What’s On in Zurich Easter and Early April 2018

What's On in Zurich Easter and Early April 2018


What’s On in Zurich Easter

and Early April 2018


Behind the Scenes Chocolate Bunny Making at Honold's

Wishing you all a relaxing and peaceful Easter and of course, lots of Easter eggs and bunnies!

EASTER OPENING HOURS AND THINGS TO DO IN ZURICH: basically shops and businesses are shut on Good Friday 30th March, Sunday 1st April and Easter Monday, 2nd April. Check the detailed Easter opening hours as well as Easter things to do here.

CRAFT BEER POP UP 29th MARCH – 27th MAY: a two month pop-up in Rapperswil where there will be Fork and Bottle’s amazing Chicago-style deep dish pizza and house smoked pulled pork sandwiches along with Bier Factory’s fabulous beers. Take a look here.

THE BRITS SKI & SNOWBOARD EVENTS IN LAAX 1st – 8th APRIL: why not visit Laax ski resort to see the exciting Ski and Snowboard championships taking place for “The Brits” from 1st – 8the April. For more information see here.

TIMOTHY MAGNUS WINE TASTING WORKSHOP 3rd APRIL: learn all about the allure of the Burgundy wine growing region and get to sample some fabulous wines at the same time. Event starts at 6.30pm and tickets cost CHF 80. For more information and to book see here.

THE CRITERION FESTIVAL 6th- 8th APRIL: taking place at the Messe in Oerlikon the Criterion Festival is a must see event full of lots of interesting companies and products with the focus on sustainability. Visit the website here for more information.

What's On in Zurich Easter and Early April 2018

URBAN BIKE FESTIVAL 6th – 8th APRIL: love bikes and biking? Make sure you don’t miss the Urban Bike Festival in Zurich at Schiffbau. More information here.

ZURICH BIER FESTIVAL 5th – 7th APRIL: for more information and to buy tickets see here.

URBAN CYCLOCROSS 7th APRIL: cyclocross event in Zurich on 7th April. See here for details.

GOD AND THE PICTURES EXHIBITION 2nd FEBRUARY – 15th APRIL: this exhibition about the Reformation takes place at the National Museum Zurich to mark the 500th anniversary of the Zurich Reformation. It’s all part of the festival ZH-REFORMATION.CH festival looking back at  the life and works of Zurich-based reformer Huldrych Zwingli. Find out more here.

ZERMATT UNPUGGED 10th – 14th APRIL: why not head for the mountains for the Zermatt Unplugged Concerts from 10th – 14th April starring Emeli Sandé, Norah Jones, Sarah Connor and many more. See program here.

THE ZURICH WRITERS WORKSHOP 13th – 15th APRIL: you can sign up for a choice of two workshops, one by New York Times and Wall Street Journal writer Adam H Graham about food & travel writing and the other by Michelle Bailat-Jones on drafting and revising your writing. You are also invited to submit work for live critique at Pitch Perfect in Zurich on 15th April. Register now on Eventbrite.

MONDAY 16th APRIL SECHSELAEUTEN: the special Zurich festival of Sechselaeuten takes place on Monday 16th April. There are celebrations and parades the preceding weekend and lots of fun and dressing up. At 6pm precisely the Böögg is set alight. Read more about it here.

10 Facts about the Böögg and Sechselaeuten

10 FACTS ABOUT SECHSELAEUTEN: find out all about some of the fun facts of Sechselaeuten here.

HOT DOG FESTIVAL APRIL 18th: mark your diaries for the second Hot Dog Festival in Zurich on 18th April. See details here.

STREET FOOD MARKET BUCHEGG 28th & 29th APRIL: Street Food Market at Buchegg on 28th and 29th April. See here for details.

ALICJA KWADE – LINELAND AT HAUS KONSTRUKTIV till 6th MAY: extensive solo exhibition over 3 floors at Haus Konstruktiv by Polish conceptual artist and sculptor Alicja Kwade  whose multimedia works question our supposed reality. For more information see here.

Boa Lingua Juniors

TEENAGER STUDY ABROAD LANGUAGE PROGRAMS & READER DICOUNT: Boa Lingua has come up with a novel idea to get teenagers learning a language! They have created some fun and sporty programs whereby the teenagers of overseas to study in well supervised groups and really accelerate their learning. NewInZurich readers can get CHF 100 discount! Find out all about it here.

