpkin Lights 4th & 5th November

visit the village of Rudolfingen for a special pumpkin festival and to see the whole village in a magical setting illuminated only by pumpkin sculptures with lights. Details here.

Sport Shop Time Out in Uster Season Opening 5th November

the Sports Shop Time Out in Uster are celebrating the beginning of the Winter Season with a special day of food, entertainment and very special offers on their sports and ski ranges. It’s a family day from 9am to 5pm so go along and enjoy. They can answer all your questions on ski wear and equipment and they all speak English! Details here.



Pop Up Store and Greendays at the Maag Halle 5th & 6th November

there’s a great pop up store on 5th and 6th November – an ideal opportunity to get some great wonderful Christmas presents for you and your loved ones! Find out more here.

Honold’s Chocolate (Schoggi) Tram ends on 6th November

Honold’s annual Schoggi tram is sold out! A 30 minute tram ride through Zurich complete with cup of hot chocolate, cake and some wonderful Honold chocolates.If you missed it this year do make sure to get in early next year! Find out more about the Chocolate Tram 

Swiss Design Market bei der Sihlpost

a new pop up market with clothes, accessories and lots of ideas for the home is now open near Sihlpost. It’s open Monday to Friday 11am – 7pm, 11- 5pm on Saturdays. It’s at Kasernenstrasse 77A, 8004 Zurich. Why not check it out? Visit their Facebook site here for more information.

Expovina Wine Boats 3rd – 17th November 

the wine boats are back in Zurich from the beginning of November – so don’t miss the opportunity for wine tasting in a unique environment. Find out more here.


Port and Burger Pairing 8th November

hurry as there are only 20 places for this exclusive gourmet burger and fine port pairing dinner event which takes place in Zurich on 8th November. Find out more here. 

Atelier Days in Erlenbach 10th & 11th November

another design event in Erlenbach this time on 10th & 11th November. Featuring jewellery from Suzi Prinz, lots of accessories and clothes, take a look here for more information.

Enjoy Champagne Tasting at Zurich's Salon du Champagne


Salon du Champagne Zurich 15th November

save the date of 15th November for Zurich’s second Salon du Champagne! With over 100 cuvées from over 20 producers it should be a fun evening. Find out more here. 

Women’s Entrepreneurship Day 16th November

this is the first event in Europe for WED and it takes place in Zurich on 16th November. Places are limited but you can apply for free tickets as long as they have space. Read all about it here.

Women's Entrepreneurship Day Zurich

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 will continue until 15th December. More details on the IAFF here. 

Slow Food Fair 18th – 20th November *** Win Tickets ***

calling all foodies! the Slow Food Market will be taking place from 18th – 20th November this year in Halle 3 +4 at the Messe in Zurich.  We have 10 sets of double tickets for the event – so why not try your luck and enter the contest? For more details and to enter our contest see here.

Blickfang Design Zurich 25th – 27th November Win tickets!

the fabulous design fair Blickfang will be taking place this year at the Kongresshaus from 25th – 27th November. We have 3 pairs of tickets available in our contest! For more information see here.

Chocolate and Wine Tasting Event 30th November 7pm

join us for an evening filled with chocolate and wine in Zurich! We will be tasting wine with Tim Magnus from Magnus Vinum and chocolate from Max Chocolatier. Limited availabity so do book early! See here for details.

Max Chocolate and Wine Tasting Zurich


Eddie Izzard Force Majeure Reloaded 4th December

the talented performer Eddie Izzard will be back in Zurich at the Kongresshaus on 4th December Buy Tickets here

Kunsthaus  Alberto Giacommeti Exhibition

don’t miss the Alberto Giacommeti Exhibition Beyond Bronze at the Kunsthaus Zurich which has just opened. 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.  

KUNST 16 Zurich Contemporary Art

KUNST 16 Zurich exhibition took place last week at the ABB Halls. Jennifer managed to go along and wrote about some of the exhibits which caught her eye – take a look here.


raclette and ruinart at Widder Hotel

Raclette and Champagne in the The Forest at the Widder Hotel

if you’re looking for the ultimate in sophistication for a traditional raclette meal in Zurich you really must visit the “Forest” at the Widder Hotel. It’s a magical place which has been transformed for the Winter season and the perfect place to have a raclette and a glass of Ruinart champagne. Find out more here.

Nespresso Gourmet Weeks 2016

the annual Nespresso Gourmet Weeks event has kicked off at top hotels and restaurants across Switzerland. Top chefs will be offering their coffee-inspired menus for your delectation at special prices for with lunch or dinner. Find out all about it here.


Indian Dinner at the Widder Hotel by London Chef Alfred Prasad

Michelin starred chef Alfred Prasad from London was at the Widder Hotel last week for 3 days and we were lucky enough to taste his wonderful cuisine. Take a look here.

Opening of Smith and De Luma

a very cool new steak house has just opened in Zurich called Smith and De Luma promising great wine and fabulous meat! It opened 20th October and is located at Grubenstrasse 27, Zurich-Binz. More information on their website.

Fondue Restaurants in Zurich

looking for a good Fondue in Zurich? Here are some restaurants that offer great fondues and there’s also a recipe so you can make your own. Find out more about Fondue here.


Travel and Explore

Chill Out and Relax at the Beautiful Park Weggis Hotel

feeling stressed or in need of a little R&R? We know the perfect place to relax and unwind, only 40 minutes or so from Zurich. Find out more about this delightful hotel situation on the shores of Lake Lucerne.

A Trip to the Turquoise Waters of Olu Deniz in Turkey

if you’re looking for a destination with crystal clear turquoise waters, a warm climate and plenty to do see the first part of our trip to Turkey. Details and photos here.

Family Fun – Mountain-carting and more in the Jungfrauregion

if you’re looking for an adventurous day out in the mountains with plenty of fun, why not try mountain-carting, Trotti biking or flying on a zip wire. Find out more here.

Photos of the Swiss Cake Festival Zurich


Photos of the Swiss Cake Festival

did you go along to the Swiss Cake Festival the other week? If so you would have seen cakes like the Roger Federer one above. See more photos of the Cake Festival taken by Carmen Sirboiu here.

A Dinner of Chocolate in Zurich with Honold and Flechlin

read all about a very special dinner we tried in Zurich with Honold and Felchlin – with chocolate in every course! See 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.

Contests and Offers

Slow Food Fair 18th – 20th November – 10 x 2 tickets to be won!

enter our contest to win one of 10 sets of double tickets for this great foodie event! For more details see here.

Blickfang Design Fair – 3 x 2 tickets to be won!

enter our contest to win 3 x 2 tickets to the wonderful design fair Blickfang. Enter here. 

Afterwork Tarts at Delish at the Marktgasse – 5 x 2 vouchers to be won! 

the Hotel Marktgasse offers “delishtartes” from 5pm daily in their Delish deli. Available with pulled pork, smoked salmon or mediterranean vegetables, the light and crispy tarts are ideal to share as a light supper or to have with an after-work drink. We have 5 vouchers, each for 2 tarts available for our readers. Simply tell us which flavour delishTarte you would choose in the “Comments Section” below to enter!

Lose Weight and Get Fit for Christmas

Find out all about the great offer that Jenny at NuYu fitness in Seefeld near Opera has on for 4 weeks up till Christmas. In addition she has a special reader offer for just CHF 99 – be quick though as there are only limited spaces! Jenny speaks English! See here for details.

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