What’s On in Zurich End of January Beginning of February 2017
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Hope you’re all keeping well wrapped up in this C O L D weather!!! Here are some ideas for things to do in and around Zurich. Enjoy!
The Belle Epoque Week at Kandersteg 22nd – 29th January
step back in time and enjoy the experience of a bygone age. Ends on Sunday 29th January. See here for details
Chateau d’Oex Balloon Festival
the famous Chateau d’Oex Balloon Festival takes place in Switzerland from 21st – 29th January 2017 – an explosion of colour in the sky, set against a snowy backdrop. Find out more here.
Miss Earth Schweiz Finals in Lausanne 28th January
a beauty contest with a commitment to the environment, to sustainability and to doing good – the Miss Earth Schweiz finals take place in Lausanne on 28th January, but we met the contestants on the farm at Bauer Fritz to find out more. See our article and photos here.
Annie Leibovitz Photographic Exhibition 28th Jan – 19th February
she’s a photographic legend and Annie Leibovitz’s photos on Women are on view at the exhibition at ewz-Unterwerk Selnau and the event is free of charge. Find out more here.
Mercedes-Benz CSI Show Jumping 27th – 29th January
taking place at the Hallenstation in Zurich, this acclaimed international show jumping event is on in Zurich for 3 days. For more information take a look here.
FESPO Travel Fair at the Messe Zurich 26th – 29th January
if you’re looking for travel inspiration why not head over to the FESPO travel fair in Oerlikon. It’s open 10 – 6pm every day till Sunday. We visited on the opening day and met with the Olympic Snowboarder Ueli Kerstenholz. Find out more here.
Win A Volvo with Foundations for Learning & Auction on 28th January
there is a very cool Volvo to be won in Foundations for Learning Auction and Raffle event which has been painted by the artist Blanda. The auction will be taking place in Zumikon at Heimat 3 Restaurant on Saturday 28th January. To be in with a chance of winning you need to buy a ticket which you can do online via their website here. Good luck!
Horse Racing on the Frozen Lake in Arosa 29th January
this weekend there will be horse racing taking place in Arosa on the frozen lake. Why not pop down and take a look. See also our photos by Geoff Pegler of the horse racing in the snow from last week – take a look here.
Art On Ice Ice Skating 2nd – 5th February
Art On Ice is one of the most popular entertainment shows in Zurich attracting young and old alike. This year it will feature Chaka Khan, James Morrison, along with top figure skaters from all the world including Daisuke Takahashi, Stephane Lambiel, Florence Amodio and many more. Please note that Ukranian contortionist Yevgeniya Obolonina will be taking the place of Nina Burri who is unable to take part due to a neck injury. Find out all about the full line up and book tickets here.
Man’s World Zurich at the Maag Halle 2nd – 5th February
toys for the boys, top brands, gadgets, wine, gin and beer tasting and lots more. Find out more here.
Coffee Festival Zurich 3rd February
if you love coffee like we do, why not head down to the Coffee Festival and Barista championships taking place at Kaufleuten on 3rd February. Best of all it’s free! Read all about it here.
Hotel Schweizerhof – Gourmet Dinners – 3rd February
the Hotel Schweizerhof’s chef Martin Fencz is pulling out all the stops out for the “Mal was Anderes” 8 course Gourmet Dinners which will be taking place on 3rd February, 4th March, 7th April, 5th May and 7th July. So if you have a special celebration or just want to treat yourself, this could be perfect! For more information see the flyer here. You can book direct by emailing here.
Chinese and Swiss Contemporary Art Exhibition at Helmhaus until 5th February
the title for this exhibition is roughly translated “Behind Every Mountain there is another Mountain” and it’s open Tuesday till Sunday every day at Helmhaus, Limmatquai 31, 8001 Zurich. Visit the website here for more information.
FIS Downhill Races in St Moritz 6 – 19th February
the FIS Downhill World Championships take place in St Moritz from 6th – 19th February. Find out more about these exciting races here.
Tim Magnus Wine Classes on 31st January and 7th February
why not begin the New Year by learning a new skill and becoming an expert in wine? Tim Magnus runs fun workshops and where you get to learn about and taste lots of wine! The next classes are in Zurich on 31st January and 7th February. To get a whopping CHF 25 discount off the price of workshop price of CHF 95 please use the discount code NIZ. Find out more here.
