What’s On In Zurich Beginning October 2017

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What’s On In Zurich

Beginning October 2017


Zurich Film Festival 28th September – 8th October

the 13th Zurich Film Festival continues until October 8th in the city and on Saturday the Awards Night will take place. Find out more about the 2017 Zurich Film Festival here.

Photo Highlights of Zurich Film Festival

see some of the highlights of the Zurich Film Festival so far, with Roger Federer, Glenn Close and Jake Gyllenhaal and more. See the photos here.

Top Chef Stefan Heilemann from Ecco Cooking with Nespresso at ZFF2017

top Michelin starred chef Stefan Heinemann from the Ecco Restaurant Zurich cooked an amazing flying dinner using coffee as a special ingredient at a dinner with Nespresso at the NZZ Lounge in Zurich. Find out more and see the photos here.

Stefan Heilemann Cooking with Nespresso at ZFF2017

Cow Parades in Switzerland

the cow parades and markets are coming to an end but there are one or two still to go to. Take a look here.

Züspa Fair until 8th October Oerlikon

the annual Züspa event is taking place at the Messe in Oerlikon, Zurich until 8th October with lots of exhibitors selling all sorts of wares. “Züla” the agricultural fair is running alongside it. Plenty for all the family to see and do – more information on Züspa here. 

Beer and Burger Festival Zurich 5th – 8th October

taking place from 5th -8th october at Halle 622, Therese-Giehse-Strasse 10, 8050 Zurich. See more here. For information on Street Food Festivals in general see here.

Oktoberfest at Züri-Wiesn on now till 14th October 
for all you Oktoberfest fans, Züri-Wiesn has already started and continues a week longer than usual until 14th October. Secure your tickets here.


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MBA events in Zurich

Access MBA event at the Zurich Marriott Hotel 14th October  

find the right MBA for you and meet individually with admissions directors from more than 20 top business school’s representatives as well as education and career experts a the Access MBA event on 14th October. Places are limited for One-to-One meetings so early registration is recommended. The event takes place from 9.30am until 3pm at Zurich Marriott Hotel, Neumuehlequai 42. Get your free invitation by registering here.


 Schmuck – Jewlellery Exhibition on now until 22nd October

if you’re interested in jewellery you might fancy going along to an exhibition called Schmuck at the Landesmuseum in Zurich. Find out more here.

Mövenpick Wine Fair 2017  Papiersaal Sihlcity 21st & 22nd Oct

for private customers  and professionals the Mövenpick Wine Fair 2017 at the Papiersaal Sihlcity Zurich on Saturday, 21st October 2017 from 1 pm to 8 pm and Sunday 22nd from 1 pm to 7 pm. Offering a “10% wine fair discount” on all wines not already reduced in price. Tickets: Pre-sale CHF 20 and at the fair CHF 25. More information here.

Bistronomie at Mövenpick Hotel Regensdorf

Mövenpicks’ New Bistronomie Menu

we went along to the Mövenpick Hotel in Regensdorf to try out their news concept based all around Bistronomie. Find out more here.

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Tecnospark academy Zurich

Fed up with bored kids? Why not get them to try a COOL activity during the October half term Holidays? We’re talking coding, cyber security and lots of interesting topics. TechSpark Academy have been running Tech Camps for kids in Switzerland for several years – The Camps are available in ZURICH in collaboration with ZIS this October half term. Find out more here.


Visit Kyburg Castle Before It Closes for Winter on 31st October

the award winning Kyburg Castle is a fascinating museum and a great half day excursion very close to Zurich. On 31st October it closes for the Winter months so why not pay a visit soon. It even features an “Iron Maiden” torture device! Find out more about Schloss Kyburg here.

Sat 28th October Open Day at Honold Küsnacht

on Saturday 28th October you can get a sneak peek behind the scenes at Honold’s atelier in Küsnacht where they produce their chocolate and have their bread making facilities. For the first time there will be 2 dedicated tours in English, which are free of charge, one at 12 noon and one at 3pm and each accommodating up to 15 people. The tours will start promptly so please arrive at least 5 minutes in advance. You can register by emailing us here with either Honold 12  or Honold 3pm  in the subject line, along with your name (and up to 2 others) and your mobile number and we will forward to Confiserie Honold.

Blue Man Group in Zurich 3rd – 29th October

the famous Blue Man Group is in Zurich with its fabulous mix of art, music, comedy, state-of-the-art technology and stunning light effects from the 3rd – 29th October – find out all about it here.

Blue Man Group Zurich

MODISSA Fashion Talks 7th October

the fashion store Modissa runs talks on fashion and styling in German – the next ones is on Tuesday 7th November.  Find out more and register here.

