What’s On in Zurich Early July 2021
Wishing you a great weekend and week ahead. Exciting times ahead with the football – fingers crossed! Also this week’s contest is for 4 tickets to the Savoy Baur En Ville’s “Concerts Grand Salon” event on 18th July. See details here and below.
photoSCHWEIZ PHOTO EXHIBITION 2nd – 11th JULY HALLE 550 OERLIKON ZURICH: One of my favourite photo exhibitions is taking place in Zurich from 2nd – 11th July at Halle 550 in Oerlikon. Find out all about it here.
BERGAMOTTE POP UP PLANT STORE IN ZURICH TILL 3RD JULY: Looking for a plant for your home? Check out this great pop up at the Plaza Club, Badenerstrasse 109, in Zurich. See details here.
DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY WITH ANKINUDE IN ZURICH 3rd JULY: From 10pm till 8am dance all night in Zurich at a house techno party (Covid certificate / test necessary). See details.
FAMILY CLEAN UP DAY IN ZURICH 4th JULY: A rubbish clearing day in Zurich starting at Uetliberg at 10am. Find out more here (in German).
SIGN UP FOR THE PINK RIBBON CHARITY WALK TILL 23rd JULY: Sign up by 23rd July for the virtual Pink Ribbon Charity Walk which takes place on 5th September. There are 3 categories to choose from Bronze, Silver and Gold. See details here.
WHERE TO VIEW EURO2020 / EM2020 IN ZURICH UNTIL 11th JULY: We’ve added more great locations to view the EM2020 football in Zurich. Take a look at all the Public Viewing areas here.
SAVOY BAUR EN VILLE CLASSICAL CONCERTS ALL SUMMER LONG: A series of classical concerts in the “Concerts Grand Salon” series at the Hotel Savoy Baur en Ville are taking place this summer and continuing until 13th November. We have four tickets to the next concert with Prof Bernd Goetzke and Jung Eun Séverine Kim on 18th July to be won. Read all about the concerts and enter the contest here.
Win a ticket to the concert on 18th July – see details here.
NOTRE DAME OUTDOOR OPERA IN ST GALLEN 25th JUNE – 9th JULY: Enjoy the magical experience of the Opera of Notre Dame, based on the novel by Victor Hugo, enacted in the open air in the courtyard of the Klosterhof in St Gallen. The performances begin at 9pm till 10.50pm and it should be a really memorable experience. Find out all about it here.
BRITISH CLASSIC CAR MEETING ST MORITZ 9th – 11th JULY: St Moritz is hosting the British Classic Car Meeting from 9th – 11th July. Visit the website here to find out all about it.
STEVE MCCURRY PHOTO EXHIBITION ON NOW TILL 20th OCTOBER: The World of Steve McCurry Photo exhibition begins on 24th June at the MAAG Halle. Thanks to everyone for taking part in the contest and all 3 winners have now been informed. Read all about this great photographic exhibition here .
HARALD NAEGELI AT MUSEE VISIONAIRE: Finf out all about the work of Harald Naegeli the “Sprayer of Zurich” at an exhibition at the Musee Visionnaire in Zurich. Find out more here.
BLOOM KINO OUTDOOR CINEMA AT LANDESMUSEUM 25th JUNE – 11th JULY: Enjoy outdoor cinema in the courtyard of the Landesmuseum in Zurich. Do check the language of individual films as many are not in English! See here.
LANDESMUSEUM EXHIBITION WOMENS’S RIGHTS TILL 18th JULY: The Landesmuseum has some great exhibitions including one all about Women’s Rights in Switzerland until 18th July – see details here.
THE DOLDERWELLE KINO 6th – 22nd AUG: One of our favourite open air cinemas, the Dolderwelle, opens this year from 6th – 22nd August. You can buy your tickets from 2nd July. See here.
STREETFOOD FESTIVAL 8th – 21st JULY: A street food festival in Mica’s Garten in Badenerstrasse 790 in Zurich – see details here.
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ALPAMARE WATER PARK NOW OPEN: Great news for all waterpark lovers! From 28th June the Alpamare Waterpark in Pfäffikon not far from Zurich is open again! Read all about it here.
WELTKLASSE ATHLETICS TICKETS WENT ON SALE FROM 29th JUNE: Tickets for the Weltklasse Athletics in early September go on sale from 29th June (for Weltklasse newsletter subscribers) and form 6th July for everyone else. See details here.
WHERE TO PICK STRAWBERRIES & BLUEBERRIES NEAR ZURICH: Check out these great places to pick soft fruit not far from Zurich. Take a look here.
BODYWORLDS / KÖRPERWELTEN EXHIBITION AT HALLE 622 UNTIL 15th AUGUST: This exhibition might not be for everybody – but BodyWorlds has been highly acclaimed in many different cities and it is on in Zurich at Halle 622 until 15th August. Read all about it here.