Couleurs Désert at the Bellerive Museum till 29th January!
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.
Mode Suisse Fashion Edition 11 Zurich 2nd – 25th February
the Mode Suisse Fashion Fashion Show will be taking place in Zurich on 7th February and there will also be a pop up fashion store at ensue with lots of events and special features. For more information please visit the Mode Suisse website.
Valentine’s Day at the Fork and Bottle
if you’re looking to book a Valentine’s Day dinner you might want to check out the special dinner that Fork and Bottle are arranging especially for the occasion. Find out more here.
Mary Poppins Coming to Zurich in English
the Mary Poppins musical is coming to Zurich on 1st February and will be shown at Theater 11. For more information and how to book tickets see here.
Photo Contest – “Winter in Switzerland”
enter your recent photos of “Winter in Switzerland” to be in with a chance of winning! You must have some great shots of the snow or the mountains – so why not enter now? We can’t wait to see your snaps! All you need to do is to upload your photos to the NewInZurich Facebook page to be in with a chance! Click here to find out more details. Alternatively simply email us your photos here and we can upload them for you.
Chocolate, Wine, Port and Whisky Tasting Evening Thursday 9th February
there are only a couple of tickets left for the Chocolate, Wine, Port & whisky tasting event on Thursday 9th February from 7pm – 9pm ! It promises to be a fun and educational evening where you will be learning about chocolate from Max Chocolatier and all three drinks from Magnus Vinum and tasting lots of them too! The price is CHF 40 per person but the early bird price is CHF 35 if you book and pay by 30th January. Find out more HERE or email us directly here, stating how many tickets you want. Please note that your place is only secured once you have paid.
White Turf at St Moritz 12th, 19th & 26th February
for glamour, excitement and horse racing fun head to St Moritz to watch the famous White Turf horse racing across a frozen lake. For more information and tickets see here.
Starfield by LAB 212 at the MuDA until 26th February
check out the LAB 212 exhibition at the MuDA in Zurich. Find out more here.
Cross Country Skiing in Studen
cross country skiing or Langlaufen not only gets you fit but it’s also great fun. Find out more about it 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 where to find a great Fondue here.
A Trip to Portugal and the Douro Valley
if you’re dreaming of sunny climes why not consider a trip to the Douro Valley in Portugal, take a look here for more information.
The Hotel Ambassador Popup Fondue in an Igloo
there is a Pop Up Fondue Igloo on the roof terrace of the Hotel Ambassador at Opera for a limited time only. It’s just for 4 to 6 people and we tried it out and it is amazing fun! If you get cold you can even dress up in a fur-like bear skin! They also have Winter picnic fondues for two people too. See our photos and find out how to book here.
Fondue in The Sky 25th February
yet another option for hot cheese fanatics is “Fondue in The Sky” at Villars in Switzerland on one day only on 25th February. Find out more and how to book tickets here.
Dawna Mueller Photography Exhibition Männerdorf 21st Jan – 24th March
the exhibition of Dawna Mueller’s impressive photos continues at Gallery StileVivo, Kugelgasse 14, 8708 Männerdorf until 24th March. For more information see here.
Iceskating in Zurich
there are still some places to go iceskating in and around Zurich – See our guide to places to go iceskating here.
Visit the Jungfraujoch and Stand on the Top of Europe
if you fancy a really thrilling day out why not visit the Jungfraujoch and stand on the Top of Europe. Spectacular views, snow walks, and amazing ice caverns with sculptures hewn out of ice are just some of the amazing things you can do here. See our photos and article here.
Skiing Close to Zurich
one of the closest ski resorts to Zurich is Flumserberg which offers easy access either by car or by train. Find out more about Flumserberg here.
What to do in Zurich on a Rainy Day
if you’re wondering what to do in Zurich when it rains, (or is simply cold and grey) 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.
Looking for something different? How about Fondue in the the Sky?
if you’re looking for a very different dinner for a special occasion or birthday how about a fondue dinner in a gondola over the Swiss alps? Find out more here.
Perfect Outdoor Cushions for Spring and Summer
if you’re yearning for sunny days when you can sit out on the balcony or in your garden, take a look at the ARIT collections of stunning yet practical cushions and loungers to transform your outdoor living areas. Find out more about this quality Swiss brand here.
Photos by Geoff Pegler, Carmen Sirboiu and Christina Fryer
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