What’s On In Zurich End of July Early August 2019

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What's On in Zurich Early to Mid September 2018

What’s On In Zurich

End of July Early August 2019

Rundfunk fm radio festival Zurich

Hope you’re coping with all the crazy hot temperatures we’ve been having. This weekend looks a bit unsettled and rainy but next week Zurich should be mainly in the 20s. Have a great week ahead whatever the weather!

RUNDFUNK FM FESTIVAL 25th JULY – 6th SEPTEMBER: The RundFunk FM festival has just opened in the courtyard of the Swiss National Museum and is brimming over with bars, food and of course music. Find out all about it here.

VALAIS ALPHORN FESTIVAL 26th – 28th JULY: If you’re looking to do something very Swiss this weekend how about a trip to the Valais Drink Pure Alphorn Festival? Alphorn players from all over Switzerland will be taking part in contests and festivities in Nendaz and there will also be flag throwers, bell ringers and yodellers too. Find out all about it here.

ALLIANZ OPENAIR CINEMA AT ZÜRICHHORN UNTIL 18th AUGUST: The Allianz Openair Cinema right on the lake in Zürichhorn opened its doors on 18th July to another Summer season which continues until 18th August. It’s such fun to see movies in the openair on a giant screen on the lake. Click here to see the Allianz Openair Cinema Programme.

HEROES: WOMEN’S FOOTBALL EXHIBITION AT FIFA ENDS 28th JULY: The FIFA exhibition all about Women’s Football ends this weekend on Sunday 28th July. Catch it while sou can! See here for details.

MORE SUMMER OPENAIR CINEMA IN ZURICH: Zurich’s season of Summer Open air Cinema has already begun at some of the smaller openair cinemas too. Find out all about Zurich’s Open air cinemas here.


FÊTE DES VIGNERONS 18th JULY – 11th AUGUST 2019: The Fete Des Vignerons is the once in a generation event that’s making people flock from all over the world to Vevey in Switzerland this Summer. This very special event only takes place about once every 25 years and it opened on 18th July and continues until 11th August. Don’t miss out – otherwise you may have to wait 25 years to see the next one! If you’d like to find out more take a look here.

FREE STADTSOMMER CONCERTS TILL 28th JULY: Take a look here for more information on the line up and venues for the free Stadtsommer concerts. Also more on 2nd and 3rd August. See here.

TOP SUMMER EVENTS IN ZURICH:  Take a look here for information on this and other Summer events in Zurich.

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


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HEIDI IN JAPAN AT LANDESMUSEUM ZURICH 18th JULY – 13th OCT: There’s a new exhibition at the Swiss National Museum about Heidi – but this time with special reference to Heidi’s fame in Japan. Find out all about it here.

Free and Cheap Things to do in Zurich

FREE AND CHEAP THINGS TO DO IN ZURICH IN SUMMER: If you’re looking for some inspiration for free and inexpensive things to do in Zurich this Summertake a look here.

FANCY SURFING IN ZURICH? Did you know that you can go surfing in Zurich? Take a look here for details.

AUGUST 1st SWISS NATIONAL DAY: Have you planned what you’re doing on 1st August, Swiss National Day? Maybe a brunch, a hike or a lunch or dinner out? Take a look at our suggestions here.

Celebrate 1st August Swiss National Day in Style

LOCARNO FILM FESTIVAL 7th – 17th AUGUST: The open air Locarno Film Festival starts on 7th August.Find out all about it here.

LIMMAT SWIM 17th AUGUST: The exciting Limmat Schwimmen event where you get to swim all the way down the Limit is taking place on 17th August this year. Be ready to book your ticket as soon as you can as lat year they all went in minutes! Visit the website here.

WELTKLASSE ATHLETICS LETZIGRUND 29th AUGUST: Mark your diaries for Weltklasse Zurich on 29th August. Find out more here.

BADI SEASON IN ZURICH: Cool off in one of the many  Zurich Badis or swimming pools. Take a look at our list here.

Zurich Badis

OPENAIR & MUSIC FESTIVALS IN SWITZERLAND: The Paléo Festival continues all weekend, ending Sunday evening. See our guide to the top music festivals and Openair concerts throughout Switzerland this Summer. Take a look here.

