What’s On in Zurich Mid May 2019 Onwards

What's On In Zurich End of May 2018 Onwards

What’s On in Zurich

Mid May 2019 Onwards

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.

3rd ZURICH BURGER FESTIVAL HALLE 622 OERLIKON 10th-12th MAY: Don’t miss the 3rd Zurich Burger Festival taking place at Halle 622 this weekend with lots of burger stalls, as well as DJs and plenty of refreshment. Have fun! See details and opening hours here.

Yay! Burger Festival Zurich

ARTHA COLLECTIONS PILLOW PROMOTION 9th – 16th MAY: Get ready for Summer at the Artha Pop Up! Buy one pillow and get the second one at 50% off!  It’s the perfect opportunity to give your home a fresh look while at the same time supporting artisan communities. Click here for details.

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.

MOTHER’S DAY IDEAS 12th MAY: Don’t forget it’s Mother’s Day on Sunday 12th May. Check out our suggestions for gift ideas and suggestions here.

Ideas for Mother's Day in Zurich

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. Book your tickets and find out all about it here.


VINEA WINE TASTING AT WIDDER HOTEL 21st MAY: VINEA will be present the award-winning wines from the Mondial du Merlot competition with over 30 producers from Switzerland and the rest of the world. A selection of Swiss AOP-IGP cheeses will be served with these exceptional wines. Tuesday 21st May from 4pm – 8pm at the Widder Hotel. The event is FREE but you need to register here in advance.

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.

FAME – THE MUSICAL NOW UNTIL 26th MAY: “Fame – The Musical” is now showing at the MAAG Halle in Zurich until 26th May. It’s being performed for the first time in Switzerland in the original English speaking version. You can get 20% off tickets by clicking here and using the code FAME20. 

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.

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.


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Give your home a fresh look for Summer!

Pillow Promotion May 9-16

Artha Collections Pop up Pillow Promotion

Come by the Artha Pop Up and take advantage of this very special offer:

Buy one pillow and get the second one at 50% off!  It’s the perfect opportunity to give your home a fresh look while at the same time supporting artisan communities.  Click here for details.


RUNNING EVENTS IN AND AROUND ZURICH 2019: The Zumikerlauf and the PandaGO runs are taking place in May. Take a look here and also see details of the Marathon and Iron Man too. Photos courtesy of Panda GO. Check the details here. 

PandaGO Sport Run Zumikon 26th May 2019

WORLD PRESS PHOTO EXHIBITION AT LANDESMUSEUM TILL 2nd JUNE: Calling all photographers and photo enthusiasts! The World Press Photo Exhibition is currently taking place at the Swiss National Museum Zurich. It opened on 2nd May and continues until 2nd June. Showcasing the best press photos from the past year it really is a stunning exhibition. For more information click 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.

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.

NEW IN ZURICH ECCO BAHNHOFSTRASSE: The grand opening of the ECCO shoe shop took place in Zurich last week. If you are a shoe fan make sure to pop in and see the new ECCO store at Bahnhofstrasse 65, 8001 Zurich.

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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Tuesday 21st May 4pm – 8pm

Vinea Wine Festival Zurich



VINEA will be present the award-winning wines from the Mondial du Merlot competition with over 30 producers from Switzerland and the rest of the world. A selection of Swiss AOP-IGP cheeses will be served with these exceptional wines.

Tuesday 21st May from 4pm – 8pm at the Widder Hotel.

The event is FREE simply register here in advance.



A Boat Trip to The Brissago Islands Ticino

A TRIP TO THE BRISSAGO ISLANDS: Fancy a trip to Ticino? How about taking a boat trip to the beautiful Brissago Islands?  Take a look here for more information.

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.

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.

The Flower Island of Mainau Germany

THE FLOWER ISLAND OF MAINAU: If you love flowers, have you been to the Flower Island of Mainau not far from Konstanz? It is astoundingly beautiful (see photo above) and would also make a great trip for Mother’s Day.Find out more 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.


Top Indian Restaurants in Zurich

INDIAN RESTAURANTS IN ZURICH: Looking for a great curry in Zurich? Check out our suggestions for Indian Restaurants in and around Zurich here.

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.

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.

Fete des Vignerons 2019 Vevey Switzerland

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: It’s not to late to get a beautiful Mother’s Day photo that you will treasure for years to come. Simply contact Carmen here for more information.

Mother's Day Photo Shoot Zurich

Carmen Sirboiu


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With photos by Carmen Sirboiu


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