What’s On In Zurich Early May 2022
Let’s not take too much heed of the forecast from Sechselaeuten and the Burning of the Böögg as the almost 38 minute burn means a really dire forecast for the Summer! Don’t forget Man’s World is on from 5th-8th May and and on 7th May Zurich’s first Chocolate Rallye will be taking place so do buy your ticket and join all the chocolatey fun! On Sunday 8th May it’s Mother’s Day in Switzerland and we have 3 great prizes to be won so enter the contest here! The Cherry Blossom / Chriesiwäg trail should be still good to visit right now but most of the blossoms in Zurich are slowly on their way out. The free Tulip Festival in Morges ends on 8th May with more tulips coming into flower every week. Another tip for flower lovers is a trip to the Insel Mainau on Lake Constance. Discover more ideas, events and travel tips below.
Things To Do In Zurich Early May 2022
RINGZURICH LIGHT INSTALLATION 28th, 29th & 30th APRIL: A FREE Light show open to the public and projected onto the facade of the Opera House on Sechselaeutenplatz. Last 2 nights 29th & 30th April from 9pm – 11pm – every 30 minutes. Read all about the Ringzurich light installation here.
THE NOSTAGLIE RIESENRAD FERRIS WHEEL ZURICH ENDS 29th APRIL: Last call for the colourful Spring Ferris wheel in Zurich at Bürkliplatz. The last day is 29th April. See details here
LOOKING FOR A BIKE? VELO BOURSE VOLKETSWIL SAT 30th APRIL: See details of the Velobourse Bike Market in Volketswil on Saturday 30th April. See details here.
OFFENE KELLER WINE TASTING 30th April & 1st MAY: Enjoy the “Offene Keller” wine tasting events at number of vineyards all over German Speaking Switzerland and of course in the Zurich region. Find out all about it here.
STREET FOOD PARK FESTIVAL AT ZURICH HB TILL 1st MAY: The Street Food Park Festival is on at Zurich main station serving food from all over the world until 1st May.
HEART BEATS CHARITY TOUR 2022 IN EINSIEDELN UNTIL 1st MAY: The beautiful hearts which make up the Heart Beats Charity are currently being exhibited in Einsiedeln from now until 1st May. They will then move on to Rapperswil from 3rd – 18th May. Find out all about the Heart Beats Exhibition here.
CHRIESIWÄG – CHERRY BLOSSOM TRAIL: The Cherry Blossom on the Trail on the Chriesiwäg is a wonderful expereince. Check the link in the article to find out the latest situation with the blossom. Read all about the Chriesiwäg here.
BEST BLOSSOM SPOTS IN & AROUND ZURICH: Take a look here to find some great blossom spots in Zurich. Much of the cherry blossom and magnolia has finished but there is plenty of wisteria out now. See the locations here.
ANNUAL MORGES TULIP FESTIVAL UNTIL 8th MAY: The stunning Morges Tulip Festival is taking place once again in the park by the lake in Morges. This free event attracts visitors from all over the world and is truly beautiful. It lasts until 8th May. Tip from a reader: please note that the first couple of weeks are often not as impressive as later on in the festival – although it varies each year. See details of the Morges Tulip Festival here.
MAN’S WORLD AT HALLE 550 ZURICH 5th – 8th MAY: Man’s World 2022 taking place at Halle 550 in Zurich Oerlikon from 5th – 8th May. The contest will be drawn at midnight on 29th April. Read all about Man’s World 2022 and enter the contest here.
GEOMETRIC OPULENCE EXHIBITION AT HAUS KONSTRUKTIV TILL 8th MAY: Don’t miss this interesting exhibition currently on at Haus Konstruktiv until 8th May. See details here.
MOTHER’S DAY SWITZERLAND SUNDAY 8th MAY: It’s Mother’s Day in Switzerland on 8th May. Check out some great gift ideas as well and enter our contest to win great prizes from Carlette Jewellery, BaByliss and Lalique. Read all about our Mother’s Day suggestions here.
ENGLISH SPEAKING COMEDY IN ZURICH – 5 WOMEN WEARING THE SAME DRESS 18th – 28th MAY: Don’t miss this comedy all in English at Theater Im Seefeld in Zurich. See all the details about this comedy show here.
