What’s On in Zurich End of October Early November 2017
Fashion Hotel Zurich at the Kameha Grand Hotel 27th – 29th October
enjoy fashion, fun and lots more at the 6th edition of the Fashion Hotel Zurich. There will be lots of brands as well as innovative young designers showcasing their latest collections and around 80 hotel rooms will be transformed into Pop-Up Stores. Find out more here.
KUNST17 Zurich Art fair 26th – 29th October
art lovers will be pleased to know that this year’s art fair, Kunst17 is back in town. It is taking place in the former ABB factory buildings behind Zurich-Oerlikon train station, in the ABB Hall 550 Ricarda-Huch-Strasse, 8050 Zurich . Tickets cost CHF 30 (reduced CHF 15) and admission to the vernissage and party on the Thursday is CHF 50. You can find out more by visiting the website here.
Grafik17 27th – 29th October
a celebration of Graphic Art, Grafik17 is an annual exhibition with is taking place this year at Halle 622, Therese-Giehse-Strasse 10, 8050 Zürich-Oerlikon. Open 11am till 8pm each day. Lots to see and some striking art. Find out more here.
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 3 dedicated tours in English, which are free of charge. Places have been going like hot cakes but there may still be the odd slot left. Find out more here.
Honold Chocolate Tram 27th October – 5th November
the Honold Chocolate Tram which will be running through Zurich from 27th October – 5th November. To find out more just about the tram read here.
Blue Man Group in Zurich until 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.
Pumpkin Exhibition at Jucker Farm on till 5th November
the wonderful pumpkin exhibition at Jucker Farm in Seegraben and also at their premises in Bächlihof is in full swing! It’s available to view until 5th November and it’s FREE!! Full info and location details here.
there are quite a lot of activities going on in and around Zurich around Halloween especially in the pubs and clubs of Zurich. See here for Halloween info.
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.
Nespresso Gourmet Weeks 29th October -19th November
a fantastic opportunity to taste the cuisine of top chefs from 25 restaurants in Switzerland at very special prices. Read all about the great restaurants you can visit for the Nespresso Gourmet menus here.
Oktoberfest at Bauschänzli on till 4th November
get your Dirndls and Lederhosen on and have fun! The famous Oktoberfest at Bauschänzli began on 6th October and continues until 4th November. Find out more here.
don’t miss the 2017 edition of the Wine Ships in Zurich. Lots of wine to taste in a unique environment on the water at Bürkliplatz. Find out all about it here.
Calivero Coumbian Deigner Fashion Sale 2nd and 3rd November
designer fashion sale at Calivero in Zollikon from 4pm – 8pm on 2nd and 3rd November. For more information see here.
JazzNoJazz 1st-4th November
the 19th edition of Zurich’s JazzNoJazz musical concerts (some jazz, many not) will be taking place form 1st – 4th November with a huge line up. Separate booking for each concert. Find out more by visiting the website here.
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 and the service level you get here and attention to detail is second to none. Pfäffikerstrasse 30, 8601 Uster. Find our more and visit the website 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.
Charity Concert at Meilen Reformkirche in Meilen 5th November
enjoy a musical concert featuring young musicians at Meilen Reformkirche whilst helping charity at the same time. The charity is Lesen Schreiben Deutsche Schweiz and there is no entry fee to the concert but there will be a collection. All are welcome. The concert begins at 5pm. Details of the charity here.
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 the website here. You can also find details of their Writers Competition – so why not enter that too?
Art Exhibition in Zollikon 9th – 12th November
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.
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.
Thanksgiving Dinner at the Marriott Zurich 23rd November
once again the Marriott are hosting a fabulous Thanksgiving dinner at their eCHo Restaurant in Zurich from 6pm till 11pm. Tickets cost CHF 89 and include a welcome drink, soft drinks and tea and coffee. They are bound to go fast so reserve yours now. Find out more 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.
Review of the Victorinox Carry On Spectra 2 Suitcase
if you’re a frequent traveller you’ll know the importance of having a reliable carry on suitcase that is functional. We tested out the Victorinox Spectra 2 from Koffer.ch. Find out more here.
A Trip to the Schynige Platte Jungfrau Region
the beautiful Jungfrau Region is a fabulous part of Switzerland to explore. We visited the Schynige Platte last week. Find out more here.
New In Switzerland – Lierac Premium Skincare
the high quality French skincare brand Lierac recently launched its “Lierac Premium” range is in Switzerland. Aimed at fighting the signs of ageing, we went to the launch and have been testing this top brand. Find out more here.
New In Zurich
- the premium sports shop KJUS has open-end a pop up store in Zurich until 28th February, located on Bahnhofstrasse 62, 8001 Zurich
- the Bianchi building in the Niederdorf recently opened as a Burton shop at Marktgasse 3-5, 8001 Zurich
New In Switzerland – Aquatis
the largest freshwater aquarium vivarium in Europe opened last weekend in Lausanne. Called Aquatis find out all about it here.
New In Zurich – more ice cream through the Winter!
if you love ice cream why stop eating it when Summer ends? One of our favourite ice cream makers Gelati am See now has a shop at Tellhof in Kreis 4. As well as serving ice cream all year round it’s also a café serving great coffee too. Find out more here.
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