KIDS SUMMER FERIENPASS NOW ON SALE: The kid’s Summer Ferinepass is now on sale for children aged between 6 and 16 years. It costs just CHF 25 per child and is valid for 5 weeks during the Summer holidays. As well as offering unlimited travel on the ZVV Zurich network it also offers free access to lots of museums, Badis and other offers too. It is one of the best value things you can buy for children in the Summer! Read all about it here.
31 IDEAS FOR EXCURSIONS FROM ZURICH: We have put together a list of 31 ideas for excursions and things to do (mostly) not too far from Zurich. Take a look here if you need some inspiration.
6 CIRCULAR HIKES NOT FAR FROM ZURICH: Have a look at these great hiking suggestions just around 60 minutes from Zurich. Take a look at a selection of 6 circular hikes here.
SIGN UP FOR THE SARCOMA STRONG 5KM CHALLENGE 14th AUG: Sign up to take part in the 5km Sacroma Strong Charity Challenge. It begins at 9am on Saturday 14th August outside the Landesmuseum. However, you can take part virtually from 13th – 15th August wherever in the world you are. See details here.
TEACHING ASSISTANT COURSE BEGINS 18th SEPT: Foundations For Learning are running their successful Teaching Assistant Course beginning on 18th September. No prerequisites required. See details here.
STAND UP PADDLEBOARDING ZURICH: Fancy taking to the water on a SUP? Find out where to do it and where you can hire equipment here.
SWIMMING POOLS IN ZURICH: Let’s hope the hot and sunny weather stays! So why not head to one of these swimming pools in Zurich to cool down.
FLOATING DOWN THE LIMMAT ON A DINGHY: How about keeping cool by floating down the Limmat on a rubber dinghy or inflatable? We have updated the article to reflect the latest rules from Stadt Zurich Polizei. Find out where to go and all the details here.
MONTREUX JAZZ FESTIVAL 2nd – 17th JULY: Don’t miss this year’s Montreux Festival. Tickets are selling fast. You can visit the website here.
TRUFFLE HUNTING IN YVERDON-LES-BAINS: Did you know that truffles grow in Switzerland? We went on a Truffle Hunt with truffle expert Frank Siffert to find out all about the black gold lying beneath the soil in many parts of Switzerland. Find out all about Swiss truffles here.
A TRIP TO THE ISLAND OF UFENAU: The island of Ufenau lies in the middle of Lake Zurich and if you visit at the moment you will not only get to explore this beautiful little place but you can also see an art exhibition which is taking place right now. Find out more about Ufenau Island here.
TOP THINGS TO DO IN AARAU: Aarau is amazingly close to Zurich and is a great place to explore, offering something to see and do for the whole family. Find out all about our top tips here.
FANCY SOME ADVENTURE IN VILLARS & LES DIABLERETS?: If you’re up for paragliding, mountains carting, walking across the Peak Walk by Tissot at Glacier 3000 or riding the Alpine Coaster then take a look here at some adrenalin inducing activities in the Villars & Les Diablerets region of Switzerland .
BEX SALT MINES: We revisited the Salt mines (above) in Bex near Villars and had a great time. You get to travel underground on a little train, have a guided tour and learn all about the importance of salt both in the past and today. Find out more here.
HIKING THIS SEASON? DON’T FORGET TO GET A TICK VACCINE: Find out all about the situation with ticks in Switzerland. Read all about ticks and the tick vaccine here.
Restaurants & Food
NEW SUMMER MENU AT RISTORANTE PIZZERIA MOLINO: There’s a new Summer Menu at the Ristrorante Pizzeria Molino restaurants in Zurich and we went to try it out. Read all about it here.
PASCAL SCHMUTZ POP UP RESTAURANT 6th – 17th JULY: Pascal Schmutz’s new pop up food truck in Zurich is a climate-friendly collaboration with Valser. The “Capunseria” offers take-away Capuns from 6th – 17th July, Tuesday to Sunday from 5.30pm. All ingredients have been produced in Graubünden. Address: Summerbar, Kanzleiareal, 8004 Zurich.
PELATI ITALIAN POP UP 7th – 24th JULY: Enjoy true Italian specialities from 5pm Wednesday to Saturday from 7th – 24th July at the Kulturhaus Helferi in Zurich. Reserve your table now on 077 226 00 69.
SALIR MEDITERRANEAN / MIDDLE EASTERN FUSION: SALIR Restaurant is conveniently located just 4 minutes walk from the Kunsthaus in Zurich and offers fabulous Mediterranean / Middle Eastern Fusion cuisine (pictured above) with delicacies all the way from Lisbon to Lebanon. As well as a stylish restaurant they also have a relaxed dining area in the garden. Enjoy the taste of the Mediterranean in Zurich. Visit the website here.
GUIDE TO RESTAURANTS WITH OUTDOOR TERRACES IN ZURICH: Check out this guide to great restaurants with outdoor terraces in Zurich. Take a look here.
TOP ROOFTOP TERRACES IN ZURICH: When the sun shines there is nothing better than enjoying a drink or a meal on a rooftop terrace! Check out these top roof terraces in Zurich here.