ZURICH CYCLE WEEK 12th – 15th MAY: CYCLE WEEK is taking place in Zurich from 12th – 15th May and the main area it centres on is Europaallee. However there are lots of events so find out more on the Cycle Week website here.
PHOTO SCHWEIZ PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION ZURICH 13th 20th MAY: Photo Schweiz is back for 2022 at Halle 550 in Oerlikon. Don’t miss. See details here.
YOKO ONO EXHIBITION AT KUNSTHAUS UNTIL 29th MAY: Don’t miss the Yoko Ono exhibition at the Kunsthaus. You can find out all about it here.
IRANIAN FILM FESTIVAL IN ZURICH 26th MAY – 1st JUNE: Visit the Iranian Film Festival website here to find out more.
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English Speaking Theatre in Zurich
Five Women Wearing the Same Dress – A Comedy in English
CONCERTS AT THE TONHALLE ZURICH: See what on at the Tonhalle Zurich here.
VISIT THE BRUNO WEBER SCULPTURE PARK IN ZURICH: Why not visit the Bruno Weber Park in Zurich and see all the amazingly creative sculpture. Find out more about this great sculpture park here.
THINGS TO DO ON A RAINY DAY IN ZURICH: There’s plenty to do on a rainy or cloudy day in and around Zurich. Take a look here.
OBSERVATION DECK B AT ZURICH AIRPORT REOPENS SAT 1st MAY: For the plane spotters amongst you and anyone interested aircraft, you may be interested to know that Observation Deck B at Zurich Airport is reopening on Saturday 1st May. For a few francs you can get wonderful views and a great place to take the family. Please see details here.
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Haute Contour Pop-Up Facial Workouts
from April 29th until May 14th
at Soul City on Dienerstrasse 10, 8004 Zürich
Haute Contour Pop-Up Facial Workouts
from April 29th until May 14th
at Soul City on Dienerstrasse 10, 8004 Zürich
SECRET DINNER IN ZURICH 24th MAY: Love surprises? How about going to a secret location, somewhere in Zurich for a SECRET DINNER? We went for a secret dinner a while ago (see blogpost here) and thoroughly enjoyed the fun and the drama! Fancy going to the next one? It takes place on 24th May – 10th June and is bound to be a really fun evening! All we can tell you right now is that it will take place somewhere in Zurich and the theme is “Space Travel”! Find out more here.
Example of a Secret Dinner Zurich
TOP THINGS TO DO IN THE SPRING IN ZURICH: Check out these great suggestions for things to do in Zurich in Springtime.
PHOTOS OF ZURICH IN THE SPRING: Spring is one of the prettiest seasons in Zurich. Take a look at these photos of Zurich in the Spring here.
TRAVEL & EXCURSIONS
A FARM HOLIDAY WITH ROTER HAHN IN SOUTH TYROL: Peter recently visited the idyllic area in South Tyrol in Italy to experience a “Roter Hahn” farm stay. Read all about this great idea for experiencing nature on your holidays and this innovative experience! Find out all about the Roter Hahn farm holidays in South Tyrol here.
Or maybe a trip by train to the lakeside opera in Bregenz for a birthday or special celebration? ….
Photo copyright Bregenz Festival
A UNIQUE EXCURSION ON THE CHURCHILL RED ARROW TO BREGENZ: If you’re looking for a unique trip, maybe for a birthday, anniversary or Mother’s Day present, we have a wonderful idea! How about a luxury trip on the Churchill Red Arrow to Bregenz in Austria for the Madame Butterfly Opera on 20th August 2022? Find out all about it here.
A HIKE TO THE RHINE FALLS: How about an easy hike along the Rhine Falls? Read all about this easy hike here.
THE RHINE FALLS: Find out more about a trip to the Rhine Falls here.
EXPLORE TICINO WITH LOTS OF FUN ACIVITIES: How about an exciting trip to Ticino. Take a look at these ideas for an active break in Ticino.
WHAT TO DO ON A TRIP TO EINSIEDELN: If you’re visiting Einsiedeln to see the Heart Beats Exhibition, see what else there is to do in the city. Find out more about Einsiedeln here.
