What’s On in Zurich Late January Early February 2018


What's On in Zurich Late January Early February 2018


What’s On in Zurich Late January Early February 2018


Chateau d'Oex Balloon Festival

CHATEAU d’OEX BALLOON FESTIVAL 27th JANUARY – 4th FEBRUARY: the 40th edition of the famous Chateau d’Oex Balloon Festival takes place this year from 27th January to 4th February. A true explosion of colour in the sky, set against a snowy backdrop. Find out more here.

WEF18 ENDS 26th JANUARY: the World Economic Forum in Davos is in full swing and ends on Friday. Find out more here.

FESPO HOLIDAY & TRAVEL FAIR ZURICH 25th – 28th JANUARY: fancy a trip somewhere far flung? Why not to pop over to the Messe in Zurich for some holiday and travel inspiration. Find out more here. 

TRASH HEROES SWITZERLAND IN ZURICH 28th JAN: Trash Heroes operate in 9 different countries round the world cleaning up rubbish and litter. This Sunday they will be at Stauffacherbrücke (between Stauffacher and Selnaua station) from 2pm – 4pm so why not turn up and join in and do your bit for the environment too. More information here.
Belle Epoque Week Kandersteg

BELLE EPOQUE WEEK KANDERSTEG 21st – 28th JANUARY: step back in time and enjoy the experience of a bygone age. Ends on Sunday 28th January. See here for details.

MERCEDES CSI SHOWJUMPING 26th – 28th JANUARY: the world’s elite show jumpers will gather at the Hallenstadion Zurich for the 30th and farewell edition of the Mercedes CSI Show Jumping event. Find out more here.

GOURMET-METZGETE FRI 26th & SAT 27th JAN at RESTAURANT FALKEN: it’s that time of year for “Metzgete” and Restaurant Falken in Küsnacht will be serving a special 5 course menu – a modern and light interpretation of these classic dishes. Call 044 910 66 88 or visit their website here. 

Top Tips for Caring for Your Children's Teeth in Zurich

CARING FOR YOUR CHILDREN’S TEETH IN ZURICH:  we sat down with English speaking Zurich dentist Dr Marina Thomas to find the answers to some common questions about dental health for children. Read here to find out what she had to say.

ACCESS MBA EVENT 5th FEBRUARY: if you’re thinking of doing an MBA don’t forget to visit the Marriott Hotel from 9.30am till 3pm on 5th February to meet with the directors of top universities to discuss their MBA options. The event is free but you need to register here in advance.

ST MORITZ WHITE TURF 4th, 11th & 18th FEB: enjoy the glamour and the action of watching horses compete on the frozen lake at St Moritz. Find out all about this annual Swiss fixture here.

BLUE DAHLIA CAREER WORKSHOP 10th FEBRUARY: the next career workshop in English will take place in Zurich on 10th February. More information here.

TECHSPARK CLASSES FOR KIDS 13th-16th FEB: exciting workshops for children aged 8 – 18 years old on programming, hacking and defence from 13th-16th February. Limited spaces available (only 6 students per course). Full details here.


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 ACCESS MBA EVENT 5th February  9.30am -3pm

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Meet One-to-One with admission directors of IMD, St. Gallen, Imperial College Business School, HEC Paris, IE, ETH Zurich, IESE (and many more) to find out about their MBA programs. It all takes place at the @AccessMBA Tour in Zurich on February 5th at the Zurich Marriott Hotel, Neumuehlequai 42, Zurich. Limited spaces. Click here to register and to guarantee your spot!  Please note the event is free of charge.

One to One MBA Event Zurich FEB 2018

Register here for this free event in Zurich on 5th February. 


MOTHER AFRICA 13th – 25th FEBRUARY at MAAG HALLE – The Circus of the senses is a show which will take you on a beautiful journey to the centre of this unique continent and really is a feast for your eyes and ears. Use code MA20MA to get 20% off selected tickets. Find out more and book your ticket here. 

CHRISTIAN BOBST PHOTO EXHIBITION PHOTOBASTEI TILL 18th FEB: Swiss photographer Christian Bobst is exhibiting his collection of photos entitled “Les Lutteurs du Grands Jihad” at Photobastei Zurich from 18th January till 18th February. More information (in German) on this wonderful selection of photos here.

THE 27 CLUB AT MAAG Halle 27th Feb – 11th March – telling the story of music legends such as Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Amy Winehouse who all joined the 27 Club – and celebrating their music. Get 20% off selected performances using code MA2027C. Book your tickets here.

