What’s On In Zurich Mid to End of May 2019

What's On In Zurich Mid to End of May 2019

What’s On in Zurich

Mid To End of May 2019



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.

See the photos of the FOOD Zurich Opening Party at Jelmoli here.

Opening Event Food Zurich 2019

KREISLAUF 345 ZURICH 18th and 19th MAY: Discover hidden ateliers and beautiful boutiques on a tour of Zurich’s design areas in Kreis 3, 4 and 5 with the Open Weekend on 18th and 19th May. Read all about it here.

ICS INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL SUNDAY 19th MAY: A fabulous fun day out for all the family! Why not join the ICS International Festival on Sunday 19th May from 11am till 4pm at Strubenacher 3, 8126 Zumikon. Food and drink stalls from all over the world, sports and entertainment, scavenger hunt, children’s flea market. Admission free, all welcome.


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.

LEARNING ROADBLOCKS: WHERE DO THEY COME FROM? 21st MAY: A conversation with ETH Professor of Learning Sciences and Higher Education, Manu Kapur, addressing how and why we fail to learn and what we can do to overcome these challenges. 6.30-9pm at VMWare Zurich, Hardturmstrasse 161, 8005 Zurich. Free to attend with suggested donation of CHF 30. Click here for details. 

ATTEND A FAMILY FUN DAY AT THE GLOBAL BOOK FAIR 25th MAY: From 10am to 2pm a children’s Book Fair is on at Freiestrasse 175 where sales from books, and activities for kids and parents, go to Room to Read. Support children literacy here and across the globe. See details here.

OPENAIR WOLLISHOFEN 24th & 25th MAY: Free openair concert in Wollishofen Zurich featuring amongst others the Kids of Adelaide. Click here for details.

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. 

PandaGo Comes Back for 2018 - Family Fun Run

PANDAGO FAMILY FUN RUN ZUMIKON 26th MAY: Don’t miss this great family event taking place in Zumikon just on Sunday 26th May. Everyone welcome! See here for details.

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.

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


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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.


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.
Italian food at Italian Allegria at Villa Erlengut Erlenbach
ITALIAN ALLEGRIA AT VILLA ERLENGUT ERLENBACH: Last week we attended an Italian themed event at Villa Erlengut in Erlenbach organised by Cristina Rocco of Italian Allegria. Cristina organises Italian Allegria events in amazing places all over Italy – find out more and see the photos here.

NEW IN ZURICH ECCO BAHNHOFSTRASSE: The grand opening of the ECCO shoe shop took place in Zurich recently. If you are a shoe fan make sure to pop in and see the new ECCO storeat 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.


Hotel Chetzeron Crans Montana Switzerland

DESIGN HOTEL ON TOP OF A MOUNTAIN IN CRANS MONTANA: Looking for a unique location away from it all on top of a mountain? How about the very stylish and luxurious Hotel Chetzeron? A former gondola station, the Chetzeron is now an elegant boutique hotel with just 16 rooms and a gourmet restaurant. Find out all about it here.

A TRIP TO MORCOTE: Fancy a trip to Ticino? How about a trip to Morcote which was voted one of the prettiest towns in Switzerland? Find out all about it here. 

Pretty Village of Morcote in Switzerland

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.

Easy Circular Walk Near Kyburg

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: 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.


Food Zurich Opening Night at Jelmoli

FOOD ZURICH OPENING NIGHT AT JELMOLI: FOOD ZURICH officially opened with a fabulous party night at Jelmoli in Zurich. Tope chefs from the 5 star hotels were cooking up a feast and the foodie creations were amazing! See all the photos here.

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.

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.

FAMILY PHOTO SHOOT: If you missed Carmen’s Mother’s Day photo shoot – why not go for a Springtime Family photo shoot instead?  Simply contact Carmen here for more information.

Carmen Sirboiu


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With photos by Carmen Sirboiu


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  1. 29th of MAY @Bürkliplatz:
    From 5:30 – 6:30 pm a ZUMBA FLASHMOB will take place in order to raise awareness for the chronic disease MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS. Everyone is invited to join in, we will learn the choreography together 🙂

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