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Zermatt Celebrates Matterhorn 150th Anniversary

Zermatt Celebrates Matterhorn 150th Anniversary

  Photograph © Robert Bösch, Mammut und Erdmannpeisker Photo courtesy Zermatt Tourismus Zermatt Celebrates Matterhorn 150th Anniversary   On 14th July 1865, British climber Edward Whymper and his team made history by conquering the summit of the Matterhorn. At 4,478 metres this imposing mountain is world renowned (there is even a cake named after it […]

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What’s On in Zurich Mid to Late July 2015

What’s On in Zurich Mid to Late July 2015

What’s On in Zurich Mid to Late July 2015   Zurich Ironman July 19th roads will be closed along Seestrasse and various other locations in Zurich this coming Sunday for the Zurich Ironman. It’s a great spectacle for all the family and there are great viewing points all round the lake. The Ironman Zurich Switzerland […]

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Hiking around Lake Obersee Near Näfels

Hiking around Lake Obersee Near Näfels

Hiking around Lake Obersee Near Näfels If you fancy a light hike or even a Sunday afternoon stroll which is easy enough for all the family, a beautiful place not far from Zurich with fabulous scenery is Lake Obersee near Näfels. It’s a great place to go and visit anytime, but the best times to […]

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What’s On In Zurich Mid July 2015

What’s On In Zurich Mid July 2015

  What’s On In Zurich Mid July 2015     Free Concerts at the Bäckeranlage from 8th July – 3rd September every Summer Stadt Zurich organises free concerts in the Bäckeranlage park in Zurich on Wednesday evenings. The best thing is that they are totally FREE! Bob Spring and The Calling Sirens is on Wednesday […]

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Viadukt Event Friday 7th September Food, Music, Entertainment and more

Viadukt Event Friday 7th September Food, Music, Entertainment and more

If you haven’t yet visited the Viadukt in Kreis 5 in West Zurich, then Friday 7th September would be a great time to go!  They are having a special day and night of events and entertainment when they will stay open late till 2am. 64 shops, restaurants, and bars will be opening their doors on […]

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100 Years of Forchbahn Celebrations 1st & 2nd Sept – Aunty Frieda, “pig racing” and more!

100 Years of Forchbahn Celebrations 1st & 2nd Sept – Aunty Frieda, “pig racing” and more!

The Forchbahn, the S18 service from Stadelhofen to Esslingen is celebrating 100 years of service and there will be celebrations at Esslingen station this Saturday, 1 September followed by light refreshments. All railway enthusiasts are welcome! There will be a procession of various railway wagons in unusual combinations along the route from Forch to Esslingen – so if […]

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Long Night of the Museums – Die Lange Nacht der Zuercher Museen

Long Night of the Museums – Die Lange Nacht der Zuercher Museen

Next Saturday 1st September the “Long night of the Museums” begins in Zurich at 7pm. It means that with one ticket costing just 25 CHF you have the opportunity to visit up to 40 museums in Zurich.  Well, ok, that’s probably not physically possible – but you should be able to visit a few!  The […]

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Art Workshops in English near Zurich

Filed in Things To Do by on August 26, 2012 0 Comments
Art Workshops in English near Zurich

Fancy trying your hand at painting? Be inspired! The art studio in Egg is opening on September 3rd. New this season: – experienced artist, printmaker and teacher, Paula Henihan, is joining Bridget Wilkin to teach new classes: – Saturday morning classes for children 6 – 8 and 8 – 12 – fantastic half-term holiday portfolio class […]

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Vintage Tram Photos & 100 Years of the Forchbahn

Vintage Tram Photos & 100 Years of the Forchbahn

If you missed yesterday’s VHF Vintage Tram Open Day there is another Open Day along the route from the Tram Museum in Burgwies to Esslingen on 29th September. Forchbahn Also, this year the Forchbahn celebrates 100 years of service so there will be festivities to celebrate this milestone with a big party at Forch Station […]

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Vintage Travel by Tram

Filed in Exhibitions and Events, Things To Do, Travel by on August 25, 2012 0 Comments
Vintage Travel by Tram

Did you know that the “VHF”, the Society responsible for historic Forchbahn trams, run monthly public journeys in vintage trams along the “Route 21” line, a variant of the Forchbahn route, from the Tram Museum in Burgwies to Esslingen?  Today, Saturday August 25th is one of those days when the vintage trams will be out and […]

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