What’s On in Zurich Beginning of September 2019

What's On in Zurich Beginning of September 2019

What’s On in Zurich Beginning of September 2019

Brunch at Fischer's Fritz Zurich

ZURICH’S DESIGN BIENNALE 29th AUG – 1st SEPT: If you’re interested in design don’t miss Zurich’s second Design Biennale exhibition and hands on event with national and international designers sharing their visions, installations and projects. For more information see here.

PINK RIBBON WALK ZURICH 1st SEPTEMBER: The annual Pink Ribbon Walk is taking place at Letzigrund on Sunday 1st September. It is fully booked up but do go along and watch and support this great charitable event. More details here. 

CINEMA FOR JUST CHF 5 ON 1st SEPT: Don’t forget this Sunday there it is “Tag des Kenos” and there is a special deal whereby you can go the cinema for just CHF 5!!! Find out more here.

Tag des Kinos - films for 5 francs


ZÜRCHER THEATER SPEKTAKEL 15th AUGUST – 1st SEPT: The annual Zürcher Theater Spektakel is on nowat Landiwiese until 1stSeptember. Situated directly on the lake there are live performances, stand up comedy and theatre acts, and lots of food and refreshment areas too. Find out all about it here.

LALA PLATZ FEST AT KOSMOS 31st AUG: From 2pm on 31st Aug there will be an end of Summer celebration at Kosmos in conjunction with 25hours Hotel Langstrasse. Live music, food and drink and from 3pm there will be DJ sets by Ms. Hyde and DJ BigLove, from 6pm live concerts with Jameleon Music (6pm), The Anthronauts (8pm) and PANDA LUX (10pm). Entrance is free. See here.

VARIOUS SUMMER OPENAIR CINEMA IN ZURICH: Many of Zurich’s smaller Summer Open air Cinemas have closed by now but the Sihlwald one takes place from 30th August to 8th September.  See the information here.

VIADUKT NIGHT 6th SEPT: Why not go along to Viadukt Night on 6th September? From 5pm to midnight there will be a party atmosphere and you can sample, taste, shop, dine and enjoy a fabulous evening. There’s usually some live music and dancing too! Find out more here.

THE EPICURE FINE FOOD EVENT 3rd – 8th SEPT: The Epicure fine food event will be taking place once again this year at the Dolder Grand. For tickets and more information to this prestigious food event visit the website here.

RUNDFUNK FM FESTIVAL UNTIL 6th SEPTEMBER: The RundFunk FM festival is taking place in the courtyard of the Swiss National Museum and is brimming over with bars, food and of course music. From 5pm – midnight every evening.  Find out all about it here.


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Die lange nachder museen zurich

LONG NIGHT OF THE MUSEUMS 7th SEPT: Mark your diaries for the Long Night of the Museums! Taking place from 6pm – 2am it’s the perfect evening out for culture vultures. Find out more here.

THE INTERNATIONAL SAND SCULPTURES RORSCHACH TILL TILL 8th SEPT: The sand sculpture competition in Rorschach on the banks of Lake Konstanz in Switzerland is over but you can still see the sculptures till 8th September. Find out more here.

TEACHING ASSISTANT COURSE ZURICH STARTING 7th SEPTEMBER: Why not get yourself an extra qualification by taking a teaching Assistant Course in Zurich? Run by Foundations For Learning it consists of 10 sessions, one Saturday per month from 9am – 1pm at Hull’s School in Zurich. It begins on 7th September. Email Sylvia Leck on sylvia.leck@foundationsforlearning.ch for more information or read all about it by clicking here.

Gourmesse Zurich

GOURMESSE 12th -15th SEPT FREE ENTRANCE & WIN VIP TICKETS: We have some especially good news for you this year as the wonderful food and wine event Gourmesse is on at Halle 622 from 12th – 15th September. What’s more there is FREE entry for all this year, in celebration of their 25th Birthday. However, additionally we have a pair of tickets to the VIP night which you can win. See all the details here 

FASHION TALK BY KAZU HUGLER AT MUSEUM RIETBERG 14th SEPT: Don’t miss a fascinating talk by Swiss Fashion Designer Kazu Hugler at the Museum Rietberg to coincide with their exhibition – MIRRORS: The Reflected Self. Tickets bound to sell out quickly so get yours here for the 2pm performance or here for the 4pm performance.