ART ON ICE Zurich 2018 1st – 4th March:  the Art On Ice skating event will be back in Zurich (and after in Lausanne and Davos) from 1st March 2018. There is a great line up and tickets are already selling fast. For ticket information see here.


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TECHSPARK WORKSHOPS 13th -16th February

The next exciting workshops for children aged 8 – 18 years old are taking place in Zurich from 13th-16th February. Limited spaces available as only 6 students per class – so book early to avoid disappointment. Full details here.


Find out more and register here.


MAN’S WORLD ZURICH 8th – 11th March: the 3rd Zurich edition of Man’s World will takes place over an area of 2,500m2 (26,900 sq. ft) at StageOne Oerlikon. A real playground for men where they can discover, and experience lots of key trends in  lifestyle, mobility, technology and gastronomy. For more information see here.

MONTREUX JAZZ FESTIVAL SWISS NATONAL MUSEUM FROM till 21st MAY: there is a new exhibition at the Swiss National Museum from 19th January. Offering a real glimpse behind the scenes with lots of memorabilia, costumes, guitars, vintage posters as well as a selection of film clips which you watch in comfy theatre style seats, this really is a fascinating exhibition. Find out more here.

SIHH 2018 GENEVA : the 28th Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie took place in Geneva last week. Find out more about it here.

HAMMAMS AND SPAS IN ZURICH: take a look at our suggestions on where to find a relaxing hammam or spa. See here.

Hurlimann thermal spa urich

TOP PLACES FOR ICE SKATING IN ZURICH: there are plenty of places to go ice skating in Zurich – so grab your skates and take a look here.

TOP TOBOGGANING RESORTS NEAR ZURICH: if you fancy going tobogganing not too far from the city take a look at these great sledging locations not far from Zurich.

SKI FUN IN DAVOS; KLOSTERS, FLIMS, LAAX & LENZERHEIDE: find out more about these great skiing destinations here.

SKI FUN IN FLUMSERBERG: a great ski resort not from Zurich is Flumserberg. If you fancy going skiing not too far from home take a look here.

RAINY DAY FUN IN ZURICH: 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.

MORE TIPS FOR NEWCOMERS TO ZURICH & SWITZERLAND: more practical tips if you are a newcomer to Zurich or Switzerland. Read them all here.


Restaurant Le Musigny Seefeld Zurich

A FABULOUS DINNER AT RESTAURANT MUSIGNY: last week we tried out Restaurant Musigny in Zurich’s Seefeld district and has a wonderful dinner. Read all about it here.

A LUXURIOUS STAY AT THE CHEDI ANDERMATT: one of the Leading Hotels of the World, and a Swiss Deluxe Hotels, The Chedi Andermatt is indisputably luxurious. With a wonderful spa and great skiing it makes the perfect destination for a luxurious break. See our photos and more details here.

STAY OVERNIGHT IN AN IGLOO: if you fancy a different kind of hotel next time you visit the mountains why not try sleeping in an igloo? There are plenty of Igloo Villages to choose from all over Switzerland. Find out more here.

WHERE TO FIND A FABULOUS FONDUE: Winter isn’t Winter without a fondue or raclette in Zurich. Some of the pop ups have finished now but there are still plenty of options. Take a look here.

SWISS FOOD: Make your own fondue at home – recipe here.

NEWINZURICH YEAR IN REVIEW (PART 1): a look back at the places we visited in Zurich and beyond in photos. See here.

Holding an Event in Zurich which we haven’t covered? Simply add it in the Comments box below!


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  1. Diana says:

    Thanks for all these great tips! Here are a few more events for parents with young children:

    Open House at Children First
    9:00-13:00, Saturday 3rd February 2018
    Freiestrasse 175, 8032 Zurich

    Open House at Children First nursery, pre-school and kindergarten. There will be fun and engaging activities for children throughout the morning including an English music circle, Montessori activities, arts and crafts, Gruffalo story workshop, cake sale and more! Talks for parents at 10am and 11am. Click here for a full programme:

    Talk for parents:
    Choosing home and school languages
    Strategies for multilingual children
    10am, Saturday 3rd February 2018 at Children First, Freiestrasse 175, 8032 Zurich

    How will my child learn German best now we have moved to Switzerland? Which German should they learn first, Swiss German or High German? Living with several languages forces you to juggle your child’s needs and your family’s future. In this talk for Swiss and international parents with young children, Monica Shah Zeeman will present strategies that will help you plan your children’s language learning in the multi-lingual language environment that Zurich has become. Register here:

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