What’s On In Zurich End of July 2021
Wishing you a great weekend and week ahead. Don’t forget it’s your last chance to enter the contest to win one of 3 pairs of Cerjo® Floating Sunglasses as the contest closes on Monday 26th July. They are perfect for water sports! Read all about the Cerjo® Floating sunglasses and enter the contest here.
RUNDFUNK FM FESTIVAL AT LANDESMUSEUM 22nd JULY – 4th SEPT: Why not pop by the (free) Rundfunk FM Radio Festival taking place in the courtyard of the Landesmuseum. (Photo from 2019) Read all about it here.
PELATI ITALIAN POP UP ENDS 24th JULY: Enjoy true Italian specialities until 24th July at the Kulturhaus Helferi in Zurich. Reserve your table now on 077 226 00 69.
SAVOY BAUR EN VILLE CLASSICAL CONCERT 25th JULY: 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. On Sunday 25th July there will be a concert with Haiou Zhang entitled “My 2020”. Read all about the concerts here.
SUMMER OPEN AIR CINEMA: Check out our Guide to Open Air Cinema in Zurich and book your tickets before they sell out. Take a look at all the Open Air Cinema offerings here.
SEE A MOVIE IN ZURICH: If the weather’s wet and you fancy going to the cinema and want to know what’s currently on and where to see your film take a look here.
SUMMER MUSIC & FREE STADT SOMMER CONCERTS: Check out our Guide to Open Air Summer Music Festivals including the Zurich Open Air / ZOA Lina weekends and the FREE Stadt Sommer concerts in Zurich beginning Friday 23rd July. See the Summer Music Guide here.
TOP ROOFTOP BARS 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.
1st AUGUST SWISS NATIONAL DAY: 1st August is Swiss National Day – so take a look here for ideas on how to celebrate.
THE GIANT FERRIS WHEEL RAPPERSWIL UNTIL 1st AUGUST: Until 1st August there will be a Ferris Wheel with views right over the lake. Why not pop over and visit this beautiful location. Open Monday till Thursday 11am till 10pm, Friday from11am till 11pm, Saturday from10am till 11pm & Sunday from 10am til 10pm. Location: Fischmarktplatz square right on the lakefront in Rapperswil.
BODYWORLDS / KÖRPERWELTEN EXHIBITION AT HALLE 622 UNTIL 15th AUGUST: This great exhibition called 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.
TICKETS TO ZURICH OPEN AIR ON SALE 20th/22nd & 26th/28th AUG: Don’t miss the opportunity to purchase tickets for Zurich Open Air. It’s taking place on 2 separate weekends – 20th – 22nd August and 26th – 28th August. See details here.
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VISIT A MARKET IN ZURICH: Check out all these markets you can visit in Zurich.See our list here.
FREE & CHEAP THINGS TO DO IN ZURICH THIS SUMMER: Check out these ideas for things to do in Zurich this Summer without breaking the bank.Take a look 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.
HIGH WATER & FLOODING IN ZURICH: Did you see the high water flowing over the edge of Lake Zurich following the storms and heavy flooding last week? Take a look at some photos here.
FANCY SURFING IN ZURICH AT URBAN SURF? If you fancy surfing in Zurich why not check out Urban Surf? Read all about it here.
BOOK YOUR 1st AUGUST FARMER’S BRUNCH: 1st August, the Swiss National Holiday, is rapidly approaching. A traditional way of celebrating is to go for a Farmer’s Brunch. It’s time to make your reservation now before they all get booked up. Find out all about the Farmer’s Brunches 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.
SECRET ISLAND TIEFENBRUNNEN UNTIL 29TH AUG: A beach atmosphere in Tiefenbrunnen Zurich with yoga workshops and bootcamps by day and DJs and music by night. Find out more here.
STEVE MCCURRY PHOTO EXHIBITION ON NOW TILL 20th OCTOBER: The World of Steve McCurry Photo exhibition continues at the MAAG Halle Zurich until 20th October. Read all about this great photographic exhibition here .
TOP THINGS TO DO FOR KIDS & TEENS THIS SUMMER IN ZURICH: Check out our list of top things to do for children and teenagers in Zurich this Summer. Take a look here.
THE UMWELTARENA ZURICH: Have you ever visited the Umweltarena in Zurich? It’s a perfect excursion on a rainy day. Read all about it here.
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.
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.
