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Creative Bullet Journaling with Faber-Castell in Zurich

Creative Bullet Journaling with Faber Castell in Zurich

Creative Bullet Journaling

with Faber-Castell in Zurich

Creative Bullet Journaling with Faber Castell in Zurich

 

Do You Bullet Journal?

Are you an organised person? Do you have all your to do lists nicely organised in one note book? Are all your calendars synced, your tasks for the long and short term readily available? If so you may not wish to read any further!

Unfortunately being the sort of person with about ten notebooks on the go and lots of “post it” notes all over the place, I dream of being organised and having everything in one place. So when I was invited to the Faber-Castell Bullet Journaling Workshop in Zurich I jumped at the chance.

Creative Bullet Journaling with Faber Castell in Zurich

When we arrived all the places were neatly set out on a long desk accompanied by lots of the wonderful and colourful Faber-Castell pens, pencils, markers and other writing accessories as well as a Leuchtturm1917 “Bullet Journal” planner.

Creative Bullet Journaling with Faber Castell in Zurich

Holly Loves Planning Led The Course

Our tutor for the evening was the delightful Holly from “HollyLovesPlanning“. Holly (who incidentally speaks German, Swiss German and English) took us through our paces, switching effortlessly between the three languages explaining how Bullet Journaling works. She showed us how to plan the book, creating your own personal diary with a “Future Log” setting out the year.

Creative Bullet Journaling with Faber Castell in Zurich

This was then followed by a “Monthly Log” for the coming month, a Weekly Log and then by the individual days – as well as a couple of spare pages for a “brain dump”. However, due to the nature of Bullet Journaling, it has to be a system to suit you – so all the templates can be personalised, coloured, key coded, or whatever suits you best, depending on you and the nature of your life.

Faber-Castell Colourful & Sustainable Writing Materials

The various coloured pens, pencils and water pens from the Faber-Castell collection allow you to release your inner artist. Even if you’re not talented in the art department, the beautiful colours enable you to create your own key, to personalise it and to make it look exceedingly pretty. Faber-Castell have been producing quality writing materials since 1761 and are committed to producing sustainable and environmentally friendly stationery. The German company was founded 1761 by Kaspar Faber and in 1898 when Ottilie Faber married Alexander Graf zu Castell-Rüdenhausen and the company become Faber-Castell.

Creative Bullet Journaling with Faber Castell in Zurich

Track Your Present & Plan Your Future

The Bullet Journaling or “BuJo” method of planning is designed to help you to track your present and plan your future in a very visual format and is the invention of a certain Ryder Carroll. Although it may seem counterintuitive in this digital age, I do find that there is something very satisfying and calming about writing things down. Will it be my new planning system? I certainly hope so and will definitely give it a try!

A Perfect Christmas Present

So if you’re looking for an interesting Christmas Present either for family or friends (or indeed for yourself) a Bullet Journal from Leuchtturm1917 with a set of Faber-Castell writing materials might be just the ticket for an organised New Year.

Creative Bullet Journaling with Faber Castell in Zurich

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Coloured Pens photo courtesy of Faber-Castell

With thanks to Claudia Marson, Faber Castell and Leuchturm 1917

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Perfect Christmas Gift Ideas Zurich

2018

 

Christmas is coming and if you need some ideas to help you complete your Christmas list, take a look here!

Beauty

 

pure Beauty Spa Zurich

Pure Beauty Spa – how about the gift of pampering? From nails to massage to facials and more, Pure Beauty Spa has gift cards and special beauty packages. See here for more information.

 

Skin Therapist zurich

SkinTherapist – Cornelia Fäh runs a boutique skin care salon where she treats all aspects of skincare from facials, to massages to anti-ageing and problem skin.  See here for her range of treatments.

Pauline Burgener Haute Couture Facial The Spa at Dolder Grand

Dr Pauline Burgener at Spa at the Dolder Grand – why not push the boat out and experience a top of the range Haute Couture Skin Analysis and Facial whilst enjoying the spa facilities of the Dolder Grand? Using innovative technology and the latest research this is a high end luxury treatment. Find out more here.

Testing Out SwissLine Cell Shock Age Intelligence Recovery Serum

Swissline Recovery Serum – designed to help your skin recover from the onslaught of modern 21st Centruy life, the Age Intelligence Recovery Serum can be used on its own or in conjunction with a booster product. It makes for a fabulous Christmas gift.  See here for details.

Lierac lumilogie

 

Lierac Lumilogie Serum  – we love serums and this is another of our skincare favourites. See here for details. You can purchase it at all good chemists.


Review of Babyliss AS500E Hot Air Brush Digital Sensor

 

Babyliss AS500E Hot Air Brush Digital SensorHeated Smoothing Brush – The styling tool for everyone with medium to long hair! This brush creates beautiful hairstyles by styling your hair in different ways with a range of attachments. It also cares for your hair to creating a beautiful shine. Read our review of it here. You can buy it from  Manor, Globus, Fust and Media Markt and all good electrical retailers.

For Coffee Lovers

 

Nespresso Vertuo Coffee Machine

Nespresso Vertuo Coffee Machine – Nespresso’s latest coffee machine is sure to be the perfect gift for any coffee lover – especially if they like BIG coffees! Not only is it super simple to use (a bar code reader inside the machine reads the capsules to create the perfect coffee but it can create the full range of coffees from Espresso to Alto (find out more here) at the touch of a button. You can order this model online or pick it up in store at the Nespresso Boutiques in Glattzentrum, Bleicherweg 5 or Löwenstrasse in 8001 Zurich.

Nespresso milk frother - Mother Day Idea

Nespresso Aeroccino4 Milk Frother – We have one of these Aeroccino 4 Milk Frothers and we use it every single day! It creates the perfect foam for a delicious cappuccino and is so easy to use. As well as a variety of foam options you can also create cold whisked milk too – perfect for Summer. And when you’ve finished it even goes in the dishwasher!  Read all about it here or order it online here.

Shoe Lovers

 

Sorel - Perfect Hiking, Walking and City Footwear

Sorel Kinetic Shoes – if you’re looking for the most comfortable easy to wear shoes you should take a look at the new kinetic line of shoes by Sorel. They’re so comfortable you might never want to take them off! Find out all about them here.

Columbia Winter Snow Boot

Columbia Snow Boots – if you’re looking for a pair of boots that will not only keep your feet (and you) really warm, but most importantly give you a firm grip in the snow, look no further than these excellent boots by Columbia. Bangor Onmi Heat Michelin boot is the name of this model. They are waterproof, look good and you can feel confident that you’re not going to slip on that icy snow. Perfect for Swiss Winters! Available to purchase in all good outdoor ski shops – see the product details here.

Havaiana sandals

Havaiana Flip Flops That Don’t Flop – I’m in love with these flip flops which have a back strap and I lived in them when I was in Thailand recently for two weeks. An ideal present for anyone planning a New Year’s holiday to sunny climes. You can order online here.

