What’s On In Zurich End Of January 2019
Events and More in Zurich and Beyond
BELLE EPOQUE WEEK KANDERSTEG 20th – 27th JANUARY: Don’t miss the amazing spectacle of the Belle Epoque Week in Kandersteg. It’s great to see everyone dressed up and the old cars and carriages transforming the town of Kandersteg into something out of the 1900s. Take a look here for more information.
VISUALFIELDS KELLY BERNHEIM PHOTO EXHIBITION 27th JAN: Artist and doctor Kelly Bernheim will be presenting her work entitled Visualfields at an exhibition at the Kunst(Zeug)Haus, 1 Schönbodenstrasse 1, 8640 Rapperswil-Jona on Sunday 27th January from 11am till 6pm. Don’t miss the opportunity to see this wonderful exhibition and book launch. FREE entrance! Find out more here.
*CONTEST* TO WIN ONE OF 10 PAIRS OF ZÜRICH CARDS: Enter our contest to win one of 10 pairs of 72 Hour Zürich Cards in our contest which is running both via email and on Instagram. You can enter both via email and via instagram to have double the chances of winning (just hashtag any one of our Instagram posts #zccontest. Contest closes 29th January. Find out all about it here.
CHATEAU D’OEX BALLOON FESTIVAL 26th JAN – 3rd FEB: Don’t miss the famous Chateau d’Oex hot air balloon festival taking place from 26th January till the 3rd February this year. It’s a wonderful event to witness and you can even book balloon flights too. Click here for more information.
GREENLAMP CHARITY LUNCH AU PREMIER RESTAURANT ZURICH 31st JAN: Help support the GreenLamp Charity by attending the flying lunch and talks at Au Premier Restaurant on 31st January. See details here.
MAN’S WORLD ZURICH 31st JAN- 3rd FEB PLUS WIN TICKETS!!!: Man’s World will be back in Zurich with its gadgets, high tech, game simulators as well as established brands like Victorinox and Mini and lots more. We have a contest sponsored by BatMaid the company that provides cleaners (and does all the paperwork for you) for 4 free tickets. Find out all about it here.
UNDERCOVER BY SABINE SCHNEIDEWIND OPENS 30th JAN: There’s a new lingerie shop opening in Dorstrasse 19 in Küsnacht full of great brands, like Triumph, Falke and Sloggi and lots more. It’s opening week is 30th January to 5th February – just in time for Valentine’s Day! Why not pop by and find out more? Visit the website here.
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.
UK RESIDENTS IN SWITZERLAND & BREXIT – BRITISH EMBASSY ROADSHOWS: The British Embassy are running a series of roadshows all over Switzerland to inform UK residents in Switzerland about how they will be affected by Brexit. Read 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! For more information see here.
WHITE TURF ST MORITZ 3rd, 10th & 17th FEBRUARY: Another glamorous event taking place on the frozen lake at St Moritz – the White Turf horse races. Find out all about White Turf 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.
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.
FANCY STAYNG IN AN IGLOO?: There are a number of igloos which you can stay in all over Switzerland and in Germany and Austria too. Find out all about this unique experience here.
TRAVEL AND STYLE
SUNSHINE AT THE MÖVENPICK KARON BEACH PHUKET THAILAND: Fancy an escape from Winter to experience some sunshine and relaxation? How about a trip to the Mövenpick Karon Beach in Thailand. We went when it was cold and grey in November and enjoyed a wonderful sunny break – find out more here.
PARKNASILLA – A LUXURY EXCAPE IN BEAUTIFUL SOUTHERN IRELAND: We recently stayed at Parknasilla, the beautiful hotel, spa and resort in Southern Ireland. Read all about this beautiful hotel here.
TEN REASONS TO VISIT LUCERNE: Even 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.
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.
DERMAFORA – A NEW AFFORDABLE BRAND OF SWISS SKINCARE: There’s a new Swiss Skincare brand which will be launching in Switzerland on 1st February called Dermafora. Not tested on animals and using top research and pure ingredients the range starts at just CHF 9. Find out more here.
FOOD AND DRINK
LUXEMBURGERLI: Ever wondered about how Luxemburgerli came into being? Find out all about this delicious sweet treat 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.
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 – G’HACKTES MIT HÖRNLI: A Swiss recipe for a change and one that’s perfect for cold weather. See recipe 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 JULY -AUGUST 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 about 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.
FASCINATING FACTS ABOUT SWITZERLAND: Check out these facts about Switzerland and see how many you knew already! Take a look here.
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.
Photos by Carmen Sirboiu
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