In and around Zurich this Weekend….

Here’s a quick round up of things on in and around Zurich this weekend:

On Sunday 7th there is the Alpabfahrt in Elm at 2.30pm.  For more information click here.

Circus Monti is on until Sunday 7th October with trapeze artists, clowns and acrobats from all over the world. The circus takes place in a big top located at Kasernenareal in Zurich and for more information and to book tickets click here.

The Gourmesse.ch – fine food and wine from all over Switzerland in Zurich is on at the Kongresshaus todayfrom 11am to 9pm and on Sunday 7th and Monday 8th from 11am – 8pm.  As well as food, wine and champagne tastings, there are also show kitchens with top chefs demonstrating their skills and there are restaurants there too.

The Zurich Bierfest is on at Zurich Hauptbahnof until Saturday 13th October with plenty of beer a fun atmosphere.  It’s advisable to make reservations if you can but there are sometimes seats availble if you’re passing by.  For more information and to make a booking click here.

Or why not visit the Museum of Rietberg and see the exhibition of Women in Japanese Woodblock prints which runs till 14th October?

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Züspa 2012 in Oerlikon – Shopping, Food, Wine and lots more

From 21st September – 30th September Zuespa is once more in town.

This annual event which takes place at the Messe in Oerlikon, next to the Concert hall,  is like a cross between the “Ideal Home Show” and an English Country Fair.  Not only do they usually have live animals such as sheep and goats and sometimes lamas on display outside, but they also have 1000s of square metres of shopping opportunities of all varieties on the inside, with wine tasting, delicatessen and food tastings as well as a variety of restaurants, cafes and bars.

Züspa is open:

Monday – Friday from 12 till 9pm, Saturday from 10 till 7pm (with the food halls staying open till 9pm) and on Sunday all Halls are open from 10 till 7pm.

Tickets cost CHF 12 for adults and CHF 6 for children. You can buy a special rail and Züspa card online  giving discounted entry if you arrive by public transport and for more information click here.