Putting On Running Shoes Through Their Paces

ON Running Shoes – colourful, light as a feather, comfortable as a slipper and easy to pack. There is no reason not to take a pair of On running shoes with you wherever you go! Available in a variety of colours for both men and women, there is bound to be an On running shoe with your name on it! Take a look here for more information. You can buy On running shoes at all good shoe shops such as Sports Shop Time Out in Uster not far from Zurich as well as online here. 

Watch Lovers


Thomas Sabo watches for men

 

The “Rebel Spirit MOONPHASE” Men’s Watch by Thomas Sabo – The limited edition watch was recently released! So this would surely be a great present for someone special. For more information, visit the Thomas Sabo website or stop by their Bahnhofstrasse store.

 

Mondaine Timelesss Elegance Watches

M-Watch Mondaine – the M-Watch Collection by Mondaine is an affordable yet and practical range of watches created by this Swiss watch company. There are lots of models to choose from and the ones shown here are the “Timeless Elegance” models. Find out more about these watches here 

Hublot Big Bang One Click Calavera Catrina

Hublot’s New Special Edition Collection – The Big Bang One Click Calavera Catrina – if you really want to splash out on a colourful watch which will stand out from the crowds, how about Hublot’s celebration of the festival of El Día de los Muertos? The watches echo the traditional face of the “Calaveras” with the sophistications of the “Catrinas”. See more details here.                                                                     

Philips Sonicare AirFloss – The Philips AirFloss cleans between your teeth giving you a professional clean which makes you feel like you’ve been to the dentist. If you hate flossing this is definitely for you! Easy to use and practical and comes with its own charging stand. You can pick this up at Manor or order it online here.

 

Around Switzerland in 80 maps

Around Switzerland in 80 Maps –  British author Diccon Bewes’s intriguing coffee table book about maps and how Switzerland came to be the country it is, is now available in paperback and makes a perfect present. It is available for purchase at all good bookshops.

Swiss Watching by Diccon Bewes

Swiss Watching – The new updated version of this indispensable book about living in Switzerland by Diccon Bewes is out now. Not only is it totally updated but it also has an additional chapter on applying for citizenship. Available at all good book shops in Zurich. Or purchase it online here.

zurich-insider-guide

Zurich Insider Guide – Available in English or German – this guide to Zurich by Peter Bührer is full of useful information, QR codes so you view clips on your phone, and lots of great offers for attractions in and around Zurich. Boasting 700 pages it is great value at CHF 39.90. Available from all good bookshops. For more information (in German) see here.

Book review the Expansion by Christoph Martin

The Expansion by Christoph Martin – or how about a thriller set in Zurich and written in English ? It can be purchased at all good bookshops or online. Find out more about this  novel here. 

For Chocolate Lovers

 

honold swiss chocolates

Swiss Chocolate – Honold’s Chocolate – Zurich family chocolatier Honold’s has a wonderful selection of tempting chocolate Christmas Trees, Santas and beautiful boxes of chocolates with a festive finish. Why not visit one of their 6 stores in Zurich in 53 Rennweg, 8001 Zurich, or in Küsnacht, Herrliberg, Enge, Stadelhofen or Zurichberg and treat yourself to some fabulous chocolate! It’s so delicious you may not want to leave! See their dedicated Chocolate Catalogue here.

 

Max chocolatier chocolate

Swiss Chocolate – Max Chocolatier – in their delightful boutique in Schlüsselgasse 12, 8001 Zurich, the Lucerne based chocolatier has some divine chocolates to melt your heart. From beautiful chocolate Santa figurines to large chocolate baubles and delicious truffles you are sure to find the ideal present for the chocolate lover in your life. Website here.

Teuscher chocolates Zurich

Swiss Chocolate – Teuscher – this Zurich based chocolate maker’s champagne truffles are world renowned and made using a traditional family recipe with Dom Perignon champagne! They also have an amazing selections of Santas and Christmas gifts. Teuscher is at Bahnhofstrasse 46, 8001 Zurich and Storchengasse 9, 8001 Zurich. Visit the website here.

Laderach chocolate Zurich

Swiss Chocolate – Läderach – well known for their “bark” chocolate they also have a great selection of Christmas gifts too. Pop by one of their stores in Zurich or look online here.

Ski Jackets

Testing Out Columbia Ski Wear In A Fridge in Zurich!

Columbia Omni Heat 3D Ski Wear  – there’s nothing worse than getting stuck on a chair lift with an icy wind swirling all around you and you’re already feeling cold. With the Columbia OmniHeat3D jackets, trousers and under layers that’s not going to happen as they are built to keep you warm whatever conditions you may encounter on the ski slopes. Their patented technology keeps the heat in but they are not bulky at all. Read all about them here or check out the full range of both ski jackets, ski trousers and under layers here.

https://www.victorinox.com/ch/en/Products/Travel-Gear/Duffel-Bags-and-Totes/Victoria-Charisma/p/30381701

 

The Victorinox Victoria Charisma Travel Handbag – I’ve got my eye on one of these as they appear to be the perfect travel companion. Not only are they large and spacious but they have numerous inside pockets for storing your phone, pens and purses but they also have a fabulous zippered inner compartment for your lap top (up to 15.6″). Even better, they also fit over the handle of your suitcase when travelling – eminently practical! Find out more here.

Places To Shop and Browse

Globus Zurich

Globus  – you can find all sorts of gift ideas throughout the store and lots of inspiration for cooks and food lovers in the Delicatessen department. As well as beautiful Christmas hampers and gift boxes there are cooking accessories and you could even give a Globus Delicatessen voucher. For more information visit the Globus website or pop into the stores in Bellevue or Bahnhofstrasse.

Jelmoli Märlitram Zurich Celebrates 60 years

Jelmoli Department Store – Jelmoli is this year celebrating 60 years of the Märlitram and they have decorated their store to look like the tram itself. Inside the store you will find plenty of inspiration for Christmas gifts to suit all pockets. Visit the Jelmoli online store here.

For Wine Lovers

 

Fine Swiss Wine From Obrist

Obrist Wines offer a wonderful selection of wine from Switzerland and all over the world. What’s more is that you can order online and get your present delivered right to the door. Use code CHRISTINA15 to get CHF15 off your first order. You can order online here (or read our article here)

 

Perfect Christmas Gift Ideas in Zurich

Champagne – Nothing beats a glass of Ruinart champagne – so why not buy someone a bottle of the very beautifully coloured and delicious Ruinart Rosé. It’s available at Globus Delicatessen for CHF 89.90.  See here.

 

Big John Scheiblhofer wine

 

Big John 2016 Scheiblhofer – Looking for a nice bottle of wine at a reasonable price for Christmas lunch? This full bodied red wine by Mövenpick is infused with big flavour and would be great with Christmas Lunch.For more information visit the Mövenpick website here.

