What’s On in Zurich End of October Early November 2018

What's On in Zurich End of October Early November 2018

What’s On in Zurich End of October Early November 2018


Honold Chocolate Tram Zurich

THE HONOLD CHOCOLATE TRAM 26th OCTOBER – NOVEMBER: Confiserie Honold’s Schoggi Tram is back in town – so do hurry and book your ride! Find out all about it and book your tickets here.

KUNST ZURICH 25th – 28th OCTOBER AT ABB HALL ZURICH OERLIKON: Kunst Zurich 18 is taking place at the ABB Hall in Oerlikon from 25th – 28th October. For more information please see here.

MBA TOUR & MASTERS EVENT SAT 27th OCTOBER 2018: Find out all about the MBA and Masters courses from QS on Saturday 27th October 2018 from 12:30 – 17:30at the Zurich Marriott Hotel, Neumuehlequai 42 8006. Click here for details.

EXHIBITION OF ZURICH IN BLACK & WHITE UNTIL 28th OCTOBER: Why not visit the exhibition of photographs of Zurich from 1890 – 1920 at the Photobastei before it ends on Sunday 28th October? 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 Tasting This Weekend

Mövenpick Wine Fair Papiersaal Zurich

MÖVENPICK WINE TASTING PAPIERSAAL ZURICH 27th & 28th OCT: Do not miss this great wine tasting event at the Papiersaal in Sihlcity Zurich on 27th & 28th October. As well as premium wines there will be a selection of rare wines too. Open from 1pm – 8pm on Saturday and 1pm – 7pm on Sunday. Read all about it here.



QS MBA And MASTERS events Zurich



at the Marriott Hotel Zurich

Explore, Meet, Network and Succeed!

Start your MBA and Masters journey with QS. Join us at our Zurich MBA career event along with renowned schools like St. Gallen, HEC Lausanne, University of Zürich,  EPFL, EU Business School. There are 2 separate events taking place – one for MBA and one for Masters – click below on the one which interests you.

Saturday 27th October 2018 from 12:30 – 17:30

at the Zurich Marriott Hotel, Neumuehlequai 42 8006

For your free MBA invitation sign up here.

For your free Masters Invitation sign up here.


THE POWER OF LEARNING 31st OCTOBER: Lean In Switzerland and the Zurich Chapter of Room to Read  have a fundraising event on 31st October which is hosted and sponsored by VMware. A segment from the powerful movie ‘Half the Sky’ will be shown, followed by Valentina S.Velandia’s personal story of resilience and the drive to learn. Key note speaker Prof. Dr. Manu Kapur from ETH Zurich will talk about the concept of productive failure. Tickets cost CHF 31.29 and all proceeds go to Room to Read. From 6pm- 9pm at VMware Inc, 161 Hardturmstrasse, 8005 Zürich. Click here for tickets and more information.

JAZZNOJAZZ MUSIC FESTIVAL 31st OCTOBER – 3rd NOVEMBER: There’s more than just jazz at the JAZZNOJAZZ music festival taking place in Zurich from 31st October to 3rd November. See the program here and book your tickets before they sell out. 

RUDOLFINGEN PUMPKIN FESTIVAL 2nd & 3rd NOVEMBER: Don’t miss this fabulous pumpkin event which takes place in a little village called Rudolfingen. During the event the while village is lit up entirely by pumpkins. See details here.

Rudolfingen pumpkin event

SPORTS SHOP TIME OUT 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 whole family too. 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.



Parfumerie by Zurich Comedy Club


by Zurich Comedy Club

6th – 10th & 14th – 17th NOVEMBER 2018

at the Theater im Seefeld

Promo Code ( NIZscent) Plus Raffle

Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy theatre in English in Zurich by the Zurich Comedy Club. A light hearted comedy by Miklos Laszlo set in a perfumery shop about an unlikely romance is sure to appeal to all ages. Use Promo Code NIZscent to get a discount off your tickets.

You can also enter our raffle by emailing us here with a) your name, and b) the word Parfumerie in the subject line.

