What’s On in Zurich Mid November 2016 Onwards



What’s On in Zurich Mid November 2016 Onwards


Rudolfingen Turnip Parade

Richterswil Turnip Procession Saturday 12th November

don’t miss the special turnip festival and procession in Richterswil on lake Zurich. See all the details 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.

Auto Zuerich Car Show 10th – 13th November

not as big or well known as the Geneva Car Show, Auto Zurich still attracts its own share of premieres and latest models. Taking place at the exhibitions halls at the Messe in Oerlikon it’s easy to get to and  as well as cars they also have motor bikes, model cars and motor accessories. Visit the Auto Zuerich website here.

Winterthur Short Film Festival 8th – 13th November

the Internationale Kurzfilmtage is taking place in Winterthur until 13th November and is known for big the most important short film festival in Switzerland. Why not visit the Kurzfilmtage website here to see which films you fancy seeing.

Star Wars Storm Trooper in Lucerne until Friday 11th

the city of Lucerne is hosting an outdoor exhibition of Star Wars storm trooper next to it’s Kapellbrücke but it’s only there until Friday 11th – so if you’re quick you might get to see it! If not, here is a photo taken by Carmen Sirboiu:

Star Wars Storm Troopers in Lucerne

Red Bull Music Academy Weekender in Zurich 10th – 13th November

50 acts, 12 locations and all in just 4 days in Zurich. Find out more about the Red Bull Academy Weekender and book tickets online via the RMBA website here.

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.

Expovina wine ships

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.

Zurich’s Wedding Fair at the Park Hyatt Zurich 19th November

for the second time the Wedding Fair or Hochzeitsmesse, will be hosted at the Park Hyatt Hotel in Zurich. With top wedding specialists on hand, demonstrations, fashion shows and lots of advice, this free event takes place on Saturday 19th November. See here for more information.

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. 

Biberli at slow food market zurich

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 until 15th November? 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.

Michael Poliya’s Olympus Travel Diary 27th November 12 – 6pm 

don’t miss the wonderful photo exhibition at Photobastei in Zurich featuring talented photographer Michael Poliza’s amazing photos from his recent travels. It’s on for one day only from 12 noon to 6pm – find out more about the exhibition here.

max chocolatier zurich

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!  You can get Earlybird tickets until 15th NovemberSee here for details.

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

Pop Up Berlin 5th – 17th December

you don’t have to travel to Berlin to experience it as there is a new “Berlin pop up” in Zurich from 5th – 17th December. It all takes place at Amboss Rampe, Zollstrasse 80, 8005 Zurich and features a pop up store with approximately 20 Berlin brands as well a  Club offering a variety of art, music and other creative events. Find out more 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.


Winter Evenings In The Forest at the Widder in Zurich

Raclette and Champagne in the The Forest at the Widder Hotel

if you’re looking for the ultimate in sophistication and 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. Due to the fact that it has already sold out they are extending the Forest for one month until the end of January. 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. 

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.

Only Temporary Pop Up at the NZZ Factory

there’s a new pop up from 3rd November till the 23rd December at the old NZZ factory in Schlieren. We haven’t visited it yet but it looks like a very cool location for a pop up. You can find information about it on their Facebook page.


Indian Dinner at the Widder Hotel by London Chef Alfred Prasad

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

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


A Voyage Through Switzerland on the Bernina Express

Why not take a trip on the Bernina Express and get blown away by the beautiful and diverse landscapes you get to see in Switzerland in just one day. Find out more about travelling on the Bernina Express here.



A Dinner of Chocolate in Zurich with Honold and Felchlin

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

Ski Resorts Open Early with Discounted Offers

many of the ski resorts have opened early with special offers and limited availability so why not head off to the slopes. For example here is Flumserberg’s latest information.

What to do in Zurich on a Rainy Day

the weather has been a bit mixed of late, so if you’re wondering what to do in Zurich when it rains, do check this list of rainy day activities for all the family.

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.

Slow Food Market Zurich

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. 

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.


All pumpkin photos by Carmen Sirboiu

Richterswil Turnip Photo Credit Zuerich.com

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