Lalique scented candle

Lalique Scented Candles – as well as creating beautiful Lalique glassware and perfumes, the company also has a lovely range of scented candles.  We particularly like this special edition Jasmine one but there are lots of other scents in the range. Find out more here.

Luxe4Education cashmere scarf

Cashmere – Keep cosy and warm this Christmas with cashmere from Luxe4Education. With a whole range of items suitable for both men and women, the cashmere is sold in aid of a great charity supporting blind Chinese orphans and can be purchased online.  See the collection online here

Test Review Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark lll Camera

Olympus OM DEM 10 Mk iii Camera – fed up carrying around a heavy DSLR but still want good quality photos? How about investigating Olympus’s OM DEM 10 Mk iii camera? Lightweight but robust with a lovely retro feel it is easy to use and produces great photos. We love using this camera for personal and professional photos and  you can shoot videos in 4K too. Find out more about it here or buy it from your favourite came shop or online here.

The Smartwatcher Sense watch

SmartWatcher – the Gift of Independence and Security – Zurich based company SwissWatcher have come up with a revolutionary watch which is very simple but very effective. It allows older people to enjoy their independence in the knowledge that if they get lost, have a fall or are endangered in any way, they can call up to 12 people for help. Ideal for older people and also young people too. Find out more about the products here .

Electrolux ultrasonic stain remover pen

 

Electrolux Stain Remover Pen – another practical present here – but one which is so useful! We’ve tested this one out (review on the blog coming shortly) and is it most effective in getting rid of stains. If you wear a lot of white this is a god send! For more information and to purchase click here.

Dan MacGregor Leading Lines

An Abstract Painting  – Interested in a painting as a Christmas gift – if so check out British artist living in Zurich, Dan MacGregor’s art collection. Use voucher code NIZ to get a 10% discount. Find out more here.

Christmas Markets Switzerland

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What’s On in Zurich End of December 2016

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What’s On in Zurich End of December 2016

 

Heileger Bimbam

Heiliger Bim Bam Market at the Maag Halle

in addition to the Christmas Markets in Zurich there is also Heiliger Bim Bam Christmas market which consists of independent companies, young designers and lots more. It opened on 15th December. Full details here.

Pop Up Berlin ends 17th December

the “Berlin pop up” is only here until 17th December. It’s at Schoffelgasse 2/4, Rüdenplatz, 8001 Zürich and in this last week is featuring a Club offering a variety of art, music and other creative events. Find out more here.

Shopping Sundays Zurich 

the Zurich shops will be open for Sunday Shopping on 18th December. For more information on the Christmas Shopping Sunday dates click here.

Port and Stilton Degustation at the British Cheese Centre 17th December

there is a port and stilton tasting at the British Cheese Centre in the Viaduct on 17th December. As before, NewInZurich readers can get a free hot toddy just by mentioning NewInZurich to Mike. More information here.

Lichterschwimmen Zurich 22nd December

the tiny lights that float on the river Limmat will set sail at 6pm on Thursday 22nd December – so mark your diaries and pop over for a Glühwein by the Hotel Storchen to watch them float by. FREE event for everyone!

Zurich Marathon 2013 © Geoff Pegler

Sign up to Zurich Marathon by 31st December to save CHF40

under the slogan “Zurich makes you run” the 15th Zurich Marathon will take place on 9th April. If you would like to save CHF40 on your entrance ticket you need to sign up by 31st December 2016. Find out more by clicking here.

Hung’er Pop Up Restaurant Closes 31st December

if you haven’t visited the pop up restaurant specialising in meat called “Hung’er” you’ve only got till 31st December as it closes then! Find out about more here.

Just Opened – New Restaurant – Raclette Factory 

a new raclette restaurant opened on 15th December in the Niederdorf. Called the Racelette Factory it is located at Rindermarkt and it offers take away raclette. More information here.

Raclette Factory Zurich

Just Opened – New Yooji’s Sushi Restaurant Dreikönig

the well known sushi restaurant group opened a new branch in Beethovenstrasse 32, 8002 Zurich on 9th December. Find out more here.

Raclette and Ruinart in the Forest at the Widder Hotel

due to its popularity it has been extended till the end of January and if you’re lucky you might be able to get a table! Find out more here. 

Photo 17 Zurich 6th – 10th January

don’t miss Photo 17  a great exhibition of photography at the Maag Halle in Zurich. For more information see the Photo Schweiz website here.

Mary Poppins Coming to Zurich in English

the Mary Poppins musical is coming to Zurich on 1st February and will be shown at Theater 11. For more information and how to book tickets see here.

Art On Ice Ice Skating 2nd – 5th February

Art On Ice is one of the most popular entertainment shows in Zurich attracting young and old alike. This year it will feature Chaka Khan, James Morrison, along with top figure skaters from all the world including Daisuke Takahashi (below), Stephane Lambiel, Florence Amodio and many more. Find out all about the full line up and book tickets here.

Daisuke Takahashi

Christmas Markets Switzerland

Christmas Present Ideas

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Christmas Markets Switzerland

Christmas Events

Christmas Markets Guide to Zurich & Switzerland

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Christmas Markets in Germany, France and Austria 

if you’ve done all the markets in Zurich and Switzerland and want to explore the Christmas Markets over the border in Germany, France and Austria, take a look here.

The Märlitram Zurich

The Märlitram Children’s Tram with Father Christmas

the Märlitram is an institution for children as they get to ride this special red tram with Father Chrismas and his angels – and no parents! Tickets sell out extremely quickly – so see here for full details on how to get them.

The Singing Christmas Tree

why not pop over to Werdmühleplatz just off Bahnhofstrasse and enjoy a Glühwein whilst listening to the Singing Christmas Tree? Find out more and see times of performances here.

The Weihanchtspyramide Outside Stadelhofen Station

if you’ve ever wondered why the Weihnachtspyramide sits outside Stadelhofen every Christmas take a look here to find out about its history.

Christmas Shopping in Zurich

Christmas and New Year Shopping Opening Times 2016 / 17

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Fondue Restaurants in Zurich

looking for a good Fondue in Zurich? Here are some restaurants that offer great fondues and there’s also a recipe so you can make your own. Find out where to find a great Fondue here.

Iceskating in Zurich

there’s plenty of places to go iceskating in and around Zurich from the skating rink at Bellevue Christmas Market to the indoor rink at the Glatt Shopping Centre and many more. See our guide to places to go iceskating here.

Dolder ice rink

Art and Exhibitions

Exhibition “Flucht” at the Landesmuseum

a very interesting exhibition entitled Flucht is on at the Landesmuseum telling the story of refugees and how they are welcomed in Switzerland and other countries. With moving picture by Mano Khalil. Open Tuesday to Sunday until March. For more information see here.

Alberto Giacometti Beyond Bronze

see this interesting exhibition at the Kunsthaus Zurich which continues until 15th January. Read all about it here.