TOP ICE CREAM IN ZURICH: Check out our recently updated Ice Cream list so that you can enjoy a great ice cream. Check out these recommended ice cream places.
NAGAYA DOLDER GRAND POP UP EXTENDED TILL 1st AUGUST: Due to popular demand the Nagaya Pop Up at the Dolder Grand has been extended to the 1st August. Find out more here.
BRIDGE ZURICH MEDITERRANEAN THEME 3rd JUNE – 31st AUGUST: The latest food theme at BRIDGE in Zurich has changed from Peruvian to Mediterranean.Find out all about the BRIDGE dining and shopping complex in Europaallee here.
BERGWELT GRINDELWALD ALPINE DESIGN HOTEL: The new luxury alpine hotel Bergwelt Grindelwald opened in June in the centre of beautiful Grindelwald. Read all about it here.
HOTELS IN SWITZERLAND: Looking for a great hotel in Switzerland ? Take a look at some great hotels we have stayed at recently below – or search through our list of hotels here.
DESSERT & CAKE SPOTS IN ZURICH: Looking for some great cakes and desserts in Zurich – take a look here.
BAUNAT DIAMOND JEWELLERY: If you’re looking for a very special piece of jewellery, maybe an engagement ring, an eternity ring or a piece to mark an important birthday or anniversary, you may be interested in finding out more about BAUNAT. This innovative jeweller operates online, but has showrooms all over Europe, including one in Zurich. Find out all BAUNAT fine jewellery here.
FOR FITSAKE FITNESS HUB IN ZURICH & SWITZERLAND: Need some fitness motivation? There is a new expat friendly fitness hub in Zurich (and in cities all over Switzerland) called FORFITSAKE. Read all about it here.
LOVA SKIN PEDICURE KIT – GET PERFECT FEET IN TIME FOR YOUR HOLIDAY: If you’re feet are in need of some TLC find out about this great Lova Skin Pedicure Kit you can get at Pure Beauty Spa. Hard skin vanishes in minutes!Read all about it here.
FORMETTA: Formetta is a very pure, high quality Collagen drink which helps your skin, hair, nails, bones, joints and digestive system. It aims to minimise the negative signs of ageing by stimulating your collagen production to support your health. We’ve been using it for over 2 months now and we’re hooked! With the code NEWINZURICH you can get your first 30 day pack for CHF 99 instead of CHF 120. Find out all about the health benefits of Formettã here.
GREAT BOOKS TO READ: Looking for a great book? Take a look at all these recommendation here.
CARMEN SIRBOIU FAMILY PORTRAITS & PHOTO EVENTS: How about a family portrait to treasure your most important memories. Carmen has great experience in doing both family and pet portraits both at her photographic studio in Zurich and outside in the open air – especially with all the Spring flowers right now. Why not give Carmen a call? Find out all about Carmen’s photo shoots here.
EVENT PLANNING AHEAD: For your diary: Street Parade 2021 will not be taking place – it will next be on 13th August 2022. Zurich Marathon will next take place on 10th April 2022 and if you register before 30th June you get an early bird discount. Zurich Openair will next be taking place in its usual form from 24th – 27th August 2022 but there will be 2 mini versions taking place this August 21 on the 20th & 21st August and on 26th to 28th August. The Slow Up from Meilen to Rapperswil is still scheduled to take place on 26th September. The Limmatschwimmen is postponed till 20th August 2022.
NEW IN ZURICH? NEW IN SWITZERLAND? : See our top tips for newcomer here.
BSCC UPCOMING EVENTS: Check the latest events coming up for the British Swiss Chamber of Commerce. See details here.
LEAVING SWITZERLAND? If you’re leaving Switzerland anytime soon, check out our handy list of things you need to do before you go. See details here.
CHEAPEST COVID PCR TEST FOR TRAVEL: If you’re looking for a Saliva / PCR Test I think we’ve found the cheapest one in Zurich at CHF 119. See details here along with many other options.
LOOKING FOR A COVID VACCINATION AND FINDING NO AVAILABLE SLOTS WITH VAC.ME? : If you’re having problems booking a slot with Vac.Me we have details of a great website which actually shows the latest updates for the vaccinations on a site by site basis for vaccination centres in Zurich and Bern. Once you have found a centre with free slots you can then go to Vac.me and book the appropriate centre. Check it out here with details of how to book.
Latest Covid Measures From 26th June
The latest relaxations to the Covid rules will come into effect from 26th June:
LATEST COVID MEASURES: Please see the latest information including Quarantine information regarding the Corona measures in Switzerland by checking the Swiss Government BAG website for the most recent updates.
COVID SELF TEST KITS: Everyone in Switzerland is now entitled to 5 Corona Self Test Kits per month. You can now go into and Chemist and pick them up by showing your Health insurance card. Find out where to get one and how it works here.
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- FORMETTA – use code NEWINZURICH to get your first 30 day pack for CHF 99 instead of CHF 120. See here.
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