Die Herzbaracke on Lake Zurich

Have you ever visited the “Herzbaracke” in Zurich? It’s actually a cross between a boat and a  “floating theatre”, equipped with a with a restaurant and a stage and all beautifully  decorated in  the style of “la Belle Epoque”. They perform dance productions, recitals, concerts, pantomime, literary cabaret in a very friendly atmosphere while you have a meal or just a drink. For the program click here.

die Herzbaracke, Lake Zurich
Federico Emanuel Pfaffen sails all year round on Lake Zurich, docking at different locations to present a wide variety of productions. The Herzbaracke will be in Zurich from November to March.

die Herzbaracke, Lake Zurich

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Slow Up 2012 along Lake Zurich from Meilen to Rapperswil and Schmerikon

Did you cycle, skate, walk or run in the Slow Up on Sunday? The sun was shining and there were all forms of non-motorised transport on display – even a horse and trap.

Slow Up Zurich 2012 from Meilen to Rapperswil, NewInZurich.comIf you missed this event or if you enjoyed it and want to take part in another Slow Up please check here for details of the next Slow Up event which takes place in Schwyz – Swiss Knife Valley.  In fact there are Slow Up events all over Switzerland.  We are at the end of the 2012 schedule but check on this link for details for the rest of the year and for future events next year.

Slow Up 2012 in Rapperswil, NewinZurich.com

Refreshment stops on the Slow Up 2012 from Meilen to Rapperswil, NewInZurich.com

The Slow Up also passed through one of the many “chilbis”taking place all over the Zurich region at this time of year.  This one was in Mannerdorf.

Chilbi in Maennerdorf, Slow Up through Maennerdorf 2012, NewInZurich.com

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

Swim Across Lake Zurich – Seeueberquerung Wednesday 22nd August

This Wednesday 22nd why not swim across the lake as part of the annual Zurich “Seeueberquerung” from Mythenquai to Tiefenbrunnen?  No need to pre-register, you simply turn up on the day and the ticket office opens at 2pm with the first swimmers crossing at 3pm and the event ends at 6.15pm. The crossing is recommended for good swimmers only as it is about 1,500 meters in length and is open to 16 year olds and above. Your luggage is transported to the other side by boat. Tickets cost CHF 20 and the price includes a drink, a voucher for risotto and a souvenir glass. There will be space for up to 10,000 swimmers – so if you missed out on Saturday’s Limmat Swim, now is your chance to do some real swimming!