Weekdays at  19:30

Saturdays at 5pm

Performances 6th – 10th & 14th 17th November at Theater im Seefeld, Seefeldstrasse 91, 8008 Zurich

For tickets click here.

To read our article see here


EXPOVINA – WINE BOATS 1st – 15th NOVEMBER & CONTEST: Enjoy wine tasting aboard the ships docked on the lakeside at Bürkliplatz in Zurich for the Expovina wine fair. We have 5 pairs of tickets up for grabs! Simply email us here with your a) Name and b) the word Expovina18 in the subject line your message. The winners will be notified on 30th October. The winning tickets will be ready for collection at the main entrance (Eingang 1) in the names of the winners. If you’re a winner please bring ID with you to collect your tickets!  Find out all about it here.

Expovina Zurich

ZCC ENGLISH SPEAKING THEATRE IN ZURICH PARFUMERIE 6th-17th NOV: Don’t miss this opportunity to see English speaking theatre in Zurich with the Zurich Comedy Club. Tickets are now on sale for the latest production “Parfumerie”. Take a look here.

RICHTERSWIL RÄBECHILBI 10th NOVEMBER: The biggest turnip festival in Europe takes place on Saturday 10th November in Richterswil near Zurich. Find out all about it here.

WRITECON WRITING COURSE IN ZURICH 10th NOVEMBER: If you love writing why not sign up for the Writecon Writing Course taking place in Zurich on 10th November. Find out all about it here.

“LET IT BE” BEATLES SHOW IN ZURICH 13th-18th NOVEMBER: Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy the music of the Beatles at a show in Zurich at Theater 11, Oerlikon. From 6th – 11th November you can see the performance in Basel and from 13th – 18th November it’s in Zurich. Find out more here.

SLOW FOOD EXHIBITION ZURICH 16th – 18th NOVEMBER: Don’t miss this year’s Slow Food Exhibition taking place at the Messe in Zurich from 16th -18th November. Find out more here.


James Bond at Samsung Hall Zurich

CASINO ROYALE AT SAMSUNG HALL 15th NOVEMBER + CONTEST: Don’t miss this unique opportunity to see Casino Royale at the Samsung Hall in Dübendorf on 15th November from 8pm – 10pm. James Bond will be in action on the screen whilst an 80 member Czech Symphony Orchestra plays the sound track live. In English with German subtitles. We have 2 great offers for you! Discount: Firstly you can get 20% discount on your tickets using promotional code MA20CR here or via the hotline on 0900 444 262 (CHF 1.19/min.) with the same code. The offer is valid for a maximum of six tickets per person. Raffle: Secondly, we have a raffle for 2 pairs of tickets. Simply email us here with a) Your name and b) the numbers 007 in the subject line. The winners will be notified on 13th November.

NESPRESSO GOURMET WEEKS 4th – 25th NOVEMBER: Enjoy lunch or dinner by top chefs in selected restaurants in Switzerland cooking haute cuisine in combination with a delicate flavour of Nespresso Coffee. A fabulous combination. Find out more here.

THE 4th ARAB FILM FESTIVAL ZURICH 15th – 18th NOVEMBER: The 4th Arab Film Festival is taking place at Filmpodium in Zurich from 15th – 18th November. See the program here.

POLYBALL 1st DECEMBER: This year’s Polyball takes place on 1st December.Get your tickets here.

LAKRITZ AT THE LANDESMUSEUM 6th DECEMBER: Check out the monthly Lakritz evenings at the Landesmuseum 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.

ARCHAEOLOGY IN SWITZERLAND: This exhibition about the story of archaeology in Switzerland is the first permanent exhibition to take place in the new wing of the Landesmuseum in Zurich. On now at the Swiss National Museum near the main station.  For more information see here.

New In Zurich:

Tanja Dreiding Parfümerie Osswald Zurich

NEW LOOK PARFÜMERIE OSSWALD: Parfümerie Osswald in Bahnhofstrasse has been an institution in Zurich since 1921 and has just reopened its doors after a major update and expansion. Managing Director and granddaughter of the founder, Tanja Dreiding (above centre), showed us round the revamped store. Find out all about its new look here.