OKTOBERFEST ZÜRI WIESEN AT ZURICH HB 18th SEPT – 12th OCT: Yes it’s already that time of year when the Oktoberfest celebrations begin and the one of the main ones, Züri Wiesen takes place at Zurich main station from Find out more here.

Photos of Zurich Openair #ZOA19

PHOTOS OF ZURICH OPENAIR: Check out our photos of the Zurich Openair by photographer Geoff Pegler. See the latest here.

ART INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL 26th – 29th SEPT WIN FREE TICKETS! The wonderful art exhibition Art International is taking place at PULS 5 in Zurich from 26th – 29th September and we have have a contest to win 25 pairs of tickets! Simply email us here with a) your name, b) your mobile number and tc) the word AIF in the subject line. Good luck!

DUBLIN NIGHTS 24th Sept – 6th OCT: Get 20% off your tickets for Irish Dancing and Irish hits with a live band using code MA20DN. See details here.

Dublin Nights at the MAAG Halle Zurich

ILLUMINATED ART ZURICH – FERDINAND HODLER & PAUL KLEE: Until 19th September the Illuminated Art exhibition is taking place at the MAAG Halle near Hardbrücke. See the art in a new light as it is projected with music and more. Visit the website here. 

RUNNING – GREIFENSEELAUF 21st SEPT & SUPPORT FOR RED CROSS: If you’re a runner and interested in taking part in the Greifensee run, did you know you can run in support of the Red Cross? Find out more (in German) here.

HEIDI IN JAPAN AT LANDESMUSEUM ZURICH TILL 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.


Brunch at Fischer's Fritz Zurich

BRUNCH AT FISCHER’S FRITZ ZURICH: Another wonderful brunch location – Fischer’s Fritz directly on the lake in Wollishofen. It’s the perfect place for a lazy Sunday brunch with a fabulous buffet including champagne followed by a spot of Stand Up Paddle Boarding or just hanging out on the lake. Find out all about it here.

A FABULOUS BRUNCH AT L’O ON THE LAKE: The beautiful lakeside restaurant of L’O was a new discovery for us and such a fabulous location! We had a delicious brunch there and really enjoyed the atmosphere – it felt more like St Tropez than Lake Zurich. Read all about it here.

RECIPE OF THE WEEK – EASY LEMON TART: See how to make this delicious and very easy Lemon Tart  here.

Easy Lemon tart

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

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

ZURICH’S BEST ICE CREAM: Zurich has some amazing ice cream and every year there are more and more new companies. See our ice cream guide here!

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

HELPLING NEW ONLINE CLEANING SERVICE IN ZURICH OFFER: Looking for a legitimate cleaner and with all the paperwork sorted and easily bookable online? Check out Helpling and get CHF 50 off your first clean with our code NEWINZURICH50. See details here.

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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.

WHERE TO SURF IN ZURICH? Did you know that you can go surfing in Zurich? Take a look here for details.

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

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

FASCINATING FACTS ABOUT THE MATTERHORN: If you’re heading to Zermatt anytime soon you may be interested in finding out some facts about this iconic mountain.

Top Tips Switzerland

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

MORE NEWCOMER TIPS: Some more tips for newcomers here too!

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.

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.

SPEEDING FINES IN SWITZERLAND: Some information about things you should be aware of. Take a look here.

TIPS FROM A DENTIST FOR A HEALTHY SMILE: Zurich dentist Dr Marina Thomas shares some of her top tips.

HAIRDRESSER RECOMMENDATIONS IN ZURICH: Please take a look at our list of reader recommended hairdressers in and around Zurich. See here.

TRAVEL FOR FREE – AKTION PASS FOR OVER 60s: If you know someone who is over 60 you might like to tell them about a new ZVV travel pass which is available from 1st September till 30th November for just one month. You pay CHF 110 and as well as unlimited travel (certain restrictions) you also get some amazing perks! Limited offer. Read all about it here.

ZVV-AKTIONPASS - Over 60s Travel Card

3 SPA HOTELS YOU WILL LOVE: If you’re looking for a Spa Break or simply a great Day Spa, these 3 Spas in Switzerland are truly amazing. Find out more here.

If you’re looking for a photographer for portraits of yourself, your family and pets, contact Carmen Photo here.

Carmen photo Zurich


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