What’s On in Zurich Mid April 2018 Onwards



What’s On in Zurich Mid April 2018 Onwards


The Böögg Goes Up In Smoke In Zurich!

14th – 16th APRIL SECHSELAEUTEN: this weekend in Zurich is the festival of Sechselaeuten. The burning of the Böögg takes place on Monday 16th April at 6pm precisely, but there are celebrations and parades all weekend and lots of fun and dressing up.  Read more about it here (and see below some fun facts)

WHISTLES ZURICH 20% OFF DRESSES: if you’re shopping in Zurich be sure to pop in on Whistles as they have a special 20% off all dresses until 15th April! Visit the Whistles store at Limmatquai 26, 8001 Zurich.

ZERMATT UNPUGGED ends 14th APRIL: why not head to the mountains for the Zermatt Unplugged Concerts? Continuing until 14th April starring Emeli Sandé, Norah Jones, Sarah Connor and many more. See program here.

THE ZURICH WRITERS WORKSHOP 13th – 15th APRIL: this weekend the Zurich Writers Workshops are taking place. You are also invited to submit work for live critique at Pitch Perfect in Zurich on 15th April. Register now on Eventbrite.

Rosso Arancio Ice Cream Zurich

ROSSO ARANCIO ICE CREAM EVENTS IN NEW LOCATION: the delicious Italian ice cream shop Rosso Arancio has moved location to Staufacherstrasse 37 in Zurich. They have a number of tasting events and a Showlab running on Saturday 14th April from 3pm – 7pm and an Apero taking place on Friday 13th April from 4pm – 7pm. So do pop down and taste their delicious ice cream. More info: 044 291 01 28 or visit the website here. Enjoy the fun on 13th and 14th April. Address: Staufacherstrasse 37, 8004 Zurich

ICE CREAM GUIDE TO ZURICH: now that the sun has started shining you might just need this gelati guide! Take a look here.

PHOTOS OF THE BRITS SKI EVENTS AT LAAX: Did you go to the Brits ski and snow boarding championships last week in Laax? Do take a look at some of the photo highlights here.

#LIVESEVENFRIDAY FREE CONCERT 18th APRIL: starts at 6pm with an apéro followed by the concert at 7.30pm at Bahnhofstrasse 3, 8001 Zurich. See details 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.

ROOM TO READ WINE TASTING 26th APRIL:  Weinauslese will be hosting a wine tasting evening in partnership with the Zurich Chapter of Room to Read, a literacy and gender equality in education charity. Enjoy a variety of wines by owner Urs Looser and meet local winemaker Patrick Thalmann from Winzerei zur Metzg. Cases and bottles of wine will be available for purchase at the event and a portion of the sales will go to Room to Read. To book click here.

FAMEXPO 2018 WINTERTHUR 27th – 29th APPRIL: everything for the parent and parent to be at FAMEXPO in Winterthur. Find out about all the latest products and services and a lot more too. For more information visit the FAMEXPO website (in German) here.

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

Montreux Palace Hotel Montreux Riviera

A LUXURIOUS STAY AT THE MONTREUX PALACE HOTEL: if you’re looking for a luxurious and relaxing weekend break in Switzerland, you should definitely consider the beautiful and very elegant Montreux Palace Hotel. With its 2,000 sq metre spa and wellness area, fabulous views over the lake and wonderful cuisine the hotel has something for everyone. Read all about it 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.

EXPERIMENTAL CUISINE AT ART DECO HOTEL MONTANA:  the Art Deco Hotel Montana in Lucern is now hosting weekly “Kitchen Club” 8 course dinners of “Experimental Cuisine” by resident chef Johan Breedijk and acclaimed guest chef Rafa Martinez from Spain. The Kitchen Club takes place every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from now until the end of June.  Find out all about it here.

MOTHER’S DAY FAMILY PORTRAIT: Mother’s Day will soon be here and just think what a wonderful gift a Family Photo Shoot with mum would make! Enjoy your Mother’s Day memories for years to come. The complete Photo Shoot Package costs CHF 450 including consultation, make-up, hair styling, apéro and 3 digital fine art prints for you to keep. The first 5 people to book using the code NIZ can take advantage of the special offer price of CHF 350. Contact Carmen here for more information or to book.

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

WINE TASTING AT THE WIDDER HOTEL 16th MAY:  mark your diaries for a fabulous wine tasting of award-winning wines at the Widder Hotel on 16th May from 3pm – 8pm. Organised by VINEA there will be over 30 producers from Switzerland and the rest of world and the event is free to attend, you simply need to register. Save the date and more information to follow.

PANDAGO FAMILY FUN RUN IS BACK 27th MAY 2018: why not enjoy some fresh air and exercise in a family fun run taking place in Zumikon on 27th May. As well as a great family activity you will also be raising money for a great charity. Find out more and sign up here.

PandaGo Comes Back for 2018 - Family Fun Run


IN SEARCH OF STYLE AT THE LANDESMUSEUM NOW – 15th JULY: new exhibition all about Style at the Landesmuseum until . Read all about it here.

MUSEUM FÜR GESTALTUNG NEWLY REOPENED: the Museum has just recently reopened. Why not check it out. See the website here.

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.

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.

What's On in Zurich Mid April 2018 Onwards

THE WIDDER GARAGE IS BACK: the super cool bar and hang out in the centre of the Old Town has just had a soft reopening – so why not drop in and check it out. Find out more here.

A PERFUME WORKSHOP BY ATELIER COLOGNE: at a recent perfume workshop at Jelmoli in Zurich we learned from Atelier Cologne founder Christophe Cervasel how it was important to experiment with perfume just like you do with your clothes. Find out more 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.

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

NEW GYM IN ZURICH: Fitness International has recently opened its doors in a new location in Zurich. Find out more here.

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.

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 delicious banana bread? See recipe here.

Stunning Swiss Scenes on A Day Trip to Lauterbrunnen

STUNNING SWISS SCENERY IN LAUTERBRUNNEN: if you’re looking for a picture postcard Swiss day trip, how about visiting Lauterbrunnen. Read all about it 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.

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.

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.

PHYTO RE30 TRANSPFORMING GREY HAIR BACK TO NORMAL: a new hair product is being launched in Switzerland at the end of the month which claims to return put to nearly 40% of your grey hair back to its natural colour. RE30 will soon be available in pharmacies in Zurich. Find out more 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 END OF CONTRACT CLEANING SERVICE: if you’re moving house and need a reliabel cleaning company to 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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