HOW ABOUT A TRIP TO KYBURG CASTLE? Kyburg Castle, not far from Zurich, is a great family destination and is open for the season. Find out all about this award winning castle here.
7 GREAT CIRCULAR HIKES: There are some great hikes listed here – but do check the routes beforehand as some may not yet be open. Take a look here.
A SCENIC HIKE ALONG THE WALENSEE: This beautiful hike is perfect for Spring time and the views are stunning. See details of the hike from Weesen to Quinten here.
A TRIP TO THE FLOWER ISLAND OF MAINAU IN THE BODENSEE: Now is the perfect time to visit the Flower island of Mainau is Lake Constance. Read all about Insel Mainau here.
31+ THINGS TO DO FOR TEENAGERS & CHILDREN IN SWITZERLAND: A list of ideas aimed at excursions children and teenagers will like all over Switzerland.Take a look here.
A TRIP TO EUROPA PARK: How about a trip to Europa Park in Rust Germany? Find out all about it here.
CHOCOLATE FACTORIES IN SWITZERLAND YOU CAN VISIT: Check out these great chocolate factories all over Switzerland which you can visit. See our list here.
TOP THINGS TO DO IN ST GALLEN & ROMANSHORN IN THE SPRING: Check out this article for a list of great things to do in St Gallen and Romanshorn for a weekend break or even as a day trip. One of the highlights is the Autobau Erlebniswelt in Romanshorn. Take a look at the various ideas in St Gallen & Romanshorn here.
BELLE EPOQUE GOLDENPASS TRAIN: How about a ride on the Belle Eqoque train. Take a look 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.
NEWLY RENOVATED HOTEL IN ZURICH – HOTEL SEIDENHOF: The centrally located Hotel Seidenhof in Zurich is a perfect locations for families, couples and business people alike. It even has its own little courtyard garden – and it’s just off Bahnhofstrasse! It has just reopened after major refurb. Find out more about the Hotel Seidenhof here.
FOOD & LIFESTYLE
TOP INDIAN RESTAURANTS IN ZURICH: We have a great list of top Indian restaurants in Zurich. Take a look here.
MICAS GARTEN STREET FOOD VENUE NOW OPEN: MICAS Garten is back in Altstetten is open once again from now until 15th October. It will be serving a variety of Street Food and the vendors will be changing on a 2 – 3 week basis. Find out all about it here.
TOP BRUNCHES IN ZURICH: Check out our list of favourite brunches here.
TOP SUSHI RESTAURANTS IN ZURICH: Check out these great Sushi restaurants in Zurich which have all been recommended. See list here.
FONDUE AND RACLETTE GUIDE TO ZURICH: Fancy going out for a fondue or Raclette in Zurich? Then do check out our Guide to Fondue and Raclettes in and around Zurich.
RECIPE OF THE WEEK – TASTY CHICKEN DRUMSTICKS: How about an easy to make and delicious cheesecake. See the recipe for Chicken Drumsticks here.
CARMEN SIRBOIU HEADSHOTS & PERSONAL BRANDING: If you need an updated profile picture or CV photo why not contact Carmen who can arrange a session at her photographic studio in Zurich. Call Carmen on 078 884 64 00 for details or Find out all about her services here.
UKRAINE CRISIS: Please take a look at the information on how you can help the aid agencies. If you have any news of additional benefit events please email us or leave a comment below. See details here.
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SPEEDING FINES IN SWITZERLAND: Things you need to know about Speeding in Switzerland. Read the article here.
LEAVING SWITZERLAND? If you’re leaving Switzerland anytime soon, check out our handy list of things you need to do if you are moving. See details here.
See a Video of the Böögg’s head exploding at Sechselaeuten in Zurich here:
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Some Ideas For Day Trips / Short Excursions
How about a trip to Monte Bre in Ticino – take a look here
How about a trip to Rapperswil – Take a look here.
How about a trip to Sils Maria – take a look here.
How about a trip to Baden – Take a look here
How about a trip to Einsiedeln – take a look here.
How about a trip to the Rhine Falls – take a look here
How about a trip to Chateau Chillon – take a look here.