Alberto Giacometti Exhibit at Kunsthaus Zurich: Beyond Bronze

Couleurs Désert at the Bellerive Museum – LAST Exhibition!

the beautiful Bellerive Museum in Zurich is sadly closing in 2017 and the last exhibition is one about the Berber carpets made in Morocco by the talented craftswomen who live there. The exhibition is on now and ends on 29th January. Open Tuesday – Sunday 10am – 5pm. More information here.

Kunsthaus “Picture Ballot” Architecture Until 11th December

architecture is the theme of this year’s ‘Picture Ballot’ at the Kunsthaus and it is displayed as artists have depicted it over the centuries. Max Ernst’s work ‘La ville entière’ is the centrepiece of the exhibition. Find out more here.

The big swiss colouring book

Books

The Big Swiss Colouring Book: for Mindful Adults and Creative Kids

just in time for Christmas this book is a great big colouring book about all things Swiss. Find out more about it here.

The Naked Swiss by Clare O’Dea

there’s a new book out unravelling the psyche of the Swiss and written by an Irish author married to a Swiss man. This maybe a perfect Christmas present for someone you know? Find out more in this interview with the author here.

How to be Swiss: An Instruction Manual

the British author Diccon Bewes has got a new book out which is bound to raise a few smiles! Entitled “How to be Swiss: an Instruction Manual” it’s a light hearted read and a lot of fun. Find out more here.

Zurich Insider Guide (in German)

for those German speakers amongst you there is a new guide to Zurich called “Zurich Insider Guide” by Peter Bührer of Zurich Welcome Home. As well as being packed with useful information it also offers a tremendous number of 2 for 1 deals and vouchers and it uses QR codes to show you exactly what to expect at some of the event venues and shows etc. You can buy it at all good book shops and online here.

Jungfrau region skipass geschenkt

Stay in the Jungfrau Region and Ski for Free

some of the best skiing can be had in the Jungfrau Ski Region and this season the hotels there are offering a free ski pass if you stay 2 night or more. This is a brilliant deal – so take a look here for full details.

What to do in Zurich on a Rainy Day

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.

Fancy a spa or Hammam in Zurich

if you’re looking for a spa or hammam in Zurich take a look at our guide here.

Fabric Frontline Zurich Airport

the luxury scarf store Fabric Frontline opened its new store on the airside, duty free part of Zurich earlier this week. Find out more and see some photos here.

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What’s On in Zurich Early December 2016

What's On in Zurich Early December 2016

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What’s On in Zurich Early December 2016

 

What's On in Zurich Early December 2016

Zurich is looking very festive at the moment with all the lights and colours – even the Opera House is bathed in hues of pink and purple. There’s lots on in the run up to Christmas so take a look here for some inspiration. Have fun!

Cashmere Sale For a Good Cause in Zumikon 1st, 2nd and 3rd December

why not treat yourself to some luxurious cashmere and at the same time do good for a worthy cause? Luxe4Education is hosting a sale of cashmere just in time for Christmas. See here for full details.

Ladies Shopping Night at Sport Shop Time Out 2nd December 

a night of shopping at Time Out Uster from 7pm till 9.30pm with finger food and prosecco and 15% discount on most items! Have fun shopping! For more information see the Facebook site.

Sunday Shopping Zurich 4th December 

most of the shops are open in Zurich from 11am till 6pm in the centre of Zurich for Advent Christmas Shopping. Enjoy!

Samichlausschwimmen 4th December

fancy a festive swimming session in the river Limmat on 4th December? Well don’t worry all the tickets have sold out! If you want to see what happens check out some photos we took of a previous Samichlausschwimmen here.

Samichlaus Schwimmen 2013

The American Women’s Club Christmas Market 4th December

the American Women’s Club Christmas Market takes place 4th December from 10am till 4pm at Höschgasse 38 in Seefeld. Entry is free! More details here.

Human Rights Film Festival in Zurich 7th – 11th December

don’t miss the Human Rights Film Festival in Zurich taking place at the Houdini, Riffraff and Arthouse Uto cinemas. Find out more here.

Pop Up Berlin 5th – 17th December

you don’t have to travel to Berlin to experience it as there is a new “Berlin pop up” in Zurich from 5th – 17th December. It all takes place at Schoffelgasse 2/4, Rüdenplatz, 8001 Zürich and features a pop up store with approximately 20 Berlin brands as well a  Club offering a variety of art, music and other creative events. Find out more here. 

Why Not Pop into Berlin in Zurich for a couple of weeks?

English Wine and Cheese Tasting at the British Cheese Centre 10th December

the Cheeseman, Mike Jones will be hosting an English Wine and Cheese Tasting at the Viaduct in Zurich on 10th December – and if you follow the NewInZurich website or Facebook page simply tell Mike to get a free hot toddy on the day. For details of the event see here.

Silvesterlauf Run Through the City 11th December

the annual Silvesterlauf takes place this year on 11th December. Don’t forget many of the roads will be closed to traffic that day. If you’re not competing it’s always great to go along to cheer everyone on. More details here.

Port and Stilton Degustation at the British Cheese Centre 17th December

there is a port and stilton tasting at the British Cheese Centre in the Viaduct on 17th December. As before, NewInZurich readers can get a free hot toddy just by mentioning NewInZurich to Mike. More details here.

Mary Poppins Coming to Zurich in English

the Mary Poppins musical is coming to Zurich in the New Year and will be shown at Theater 11. For more information and how to book tickets see here.  

Shop On Sundays in Zurich in the run up to Christmas!

for the Christmas Shopping Sunday dates click here.

Christmas Events

Zurich at Christmas

Christmas Markets Guide to Zurich & Switzerland

see our guide to the key Christmas Markets in Zurich and Switzerland

The Märlitram Children’s Tram with Father Christmas

the Märlitram is an institution for children as they get to ride this special red tram with Father Chrismas and his angels – and no parents! Tickets sell out extremely quickly – so see here for full details on how to get them.

The Singing Christmas Tree

why not pop over to Werdmühleplatz just off Bahnhofstrasse and enjoy a Glühwein whilst listening to the Singing Christmas Tree? Find out more and see times of performances here.

The Weihanchtspyramide Outside Stadelhofen Station

if you’ve ever wondered why the Weihnachtspyramide  sits outside Stadelhofen every Christmastake a look here to find out about its history.

Lichterschwimmen Zurich 22nd December

the tiny lights that float on the river Limmat will set sail at 6pm on Thursday 22nd December – so mark your diaries and pop over for a Glühwein by the Hotel Storchen to watch them float by.

Christmas and New Year Shopping Opening Times 2016 / 17

check out the Bank Holidays and shopping hours for Christmas and the New Year in Zurich here.

Art and Exhibitions

Joanne Finnegan artist

Joanne Finnegan Mountain Painter and Art Teacher

we met up with British artist living in Switzerland,  Joanne Finnegan, to find out more about her paintings and the fact that she exhibited at the Royal Academy in London this year. Find out more here.

