What’s On In Zurich Early August 2019

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What’s On In Zurich

Early August 2019

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We hope you enjoyed a great holiday for 1st August and are ready to explore all the events which are on in Zurich later this month and beyond.

FREE STADTSOMMER CONCERTS 2nd & 3rd AUGUST: Take a look here for more information on the line up and venues for the free Stadtsommer concerts on 2nd and 3rd August. See here (scroll down to get to dates).

OPENAIR & MUSIC FESTIVALS IN SWITZERLAND: The Brienzersee Festival is on from 2nd – 4th August. Plus see our guide to the top music festivals and Openair concerts throughout Switzerland this Summer. Take a look here.

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

Photos of the Fête Des Vignerons & Top Tips When Visiting

FÊTE DES VIGNERONS UNTIL 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.

TOP TIPS AND PHOTOS OF FÊTE DES VIGNERONS: Take a look at our photos of the Fête des Vignerons Festival and see our top tips of things to take if you’re going there. See details here.

Photos of the Fête Des Vignerons & Top Tips For Your Visit

BALLY SHOE EXHIBITION TILL 11th AUG: Until 11th August a fascinating exhibition exploring the world of Bally Shoes at the Museum für Gestaltung. Find out all about it here.

STREET PARADE FESTIVAL ZURICH 10th AUGUST: On 10th August the annual Street Parade festival will take place all over Zurich. The roads will be closed to traffic and there will be around 30 “love mobiles” or floats travelling through the city, lots of techno music and people wandering round in crazy costumes – very different to the outside world’s impression of this city of banking! Find out all about it here.

Photos of street Parade © Geoff Pegler


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ZÜRCHER THEATER SPEKTAKEL 15th AUGUST – 1st SEPT: The annual Zürcher Theater Spektakel takes place at Landiwiese from 15th August to 1st September. Situated directly on the lake there are live performances and acts, and lots of food and refreshment areas too. Find out all about it here.

Limmatschwimmen photos

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.

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.

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

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.

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

Allianz OpenAir Cinema in Zurich - Film Programme

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.

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

FANCY SURFING 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.

Europa Park Germany

A TRIP TO EUROPA PARK RUST: If you fancy a fun day out on rollercoasters and more why not take a trip to Europa Park in Rust over the boarder in Germany. Read all about it here.

THE CHINA GARDENS: Have you ever visited the Pagoda in the Chinese Gardens by the Lake in Seefeld? It’s a very interesting little place and definitely worth a visit. Find out all about it here. 

A TRIP TO CARONA IN TICINO: If you’re looking for a beautiful place to visit in Ticino why not try Carona? Find out all about it here.


Mexican Cuisine in Zurich at El Alebrije

NEW MEXICAN RESTAURANT IN ZURICH: There’s a great new Mexican restaurant in Zurich called El Alebrije with fabulous authentic food and drinks and very welcoming and friendly staff. Find out all about it here.

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.

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

Top Ice Cream Spots

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.

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.

Jacqueline Piotaz Glacial Hydration Skincare

JACQUELINE PIOTAZ GLACIAL HYDRATION SKINCARE: Having just been honoured with the Lux “Best Skincare in Europe” Award, Jacqueline Piotaz has recently launched her new Glacial Hydration range, all made in Switzerland. Find out all about it 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. For 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.


The Swiss Flag is Square


If you want to learn Swiss German and you already have High German at A2 level or above, why not enter our contest? The course by ENAIP, takes place daily from 20th – 29th August from 13.00 – 15.00 and is worth CHF 160. To enter simply email us here with your name, and mobile number. For an additional chance to enter, follow @newinzurich on Instagram and in a comment telling us why you would like to learn Swiss German. Contest closes on 6th August. Good luck!


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.

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