DERMANENCE SKIN CLINIC IN BAHNHOFSTRASSE: English speaking Dermatologist Dr  Marianne Meli and her team are opening their new skin clinic just a stone’s throw from Zurich main station on 1st November. Offering both medical and cosmetic dermatology services you can visit their website here.

NEW RESTAURANT IN ZURICH – URBAN FORK: The people running the very popular Fork & Bottle Restaurant have just opened a new restaurant in Zurich called Urban Fork. Offering a great range of burgers, tacos, bao buns as well as amazing truffled fries and Mac and Cheese, you really should give this one a try! Conveniently close to Zurich HB at Ackerstrasse 56, 8005 Zurich. For more information see here.

NESPRESSO VERTUO LARGE COFFEE: You can now get large and XXL coffees in Switzerland with Nespresso VERTUO capsules and machines. At the touch of a button you can enjoy large coffees with great taste in the comfort of your own home. VERTUO coffee capsules and machines are available to buy in Nespresso Boutiques and online now. Take a look here.

DR BURGENER SKINCARE AT THE SPA AT THE DOLDER GRAND: The launch of Dr Burgener skincare treatments and products at the Spa at the Dolder Grand took place last week. Find out more about Dr Burgener at the Dolder Grand Spa here.


The Award Winning Kyburg Castle Near Winterthur

AWARD WINNING KYBURG CASTLE: Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the award winning Kyburg Castle (above) before it closes for the season on 31st October. Just 40 minutes or so from Zurich it’s a great half day excursion with plenty to see! Find out more here.

BRUNO WEBER SCULPTURE PARK UNTIL 28th OCTOBER: This very special sculpture park is in Dietikon, Zurich and only open on Wednesdays and weekends. The season ends on 28th October when there will be an Art Brunch taking place. For more information about the park see here.

THE MEDIEVAL TOWN OF RAPPERSWIL: Not far from Zurich, Rapperswil is easily accessible by car, train or boat. Find out more about the “City of Roses” here.

FÊTE DES VIGNERONS 2019: You may wonder why we’re posting about this wine event now as it takes place in Vevey in July and August 2019. However, the tickets went on sale in September and this very special event only takes place once every 25 years! If you’d like to find out more take a look here.

Clos du Rocher, Yvornes

ON THE WINE TRAIL WITH CLOS, DOMAINES & CHÂTEAUX: If you’ve not yet explored the wine region around the Lavaux and the Riviera Vaudoise, why not plan a visit? You’re sure to be in for a treat. Not only is the area so beautiful but the wines, especially the Chasselas are superb. Find out more about the wines from this region 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). You can get 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.

137 PILLARS HOTEL IN BANGKOK: We recently stayed at the luxurious 137 Pillars Hotel in Bangkok. Find out more about this great hotel here.

FLYING BUSINES CLASS WITH THAI AIRWAYS: We flew to Bangkok Buiness Class with Thai Airways. Find out all about our trip here.

HEIKO NIEDER OF DOLDER GRAND CHEF OF THE YEAR 2019: Heiko Nieder Fine Dining Chef at the Restaurant at the Dolder Grand has just been named Chef of the Year 2019. Read all about it here.

ON RUNNING SHOES – A SWISS SUCCESS STORY: No doubt you will have seen plenty of the colourful ON running shoes in Zurich – but did you know that they are one of the fastest growing brands in the US too? Find out more about this Swiss brand here.

TESTING OUT COLUMBIA SKI GEAR IN A FRIDGE: The weather has been super sunny and mild in Zurich recently. In search of colder temperatures we met up with Columbia and helped them test their ski gear in a walk in fridge in Zurich. Find out all about their ski gear here. 


Autumn Leaves © NewInZurich.com

TOP THNGS TO DO IN SWITZERLAND IN AUTUMN: A few suggestions on things you really must do in Switzerland in the Autumn.Take a look here.

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

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

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.

Carmen Sirboiu Photos


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