What’s On in Zurich Early to Mid April 2017
Zurich is really getting into the Food Festival movement – so check out the posts below. As well as food there’s lots more on in the city over the coming weeks – and of course don’t forget Sechselaeuten which is coming up very soon! Have fun and enjoy the week ahead in Zurich!
Hot Dog Festival Zurich 5th – 9th April
yes, Zurich is celebrating the humble hot dog with a Hot Dog festival at The Studio in Seefeld from 5th – 9th April. Read all about it here.
Zurich Bier Festival 7th – 9th April
there are 180 beers to be tasted at the Zurich Bier Festival which is on at the Theatr Spirgarten in Alstetten 8048 Zurich. For more information see here.
Urban Bike Festival Zurich 7th – 9th April
the 2017 edition of the Urban Bike Festival is taking place in Zurich this weekend! Fun for all the family. Stunts, bike races and lots more! See here for details.
PIX 17 Photo Event 8th & 9th April
running partly in conjunction with the Urban Bike Festival, PIX17 is free but there are a number of paid seminars you can attend with some great speakers. Find out more here.
Switzerland’s Food Festivals
the city of Zurich has become a mecca for food festivals recently, but there are foodie events taking place all over the country. See our guide to the top Food Festivals in Switzerland here.
Fumetto International Comix Festival Lucern 1st – 9th April
Zurich Marathon 9th April
don’t miss the 15th Zurich Marathon which will take place on this Sunday 9th April. If you’re not taking part do feel free to go along and support! Find out more here.
Kunst Am Wassberg 8th April – Sculpture Exhibition and Win Dinner for Two
the Vernissage of the Sculpture Exhibition Kunst am Wassberg is taking place in the hotel grounds on 8th April from 2pm – 5pm. Come along and see the work of 17 Swiss artists. You can also enter our contest here to win dinner for two at the hotel.
Das Zelt Zurich
das Zelt is in Zurich with entertainment, comedy and fun (in German and Swiss German). Great language practice? For more information see here.
Irish Celtic – Spirit of Ireland 18th – 23rd April
our Irish dance fans you’ll be pleased to know that the Irish Celtic show will be taking place in Zurich at Theater 11. To find out more (in German) and book tickets see here.
EVITA – Don’t Cry For Me Argentina 25th – 30th April
the musical EVITA will be showing in Zurich at Theater 11 from 25th – 30th April. Find out more here.
Stately Pleasures in Bern – A Stay at the Bellevue Palace Hotel
planning a visit to Bern and want to stay in style? How about the Bellevue Palace Hotel which dates back to 1865 and is full of elegance and charm. Star Chef Gregor Zimmerman cooks amazing delicacies to tempt your palate and there is so much to see in Switzerland’s capital city. Find out more here.
Getting the Royal Treatment at the Hotel Splendide in Lugano
fancy a luxurious Spring break or simply need to escape for a few days? How about a trip to the wonderful Hotel Splendide Royal in Lugano? For a relaxing break in sunny Ticino with amazing food by chef Domenico Ruperto. Find out more here.
Hotel Schweizerhof – Gourmet Dinners 7th April & Various Dates
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 next on 7th April, 5th May and 7th July. If you are celebrating something special or simply want to treat yourself, this could be perfect! For more information see here
The Palavrion Kitchen Party
last week the Palavrion celebrated the land of it’s latest dining concept – the Kitchen Party. Fun and delicious, find out more here.
The Parkhuus Park Hyatt’s New Philosophy
read all about Frank Widmer’s new ideas for the Parkhuus restaurant at the Park Hyatt. See here for details.
Presto Restaurant App
there’s a new app for finding out what’s on offer at different restaurants in Zurich. You choose via photos of dishes and it provides you with all the necessary details about location and contact information. It;s called Presto. Read more here.
Nero’s Pizza at Globus Bellevue
did you know that you can get freshly baked take away pizza from Nero’s at Globus in Bellevue? Perfect for sunny Spring weather! See more here.
Sechselaeuten and the Burning of the Böögg 24th April
mark your diaries for Sechselaeuten and the Burning of the Böögg on Monday 24th April. Find out more here.
Frau Gerold’s Garden Welcomes Summer 29th April
it’s time for Frau Gerold’s Garden to get in the mood for Summer and on the 29th April they will be officially welcoming the Summer season with lots of food, fun, shopping and events. Find our more here.
Osiris – Exhibition about the Sunken Treasures of Egypt
explore this exciting exhibition at the Museum Rietberg which began on 10th February and continues until 16th July. More information here.
Zurich Tanzt 5th-7th May
the annual “Zurich Tanzt” project takes place in Zurich from 5th – 7th May in an attempt to get as many people in Zurich moving and dancing. Special events, workshops and more. Find out all about it here.
PandaGO Fun Run in Zumikon 13th May
find out more about this fun run scheduled to take place in Zumikon on 13th May. It should be fun for all the family so why not sign up to get involved? See here for details.
The Zurich Writers Workshop 12th – 14th May 2017
if you’re into writing you must sign up for the Zurich Writers Workshop which will be taking place in Zurich from 12th – 24th May. Some great workshops including one led by Jill Alexander Essbaum, the author of the “Hausfrau” book. All in English and registration open now. Find out more here.
Mother’s Day Brunch 14th May
we celebrated British Mother’s Day with a brunch the other week at the Marriott Hotel in Zurich (more info following soon) but they will actually be running a dedicated Swiss Mother’s Day Brunch on Sunday 14th May as well as an Ester themed Brunch on 16th April). See here for details.
Schön & Gut Market in Oerlikon 12th – 14th May
from 12th – 14th May there will be a market at the station in Oerlikon with clothes, accessories, design items and food! Find out all about it here.
Ernst Kirchner Exhibition at the Kunsthaus until 7th May
on now – Ernst Kirchner’s exhibition entitled “Vibrant Metropolis / Idyllic Nature – The Berlin Years”. Visit the Kunsthaus website here to find out more.
if all the recent sunshine has made you want to walk up mountains rather than ski down them, check out this Spring Hike which might be of interest. Read all about it here.
Skiing in Davos, Klosters, Flims, Laax and Lenzerheide
if you still want to get some skiing in it’s easy to take a day trip to some great ski resorts. Find out more about Davos, Klosters, Flims Laax and Lenzerheide here.
Exhibition at the Museum für Gestaltung – #MachtFerien #Takeaholiday
there’s a great exhibition at the Museum für Gestaltung featuring retro posters from Swiss Tourism and celebrating their 100 year anniversary. It’s colourful and engaging and it’s located at the Toni Areal site. See photos of the posters and find out all the info 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.
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.
What to do in Zurich Over Easter & Easter Openings
for ideas on what to do in Zurich over Easter with the family as well as the Bank Holiday openings etc see here.
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