What’s On in Zurich End of July 2018 Onwards


Zurich in late July.

What’s On in Zurich

End of July 2018 Onwards

What's On in Zurich End of July 2018 Onwards

Photo courtesy of Allianz Open Air Cinema

ALLIANZ OPEN AIR CINEMA ZURICHHORN 19th JULY – 10th AUG: The Alliance Open Air Cinema at the Zurichhorn has just opened. Why not enjoy film right on the lake. See details of this and other Open Air Cinemas in Zurich here.

KINO AM BERG AT UETLIBERG 17th JULY – 17th AUGUST: open air and virtual reality cinema at the top of Zurich’s own mountain! From 17th July to 17th August.Take a look  here.

Kino Am Berg Virtual Reality Open Air Cinema Zurich

NEW EXHIBITION WALTER MITTELHOLZER 20th JULY – 17th OCTOBER: a new exhibition has just opened at the Landesmuseum about the Swiss entrepreneur and founder of Swissair Walter Mittelholzer. Take a look here.

SUMMER PASS FOR ZURICH FOR KIDS AGED 6 – 16? If you’ve got children aged 6 – 16 years old and you need to keep them entertained this Summer, make sure you get one of these Summer Holiday Cards for your kids! Find out more here.

FREE BEN & JERRY’S ICE CREAM AT HIVE 24th JULY: You may remember Ben & Jerry’s visited Pier 7 recently as part of their World Birthday Tour  and were giving out free ice cream! Well they’re doing it again this time at Hive Zurich, Geroldstrasse 5, 8005 Zurich on Tuesday 24th July from 7pm – 10pm. You might also be interested to know that they now offer a good selection of Vegan Ices too including 3 new ones – Caramel Almond Brittle,  Coconut Seven Layer Bar and Cherry Garcia. Take a look at this event here where you can try them out for free.

FREE WEDNESDAY EVENING CONCERTS AT THE FRAUENBADI: pop on down to the Frauenbadi on Wednesday evening to enjoy a selections of bands playing. Take a look here for more information.

ZURICH’S 3rd HOT DOG FESTIVAL 17th JULY – 22nd JULY: Zurich’s hot dog festival is back in town. See opening hours and details here.


BRAZILIAN ARTIST ERNESTO NETO AT ZURICH HB TILL 29th JULY: A new art installation created out of cotton is being exhibited at Zurich main station from 30th June to 29th July. Ernesto Neto’s striking art installation, named the GaiaMotherTree takes is open to the public and admittance is free of charge. You might also be interested to know that Ernesto was also presenting his work at Art Basel this year too. Find out more here.

VIDEO OF THE GAIAMOTHERTREE: take a look here at this short video of  Ernesto Neto’s art installation.

IRON MAN ZURICH 29th JULY: the Iron Man event will be taking place in Zurich on 29th July. For more information visit the website here.


AUGUST 1st – SWISS NATIONAL DAY: there are plenty of things you can do to celebrate Swiss National Day in and around Zurich – from hikes, to brunches to fireworks and festivals. Take a look here for some ideas.

SWIMMING POOL SEASON IN ZURICH: yes it’s officially the swimming season in Zurich and the Badis are waiting to welcome you on sunny days. See our list of great Badis here.

STAND UP PADDLEBOARDING IN ZURICH: read all about the various places around Zurich that you can go SUPing. Take a look here.

RUNDFUNK FM FESTIVAL 19th JULY – 31st AUGUST: Taking place in the Courtyard of the Swiss National Museum in Zurich the Rundfunk FM festival provides great Summer sounds in a relaxed atmosphere. Perfect place to meet up with friends on Summer evenings. See details here 

Rundfunk Festival Zurich

LIMMAT SWIM 18th AUGUST: just once a year you’re able to swim down the Limmat from the Frauenbadi all the way down to Oberer Letten and the date set for this year’s swim is 18th August. The reserve date is 25th August. See details here.

GUIDE TO STREET FOOD FESTIVALS SWITZERLAND 2018:  check out our guide to other Food Festivals and Street Food Festivals taking place across Switzerland for 2018. Read the Guide here.

JOANNE FINNEGAN’S EXHIBITION AT RAFFEISEN MEILEN: Mountain painter Joanne Finnegan currently has an exhibition taking place at the Raffeisen Bank in Meilen until the end of September. Do pop by and take a look!

NEW GLOBI HIKING TRAIL FOR KIDS IN LENZERHEIDE: A new hiking trail specially designed for kids has just opened in Lenzerheide. Find out all about it there.

