What’s On In Zurich End of March Early April 2019

What's On In Zurich End of March Early April 2019

What’s On In Zurich

End of March Early April 2019


There’s lots on in Zurich just now and even more coming up with Sechseläuten and Easter just round the corner. Don’t forget that the clocks go forward this weekend – so one hour’s less sleep on Saturday night! Have a wonderful week ahead!
EXPOVINA SPRING WINE FAIR 28th MARCH – 4th APRIL: The Expovina Spring wine fair is taking place in Zurich at Puls 5 in Züri West from 28th March till 4th April. For information, ticket prices and opening times see here.
expovina primavera
CRITERION FESTIVAL 28th – 31st MARCH: Taking place at the Messe Zurich from 28th to 31st March is the Criterion Festival. An opportunity to shop for unique, sustainable and beautiful goods all under one roof. See here for details.


URBAN BIKE FESTIVAL ZURICH 29th – 31st MARCH: If you’re a cycling fan don’t miss the Urban Bike Festival from 29th – 31st March. Dan MacAskill will be there once more performing stunts and there are lots of things to see and do for the whole family. Find out more by clicking here.
Urban Bike FESTIVAL Zurich

MUSEUM RIETBERG EXHIBITION ON BUDDHISM ENDS 31st MARCH: Last chance to see the exhibition all about the beginnings of Buddhism. Find out more here.

HAUS KONSTRUCTIV KONKRETE GEGENWART EXHIBITION TILL 5th MAY: Don’t miss the imaginative exhibition “Konkrete Gegenwart”which is on until 5th May. This weekend there is a public tour (included in the entrance ticket price) on Sunday 31st March at 11.15am with Eliza Lips. For more information in German see here.

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.

AWC WORKSHOP WEEK ENDS 2nd APRIL: The American Women’s Club of Zurich are running a series of taster workshops on a variety of interesting subjects which continue till 2nd April and which are open to all. Find out more here.

IRANIAN FILM FESTIVAL AT KOSMOS UNTIL 3rd APRIL: Check out all the movies showing at the Iranian Film Festival at Kosmos in Zurich. On now until 3rd April. Click here for details.

ORELL FÜSSLI CHILDREN’S STORY READING EVENT 6TH APRIL: Free story telling event at Orell Füssli’s store from 10am-11am on 6th April at Füssli Strasse 4, 8022 Zurich. Entrance free and registration not necessary. See details here.

10 Facts about the Böögg and Sechselaeuten

FESTIVAL OF SECHSELAEUTEN 8TH APRIL: Monday 8th April is a half day holiday in Zurich and the feast of Sechselaeuten when the Böögg gets burned and we find out what type of a Summer we have in store in Zurich. The preceding weekend is filled with parades and merriment. Read all about it here.

10 FACTS ABOUT THE BÖÖGG: Find out more about the Böögg by reading here.

ZÜRICH MOVES! 2019 : Contemporary dance and performing arts festival taking place in venues across the city. See the program here.

BALLY Shoes Exhibition at Museum Für Gestaltung

BALLY SHOE EXHIBITION AT MUSEUM FÜR GESTALTUNG: From now until 11th August a fascinating exhibition exploring the world of Bally Shoes. Find out all about it here.

ZERMATT UNPLUGGED CONCERT 9th – 13th APRIL: why not head for the mountains for the Zermatt Unplugged Concerts from 9th – 13th April. See program and information here.

ZURICH MARATHON 2019 SUNDAY 28TH APRIL: You still have time to register online to take part in this year’s Zurich Marathon (until 21st April).Read all the details here.

EASTER OPENING HOURS AND THINGS TO DO IN ZURICH: check the Easter opening hours and things to do at Easter in Zurich here.

Easter Bunny in Zurich

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.

SMARTEMMA POPUP STORE AT ZURICH MAIN STATION: Don’t miss the pop up store at Zurich Main Station selling a variety of unique Swiss products. Take a look at the SmartEmma website here.


Chriesiwäg - The Cherry Blossom Trail Frick Switzerland

THE CHERRY BLOSSOM ROUTE NEAR FRICK: Why not plan go a walk on the Chriesiwäg trail near Frick (photo above) and enjoy all the Spring blossoms. The trees should be in blossom from mid April onwards.Find out all about it here.

HIGHLIGHT OF BASELWORLD 2019: See some of our highlights from Baselworld here.

FAMOUS LOCATIONS – ÄSCHER RESTAURANT EBENALP: If you’re planning a list of destinations to visit in Switzerland this Spring and Summer don’t forget to add this one. Find out all about it here.

THE NEW HIDE HOTEL FLIMS: Showered with accolades from top publications shortly after opening, the brand new Hide Hotel Flims is a design hotel with a fabulous location right next to the slopes. Find out all about this fabulous new hotel here.

FASCINATING FACTS ABOUT THE MATTERHORN: Instantly recognisable, the famous Matterhorn in Zermatt is a truly stunning mountain. 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 information about REGA and making sure the car is ready too. See our list here.

CRANS MONTANA VOTED A TOP EUROPEAN SKI RESORT: Crans Montana was voted one of the top 5 ski destinations in Europe for 2019. Find out all about it 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.

THE TROPICAL GREENHOUSES AT ZURICH BOTANICAL GARDENS: Why not enjoy a taste of the tropical at the tropical greenhouses at Zurich Botanical Gardens? Find out more here.

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

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.

Learning German the Fun Way with The German Language School

LETSMUSEEUM:  A fabulous new way to experience Swiss Museums and really bring them to life! Now available in English, your guide is not an expert from the museum, but a knowledgeable enthusiast who will entertain you with stories which will move and inspire you and stay with you for quite some time. Costing just CHF 25 per person per tour this is a great way to experience museums from a fresh perspective! Find out more by clicking here.


INTERSOCCER FOOTBALL COURSES & HOLIDAY CAMPS: For 2 to 13-year-olds in Adliswil, Langnau, Seefeld, Zumikon & Zug. Spring courses on now and bookings open for Easter & Summer Camps. Boy & girls of all abilities are welcome. The main language is English but many coaches, and most children, speak German too. Discounts for booking multiple courses, camps, & children. Find out more here.



MOET CHANDON EVENING AT ONYX BAR PARK HYATT: We experienced an amazing champagne tasting with some very special champagnes in conjunction with Moët Chandon champagne at the Onyx bar at the Park Hyatt Hotel Zurich. Read all about it here.


RECIPE OF THE WEEK – CHOCOLATE BARK: How about an easy recipe for chocolate bark with cranberries and roasted hazelnuts? See the recipe here.

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

Fete des Vignerons 2019 Vevey Switzerland

FÊTE DES VIGNERONS JULY – AUGUST 2019: 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.

LEAVING SWITZERLAND? Then feel free to check out our page all about moving house in Switzerland .

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 Photo Shoot

Carmen Sirboiu


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