What’s On in Zurich End September Early October 2018

What's On in Zurich End September Early October 2018


What’s On in Zurich End September Early October 2018


Zurich Film Festival 2018 - ZFF 2018

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, Donald Sutherland and many more famous actors and directors. Read all about it here.

Zurich Film Festival Opening Night

ZURICH ARCHITECTURE FOR ALL DAY SATURDAY 29th SEPT: Why not take advantage of the Architecture Open Day in Zurich to take a look inside some magnificent buildings in Zurich – for free?  Take a look at the website (in German) and choose a building or two you would like to visit. Do check though as for some you need to book in advance. Visit the website here.

VR DAYS EVENT – VIRTUAL REALITY EVENT 28th-30th SEPT: If you’re into all things Virtual Reality why not check out the VR Days Event at Halle 622 in Zurich Oerlikon. Visit the website here.

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.

VEGGGIEWORLD AT THE MESSE IN ZURICH: If you’re Vegan or Vegetarian this is an event you must check out! With workshops, talks and lots of information on leading a plant based lifestyle it continues all weekend. Find out all about it here.

*** CONTEST ***

NESPRESSO’S NEW VERTUO RANGE OF EXTRA LARGE COFFEE:  If you’re a lover of large and extra large coffees you will be delighted to know that Nespresso has launched the new VERTUO range. Aimed at those of us who like big cups of coffee, the official launch will take place at the Zurich Film Festival at 6.30pm on 3rd October. If you would like to accompany us to this event  and enjoy a flying dinner followed by a ZFF Film Premiere we would be delighted! We have one ticket in the raffle which will be drawn on Tuesday 2nd October morning at 10am. To enter email us here with a) your name and b) the word VERTUO in the subject line!

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.

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.

Zurich Oktoberfest at Bauschänzli & Züri-Wiesn HB

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.

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!

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.

World Animal Day and Adopt A Pet

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.

*** CONTEST ***

MILLER’S LAUGHTER LINES AND CONTEST 9th OCT: Enjoy English speaking comedy? Why not see it in Zurich with Miller’s “Laughter Lines”? We have a contest for 2 pairs of tickets for the performance on 9th October with Nick Revell, Ben van der Velde and Bec Hill . To enter the contest simply email us here here with a) Your Name and b) the word COMEDY in the subject line. The winner will be notified on 5th October. Click here for details.



Access MBA Zurich Marriott

 ACCESS MBA EVENT 15th October  5pm -10pm

At Zurich Marriott Hotel

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.

When: Monday 15th October

Where: Zurich Marriott Hotel, Neumuehlequai 42, Zurich.

Time: 5.30pm – 10pm. The Welcome Desk opens at 5pm

Limited spaces. Click here to register and to guarantee your spot!  Please note the event costs CHF 10 if you just turn up on the day.

Register here for this event at the Hotel Marriott in Zurich on Monday 15th October. 

Access MBA Zurich Marriott


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.

New In Zurich:

KA / NOA NEW MENSWEAR STORE IN ZURICH: After opening his first Swiss menswear store in Lausanne last year, Bruno Grande has now opened his Zurich store. Located in Talstrasse 20, 8001 Zurich, just off Paradeplatz it offers timeless and relaxed Italian fashion for men and great accessories. For more information visit the KA / NOA website here.


A Day Trip To Mount Rigi

DAY TRIP TO MOUNT RIGI: Mount Rigi is a wonderful destination for a day trip any time of the year, but is especially beautiful in the Autumn. Find out how to get there here.

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.

LALIQUE’S LATEST COLLECTIONS: Lalique recently held a viewing of its latest perfume, glassware and jewellery collections. All in good time for Christmas! Take a look here.

Lalique Perfumes

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.

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.

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.

BOAR GIN - A Gin Sensation from the Black Forest

BOAR GIN – A GREAT DISCOVERY IN THE SCHWARZWALD: We recently visited the beautiful Black Forest in Southern Germany and came across and amazing small gin producer whose gin has won more awards in the world than any other in the last two years. Find out all about BOAR gin here.

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.

Fork & Bottle Burgers

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 in time for Christmas with photographer Carmen Sirboiu ? Visit Carmen’s website here.


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