What’s On In Zurich End of September 2018

What's On In Zurich End of September 2018


What’s On In Zurich End of September 2018


Art International Contemporary Art Fair Zurich

ART INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR ZURICH 21st – 23rd SEPTEMBER: Art International is THE contemporary art fair in Zurich and it’s on from 21st – 23rd September.Read all about it here.

ZURICH OPERA HOUSE OPEN DAY SAT 22nd SEPT: Enjoy a peek behind the scenes at Zurich Opera House and if you’re lucky you might even get to see a concert for free too! Open from 10am – expect queues! See here for the details.

LUGANO CITTÀ DEL GUSTO UNTIL 23rd SEPTEMBER: if you love food and wine this is a must do event taking place in the wonderful city of Lugano. There are workshops, events, tours, talks and lots of tasting. It ends on 23rd September. Find out more here.

FLASHDANCE THE MUSICAL IN ZURICH 19th SEPT – 7th OCT: get 20% off tickets for this great musical. It’s all in English! Find out more here.

OKTOBERFEST AT ZURICH MAIN STATION: Don’t forget to celebrate Oktoberfest in Zurich. It’s already begun with Züri-Wiesn at the main station and in October it start at Bauschänzli. Find out more here.

Slow Up Meilen to Rapperswil

SLOW UP ROUND LAKE ZURICH FROM MEILEN TO RAPPERSWIL 23rd SEPT: Don’t miss this great family day out when the road from Meilen to Rapperswil and Schmerikon is closed to cars and motor vehicles. You can walk, run, bike, skate, push a stroller and enjoy 28km of beautiful countryside around the lake. Find out more here.

WHAT DOES SWITZERLAND EAT EXHIBITION TILL 23rd SEPT: Fascinating exploration of the eating habits of the Swiss over the years ends 23rd September. Full details here.

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL ZURICH: The Cirque du Soleil are performing at Hardturm Areal in Zurich until 14th October with Totem. For tickets and information see here.

GREEN LAMP CHARITY FUNDRAISING LUNCH 26th SEPT AT WIDDER HOTEL: Fernanda Drumond from the Gapminder Foundation talks about their revolutionary fact-based view on global development in the current climate of ‘fake news’. Tickets cost CHF 110 for Members, CHF 140 for non-Members and CHF 175 for Special Ticket to include Green Lamp Lunch plus Membership 2018. Price includes three-course lunch with wine, a tombola ticket worth CHF 20. Find out more here.

ZURICH FILM FESTIVAL 27thSEPT – 17thOCT: Zurich’s own festival is back in town for its 14th edition. With over 160 films from 48 countries there is bound to be something for everyone. Watch out for Dame Judi Dench, Johnny Depp and many more famous actors and directors. Read all about it here.

Zurich Film Festival 2018 - ZFF 2018

ZÜSPA AUTUMN FAIR AT THE MESSE 28th SEPT – 7th OCT: the annual Züspa Autumn Fair is taking place at the Messe Zurich with shopping, offers, demonstrations and workshops. Find out all about Züspa here.

JOANNE FINNEGAN’S EXHIBITION AT RAFFEISEN MEILEN TILL END SEPT: 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!

WORLD PET DAY 4th OCTOBER: Celebrate World Pet Day by supporting 2 great initiatives in Switzerland – “Adopt A Pet” which re-houses homeless pets and the GRIZZLY project which enables people in nursing homes to reconnect with their animals. The campaign is being sponsored by Whiskas and Felix and Coop. Find out more here.

FOUNDATIONS FOR LEARNING FALL FUNDRAISER SAT 6th OCTOBER: Takes place at the Blue Monkey Restaurant from 2pm – 6pm with Thai buffet, a soft drink, a glass of wine and 2 Raffle Tickets cost CHF 50 per person. Some great raffle prizes! More details below. For tickets to the event please click here.

COWS COMING DOWN THE MOUNTAINS: Don’t miss the traditional Alpabzug or Alpabfahrt celebrations all over Switzerland as the cows come down the mountains and are greeted in the villages. See the different dates and more information here.


Foundations for Learning Fall Fundraiser

Tickets for the event which includes a Thai buffet, a soft drink, a glass of wine and 2 Raffle Tickets cost CHF 50 per person.  For tickets to the event please click here.


MILLER’S LAUGHTER LINES ENGLISH SPEAKING COMEDY 9th OCT: Enjoy English speaking comedy? Why not see it in Zurich with Miller’s “Laughter Lines”. Next opportunity is 9th October. Click here for details.

EXHIBITION OF ZURICH IN BLACK & WHITE UNTIL 28th OCTOBER: Check out the exhibition of photographs of Zurich from 1890 – 1920 at the Photobastei in Zurich. Full details with opening times and map here.

GRAFIK-SCHWEIZ 2018 FROM 26th – 28th OCTOBER 2018: Why not visit the GRAFIK-Schweiz exhibition the largest graphic design and technology exhibition in Switzerland? It’s at HALLE 622 – see more details here.

