What’s On in Zurich Early March 2019

What's On in Zurich Early March 2019

What’s On in Zurich Early March 2019

What's On in Zurich Early March 2019

After the unseasonally high temperatures we experienced in Zurich in February, March is starting off a little cooler with some rain showers forecast – so don’t forget your brolly! Take a look below to see some of the best upcoming events in town.

FIRST SWISS COFFEE FESTIVAL 2nd & 3rd MARCH: The first ever Swiss Coffee Festival is taking place at Halle 622 in Oerlikon on 2nd & 3rd March. There will be tastings, contests and lots more.See here for details.

PHOTOBASTEI PUNK & BANKSY EXHIBITION UNTIL 3rd MAR: The Photobastei is holding a series of exhibitions until 3rd March under the theme “Punk”. One of the exhibitions it all about Banksy the famous graffiti artist. Find out more (in German) here.

OPEN DAY KUNSTHAUS ZURICH 2nd MARCH: The Kunsthaus Zurich has its annual Open Day on Saturday 2nd March from 10am till 8pm. FREE entry! Read all the details here.

CHILDREN FIRST OPEN HOUSE 2nd MARCH: On Saturday 2nd March 2019 from 9.30am – 13.00 at Freiestrasse 175, 8032 Zurich. Fun activities for children and talks for parents about primary and secondary school systems. For details and talk registration, please click here.

TONHALLE CINDERELLA FAILY CONCERT 3rd MARCH: Check out the Tonhalle’s “Cinderella” family concert on 3d March. See details here.

SWISS BEAUTY FORUM 2nd – 3rd MARCH: Taking place at the Messe in Oerlikon Zurich form 2nd – 3rd March is Switzerland’s biggest beauty fair. For more information (in German) see here.

MESHUGGE FASHION EVENT 6th MARCH: Taking place at the Gallery Club Zurich, click here for details.


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Meshugge Gallery Club Zurich 6th March

Meshugge March fashion event on 6th March at the luxurious GALLERY Club at Talstrasse 25, 8001 Zurich. The hottest clothing and accessory brands from all around Europe: Sneakers, shirts, perfumes, bags and more. Meet the designers over a drink and there are food trucks on hand too! For more details click here.


LUCERNE FASNACHT UNTIL 5th MARCH: Lucerne Fasnacht opened on Thursday and is in full swing until 5th March. Read all about it here.

GENEVA INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SHOW 7th – 17th MARCH: If you love cars, make sure to get down to Palexpo (next to Geneva Airport) to see all the latest models as well as concept cars and lots more. For hours and ticket details etc click here.

Zuerifasnacht - Carnival Fun in Zurich for All The Family

ZÜRICARNEVAL 8th – 10th MARCH: Zurich’s Fasnacht experience takes place in the city from the 8th – 10th March with the parade taking place on Sunday 10th March at 2.30pm. Find out more here.

CHIENBÄSE LIESTAL FIRE PARADE NEAR BASEL 10th MARCH: The annual Liestal fire parade takes place on the afternoon and evening of Sunday 10th March. It’s a really amazing sight to behold but don’t wear your best clothes as you may smell like a bonfire afterwards! Find out all the details here.

AURORIUM ZURICH ON NOW UNTIL 10th MARCH: You may have seen our article about the Genesis illumination show as part of the LILU light festival in Lucerne. Well now Aurorium”, a 30-minute illumination show is taking place in the Offene Kirche St Jakob in Stauffacherstrasse 8, 8004 Zurich until 15th March. Tickets CHF 10 and children CHF 5. See more here.

BASLER FASNACHT 11th – 13th MARCH: The famous Basler Fasnacht takes place in Basel from 11th – 13th March and begins on the Monday at 4am with Morgenstrich. Find out more here.

Basel Fasnacht

GIARDINA GARDEN & OUTDOOR LIVING SHOW 13th-17th MARCH: For inspiration on all things on the gardening front why not take a look at the Giardina Garden event at the Messe in Zurich. Find out more here.

EMPOWER STATION OPENING – ZURICH – 16th MARCH: On March 16, Walchestraße 24 opens a new personal training studio in Zurich. The Empower Station specializes in making every person strong at every level – mind, body and soul. More information can be found here. 

Rhein Falls Switzerland St Patricks day

Photo courtesy of the Rhine Falls

THE RHINE FALLS FOR ST PATRICK’S DAY 15th – 17th MARCH: From 15th -17th March the Rhine Falls will be illuminated green in the evenings to celebrate St Patrick’s Day. For details see here. 

WOMEN’S EXPO 24th MARCH PARK HOTEL HYATT: Don’t miss the (free) Women’s Expo event taking place on 24th March at the Park Hotel Hyatt. Find out more here and get your tickets.

BASELWORLD 21st – 26th MARCH: Don’t miss the glitz and glamour of Baselworld. This exquisite watch and jewellery fair takes place at the Messe in Basel from 21st – 26th March. Find out more here.