E-BIKING IN AND AROUND ZURICH: How about e-biking in and around Zurich? Take a look here.
A HIKE AROUND KLÖNTALERSEE: Klöntalersee is a beautiful destination any time of year and there are several hikes you can make there including this very easy one. Take a look here
WHAT TO DO IN FLUMSERBERG IN SUMMER: Check out some of the great family friendly activities available in Flumserberg. Take a look here.
A TRIP TO HERGISWIL GLASS FACTORY: How about a trip to Hergiswil Galss Factory? Read all about it here.
A TRIP TO A CHOCOLATE FACTORY: If you love Swiss chocolate, why not take a trip to one of the many chocolate factories?. See our list of chocolate factories to visit here.
SWITZERLAND’S LARGEST POP UP “SUR LE PONT” BERN 17th JUL – 29th AUG: Located on the Kornhausbrücke in Bern, the Breitenquartier is closed to motorized traffic and trams for 6 weeks and the bridge will instead become a hub of culinary and cultural activity with a 30 m long bar and food trucks. Also on offer, yoga and fitness courses, an open-air cinema, concerts and a children’s program. Its solar panels make “Sur le Pont” the most sustainable festival in Switzerland. From 17th July – 29th August. See more here.
HIKING FROM LUGANO TO MORCOTE IN TICINO: How about this great hike from Lugan to Morcote in Ticino? Read all about it here.
A TRIP TO THE BRISSAGO ISLANDS: If you’re visiting Ticino why not take a trip to the beautiful Brissago Islands? They are reachable only by boat and have a wonderful collection of flora and fauna from all over the world. Find out more here.
A TRIP TO MOUNT RIGI: Known as the Queen of the Mountains a trip to Mount Rigi is a great day out for all the family. Read all about it here.
A TRIP TO MOUNT PILATUS: Another great trip is an excursion to Mount Pilatus. Read all about it 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.
STREETFOOD FESTIVAL MICA’S GARTEN 8th – 30th JULY: Don’t miss the Street Food Festival in Mica’s Garten in Badenerstrasse 790 in Zurich – see details here.
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 with delicacies all the way from Lisbon to Lebanon. Read all about it here.
TOP INDIAN RESTAURANTS IN ZURICH: Check out our list of great Indian Restaurants in Zurich 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 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.
A STAYCATION AT LA RÉSERVE EDEN AU LAC: If you’re looking for a luxurious Staycation in Zurich where better than the Eden Au Lac just in front of the lake and only a walk away to the centre of Zurich. Their restaurant La Muña serves the most amazing Japanese & Peruvian fusion cuisine. Read all about it here.
HOTELS IN SWITZERLAND: Looking for a great hotel in Switzerland ? Take a look at some great hotels by searching through our list of hotels here.
HOTEL GUARDA VAL SPECIAL READER DISCOUNT: Get 10% discount off your stay at Hotel Guarda Val in Lenzerheide when using the code NewInZurich. You can read about the hotel here. You can book the hotel here.
CONTEST TO WIN FLOATING SUNGLASSES FROM CERJO®: We have a contest to win one of 3 pairs of Cerjo® Floating Sunglasses. They are perfect for protecting your eyes and for water sports! Contest closes Monday 26th July. Read all about the Cerjo® Floating sunglasses and enter the contest 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.
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 & PERSONAL BRINDING: Need an up to date portrait for your CV, LinkedIn profile or your company website? Why not give Carmen a call and arrange a session at her studio in Zurich or at your company premises? Find out all about Carmen’s photo shoots 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.
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.
EXCHANGING YOUR DRIVING LICENCE: As soon as you arrive in Switzerland and receive your Ausweis, you should make arrangement to exchange your driving licence. See all the steps you need to undertake 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.
TRANSITIONING TO SWITZERLAND WITH CHILDREN: Top tips when transitioning to Switzerland with children. Read the article 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
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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- Hotel Guarda Val – Get 10% discount off your stay at Hotel Guarda Val in Lenzerheide when using the code NewInZurich
- Beauty / Massage Treatments – 20% off your 1st Treatment at Pure Beauty Spa (Wednesday – Friday) – Just mention NewInZurich
- Coiffeur-Arté Hairdressers Zurich – 20% off all services at Coiffeur Arté in March when you mention NewInZurich. Tel: 044 482 99 33.
- FORMETTA – use code NEWINZURICH to get your first 30 day pack for CHF 99 instead of CHF 120. See here.
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