Hidden Garden Oriental Pop Up Restaurant Zurich

HIDDEN GARDEN ORIENTAL POP UP RESTAURANT: there’s a new pop restaurant which has just opened at the premises of Smith and De Luma in Binz, 8003 Zurich. Serving Oriental Specialities in a very colourful setting it’s open from now until 10th August. For more information see here.

THINKING OF TRAINING AS A TEACHING ASSISTANT IN ZURICH?: Are you an expat in Zurich? Looking for a training course with the view of getting a job? Did you know that Foundations For Learning run Teaching Assistant courses here in Zurich? The next one begins in September. Find out more here.

WHAT DOES SWITZERLAND EAT EXHIBITION TILL 23rd SEPT: Fascinating exploration of the eating habits of the Swiss over the years and some very interesting insights. On now until 23rd September.Full details here.

Free and Cheap Things to do in Zurich

FREE AND CHEAP THINGS TO DO IN ZURICH IN THE SUMMER: check out our guide to free and inexpensive things to do in Zurich in the Summer. Click here for details.

WHITE DINNER KÜSNACHT: take a look at Carmen’s photos of last week’s White Dinner at Küsnacht. See the photos here.  Or take a look at the video here.

BUILD-YOUR-BURGER CRUISE ON LAKE ZURICH: one of our favourite ideas for a group of friends, family or even maybe a work evening out – a “Build Your Burger” cruise on Lake Zurich. Delicious food, stunning views and a fabulous evening. Find out more here.

Locarno Film Festival

LOCARNO FILM FESTIVAL 1st – 11th AUGUST: don’t miss the Locarno Film Festival taking place in the town from 1st – 11th August. Take a look here.

HOTEL BELVEDERE A GREAT PLACE TO STAY IN LOCARNO: if you’re looking for a great place to stay in Locarno the Hotel Belvedere is a great choice and with its wonderful garden, and great food and is fabulous for children. Find out all about it here.

SUMMER IN FLUMSERBERG: you may be more familiar with Flumserberg for skiing, but why not take a look at all the fun you can have there in Summer. It’s an ideal destination for all the family. Find out more here.

6 CIRCULAR WALKS NEAR ZURICH: looking for new routes to go walking not far from Zurich? Why not check out these suggestions?

TRAVEL INSPIRATION CHIANG MAI THAILAND: if you’re planning on visiting Chiang Mai don’t miss the stunning temple of Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep.Find out all about it here.

What To Do on a Rainy Day in Zurich

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.

TOP TIPS FOR NEWCOMERS TO SWITZERLAND: if you’re planning on moving to Zurich anytime soon, take a look at our tips here.

Obrist wine rose glass of wine


OBRIST WINE OFFER: we’ve been doing some tasting with Swiss wine producers Obrist Wines and have teamed up with them to offer you a discount of CHF 15 off your first order using code CHRISTINA15. Our favourite this month has been the No 1 Cuvée E.Obrist Rosé – delicious, easy drinking wine at a price which won’t break the bank! Perfect for barbecues and relaxing by the lake. A huge variety of wines available and they deliver all over Switzerland. Find out more here.

PHYTO RE30 TRANSFORMING GREY HAIR BACK TO NORMAL: a new hair product is being launched in Switzerland from 23rd April 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.

SWISS LINE AQUA VITALE BLOOM FLASH: Skin looking tired and in need of a boost? Swiss Line have introduced a great new cream called Aqua Vitale Bloom Flash a primer which adds radiance to your complexion and aims to take away those signs of fatigue and dull skin. The cream is available now and it can be used in a variety of ways. Take a look here.

ESTHER KERN OPENS HOTEL WASSBERG HERB GARDEN: Vegetable Scout Esther Kern, author of the popular book “Leaf To Root” visited the new herb and vegetable garden at the Hotel Wassberg recently to officially open it. See the Hotel Wassberg Page here.

Food Scout Esther Kern at Wassberg Hotel

UNEMPLOYED OR LOOKING FOR A JOB? We spoke to Angela Weinberger from Global People Transitions and she shared her top tips with us for getting the job you really want. Read here for full information.

RECIPE OF THE WEEK:  how about a recipe for a delicious and unusual Red Lentil Hummus recipe which takes just over 10 minutes to prepare?  See recipe here.

EVENTS AT THE BSCC: the British Swiss Chamber of Commerce always runs a great variety of events throughout the year. See here to find out more.

TOP CAFÉS IN ZURICH: check out our guide to great cafés in Zurich – see here.

ALTERATIONS AND TAILORING IN ZURICH: if you need reliable hemming, tailoring or alterations at a reasonable price why not call Svetlana (mention NewInZurich) on 079 402 11 03 or email her here.



Photos by Christina and Carmen Sirboiu 

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