Impressions of Baselworld 2015

RIGHT TO PLAY EDUCATIONAL LUNCH (CHARITY) 26th MARCH: Gain first-hand insight into the work of charity “Right To Play” with children in areas where conflict, disease and poverty make life and development extremely challenging. They are hosting an Educational Lunch on Tuesday 26th March from 12 noon to 2pm at Rahn+Bodmer Co., Talstrasse 15, 8022 Zurich. Please click here for the Educational Lunch online registration

EINFACH ZÜRICH EXHIBITION AT THE SWISS NATIONAL EXHIBITION: Why not take a look at the “Simply Zurich” exhibition at the Landesmuseum, which is all about Zurich. Find out more here.

THE MIRAGE CHALET OF MIRRORS GSTAAD: Architect Doug Aitken has designed a fabulous chalet of mirrors which will remain in place for 2 years. Reflecting the beautiful snow capped mountains in this famous mountain resort, don’t miss it if you’re visiting Gstaad.Find our more here.

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Tsewang from Nepal

THE INSPIRING STORY OF NEPALESE EXPAT TSEWANG & HOW YOU CAN HELP: Nepalese student Tsewang has grasped every opportunity that life has come her way and in her latest bid to get to university in the Netherlands, you may be able to help. Find out more about this brave and courageous young woman 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.

THE ICE SKATING RINKS IN ZURICH: Check out or guide to the ice skating rinks which are in operation in and around Zurich. Take a look here.

TOP TOBOGGANING NOT FAR FROM ZURICH: Check out these great places to go tobogganing 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.


The Sky Garden at 120 fenchurch Street London

TRAVELLING TO LONDON? DON’T MISS THE NEW SKY GARDEN: The new Sky Garden at 120 Fenchurch just opened on 19th February. When you’re next in London don’t miss this new FREE attraction. Read all about it here.

VENICE CARNIVAL: Venice Carnival is world renowned for the beauty and extravagance of the costumes and the scenery. Check out these photos by photographer Carmen Sirboiu here.

GOURMETHOTEL TENNE LODGES SOUTH TYROL: We recently stayed at the beautiful Gourmethotel Tenne Lodges Hotel in Ratchings (Racines) in South Tyrol. The food is outstanding and with the ski slopes directly across the road, a wonderful indoor and outdoor spa area there is so much to do. Find out all about this 5 star hotel here.

SKIING IN RATSCHINGS SOUTH TYROL: Whist in South Tyrol we enjoyed some wonderful skiing at Ratschings Resort. Find out more here.

7 GREAT REASONS TO VISIT LEYSIN: Ever visited to Leysin in Switzerland? No, we hadn’t before either but we had great fun in this beautiful mountain village in the French speaking part of Switzerland. We went riding donuts down the toboggan runs, skiing in the mountains, lunching in the revolving Kuklos revolving restaurant and dining in Igloos. Find out all about it here.

Tobogganing Park - Top Things To Do In Leysin Switzerland

Snow tubing in Leysin

SWISS LUXURY BIJOU HOTEL IN SWISS MOUNTAINS: Fancy a trip to an exclusive luxury hotel in the Swiss mountains ? The Boutique Hotel Chandolin fits the bill perfectly. With a fabulous location, superb food and a beautiful little spa with outdoor jacuzzi set against a snowy backdrop, this is a perfect bijou retreat. Find out all about it here.

KEEP WARM AND STLISH WITH NOBIS WINTER APPAREL: Nobis is a company well known for its premium quality as well as its functionality. We tested out their Tula Winter coat recently. Find out all about it here.


WHAT TO PACK FOR A SKIING WEEKEND: Check out our list of essential things to pack for a Ski Trip. Not only includes ski wear and equipment but REGA and the car too. See our list here.

SKIING IN ST LUC-CHANDOLIN REGION OF SWITZERLAND: Whilst staying at the Boutique Hotel Chandolin we discovered the beautiful skiing area of ST Luc-Chandolin. Find out all about this skiing area 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.

SKIING IN FLIMS LAAX: The Flims Laax ski resort offers a total of 235km of great skiing. Find out more here.

Great Skiing at Flims and Laax in Switzerland

SPAS AND HAMMAMS CLOSE TO ZURICH: Beat the cold in Zurich by warming up in a spa or hammam. Find out more here.

NEED HELP WITH YOUR GERMAN? : Why not sign up for a free no obligation trial lesson with Yvonne from The German Language School in Egg? Yvonne has years of experience in helping expats reach their desired level of learning, for preparing students for the IB and for the Goethe Institute and lots more. What’s more she believes one of the most important things in learning a language is to make it fun. Find out more here.


Beetroot Hummus

RECIPE OF THE WEEK – BEETROOT HUMMUS: A recipe for a delicious and easy to make beetroot hummus. See recipe here.

FONDUE AND RACLETTE IN ZURICH: Check out our guide to great Fondue and Raclette Restaurants in Zurich. Take a look here.

ENDI BURGER ZURICH: There’s a new family run burger restaurant in Zurich with some amazingly tasty burgers which has recently opened in Zurich! Find out more 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.

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.

Fete des Vignerons 2019 Vevey Switzerland

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.

ART ON ICE HIGHLIGHTS: Art On Ice is over but you can see all our videos hereor read about our highlights here and see our photos of  James Blunt at Art On Ice.

PROFESSIONAL LINKED IN PHOTO SHOOT: Want to get a professional LinkedIn Profile photo with out breaking the bank? Then why not contact Carmen here for more information.

Carmen Sirboiu photography

 Carmen Sirboiu


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