What’s On in Zurich Late April 2017 Onwards



What’s On in Zurich Late April 2017 Onwards



Sechselaeuten in Zurich

Photo credit Geoff Pegler

There’s been both snow and sunshine almost simultaneously in Zurich this week so it will be interesting to discover the Böögg’s forecast for Summer 2017. Next Monday shortly after 6pm we will all find out. For more information about Zurich’s traditional Sechselaeuten celebrations as well as what else is happening in town, take a look below.

Irish Celtic – Spirit of Ireland 18th – 23rd April

the Irish Celtic show will be finishing in Zurich at Theater 11 on Sunday 23rd April. To find out more (in German) and book tickets see here.

Blickfang Basel International Design Fair 21st – 23rd April

if you fancy a day out at the Blickfang Design and Shopping Fair this weekend then head to Basel! For more information take a look at the Blickfang website here.

Sechselaeuten and the Burning of the Böögg Monday 24th April

as always Sechselaeuten is celebrated on a Monday and on 24th April not only will you see the streets of Zurich filled with guilds people dressed up in historic clothes, men on horseback racing round Sechselaeutenplatz and burning of the giant snowman, the Böögg, but it is also a half day holiday in Zurich too so many of the shops and businesses will close early. The event is celebrated over the whole weekend so find out all about it 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.

Dance Musical Soy de Cuba in Zurich and Basel

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. It’s also on in Basel on Friday 21st April. For more information please see 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.

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

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.

The PandaGO Sport Run Zumikon

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.

Celebrating Brunch at the Marriott Hotel Zurich

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. 

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.

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.

Osiris Exhibition Zurich

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.

Paradise in Ascona at the Eden Roc Hotel

A Stay at the Hotel Schweizerhof in Bern – Luxury Hotel of the Year

the Hotel Schweizerhof in Bern was recently awarded “Luxury Hotel of the Year” and not only is it the only city centre hotel in Switzerland’s capital city with a roof terrace in the centre of town but it also has an amazing spa. Conveniently located in the centre of town read all about our wonderful stay at the hotel here.

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.

Kiev’s Pysanky Easter Egg Festival 

this year the Eurovision Song Contest will be hosted in Kiev and we went along to visit the city and take a sneak peek around the stadium (more to follow). Whilst we were there we got to see the famous Pysanky Easter Egg Festival of over 500 Easter Eggs in Sophia Square which was truly impressive. See our photos here.

The Annual Easter Egg Display in Kiev Ukraine

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.

Zurich in Blossom

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

Photos of Zurich in the Spring

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