Kunsthaus “Picture Ballot” Architecture Until 11th December

architecture is the theme of this year’s ‘Picture Ballot’ at the Kunsthaus and it is displayed as artists have depicted it over the centuries. Max Ernst’s work ‘La ville entière’ is the centrepiece of the exhibition. Find out more here. 

Couleurs Désert at the Bellerive Museum – LAST Exhibition!

the beautiful Bellerive Museum in Zurich is sadly closing in 2017 and the last exhibition is one about the Berber carpets made in Morocco by the talented craftswomen who live there. The exhibition is on now and ends on 29th January. Open Tuesday – Sunday 10am – 5pm. More information here.

Restaurants & Food & Wine

Schloss Sihlberg Zurich

A Wine Tasting at Schloss Sihlberg in Zurich

the beautiful Schloss Sihlberg is privately owned but makes an ideal venue for events. We visited last week for a wine tasting for Mercure Hotels. Take a look and see our photos here.

Best of Swiss Gastro Awards for 2017

on 21st November the Best Of Swiss Gastro Awards for Switzerland for 2017 took place in Zurich. The awards were made in a variety of categories – so read here to find out the top restaurants in Switzerland to look out for.

Talisker Whisky Tasting and the Rowers in the Talisker Atlantic Challenge

we went whisky tasting at the Rowing Club in Zurich and met the four brave Swiss men who are planning to row the Atlantic for charity. Find out more about their remarkable story here.

Whisky Tasting and The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge

Dinner for One

a new concept in dining out has been launched by Laura Schälchli called “dinner for one” – it’s not a singles night but you come alone and you don’t know who else will be there! Find out more by visiting the Dinner For One website here. 

Hung’er Pop Up Restaurant at the Park Hyatt only till end December

if you haven’t visited the pop up restaurant specialising in meat called “Hung’er” you’ve only got till the end of the month! Find out about more here.

A Taste of Italy at Neue Forch Restaurant

we recently went for dinner at the Neue Forch Restaurant in Forch. See here.

Raclette and Champagne in the The Forest at the Widder Hotel

if you’re looking for the ultimate in sophistication and a traditional raclette meal in Zurich you really must visit the “Forest” at the Widder Hotel. It’s a magical place which has been transformed for the Winter season and the perfect place to have a raclette and a glass of Ruinart champagne. Due to the fact that it has already sold out they are extending the Forest for one month until the end of January. Find out more here.

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Fondue Restaurants in Zurich

looking for a good Fondue in Zurich? Here are some restaurants that offer great fondues and there’s also a recipe so you can make your own. Find out more about Fondue here.

Cranberries and Cranberry Recipes for Christmas

if Thanksgiving and turkey make you think of cranberries, then check out NextDoorMarket.com Swiss brand which is distributing Wisconsin cranberries in Switzerland. See here for some cranberry recipes.

Zurich's Whisky Boats

Whisky Ships at Bürkliplatz 1st – 4th December

the Whisky Ships are docked in Bürkliplatz  – but sadly this year for the last time and only until 4th December. Find out more about the event here and discover how you can dress to get in for free.

Solar Impulse 2 Home in Dübendorf with Bertrand Piccard and André Barschberg

if you missed our pictures last wee see the photos here of the arrival of Solar Impulse in Dübendorf .

Books

How to be Swiss: An Instruction Manual

How to be Swiss: An Instruction Manual

the British author Diccon Bewes has got a new book out which is bound to raise a few smiles! Entitled “How to be Swiss: an Instruction Manual” it’s a light hearted read and a lot of fun. Find out more here.

The Big Swiss Colouring Book: for Mindful Adults and Creative Kids

just in time for Christmas this book is a great big colouring book about all things Swiss. Find out more about it here.

The Naked Swiss by Clare O’Dea

there’s a new book out unravelling the psyche of the Swiss and written by an Irish author married to a Swiss man. This maybe a perfect Christmas present for someone you know? Find out more in this interview with the author here.

Zurich Insider Guide (in German)

for those German speakers amongst you there is a new guide to Zurich called “Zurich Insider Guide” by Peter Bührer of Zurich Welcome Home. As well as being packed with useful information it also offers a tremendous number of 2 for 1 deals and vouchers and it uses QR codes to show you exactly what to expect at some of the event venues and shows etc. You can buy it at all good book shops and online here. 

Travel and Explore

Stay in the Jungfrau Region and Ski for Free

Free Ski Pass in the Jungfrau Ski Region

some of the best skiing can be had in the Jungfrau Ski Region and this season the hotels there are offering a free ski pass if you stay 2 night or more. This is a brilliant deal – so take a look here for full details.

The Secret Jewel of Sils Maria

one of the most beautiful places you can find in Switzerland is Sils Maria. It’s a well kept secret but Clives tells us all about this beautiful place. A wonderful place to visit any time of year. Read more here.

Exploring the Cultural Side of South Western Turkey by Jeep

craving a little sunshine? Then take a look at our trip to South Western Turkey the other week. There is so much to see and do in Turkey. Read the article here.

A Sports and Sunshine Holiday in Lanzarote

fancy escaping the grey for some sunshine and sports? One visited Lanzarote and tried out lots of sport and fun in the sun! Find out about a sports break in Lanzarote here.

A Voyage Through Switzerland on the Bernina Express

Why not take a trip on the Bernina Express and get blown away by the beautiful and diverse landscapes you get to see in Switzerland in just one day. Find out more about travelling on the Bernina Express here.

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James Morrison

Art On Ice Ice Skating 2nd – 5th February

Art On Ice is one of the most popular entertainment shows in Zurich attracting young and old alike. This year it will feature Chaka Khan, James Morrison (above), along with top figure skaters from all the world including Daisuke Takahashi, Stephane Lambiel, Florence Amodio and many more. Find out all about the full line up and book tickets here.

What to do in Zurich on a Rainy Day

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.

Fancy a spa or Hammam in Zurich

if you’re looking for a spa or hammam in Zurich take a look at our guide here.

Day Spa at the Dolder Grand

you could of course splash the boat out and try out the Day Spa at the Dolder Grand. Or maybe a voucher for the spa would make a great Christmas present? Find out more here.

Blickfang Shopping and Design

Jen visited Blickfang design show last weekend – take a look at her report and all the photos by Carmen here.

The Zibelemarit  – Bern’s traditional Onion Market

did you make it to the traditional Onion Market in Bern last week? If not, check out the photos that Carmen tool when she visited. See the photos here.

Zibelemärit Bern Switzerland

Contests and Offers

Free Hot Toddy at Viaduct on the Tasting Days

As mentioned above, for the English Wine and Cheese Tasting and the Port and Stilton tastings at the Viadukt in Zurich, show Mike you’re a NewInZurich reader and follower to get a free hot toddy!

