What’s On In Zurich
Early to Mid January 2019
PHOTOSCHWEIZ 19: 10th – 14th JANUARY: The biggest photographic exhibition in Switzerland will be taking place in January at two locations in Zurich Oerlikon. As well as the exhibition there are talks and workshops too. Read all about it here!
PHOTOWALK 19: Fancy joining a photo-walk through Zurich led by some well known Swiss photographers? It starts at 10.30 on Sunday 13th January from outside “Stage One” in Oerlikon. Take a look here for full details.
WEDDING & EVENT Fair MESSE ZURICH 12-13th JANUARY: The annual wedding and event fair is taking place this weekend at the Messe in Oerlikon. For more information visit the website here.
PHOTOBASTEI PUNK & BANKSY EXHIBITION 10th JAN- 3rd MAR: The Photobastei is holding a series of exhibitions from 10th January till 3rd March under the theme “Punk”. One of the exhibitions it all about Banksy the famous graffiti artist. Find out more (in German) here.
LILU LIGHT FESTIVAL UNTIL 10th – 20th JANUARY: Lucerne is celebrating the “Lilu Festival of Lights” with light installations and exhibits all over the town from 10th – 20th January. Most exhibits are free but the soon et lumiere concert at the Hofkirche (for which you do need to buy tickets) is stunning and very much worth while. Find out all about it here.
ROCK THE BALLET 8th – 20th JANUARY: Rock the Ballet is back in Zurich with its 10 Year anniversary tour! Expect to enjoy great music along with lots of dancing, amazing energy and fabulous acrobatics from the Bad Boys of Rock! What’s even better is that with our NewInZurich promo code MA20RTB you get 20% discount off all tickets! Find out more here.
“KIDS GET DIGITAL” SATURDAYS THIS JANUARY – Join TechSpark Academy this January for a series of Digital Workshops in Zurich and see what your child can create with the power of technology! Choose from Game Design with Python, Photography & Film or Cyber Security. More information and sign up here!
THE SILVESTERKLAUSEN 12th JANUARY: If you missed the Silvesterklausen celebrations on 31st December you can see the second edition on 12th January. Find out all about this old Appenzell tradition here.
WORLD SNOW FESTIVAL GRINDELWALD 21st – 26th JANUARY: Another excursion to put in the diary for 21st – 26th January is a trip to the World Snow Festival in Grindelwald. Find out all about it here.
ART ON ICE 2019 FEBRUARY 7th – 17th : Art On Ice will be back in Switzerland from 7th – 17th February and in Zurich at the Hallenstadion from 7th – 10th. With a fabulous line up of Olympic and World Ice Skating Champions as well as James Blunt and Stefanie Heinzmann singing, it’s a show not to miss! Tickets are on sale now.
YAMATO – THE DRUMMERS OF JAPAN JANUARY 29th TO FEBRUARY 3rd: Yamato the Drummers of Japan will be in Zurich from 29th January till 3rd of February at Theatre 11 in Oerlikon. Their lates show Chousensha is bound to enthrall you with their amazing energy, power and harmony. If you live in Basel they will be performing there from January 22nd to 27th. For more information see here.
ZURICH ZOO OPEN 365 DAYS A YEAR: Don’t forget Zurich Zoo is open 365 days a year – so a great place to go any time and in any weather. Find out all about Zurich Zoo here.
WILDNIS PARK LANGNAU AM ALBIS: The Wildness Park at Langnau am Albis is open 365 days a year and is a great place to visit for all the family. They have a great selection of birds and animals to see and what’s more it’s free! Find out all about it here.
TOP TOBOGGANING NOT FAR FROM ZURICH: Check out these great places to go tobogganing here.
THE ICE SKATING RINKS IN ZURICH: Check out or guide to the ice skating rinks which in operation in and around Zurich. Take a look here.
FOOD AND DRINK
1200 DRINKING WATER FOUNTAINS IN ZURICH: Did you know that there are over 1200 drinking water fountains in Zurich? No need to pollute the planet with “one use PET bottles” – simply keep an empty one on you (or a SIGG bottle for example ) so that you can refill as you go. Find out more here.
SO PIZZA – PIZZA & SALAD À DISCRETION: SO Pizza opened its second branch last year in Limmatquai Zurich and offers a unique concept of unlimited pizza and salad for a set price. Not only is it a great deal, but last year the restaurant also won an award for the best pizza in Zurich! Find out all about SO Pizza here.
FONDUE AND RACLETTE IN ZURICH:Check out our guide to great Fondue and Raclette Restaurants in Zurich. Take a look here.
CHEZ VRONY POP UP AT WIDDER HOTEL UNTIL 14th FEB: Enjoy your raclette in style with Ruinart Champagne at the new Chez Vrony pop up at the Widder Hotel from 9th November 2018 till 14th February 2019. Find out all about it here.
LA PURA WOMEN’S ONLY HEALTH RESORT AT HILTL AKADEMIE: Dr Karin Stengg of the La Pura Health Resort for women in Austria gave a talk about healthy eating and healthy ageing at the Hiltl Akademie in Zurich recently. Find out all about it 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.
RECIPE OF THE WEEK – DESSERT – CHOCOLATE POTS: If you’re looking for an easy and delicious dessert recipe these only take 10 minutes to make. See recipe here.
TRAVEL AND EXCURSIONS
TEN REASONS TO VISIT LUCERNE: Event when the Lilu Festival of Lights is not taking place, Lucerne is a wonderful place to visit. Find out more about this alluring Swiss city here.
SKIING IN LENZERHEIDE – AROSA: Ever since the gondola was installed linking the ski resorts of Lenzerheide and Arosa a great ski opportunity was opened up offering 225km of prepared pistes. We visited the resort over Christmas so find out more about the resort here.
SKIING IN FLUMSERBERG: A great ski resort not from Zurich is Flumserberg. If you fancy going skiing not too far from home take a look here.
A TRIP TO THE FIRST CLIFF WALK GRINDELWALD FIRST: For a great excursion to the mountains without skiing but with amazing views why not take a trip to the First Cliff Walk at Grindelwald First in the Jungfrau region? Take a look here.
CRANS MONTANA VOTED BEST SKI DESTINATION: Crans-Montana has just been voted one of the top 5 ski resorts in Europe and the top ski resort in Switzerland. Find out more 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.
SPAS AND HAMMAMS CLOSE TO ZURICH: Beat the cold in Zurich by warming up in a spa or hammam. Find out more here.
FASCINATING FACTS ABOUT SWITZERLAND: Check out these facts about Switzerland and see how many you knew already! Take a look here.
HUGH JACKMAN AT HALLENSTADION ZURICH 19th MAY: Heart throb Hugh Jackman is performing in Zurich on 19th May at the Hallenstadion for his World Tour “The Man. The Music. The Show.” Find out all about it 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.
NEW TO ZURICH OR SWITZERLAND? Then feel free to check out our guide for newcomers full of tips.
PHOTO TRIP TO VENICE CARNIVAL: Want to improve your photography skills? Carmen is organising a Photography Trip to Venice Carnival again this February (see her photos from the Carnival last year). If you would like to know more please contact Carmen here for more information.
Art On Ice photo by Geoff Pegeler
Venice and Lilu photos by Carmen Sirboiu
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