What a Weekend in Zurich!

So much to do in and around Zurich this weekend!

Here is a quick round up of things going on this Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd September:

There is of course the Zurich Film Festival

Then there is the Opera House Open Day

The Freestyle.ch event at Landiwiese  – watch this video from last year to get a feel!

The Zuspa Shopping Fair in Oerlikon

The Procession of Cows down the mountain a little further afield in Flums

You can also get involved in Zurich Multi Mobile and even hire a video bike helmet and

make your own movie.

On Sunday there is the Slow Up from Meilen to Rapperswil and on to Schmerikon and if you cycle both directions you will have covered 56 km!

If the weather is off putting there is also the Local International Party at Holmes Place Jelmoli from 2pm – midnight. CHF 20 entry which includes 2 drinks and canapés .

Lots to do and let’s hope you can fit at least some of it  in. Certainly not a weekend to get bored!

Video: Youtube: fafagfreestyle

Photo: Freestyle.ch

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It’s Zurich Film Festival Week – so why not make your own movie from a bike?

It’s Zurich Film Festival week (see post below for more info) so if you’re not watching one of the big screens why not shoot your own movie and perhaps even win a prize?
Photo of Velo Streifen - Go Pro campaign with Zuri rollt
Until 22nd September you can take your Ausweis along as a deposit to the «Zürich rollt» station at Pestalozziwiese and borrow a bike and helmet camera for 30mins to make your own movie of Zurich. By the evening you will be able to watch your own video of the city on Facebook. There will be a competition on Facebook and who knows if yours is voted best film you will be the competition winner!  Good luck!

Zurich Opera House’s Open Day Sat 22nd September – free entry for all

Have you visited the Opera House in Zurich? If not, this Saturday you have the opportunity to explore both the public areas and “behind the scenes” as the Opernhaus invites you all to an “open Day”.

From 1O.OO-21.OO the Opera House is yours to explore. There will be special events (with tickets available at the front of the building) and the whole day will be a celebration of the start of the season 2O12/13 –  one great big Opera House Party! There will be food, music and theatre for you all to enjoy and an opportunity to get to know Zurich Opera House at close quarters. What’s even better is that entrance is free!  Enjoy!
Picture: Zurich Opera House

Pink Ribbon Charity Walk on September 30th in Zurich. Are you taking part?

The 5th annual Pink Ribbon Charity walk takes place on Sunday September 30th at the Letzigrund Stadium in Zurich from 12 noon to 5pm. It covers a distance of 4km through Letzigrund and along the neighbouring streets and you can walk or jog.

As well as being great fun, the Pink Ribbon Charity Walk also raises valuable funds for the Breast Cancer charity. There will be pink caps and t-shirts, a Zumba fitness warm-up, a photo shoot of a “human pink ribbon”, live music, food and refreshments and even a program for children. Men, women and children are invited to participate. You can register online until 12 noon on Thursday 27th September and also on the day at 12 noon.

For more information (in German) click here. If you want to send an invitation to your friends inviting them to take part click here.

Photos: Pink Ribbon Charity

 

Zurich Multimobil 2012 – Zurich goes green

You’ve probably seen the posters plastered all over Zurich this week – but what exactly is  “Zurich Multimobil”? It’s a series of over 70 activities taking place in Zurich from the 19th – 23rd September to show how mobile you can be in Zurich without needing a car.

The city of Zurich is highlighing these days of action as part of its contribution to “European Mobility Week” and to address the following questions:
Can you live in Zurich without a car?
What happens when there is no more oil?
How fast and easy is an E-bike to use?
All sorts of ideas and suggestions are on hand to look at ways of making Zurich more enviromentally friendly and Multimobil hopes to make you think about the part you can play. There are free bike tours with music and entertainment as well as free bike hire with Zuri Rollt, information about e-bikes and help for pedestrians an commuters alike. And please note that the centre of Zurich will be closed to cars all day Saturday 23rd September. For more information please click here. There is also an English section on putting pedestrians first if you click here. On Sunday there is also a free film showing at 19.30 at the Literaturhaus, Limmatquai 62 62, 8022 Zürich for more information click here.

“LIP Party” Local International Party this Sunday 23rd at Holmes Place Jelmoli

Are you international? Are you local? Then why not join the fun at the “Local International Party” this Sunday 23rd September at Holmes Place in Jelmoli?

Starting at just 2pm and running till midnight enjoy the party atmosphere!  With Asian and European food, beer from two micro breweries and lots of good company it should be a great night out. Entrance costs just 20 CHF and includes 2 drinks and canapés.  Register at:  dot@lipevents.com

Freestyle.ch Next Weekend 22nd and 23rd September in Landiwiese, Zurich

Freestyle.ch is the largest freestyle sporting event in Europe and it takes place in Zurich next weekend from the 22nd – 23rd September. There will be top international stars performing daring tricks on their snowboards, freestyle skis, FMX bikes and skateboards and there will be plenty of action.

Lots of new products and equipment will also be available to purchase at event. It all takes place at Landiwiese and for more information please go to the Website. Tickets for the event can be purchased at the Tourist Office, at the main station in Zürich.

Photo: Zurich Tourismus

Lake Zurich in the sunshine

After a cloudy start, Sunday turned in to a very sunny day – perfect for a barbeque, picnic and a swim.  The swans appeared to be enjoying the lake as much as everyone else and there were some dramatic jumps from the diving board.

It was rounded off with a beautiful September sunset. Hope you all had a great day.

September Sunset over ZurichAccording to the weather forecast there are a few more sunny days for the week ahead.

Don’t miss the “Slow Up” from Meilen next Sunday 23rd September

Don’t miss the “Slow Up” next Sunday 23rd September around Lake Zurich from Meilen to Rapperswil and then on to Schmerikon.  It’s 28 km in total and you can do as much or as little of it as you like, by biking, skating, pushing a pram….. It’s mainly flat and there are refreshment booths and snack stops all along the route. The road along the lake from Meilen is shut to cars and all road traffic from 9am till 6pm – and the road is yours from 10am – 5pm!

A great family day out and for more information (in German) click here.

If that all looks a bit too easy for you, then there is the Iron Bike Run in Einsiedeln a little further away.  For information on this event (in German) click here.

Photo: Zurichsee Tourismus

Fine Weekend in Zurich? Burkliplatz Flea Market, International Parenting Fair, Lernfestival…

Photo: NewInZurich

The forecast predicted fine weather this weekend in Zurich.  Though whether it will be as sunny as last week and if the water in the lake is warm enough for swimming is another question. The photo above was taken last Saturday in Zurich and the lake was definitely “refreshing” then – before last week’s rain arrived!

There is an International Community and Parenting Fair taking place on Saturday from 10 – 5pm in Kilchberg at the Kirchegemeindehaus Kilchberg, Stockenstrasse 150, 8802 Kilchberg on Saturday 14th.  This also coincides with the Lernfestival 2012 – a national campaign for lifelong learning which started on Friday. If you like writing there is the English version of an “endless story” to which you can contribute if you click here and which is part of this event.

Or you could pop down to Bürkliplatz and take a look at the flea market there. It’s open from 9am till 4pm on Saturdays from May – October with up to 500 stall holders and an ever changing array of goods for sale. Always worth a peek!

And if you fancy getting out of the city and watching one of the the Alpabzug festivals taking place this weekend, with the cows coming down the mountain, please check out our previous post for more details.

Photo: Surselva Tourist Board