Lose Weight and Get Fit 

Find out all about the fitness offers that Jenny at NuYu fitness in Seefeld near Opera has for Christmas and into the New Year.  Jenny conducts her training sessions in English and you can see more here for details.

Free Skipass in the Jungfrau Ski Region as mentioned above.

Articles You May Have Missed

Cooking with Zoe Torinesi and Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese

The Swiss Are the 8th Biggest Champagne Consumers in the World

The Work of the GreenLamp Charity and the Solar Suitcase

A Dinner of Chocolate in Zurich with Honold and Felchlin

Chill Out and Relax at the Beautiful Park Weggis Hotel

A Trip to the Turquoise Waters of Olu Deniz in Turkey

 Photos of the Swiss Cake Festival

Sils Maria – A Hidden Jewel in Switzerland

Couleurs Desert Last Exhibition at Museum Bellerive

Top Tips for Newcomers to Zurich

A weekend away in St Moritz

Best Burgers in Zurich

Best  Brunches in Zurich

Recipe – 5 Minute Hummus Recipe

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What's On in Zurich End of November Early December 2016 - Christmas

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What’s On in Zurich

End of November Early December 2016

 

Zurich in Winter time

Th Christmas lights are now on in Bahnhofstrasse and the Christmas Markets have opened their doors. To find out more details of  the Christmas markets in Zurich click here. Have fun in the run up to Christmas in Zurich.

Solar Impulse 2 Back in Switzerland After Record Flight

Solar Impulse 2 Arrives in Dübendorf with Bertrand Piccard and André Barschberg

see our photos here of the arrival of Solar Impulse in Dübendorf on Tuesday.

Blickfang Design Zurich 25th – 27th November 

the fabulous design fair Blickfang is celebrating 20 years and the event will be taking place at the Kongresshaus from 25th – 27th November. There are so many unique and wonderful pieces of design and innovation as well as beautiful accessories and clothes too. For more information see here.

Michael Poliza’s Olympus Travel Diary 27th November 12 – 6pm 

don’t miss the wonderful photo exhibition at Photobastei in Zurich featuring talented photographer Michael Poliza’s amazing photos from his recent travels. It’s on for one day only from 12 noon to 6pm – find out more about the exhibition here.

Sunday 27th November – 1st Advent Shopping Sunday in Zurich

yes, the shops will be open, the markets too – so Zurich will be buzzing! Check out the other Christmas Shopping Sunday dates here.

Chocolate and Wine Tasting Event 30th November 7pm

join us for an evening filled with chocolate and wine in Zurich! We will be tasting prosecco, wine and port with Tim Magnus from Magnus Vinum together with delicious handmade chocolate from Max Chocolatier. There are just a few tickets left so contact us to see if we have space! Email us here to register  or see here for more details.

Chocolate and Wine Tasting Zurich

Cashmere Sale For a Good Cause in Zumikon 1st, 2nd and 3rd December

why not treat yourself to some luxurious cashmere and at the same time do good for a worthy cause? Luxe4Education is hosting a sale of cashmere just in time for Christmas. See here for full details.

Cashmere Sale in Geneva

Also, if you live in or near Geneva you may be interested to know that there is a Luxe4Education cashmere sale taking place in Geneva on Monday 28th November at Route de la Florettaz 55, in Chéserex, near Geneva from 10am until 2pm.

Winter Market at ICS School with Proceeds for charity 1st December Zumikon

the ICS Winter Market is always an excellent place to find unique and beautiful presents. This year it takes place at the Gemeindesaal in Zumikon Dorfplatz from 10am to 5pm. Find our further details here.

ICS Winter Market Zumikon

Eddie Izzard Force Majeure Reloaded 4th December

the talented performer Eddie Izzard will be back in Zurich at the Kongresshaus on 4th December Buy Tickets here

Pop Up Berlin 5th – 17th December

you don’t have to travel to Berlin to experience it as there is a new “Berlin pop up” in Zurich from 5th – 17th December. It all takes place at Schoffelgasse 2/4, Rüdenplatz, 8001 Zürich and features a pop up store with approximately 20 Berlin brands as well a  Club offering a variety of art, music and other creative events. Find out more here. 

Mary Poppins Coming to Zurich in English

the Mary Poppins musical is coming to Zurich in the New Year and will be shown at Theater 11. For more information and how to book tickets see here.  

Kunsthaus  Alberto Giacommeti Exhibition

don’t miss the Alberto Giacommeti Exhibition Beyond Bronze at the Kunsthaus Zurich which has just opened. Find out more here. 

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Christmas Events

Christmas Market Guide to Zurich & Switzerland & Shopping Sundays too!

see our guide to the key Christmas Markets in Zurich and Switzerland & Shopping Sundays information too.

The Märlitram Children’s Tram with Father Christmas

the Märlitram is an institution for children as they get to ride this special red tram with Father Chrismas and his angels – and no parents! Tickets sell out extremely quickly – so see here for full details on how to get them.

Samichlausschwimmen 4th December

fancy a festive swimming the river Limmat on 4th December? Well don’t worry nearly all the tickets have sold out! If you want to see what happens check out some photos we took of a previous Samichlausschwimmen here.

Weihnachtspyramide Zurich

The Weihanchtspyramide Outside Stadelhofen Station

if you’ve ever wondered why the Weihnachtspyramide  sits outside Stadelhofen every Christmas take a look here to find out about its history.

Silvesterlauf Run Through the City 11th December

the annual Silvesterlauf takes place this year on 11th December. Don’t forget many of the roads will be closed to traffic that day. If you’re not competing it’s always great to go along to cheer everyone on. More details here.

Lichterschwimmen Zurich 22nd December

the tiny lights that float on the river Limmat will set sail at 6pm on Thursday 22nd December – so mark your diaries and pop over for a Glühwein by the Hotel Storchen to watch them float by.

Christmas and New Year Shopping Opening Times 2016 / 17

check out the Bank Holidays and shopping hours for Christmas and the New Year in Zurich here.

 

Best of Swiss Gastro Awards for 2017

Restaurants & Food & Wine

Best of Swiss Gastro Awards for 2017

on 21st November the Best Of Swiss Gastro Awards for Switzerland for 2017 took place in Zurich. The awards were made in a variety of categories – so read here to find out the top restaurants in Switzerland to look out for.

Raclette and Champagne in the The Forest at the Widder Hotel

if you’re looking for the ultimate in sophistication and a traditional raclette meal in Zurich you really must visit the “Forest” at the Widder Hotel. It’s a magical place which has been transformed for the Winter season and the perfect place to have a raclette and a glass of Ruinart champagne. Due to the fact that it has already sold out they are extending the Forest for one month until the end of January. Find out more here.

Dinner for One

a new concept in dining out has been launched by Laura Schälchli called “dinner for one” – it’s not a singles night but you come alone and you don’t know who else will be there! Find out more by visiting the Dinner For One website here.