MONTREUX JAZZ FESTIVAL SWISS NATONAL MUSEUM FROM NOW 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.

The Nutcracker Reloaded at MAAG Halle Zurich

WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS TO THE NUTCRACKER RELOADED: from 22nd May – 3rd June the Nutcracker Reloaded will be performing at the Maag Halle in Zurich . We have two offers for NewinZurich readers. 1. You can get a 20% discount on tickets using our code and 2. you can enter our prize draw for the chance to win a pair of tickets to the show. Read all about it here.

INTERNATIONAL COMEDY CLUB EVENTS: check out the upcoming events for the International Comedy Club in Switzerland here.

JAPANESE FUSION CUISINE AT MONTREUX PALACE HOTEL: we had an amazing lunch  with Chef Ben Dayag from NIKKEI NINE cooking Japanese / Peruvian fusion cuisine. See our photos and report here.

Nikkei Nine desserts at Montreux Palace Hotel

NEW MARKET IN ZURICH AT SIHL CITY: did you know that Zurich has a new market? It takes place at Sihl City every Thursday. Find out more here.

NEWLY REOPENED: Museum für Gestaltung has just recently reopened. Why not check it out. See the website here.

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

Patek Philippe dome clocks at Basel World 2018

HIGHLIGHTS OF BASEL WORLD: if you didn’t make it to Basel World, take a look at our photo report 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.

"Der Dreier" New Menu at eCHo Restaurant Marriott Zurich

NEW MENU AT THE MARRIOTT ZURICH “Der Dreier”: The Restaurant eCHo at the Marriott Hotel Zurich has just introduced a new Spring Menu. Known as “Der Dreier” it offers great value for money and includes 3 courses, a welcome drink, coffee and all for CHF 59 and is available now. Oh, and subject to availability, free parking too! We went to taste it the other day and really enjoyed it. Read all about it here.

HIGLIGHTS OF FASHION HOTEL ZURICH: if you didn’t get to the fashion Hotel the other week, take a look at Ludmila’s photos, video and report here.

Photo Highlights of Fashion Hotel Zurich Spring 2018

WHERE TO FIND A FONDUE: the weather is still fairly Winter-like so if you fancy a fondue, who can blame you? Take a look here for some great places.

FOOD ZURICH MAY 2018: Still quite a way away at the moment, don’t forget to mark your diaries with FOOD ZURICH 2018.

RECIPE OF THE WEEK:  how about a recipe for a plum crumble? See recipe here.

HOTEL NENDAZ 4 VALÉES & SPA: Looking for a relaxing weekend in the mountains with an amazing spa. Read all about it here.

GENERATION CHARM CLUB AT THOMAS SABO: Thomas Sabo unveiled their latest charms at an event last week. Maybe get some inspiration for an Easter present if you’re out shopping on Saturday. Take a look here.

Thomas Sabo Generation Charm Club

LOLA FRED SUSTAINABLE YOGA GEAR: another possible idea for an Easter gift? Something from the LOLA FRED range maybe. See 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.

WALKING ANYONE? How about a circular walk not far from Zurich? There’s a choice of six – so take a look here.

TICK VACCINATIONS IN SWITZERLAND: if you’re new to Zurich and haven’t yet got a tick vaccination you may wish to read this article.

Velafrika New bikes out of old bikes

OLD BIKES FOR NEW – VELAFRICA: if you’re clearing out and finding bikes you need to get rid of, don’t throw them away! Donate them to a good cause instead. Find out all about Velafrica here.

CHOCOLATE BUNNY MAKING AT CONFISERIE HONOLD: we went behind the scenes at Confiserie Honold chocolate atelier in Küsnacht to see how they make chocolate bunnies and Easer cakes. See our photos here.

LEAVING ZURICH? if you’re moving on from Zurich check out our “Moving” page here for some tips and reminders. See here.

MOVING HOUSE AND LOOKING FOR A RELIABLE CLEANING SERVICE: if you’re moving house and need a reliable cleaner who will do the end of tenancy cleaning, be present at handover AND give you a guarantee and a very fair price, contact John Shepherd of Diamond Cleaning.

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