GENNEX 2018 CONFERENCE AT DÜBENDORF AIR BASE: the other week a fascinating and thought provoking conference took place in Dübendorf. With an amazing line up of great speakers and lots of novel activities it was a great success. Nobel Peace Prize Winner Mohammad Yunus was speaking, as was Hannes Schmid, the founder of the Smiling Gecko foundation, and many others. Read more about it here.

Gennex 2018 - Creativity & Play - A Catalyst for Innovation

Mohammad Yunus and Hannes Schmid

SIGNAU HAUS AND GARDEN EXCLUSIVE B&B IN ZURICH: If you’re visiting Zurich and looking for an exclusive B&B you may be interested in Signau Haus and Garden in Zollikon. Read all about it here.

NESPRESSO’S NEW “MASTER ORIGIN” RANGE OF COFFEE: If you’ve been in to a Nespresso boutique recently you’re sure to have seen the new Master Origin range. We were invited to a special tasting where we learned all about the stories behind the production of each of the Master Origins. Find out all about these stunning coffees here.

PKZ FASHION NIGHT ZURICH: PKZ Women celebrated the arrival of their new latest Autumn and Winter fashions with their “Fashion Night” event at their store in Bahnhofstrasse. Take a look here to see what was in store.


Sils Maria by Gian Giovanoli

SILS MARIA IN THE ENGADINE: Sils Maria is a beautiful place anytime of the year but in the Autumn it’s truly glorious. Find out more about Sils Maria here.

GREAT DAYS OUT FROM ZURICH: Check out our suggestions for 5 great days out from Zurich. All can be done in one day though for some of the farther afield destinations you may wish to extend to an overnight stay.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.

OBRIST WINE OFFER: we’ve teamed up with Swiss wine producers Obrist Wines (who have recently won 11 awards (including 4 gold) at the Expovina Wine Awards). We can offer you a discount of CHF 15 off your first order using code CHRISTINA15. Obrist offer a huge variety of wines and they deliver all over Switzerland. Find out more here.

GenussHoch12 2018 at Hotel Ambassador Zurich

PHOTOS OF GENUSSHOCH 12 AT HOTEL AMBASSADOR: The Small Luxury Hotel Ambassador held an amazing dinner event last week with a fabulous menu across 4 rooms including the beautiful Roof Terrace. Take a look at the photos here.

PHYTO RE30 TRANSFORMING GREY HAIR BACK TO NORMAL: a new hair product is now available in Switzerland and claims to return put to nearly 40% of your grey hair back to its natural colour. RE30can be purchased in pharmacies all over Switzerland. Find out more here.

REVIEW OF BABYLISS AS500E HOT STYLING BRUSH:  We reviewed the Babyliss AS500E digital sensor hot styling brush. Take a look 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.

ELEGANT AND AFFORDABLE MONDAINE SWISS WATCHES: Mondaine’s range of elegant and affordable M-Watch Swiss watches for women make great presents and are very practical too. Find out more about the “Timeless Elegance” range here.

Circular walks near Zurich

6 GREAT CIRCULAR WALKS: Keen hiker Heather Moore suggests 6 great circular walking routes not far from Zurich.Take a look here.


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

MORE TIPS FOR NEWCOMERS TO SWITZERLAND: take a look here for some further tips.

HOW TO EXCHANGE YOUR DRIVING LICENCE FOR A SWISS ONE: If you’re new in Zurich one of the first things you should do as soon as you’ve got your Ausweis is to apply for your Swiss driving licence. Find out how to apply here.

HOW DOES TAX FREE SHOPPING WORK: answers to the recent emails we received about what tax free shopping in German entails. See here.

BAT MAID – CLEANING MADE EASY IN ZURICH: Looking for a cleaner? It’s not so simple in Zurich with all the forms to fill in and tax to deal with. Why not got to Bat Maid for a much easier option? Find out more here.

BEST BURGERS IN ZURICH: Where to find some of the best burgers in Zurich. See our guide here.

VACCINATION AGAINST TICKS: what you need to do to get vaccinated against ticks. Read all about it here.

HAIRDRESSERS IN ZURICH: take a look at our list of English speaking hairdressers in Zurich here.

CARING FOR YOUR CHILDRENS TEETH: top tips on how to care for your kids teeth in Switzerland by a Zurich dentist – see here.

GREAT BIKE ROUTES NOT FAR FROM ZURICH: there are some great cycle routes not far from Zurich – check out our guide here.

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

GREAT BRUNCHES IN ZURICH: take a look here at out Brunch Guide.

CAPTURE THOSE MOMENTS WITH A PHOTO: Why not book a portrait to capture those special moments with photographer Carmen Sirboiu ? Visit Carmen’s website here.

What's On in Zurich Beginning of September 2018


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