What’s On In Zurich End of April Early May 2017

What's On In Zurich End of April Early May 2017

What’s On In Zurich

End of April Early May 2017


What's On In Zurich End of April Early May 2017

As we move on into May from April here’s hoping there will be less snow and more sunshine! In any case there’s plenty on. Take a look here for some ideas:

Sechselaeuten and the Burning of the Böögg Monday

first of all if you missed Sechselaeuten and the burning of the Böögg see our photos of the event here.

The Böögg Goes Up In Smoke In Zurich!

Soy de Cuba Musical and Dance Show in Zurich on 28th April only

if you want to be transported to Cuba with the music and dancing of this fantastic show which has been touring key cities in Europe since 2015, you had better be quick as tickets are selling fast. For more information please see here.

Fashion Revolution Day 29th April

come along to Photobastei at Sihlquai 125, 8005 Zurich for an inspiring day all about fashion and sustainability. There’s a packed agenda and plenty to see and do. It starts at 1pm and continues till midnight! More information here.

The Open Wine Days for the Swiss German Vineyards 29th April – 1st May

how well do you know the local wines of the region? The Open Wine Days from 29th April – 1st May offer you a unique opportunity to visit the vineyards not only in and around Zurich, but in the whole region of German-speaking Switzerland. There will be wine to taste and to order if you wish and they will be selling all manner of snacks and food too. Find out more by visiting the website here.

Open Wine Days German speaking Switzerland 2017

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.

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.

Kunst Am Wassberg – Sculpture Exhibition and Win Dinner for Two

have you seen the Swiss Sculpture Exhibition – “Kunst am Wassberg” at the Wassberg yet? If not why not pop by and take a look.  You can also enter our contest by clicking here to win dinner for two at the hotel. 

Sculpture Exhibition at Hotel wassberg forch

Béjart Ballet Lausanne in Zurich 4th – 7th May

ballet fan will be happy to know that the Béjart Ballet Lausanne who this year are celebrating their 30th anniversary will be performing 3 dance shows for the first time in Zurich at Theater 11, Thurgauerstrasse 7, 8050 Zurich. For more information see here. 

Hotel Schweizerhof – Gourmet Dinners Various Dates 

there are only two dates left in the calendar for Hotel Schweizerhof’s  8 course Gourmet Dinners “Mal was Anderes” which will be taking place next on 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  

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.

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.

Unfamiliar Familiarities Outside Views on Switzerland

Photo Exhibition at the Fotostiftung Schweiz in Winterthur Until 7th May

a great photo exhibition of Switzerland as seen by foreigners. 5 international photographers use the medium of photography to portray the country as they saw it when they visited. Find out more 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 at the Marriott

we celebrated British Mother’s Day with a brunch the other week at the Marriott Hotel in Zurich  but they will actually be running a dedicated Swiss Mother’s Day Brunch on Sunday 14th May. Read all about our visit for Sunday brunch at the Marriott here. 

You can see our full list of recommended brunch locations here.

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. 

Schön & Gut Market Oerlikon

Children First Global Book Fair 20th May

don’t miss a morning of reading, storytelling and great food at the Children First Global Book Fair at Freiestrasse 175, 8032 Zurich from 10am through 2pm! Over 1000 books for sale in English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian and more. International schools, clubs, children’s booksellers in Zurich, and individuals are all invited to sign up for a table to sell books at our book fair. Proceeds from donated books will go to charity. See more info here. 

Visit Carona Off the Beaten Track in Ticino

if you’re looking for an escape for the city and want to go somewhere off the beaten track in Switzerland how about a trip to Carona in Ticino, a small village not too far from Lugano. Take a look at this hidden gem here.

Carona - a Hidden Gem in the Ticino

Osiris – Exhibition about the Sunken Treasures of Egypt

Clive Greaves went to visit the beautiful Museum Rietberg and see the Osiris exhibition there and he was very impressed. The exhibition continues until 16th July. Find out all about it 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.

Spring Hikes 

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.

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.

A Stay at the Beautiful Hotel Eden Roc in Ascona

if you fancy leaving everything behind and luxuriating in a hotel in one of the most picturesque corners of Switzerland, why not take a trip to the Hotel Eden Roc in Ascona, Ticino? A beautiful location with a mild sunny climate, we visited just before Easter and really loved our stay. Find out all about it here.

New Freitag Bird R124 Bag

The New Freitag Bird R124 Bag

we always love visiting the Freitag tour in Zurich and if you need one more reason to go it could be because you want to see their latest bag – the Bird R124 bag. Named after British explorer Isabella Bird it has plenty of room and is of course made of recycled tarpaulin. Read all about it here.

The Eurovision Song Contest in Kiev

this year the Eurovision Song Contest will be hosted in Kiev. Take a look at our photos of the Eurovision stadium being built along with pictures of this colourful city. Photos of Kiev and the stadium here.

St. Michael’s Golden-Domed Monastery Kiev

Zurich in Blossom

Spring is one of the prettiest seasons in Zurich. Take a look at some pictures of Zurich in blossom here.

VIP Star Lounge at the Hallenstation

did you know that there is a VIP Lounge at the Hallenstation which you can book when you next go to a concert there and want to make the visit extra special? Jen went to try it out – take a look here to find out more.

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.

10 Things to do in Spring in Zurich

a few ideas for things to do in Spring in Zurich. See more here.



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  1. In addition between 17th May and 27th May the Zurich Comedy Club has its English Theatre production of “Kindertransport” at the Theatre im Seefeld (also known as the Kirchgemeindehaus Neumunster). Tickets available from Ticketcorner.

    Feel free to contact me or visit http://www.zcc.ch for more.

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