Cooking with Zoe Torinesi and Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese

we went on a cookery course the other day with Zoe Torinesi of Cookinesi and learnt how to cook with Parmesan cheese in every course. What’s more it was all delicious! Find out more here.

A Taste of Italy at Neue Forch Restaurant

we recently went for dinner at the Neue Forch Restaurant in Forch. See here.

The Swiss Are the 8th Biggest Champagne Consumers in the World

did you realise how popular champagne is in Switzerland? Find out more about champagne in our interview with Kat Morse from Wiine.me who set up the Salon du Champagne events in Switzerland and see our photos here.

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Fondue Restaurants in Zurich

looking for a good Fondue in Zurich? Here are some restaurants that offer great fondues and there’s also a recipe so you can make your own. Find out more about Fondue here.

Cranberries and Cranberry Recipes for Christmas

if Thanksgiving and turkey make you think of cranberries, then check out NextDoorMarket.com Swiss brand which is distributing Wisconsin cranberries in Switzerland. See here for some cranberry recipes.

Whisky Ships at Bürkliplatz 1st – 4th December

it’s not long since the wine boats left Zurich so soon the Whisky Ships will be sailing in – but sadly this year for the last time. Find out more about the event here and discover how you can dress to get in for free.

Zurich's Whisky Boats

Books

Clare O'Dea Talks About Her Book The Naked Swiss

The Naked Swiss by Clare O’Dea

there’s a new book out unravelling the psyche of the Swiss and written by an Irish author married to a Swiss man. This maybe a perfect Christmas present for someone you know? Find out more in this interview with the author here.

Zurich Insider Guide (in German)

for those German speakers amongst you there is a new guide to Zurich called “Zurich Insider Guide” by Peter Bührer of Zurich Welcome Home. As well as being packed with useful information it also offers a tremendous number of 2 for 1 deals and vouchers and it uses QR codes to show you exactly what to expect at some of the event venues and shows etc. You can buy it at all good book shops and online here. 

Travel and Explore

Eating in the river at The gorge at Saklikent Turkey near Fethiye

Exploring the Cultural Side of South Western Turkey by Jeep

craving a little sunshine? Then take a look at our trip to South Western Turkey the other week. There is so much to see and do in Turkey. Read the article here.

A Sports and Sunshine Holiday in Lanzarote

fancy escaping the grey for some sunshine and sports? One visited Lanzarote and tried out lots of sport and fun in the sun! Find out about a sports break in Lanzarote here.

A Voyage Through Switzerland on the Bernina Express

Why not take a trip on the Bernina Express and get blown away by the beautiful and diverse landscapes you get to see in Switzerland in just one day. Find out more about travelling on the Bernina Express here.

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Daisuke Takahashi

Art On Ice Ice Skating and Entertainment 2nd – 5th February

Art On Ice is one of the most popular entertainment shows in Zurich attracting young and old alike. This year it will feature Chaka Khan, James Morrison, along with top figure skaters from all the world including Daisuke Takahashi, Stephane Lambiel, Florence Amodio and many more. Find out all about the full line up and book tickets here.

What to do in Zurich on a Rainy Day

the weather has been a bit mixed of late, so 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.

Fancy a spa or Hammam in Zurich

if you’re looking for a spa or hammam in Zurich take a look at our guide here.

Luxury Spa Day at the Hotel Dolder Grand Zurich

Contests and Offers

Lose Weight and Get Fit 

Find out all about the fitness offers that Jenny at NuYu fitness in Seefeld near Opera has for Christmas and into the New Year.  Jenny conducts her training sessions in English and you can see more here for details.

Articles You May Have Missed

The Work of the GreenLamp Charity and the Solar Suitcase

KUNST 16 Zurich Contemporary Art

A Dinner of Chocolate in Zurich with Honold and Felchlin

Chill Out and Relax at the Beautiful Park Weggis Hotel

A Trip to the Turquoise Waters of Olu Deniz in Turkey

Family Fun – Mountain-carting and more in the Jungfrauregion

 Photos of the Swiss Cake Festival

New Pop Up Restaurant in Zurich – Hung’ER

Sils Maria – A Hidden Jewel in Switzerland

Couleurs Desert Last Exhibition at Museum Bellerive

Top Tips for Newcomers to Zurich

A weekend away in St Moritz

Best Burgers in Zurich

Best  Brunches in Zurich

The Newly Revamped Swiss National Museum

Recipe – Parmesan Mousse with Caramelised Figs

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What’s On in Zurich End October Early November 2016

What’s On in Zurich End October Early November 2016

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What’s On in Zurich End October Early November 2016

 

Fork & Bottle Halloween

Halloween 2016

there’s lots of spooky fun on in Zurich for kids and grown ups too. Halloween games and fun and nightclubs and parties. See all the details here. 

KUNST 16 Zurich Contemporary Art

if you like art you might be interested in visiting KUNST 16 Zurich currently being exhibited at the ABB Halls. The exhibition lasts until 30th October. For full information please see here.

Kunst 16: Zurich’s Annual Contemporary Art Fair

QS are running 2 career events at the Kongresshaus on 31st October  the QS WORLD MBA TOUR and QS World Grad School Tour:

QS World MBA Tour 31st October 

taking place at the Kongresshaus in Zurich, Europe’s leading series of MBA fairs, the QS World MBA Tour, is in Zurich on Monday 31st October. Taking place from 6.30pm – 9.30pm, it offers the unique opportunity to speak directly with admissions officers as well as alumni from some of the world’s top business schools.  Check out your ideal MBA program and find out about the GMAT, MBA admissions process together with financing options.  For more information see here. 

QS World Grad School Tour 31st October

starting a little earlier at the Kongresshaus Zurich from 2.30pm – 8pm the QS World Grad School Tour offers the opportunity to meet with a selection of leading universities and business schools regarding their various Master and PhD programs. You can talk to a variety of international schools and find out about the different courses and application process, the GMAT, as well as exclusive scholarships (1.7M), which are only available to visitors of the events. For more information and to register please click here.

Schoggi tram Zurich

Honold’s Chocolate (Schoggi) Tram 28th October – 6th November

don’t miss Honold’s annual Schoggi tram. A 30 minute tram ride through Zurich complete with cup of hot chocolate, cake and some wonderful Honold chocolates.  Find out more about the Chocolate Tram and book your tickets here. 

Fundraising Coffee Morningat the WAC 2nd November 

there’s a fundraising coffee morning on 2nd November from 9am – 11.30am in aid of World Child Cancer.  It takes place at the WAC in Winterthurerstrasse 18, Uster and there will be tea, coffee and a raffle with lots of great prizes. For more information see here.

Swiss Design Market bei der Sihlpost

a new pop up market with clothes, accessories and lots of ideas for the home is now open near Sihlpost. It’s open Monday to Friday 11am – 7pm, 11- 5pm on Saturdays. It’s at Kasernenstrasse 77A, 8004 Zurich. Why not check it out? Visit their Facebook site here for more information.

