About NewIn Zurich
Whether You’re “New in Zurich” or
Want To Know “What’s New in Zurich”
Welcome to Zurich! Whether you’re visiting for the weekend or having been living here for years, hopefully you will find out about something “new in Zurich” that’s taking place and that captures your interest.
I’m Christina and together with a virtual team of writers, photographers, helpers and supporters (please see Team “tab” for more information) we aim to provide you with information about what is new and happening in and around Zurich and the key things you need to know if you are new in the city.
We aim to help you get the best out of living in Zurich and tell you all about the fun events and festivals that are running in town. We run talks for newcomers and expats so that you have the information you need to settle in quickly and get to grips with life in Zurich. We also offer a limited number of personalised guided tours of the city throughout the year.
How can NewInZurich help?
Zurich is a vibrant, exciting city offering an unrivaled range of attractions and activities. Whether you enjoy getting back to nature on the water or in the mountains; soaking up culture in museums and galleries or exploring trendy eateries and shops, you’ll be spoilt for choice here. But, moving to a new city is always a challenge. To get the best out of your time, you need to know where to go; where the best places are and, at a practical level, how things work in Switzerland. This is where we come in.
If You Are A New Person In Zurich
We’ve spent the past twelve years in Zurich, exploring the city and its surroundings in detail. We’ve researched just about every aspect of life here and have amassed a raft of ‘inside information’ – information which will help you quickly start enjoying life here to the full. A great start is to read our article Top Tips for Newcomers To Zurich and More Tips For Newcomers to Zurich. We cover everything from learning to live in an appartment block with a Shared Laundry Room to Exchanging Your Driving Licence and advising you about Speeding Fines!
If you Want to Know What’s New & Happening In Zurich
As well as practical information for newbies we also provide you with a weekly newsletter packed full of information about “What’s New” in Zurich. Whether you’ve been here for a week, a year, or a lifetime, you can always find out about new exhibitions, new restaurants and hotels, new events and lots more. Subscribe to the website to receive this newsletter once a week outlining ideas on things to do for the weekend and the week ahead.
When You Leave Zurich
Sadly it’s often the case that all good things come to an end. If you find that you’re leaving Switzerland we also have a useful blogpost all about the important things you need to do to ensure a smooth departure. Take a look here for all things to do with leaving.
Was läuft gerade in und um Zürich?
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Why not take a NewInZurich Tour of the city?
When not running the blog and writing articles, Christina runs Chocolate Tours of Zurich for a number of Chocolate related Tour Companies. In addition you can also contact Christina direct to go on one her own tours.
So if you fancy taking a Chocolate Tour or a Cheese and Chocolate Tour or indeed a “Zuri West” tour or a “Photo & Highlights of Zurich” and a “Zurich Photo Tour by Night” (both tours are run in conjunction with a professional photographer), please get in contact. The tours are all run in small groups and cost CHF 80 per person (or CHF 400 for a group of six) and last about 3 hours.
They are great as birthday presents, ideal for visitors – or simply a fun way to get on the insider track in Zurich.
We give talks to Newcomers to Zurich – both to private individuals and at the International Community School. We partner with a number of high quality companies in and around Zurich whose services we have used and can recommend and which are both reputable and reliable.
Sport Shop Time Out
Sport Shop Time Out offers expert help and support in all things sports, particularly Winter sports and skiing. Not only are they extremely knowledgeable and helpful but they also all speak English.
Address: Pfäffikerstrasse 30, 8610 Uster
Tel: 044 942 06 16
Opening Hours: Tuesday till Friday: 9 am – 12.20pm & 13.30 – 18.30, Saturday 9am – 4pm
Caroline Rohwer Hairdressing
Caroline Rohwer is well known in expat circles for her expert hair cutting and styling skills in her beautiful salon in Zurich.
Address: Apollostrasse 8, 8032 Zürich
Tel: 044 380 29 05
Opening Hours: Tuesday till Saturday
Fit Xperience – Fit In Egg Gym
A great selection of classes and a wonderful friendly and welcoming gym located in Egg.
Address: Gewerbestrasse 13, 8132 Egg
Tel: 043 244 55 50
Honold have 7 locations all over Zurich and were founded in 1905 and are now in the fourth generation. As well as delicious cakes, sandwiches and baked good their chocolates are to die for!
Address: Rennweg 53, 8001 Zürich
Pure Beauty Spa
Zurich’s very own English speaking beauty spa run by the lovely Georgina and her team and offering a complete array of amazing treatments from nails, to facials to massages and everything in-between.
Whether you have a huge garden or a more modest outdoor area, Select Garten have the expertise and the know how to make it looks its best all the time. Whether you need help with the weeding and mowing or a full garden revamp – or need to make your garden look its best before you hand it back when you leave, Select Garten are the green fingers you’ve been looking for.
Address: Im Chapf, 8703 Erlenbach
Tel: 044 400 92 16
Hair Styling Glow
Conveniently situated in Zumikon close to the Inter Community School, Sandy Wilhelm and her team offer friendly and expert hair cutting and hair styling services for the whole family.
Address: Dorfstrasse 66, 8126 Zumikon
Tel: 043 811 94 34
Dr Marina Thomas Dentist
Dr Marina Thomas is an expert English speaking dentist based in central Zurich near Enge. As well as dealing with adults she is also great with children.
Address: Seestrasse 67, 8002 Zurich
Tel: 044 202 20 41
Visit Röbi’s Frohe Aussicht for authentic Swiss cuisine and in Summer enjoy his famous Barbecues and grills on the terrace.
Address: Dorfstrasse 21, 8126 Zumikon
Tel: 043 288 00 88
Tech Spark Academy
Bored kids and long holidays? Why not enrolled them in one of Tech Spark’s excellent digital courses on a range of interesting subjects.
Tel: 076 736 90 09
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