What’s On In Zurich Beginning of May 2019

What's On In Zurich Beginning of May 2019

What’s On In Zurich

Beginning of May 2019


What's On In Zurich Beginning of May 2019

ZURICH TANZT 3rd-5th MAY: Check out all the activities and events (there are over 175 of them and some at Zurich HB!) taking place over the three days of Zurich Tanzt. Put your dancing shoes on and enjoy! Click here for details. 

FANTASY BASEL 3rd-5th MAY: This is THE event for movie, game, cosplay and comic fans and it takes place at the Messe in Basel from 3rd – 5th May. See all the details here.

SOLA RUN 4th MAY: The Sola Run is taking place in Zurich on 4th May. Find out all about it here.

SNEAKERNESS ZURICH 4th & 5th MAY: The festival of sneakers – yes seriously! If you’re passionate about sneakers this event is for you. Taking place at Halle 622, Therese-Giehse-Strasse 10, 8050 on Saturday 4th and  Sun 5th from 12pm – 6pm. Find out all about it here.

OPEN WINE CELLARS in German speaking Switzerland

OPEN WINE CELLARS 4th & 5th MAY: If you missed the Open Wine Cellars on 1st May, don’t worry you have two full days of wine tasting ahead of you this weekend on 4th and 5th May. Enjoy tasting the wines in a fun and relaxed atmosphere and you can order any you like on the spot. Many of the cellars offer a selection of food for sale too. Find out more here. 

SPRING CONCERT AT ZURICH AIRPORT 5th MAY: Music at the airport! Zurich Airport Orchestra consists of 25 musicians, most of whom work for Zürich Airport or one of its partner companies, and this Sunday 5th May they are playing in a Spring Concert at Departure Hall 2 from 10.30am – 12 noon. 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. There are also guided tours on Sundays. For more information in German see here.

THE TULIP FESTIVAL IN MORGES ENDS ON 5th MAY: Catch the beautiful Tulip Festival in Morges which is on now until 5th May. It’s in the Parc de l’Indépendance in Morges and entrance is free. For more information see here.


THE OCEAN FILM FESTVAL 6th MAY: The Ocean Film Festival its taking place at Theater Spirgarten for the Zurich leg of its tour. For anyone interested in films about the ocean this is a must. Be quick though as there are only limited tickets for the performance at 7.30pm at Theater Spirgarten. See the trailer and navigate to the main site from here.

KUNSTHAUS MOON BALL 11th MAY: A very special intergalactic party takes place at the Kunsthaus on 11th May with a Live-Band and DJ David Suivez. Tickets cost CHF 45 in advance and CHF 55 on the night. Members CHF 40. You can buy the tickets online or at the gallery itself.

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.


WIN ONE OF 10 ZÜRICH CARDS IN OUR INSTAGRAM CONTEST: If you’re on Instragram why not enter our contest to win one of ten 72 hour Zürich Cards. Not only do they give you up to 72 hours of travel in Zurich on a variety of methods of public transport but they also offer free admission to 41 Zurich museum and lots of other benefits too. Enter the contest here.

MOTHER’S DAY SUNDAY 12th MAY: Don’t forget it’s Mother’s Day on 12th May. Keep the day free and maybe you want to book a special brunch to celebrate?  See some brunch ideas here.

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.


DOLDER CLASSICS 12th MAY: Love classic cars? Don’t miss this FREE event which takes place in Zurich at the Dolder Ice Rink where you get to view an ever changing collection of old vintage cars. The next date is 12th May. See details and other dates here.

DONATE CHILDREN BOOKS FOR GLOBAL BOOK FAIR 25TH MAY: Children First are collecting new and used children books for their annual charity fair. Proceeds go to Room to Read. Get involved, come for fair activities for kids and parents, and support children literacy here and across the globe. Find out more here.

RUNNING EVENTS IN AND AROUND ZURICH 2019: Take a look at our list of runs, fun runs as well as details of the Marathon and Iron Man too. Take a look here. 

KUNSTHAUS EXHIBITION: The Fly Me to the Moon Exhibition celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing continues until June at the Kunsthaus Zurich. Find out more here.

NEW IN ZURICH JOHN REED FITNESS: Fancy a “Club Style Workout” with Live DJ sets, an industrial style training area and the legendary John Reed fitness concept? There are exclusive member events as well as design elements from all over the world. You will be pleased to know that this popular phenomenon is now available in Zurich! Find out all about it here.


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HISTORY OF SWITZERLAND EXHIBITION AT LANDESMUSEUM: New permanent exhibition on the history of Switzerland and the Swiss has just opened at the Swiss National Museum. Find out more here.

TITAN ARUM AT BOTANICAL GARDEN ZURICH: Did you manage to see the rare flowering of the Titan Arum at Zurich’s Botanical Garden last week? In case you missed it see our photos here.

The Long Awaited Blooming of Titum Arum at the Botanical Garden Zurich


Top Views of Lake Lugano from Monte San Salvatore

A TRIP TO MONTE SAN SALVATORE: Fancy a trip to Lake Lugano? Why not visit the Monte San Salvatore for some stunning views. Take a look here for more information and views.

CHOCOLATE FACTORIES TO VISIT IN SWITZERLAND: Check out our list of delicious chocolate factories you can visit in Switzerland. Some offer tours, others offer tastings or workshops. Take a look here.

A VISIT TO CHAPLIN’S WORLD VEVEY: If you’ve never visited Chaplin’s World in Vevey, you may very well enjoy an excursion. There is so much to see and do and find out about Charlie Chaplin and the setting (above ) is beautiful. Find out all about it here.

Easy Circular Walk Near Kyburg

FANCY AN EASY WALK AROUND KYBURG: How about a relaxed Spring walk near Kyburg not too far from Zurich? The walk takes just under two hours and is an easy pace and you start and finish in the same place in the village of First. Take a look here.

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

SPRING BLOSSOM IN ZURICH: There are so many delightful places in and around Zurich to see the beautiful Spring blossoms. Take a look at our pictures here.

7 REASONS YOU KNOW IT’S SPRINGTIME IN ZURICH: Despite the recent untimely snow Zurich does really have a Spring vibe to it. See our article about Spring in Zurich here.

10 THINGS TO DO IN ZURICH IN THE SPRING: Take a look here for ideas on things to do in Springtime in Zurich.

SPAS AND HAMMAMS CLOSE TO ZURICH: Fancy a trip to a spa or hammam. Find out more here.



FOOD ZURICH 16th – 26th MAY: One of the Foodie highlights of Zurich’s calendar has got to be FOOD ZURICH. This year’s edition takes place from 16th – 26th May offering a whole host of different foods and more than 140 events to experience. Find out all about it here.

BRUNCH AT THE ATLANTIS BY GIARDINO: Looking for an amazing brunch location with friendly service, amazing view and a wonderful selection of fabulous brunch option? Take a look at our brunch at the Hide and Seek Restaurant here.

65 YEARS OF HOTEL ASCOT: Hotel Ascot is celebrating its anniversary with a fabulous offer each month throughout the whole of 2019. Find out the latest offer here.

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.

TOP CAFÉS IN ZURICH: check out our guide to great cafés in Zurich – see here.

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

JUST ARRIVED IN SWITZERLAND?: If you’ve just arrived in Switzerland you might appreciate a look at our list of top tips for newcomers. Take a look here.

PROFESSIONAL MOTHER’S DAY PHOTO SHOOT: Want to get a beautiful Mother’s Day photo that you will treasure for years to come? Then why not contact Carmen here for more information.

Mother's Day Photo Shoot Zurich

Carmen Sirboiu


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