Pop Up Store and Greendays at the Maag Halle 5th & 6th November

there’s a great pop up store on 5th and 6th November – an ideal opportunity to get some great wonderful Christmas presents for you and your loved ones! Find out more here.

Expovina Wine Boats 3rd – 17th November **** Win Tickets ****

the wine boats will be back in Zurich from the beginning of November – so don’t miss the opportunity for wine tasting in a unique environment. Why not enter our contest to win one of 3 sets of double tickets to the event. Find out more here.

Expovina wine ships

Port and Burger Pairing 8th November

hurry as there are only 20 places for this exclusive gourmet burger and fine port pairing dinner event which takes place in Zurich on 8th November. Find out more here. 

Salon du Champagne Zurich 15th November

save the date of 15th November for Zurich’s second Salon du Champagne! With over 100 cuvées from over 20 producers it should be a fun evening. Find out more here. 

The International Arab Film Festival Zurich 16th- 20th November

the International Arab Film Festival will be back in Zurich from 16th – 20th November and the program will continue until 15th December. More details on the IAFF here. 

Slow Food Market Zurich

Slow Food Fair 18th – 20th November *** Win Tickets ***

calling all foodies! the Slow Food Market will be taking place from 18th – 20th November this year in Halle 3 +4 at the Messe in Zurich.  We have 10 sets of double tickets for the event – so why not try your luck and enter the contest? For more details see here.

The Gemischter Chor sings Handel’s “Jeptha” at the Tonhalle 20th November

why not visit the Tonhalle Zurich on Sunday 20th November at 5 p.m. to hear Jephtha by Georg Friedrich Händel? For more information and to book tickets in advance please visit the choir’s website.

Blickfang Design Zurich 25th – 27th November 

the fabulous design fair Blickfang will be taking place this year at the Kongresshaus from 25th – 27th November. For more information see here.

blickfang 2016

Eddie Izzard Force Majeure Reloaded 4th December

the talented performer Eddie Izzard will be back in Zurich at the Kongresshaus on 4th December Buy Tickets here

Kunsthaus “Picture Ballot” Architecture Until 11th December

architecture is the theme of this year’s ‘Picture Ballot’ at the Kunsthaus and it is displayed as artists have depicted it over the centuries. Max Ernst’s work ‘La ville entière’ is the centrepiece of the exhibition. Find out more here. 

Mary Poppins Coming to Zurich in English

the Mary Poppins musical is coming to Zurich in the New Year and will be shown at Theater 11. For more information and how to book tickets see here.  

Restaurants

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Indian Dinner at the Widder Hotel by London Chef Alfred Prasad

Michelin starred chef Alfred Prasad from London is cooking at the Widder Hotel for 3 days only. Places are selling out fast but if you’re lucky you might still be able to get in. For more information see here.

Afterwork Tarts at Delish at the Marktgasse

the Delish Deli at the Hotel Marktgasse has started offering “delishtartes” from 5pm daily in their deli. Available with pulled pork, smoked salmon or mediterranean vegetables, the deliciously light and crispy tarts are ideal to share as a light supper or to have with an after-work drink. We have 5 vouchers, each for 2 tarts available for our readers. Simply tell us which flavour delishTarte you would choose in the “Comments Section” below to enter!

Lunch at Baltho Restaurant at the Hotel Marktgasse

chef Lukas Rüfenacht has is creating amazing dishes at the Baltho Restaurant at the Hotel Marktgasse. We went along to try and were bowled over by food he created. Find out more here.

New Pop Up Restaurant in Zurich – Hung’ER

there’s a brand new pop up in Zurich called Hung’ER and it’s emphasis is on meat. It’s open now until 31st December. Find out more here. 

Opening of Smith and De Luma

a very cool new steak house has just opened in Zurich called Smith and De Luma promising great wine and fabulous meat! It opened 20th October and is located at Grubenstrasse 27, Zurich-Binz. More information on their website.

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Fondue Restaurants in Zurich

looking for a good Fondue in Zurich? Here are some restaurants that offer great fondues and there’s also a recipe so you can make your own. Find out more about Fondue here.

Strozzi’s Trattoria and Chuchi Herrliberg Autumn / Winter Season

Strozzi’s Trattoria und Chuchi in Herrliberg recently celebrated the opening of the new Autumn and Winter Season and menus. If you’d like to find out more about what’s offer at this restaurant with views over Lake Zurich see here. 

Travel and Explore

A Trip to the Turquoise Waters of Olu Deniz in Turkey

if you’re looking for a destination with crystal clear turquoise waters, a warm climate and plenty to do see the first part of our trip to Turkey. Details and photos here.

Family Fun – Mountain-carting and more in the Jungfrauregion

if you’re looking for an adventurous day out in the mountains with plenty of fun, why not try mountain-carting, Trotti biking or flying on a zip wire. Find out more here.

Alpamare Waterpark Near Zurich

if you’re looking for a great day out with the kids (especially when it’s raining) Alpamare is a great location with plenty to do whatever the weather. Read all about it here. 

A Trip to Europa Park Germany

if you fancy visiting a fabulous, large theme park not too far away, why not consider a trip to the Europa Park in Germany. They even have a special spooky theme and Halloween offers for Halloween week! More information here.

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Fancy a spa or Hammam in Zurich

if you’re looking for a spa or hammam in Zurich take a look at our guide here.

Lose Weight and Get Fit for Christmas

Find out all about the great offer that Jenny at NuYu fitness in Seefeld near Opera has on for 4 weeks up till Christmas. I addition she has a special reader offer for just CHF 99 – be quick though as there are only limited spaces! See here for details.

Contests

Sport Shop Time Out’s October Contest till 31st October – 3 Great Prizes!

Sport Shop Time Out in Uster has a great contest running on its Facebook pageEnter the contest by liking their Facebook page and liking and sharing the contest post (last date 31st October) to be in the running to win Ski equipment to the value CHF 999, Asics running equipment to the value of CHF 600 or 4 VIP tickets for a Super League game to the value of CHF 600. Visit their Facebook site here.

Slow Food Fair 18th – 20th November – 10 x 2 tickets to be won!

enter our contest to win one of 10 sets of double tickets for this great foodie event! For more details see here.

Expovina Wine Boats 3rd – 17th November  – 3 x 2 tickets to be won!

the wine boats are back in Zurich on 3rd November – so enter our contest to win one of 3 sets of double tickets to the event. Find out more here. 

delishTartes at  Delish at the Hotel Marktgasse – 5 x 2 vouchers to be won? 

simply tell us which flavour you would choose in the comments section below.

Special Fitness Training Offer for NewInZurich Readers

a special one to one fitness package featuring 3 different workouts for CHF 99 instead of CHF 280 especially for NewInZurich readers. Find out more here.

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