PAVILLON LE CORBUSIER SEEFELD: The Pavillon Le Corbusier reopened in May following extensive refurbishment and is a unique place to visit. Also, every Sunday there are guided tours you can book. Find out more about this iconic building by the lake in Zurich.

WHERE TO STAND UP PADDLE BOARD IN ZURICH: Find out all about Stand Up Paddleboarding in Zurich. Take a look here.

The lion monument in Lucerne

10 REASONS TO VISIT LUCERNE: Check out the beautiful city of Lucerne if you haven’t yet visited. Here are 10 good reasons to visit.


Brunch at Milchbar Zurich

BRUNCH AT MILCHBAR ZURICH: If you fancy a great brunch in the open air, with a fabulous buffet, champagne, juice, coffee and water included, why not check out the Milchbar in the heart of Zurich. Take a look here.

LUNCH AT THE ALBISHAUS NEAR ZURICH: A perfect lunch with an awesome view. Check out our review of the recent lunch at Albishaus near Zurich here.

NEW STEAK HOUSE IN ZURICH – GOODWIN THE STEAK HOUSE: For all you steak lovers there’s a great new steak house in Zurich called Goodwin the Steak House. Specialising in all types of delicious steak – it’s centrally located at the Hotel Adler just a stone’s throw from Bürkliplatz. Find out all about it here.

MORE BRUNCH OPTIONS IN ZURICH: Check out these further brunch options in Zurich here.

Foodie Hot Spots in Kaş Turkey

FOODIE HOT SPOTS IN KAS TURKEY: If you’re heading to Antalya in Turkey anytime soon, do try to check out the foodie hot spots in Kas. Take a look here.

SWITZERLAND’S STREET FOOD FESTIVALS: Check out our list of Street Food Festivals all over Switzerland here.

KEEP COOL WITH AN ICE CREAM: Zurich has some amazing ice cream and every year there are more and more new companies. See our ice cream guide here!

COFFEE GUIDE ZURICH: Check out our guide on where to find the best coffees in Zurich. Take a look here.

RECIPE OF THE WEEK – STRAWBERRY ETON MESS: This week’s recipe of the week takes just a few minutes to make but is surprisingly delicious. See the recipe here.

CAUDALIE’S NEW RANGE OF SUN CARE WHICH DOESN’T HARM THE SEAS: Did you know that up to 14,000 tons of sun cream end up on the ocean’s coral reefs every year? Caudalie has just invented a new range of sun protection which is good for your skin and protects the environment too. Find out all about it here.

ZVV FERIENPASS FOR KIDS 6-16: Perfect for kids! Offering free travelling Zurich, free museums, free Badi entrance and lots more. Fro 5 weeks and all for CHF 25. Find out all about it here.

NEWCOMERS TIPS: Check out our top tips for newcomers to Switzerland here.

NEED HELP LEARNING GERMAN? If you’re in need of help learning German you may be interested in taking a course with the German School. They offer a wide range of flexible options to suit the busiest lifestyle and are small and caring and get great results! Find out more here.

Hiking in Arosa from the Hotel Valsana

GOING HIKING? PROTECT YOURSELF AGAINST TICKS!: If you’re planning walking or hiking in Switzerland this Summer do make sure you’re protected against ticks! Click here for the key things you should be aware of.

LOOKING FOR A RELIABLE END OF TENANCY CLEANER?: If you are moving out of your house or apartment and need a reliable and reasonably priced and of tenancy clean, complete with guarantee and being present at handover we used John Shepherd of Diamond Cleaning and highly recommend him. Contact John via his website here. 

TEACHING ASSISTANT COURSE ZURICH STARTS SEPT: If you’re interested in doing the Teaching Assistant Course Zurich run by Foundations for Learning it begins in September. Find out more here.Best Expat Blogs 2019

BLOG AWARD NOMINATION – PLEASE SUPPORT US! We were thrilled and honoured to have been nominated by Sparpedia for this year’s Best Expat Blog Award! We would love you to support us by voting for us here. Thank you in advance as every vote makes a difference – it’s the last few days as it closes on 31st July!

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.

Rainy Day in Zurich


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With photos courtesy of Fete des Vignerons


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