Photobastei – Che’s Lost Photos and more

why not pop along to the Photibastei exhibition hall to see some interesting photography exhibitions. See what’s on here.

 Cirque du Soleil in Zurich 5th -18th October

the talented artistes from Cirque du Soleil are in Zurich from 5th -18th October. with Ovo. Tickets are selling fast. Check here for further information and availability. Also read about Cirque du Soleil at Club Med Opio here.

Expovina Wine Ships – 2nd – 16th November

mark your diaries for the return of the Wine Ships to Zurich. They will be at Bürkliplatz from 2nd to 16th November. See here for more.

Sport Shop Time Out Season Open Day 4th November

don’t miss Sport Shop Time Out’s Season Open Day on 4th November. It’s a fun day for all the family with special activities for kids, food and refreshments, and the perfect time to get measured up and kitted out all ready for the new Ski Season. The staff speak English. Pfäffikerstrasse 30, 8601 Uster. Website here.

Sports Shop Time Out Uster Season Opening 2017

NewIn Zurich – the Widder’s newly Refurbished Bar and Kitchen

the Hotel Widder Bar and Kitchen has been undergoing a facelift and has just reopened with a grand reopening party. Why not pop by and see for yourself? See our photos of the event here.

Brunch This Weekend 8th October? How about Eden Au Lac?

we had a marvellous brunch at Hotel Eden Au Lac in Seefeld Zurich the other day with a huge selection of delicious goodies, from oysters, steak, eggs benedict and even flambéed fruits and ice cream!  This weekend is their last Sunday brunch for a while as they will begin renovations after that, so if you want to book, now is the time! Check out our brunch guide for Eden Au Lac and all our listings here. 

Sunday Brunch at Eden Au Lac Zurich

WRITECON 2017 – Writing Workshop Zurich Saturday 11th November

calling all aspiring writers! The Woolf’s WriteCon workshops are back in Zurich on Saturday 11th November from 9 till 5pm on the topic of ‘Making a living as a writer’. There are two workshops to choose from – one with Diccon Bewes and one with David Penny. For more information visit: www.writecon.ch. You can also find details of their Writers Competition – so why not enter that too?

Blickfang Design Fair Zurich 10th, 11th & 12th November

the international design fair Blickfang will be in Zurich once again this Autumn but this time at a different venue – Stage One in Oerlikon. Find out more by visiting their website here.

Tanja Grandits at the Hiltl Akademie Zurich with Junghans Watches

top female chef Tanja Grandits was demonstrating her culinary skill with Junghans watches at the Hiltl Akademie Zurich. Take a look here.  

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Kern Frost events Hotel Opera Zurich

author and empowerment coach Kern Frost is running a new workshop at the Hotel Opera in Zurich on Saturday 21st October all about Advanced Female Empowerment. Limited spaces available. Secure your ticket here.


Wicked Broadway Blockbuster in Zurich 15th November – 31st December

the much acclaimed Broadway hit Wicket will be performing at Theater 11 Zurich from 15th November till 31st December in English! Tickets are bound to go fast so find out more by visiting the Wicked website here.

More Tips For Newcomers to Zurich and Switzerland

more practical tips if you are a newcomer to Zurich or Switzerland. Read them all 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.

Travel Tips – Val Gardena in the Italian Dolomites

we visited Val Gardena in the Italian Dolomites last week and experienced a magical few days hiking, sightseeing and exploring, as well as enjoying the Spa at the wonderful Hotel Adler Dolimiti Spa and Sport Resort. The views are spectacular, the food amazing and the spa blissful! Find out more here.

Wellness and Walking in the Italian Dolomites

 The Burning Dolomites Italy

ZFF Photos by Carmen Sirboiu

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Impressions of FOOD ZURICH 2017 

6 Circular Walks Around 60 Minutes from Zurich

Exploring Vevey from the Modern Times Hotel

The Swiss Finale of the San Pellegrino Young Chef Contest

The Swiss Red Cross Gala Dinner at the Dolder Grand

A Relaxing Break at Bergspa Hotel La Val in Brigels

Testing out a Tesla Model S with A Picnic in Graubünden

Excursion to Lake Caumasee

Best Burgers in Zurich

Best  Brunches in Zurich

Top Cafés in Zurich 

How to Keep Your Fizz Sparkling!

New In Switzerland – World’s Longest Hanging Bridge

Get In Shape with EMS

Luxury Break at La Réserve Genève

Free and Cheap Things to do in Zurich

Slimming in Style at the Chedi Andermatt

Top Tips for Healthy Teeth from a Zurich Dentist

Hiking in Switzerland? Protect yourself against Ticks

A Trip to the Stunning Valle Verzasca in Ticino

Visit the Jungfraujoch and Stand on the Top of Europe


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