5th – 7th July 2019
Every three years, an amazing festival takes place in Zurich called Züri Fäscht. This year the festival will be in the city from 5th – 7th July 2019 and it is expected to attract around 2.5 million visitors. There will be attractions galore with a unique mix of food, music, parties, stunts and even fireworks.
The first edition of Züri Fäscht took place in 1951 and ever since 1976 this wonderful Summer event has been taking place in its current form every three years.
We went along the last time in 2016 and saw acrobatics, tight rope walkers, a flypast, a fair ground with attractions and lots more. We found one of the highlights of Züri Fäscht to be the amazing firework show which is set to music and takes place each evening. You can purchase tickets for seats with great views at Mythenquai (see here) or you should be able to find other locations to watch the fireworks around the lake to view the spectacular display.
What Can I See and Do?
Friday 5th July is the opening day and the official opening ceremony takes place at 5pm at the corner of Quaibrücke and Utoquai where Albert Leiser and City President Corine Mauch will be officiating from a boat in front of the diving platform.
At Zürichorn you will find the Rivella Summerslide which is the largest mobile water slide in Europe which will offer plenty of water fun, at Hafendamm Enge you’ll find a family play and cinema area and even amphibious water cars.
At the main station there will be concerts on Friday and Saturday, there’s trial diving for all under the instruction of professional divers at Zürichhorn Seefeld. At Landiwiese you can board the 80 year old Grubenbähnli which will take you from Mythenquai to Landiwiese in a 3rd class carriage, a number of Freestyle events will also be taking place at Landiwiese and there will be 70 shops and stalls along Sechseläutenplatz, Hafendamm Enge, Mythenquai, Limmatquai, Bürkliplatz and on Sechseläutenplatz for the Chilbi.
Other amazing attractions include the wake board show, the high mast motorcycle show where 12 artists on three motorcycles ride across high steel ropes, and the zip line from Lindenhof to Limmatquai.
Food and Drink
There will be Street Food from all over the world and lots of live music, DJs and dancing till the wee hours.
This is just a small selection of what is taking place – but to get the full picture take a look at the Züri Fäscht app (see below). Also take a look at this video from the last Züri Fäscht in 2016:
The fireworks have got to be one of the main highlights and they will be taking place as follows:
Friday 5th July – 10.30pm
Saturday 6th July – 10.30pm & 1am
Please check out these fireworks of the first night of Zuerifaescht 2019 by photographer Geoff Pegler:
Information about the event can be found on the website (link below) but you can purchase a Program catalogue for the event for CHF 6 which can be sent to your home address aprroximately 10 days before it begins.
Züri Fäscht App
You may also be interested to know that there is a Züri Fäscht App that you can download.
When: 5th July – 7th July 2019
Where: All over Zurich, and around the lake basin
For a list of the program highlights click here.
Enjoy and have fun!
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