What’s On In Zurich Beginning of October 2018

What's On In Zurich Beginning of October 2018


What’s On In Zurich

Beginning of October 2018


What's On In Zurich Beginning of October 2018

ZURICH FILM FESTIVAL ENDS 7th OCT: Zurich’s film festival is in town for its 14th edition. With over 160 films from 48 countries the Award Ceremony is due to take place on Saturday 6th October at the Opera House and the festival concludes on 7th October.  Read all about it here.

Or why not take a look at some photos of the festival so far by clicking here.

Dev Patel at Zurich Film Festival

johnny Depp Zurich Film Festival

Judi Dench Zurich Film Festival

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

PUMPKIN EXHIBITION AT JUCKER FARM TILL 4th NOVEMBER: Don’t miss the amazing pumpkin exhibition at Jucker Farm in Seegräben and at the Bächlihof in Jona. Whilst you’re there don’t forget to buy some pumpkins to carve or taste some pumpkin soup! Find out more and see our photos here.

Jucker Farm Pumpkin Exhibition - Mythical Figures

OKTOBERFEST AT ZURICH MAIN STATION: Don’t forget to celebrate Oktoberfest in Zurich. Züri-Wiesn at the main station ends on 6th October and begins at Bauschänzli on 12th October. Find out more here.

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

COWS COMING DOWN THE MOUNTAINS: It’s the end of the Alpabzug or Alpabfahrt celebrations but there are a couple of events still left. See the different dates and more information here.

ADOPT-A-PET CAMPAIGN: World Pet Day took place on 4th October and if you’re interested in helping support 2 great pet initiatives in Switzerland you can find out more here. The projects are “Adopt A Pet” which re-houses homeless pets and the GRIZZLY project which enables people in nursing homes to reconnect with their animals.  Find out how to help here.


ELEPHANTASTIC SEAFOOD JOURNEY MARRIOTT HOTEL ZURICH 6th – 21st OCT: if you love seafood why not make a date to visit the Marriott Hotel to enjoy an evening of Thai Seafood. CHF 69 per person and you might even win a flight to Bangkok! Find out all about it here.

MILLER’S LAUGHTER LINES AND CONTEST 9th OCT: Enjoy English speaking comedy? Why not see it in Zurich with Miller’s “Laughter Lines” on 9th October with Nick Revell, Ben van der Velde and Bec Hill . Congratulations to our contest winners Mashael and Gwen who have each won a pair of tickets to the show. Click here for details of the show.



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.

MÖVENPICK WINE FAIR PAPIERSAAL ZURICH 27th & 28th OCT: Don0t miss this great wine tasting at the Papiersaal in Sihlcity Zurich on 27th & 28th October. As well as premium wines there will be a selection of rare wines too. Read all about it here.

New In Zurich:

KA NOA Boutique Zurich

KA / NOA 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.

SWISS FIRM PHARMALP SPIRULINA SUPPLEMENTS: Did you know that the World Health Organisation has endorsed Spirulina as one of the most important foods of the 21st Century. Swiss firm Pharmalp has a supplement called SPIRUL-1 on the market. We went to find out more about cooking with Spirulina with Chef Frank Widmer at the Park Hyatt Hotel. Find out more here.

Swiss Firm Phamalp and Super Food Spirulina

TIMEOUT SPORTS SHOP SEASON OPENING 3rd NOVEMBER: Get all your ski kit under one roof with expert help and care (in English) from the Timeout Sports Shop Team at their friendly shop in Uster. There will be food and drink and entertainment for the while family too. Find out more here.

RUDOLFINGEN – VILLAGE LIT UP BY PUMPKINS 2nd & 3rd NOV: Don’t miss the traditional event which takes place in Rudolfingen every year when the village is lit up entirely by pumpkins. Find out more here.

LAKRITZ AT THE LANDESMUSEUM 6th DECEMBER: Check out the monthly Lakritz evenings at the Landesmueum with live guided tours, music, drinks and a DJ. Every first Thursday of the month at the Swiss National Musuem. Next one on 6th December 2018. See here for more information. 


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.

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.

Obrist Award Wining Wines

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 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.

HOW TO REPURPOSE YOUR OLD BIKE WITH VELAFRICA:  If you’re thinking of upgrading your bike why not donate your old one to this great charity called Velafrica? Find out more here.

Velafrika New bikes out of old bikes

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.

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.


Photos by Carmen Sirboiu

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