Salon du Chocolat Zurich 22nd – 24th March

Salon du Chocolat Zurich 22nd – 24th March
Salon Du Chocolat Zurich

If you’re a big chocolate fan this is THE chocolate event to go to in Zurich.  Not only will you find all the newest and latest information about chocolate, the latest chocolate creations and innovations, as well as firm choccie favourites, but each day there will be a chocolate fashion show at 5pm – yes, really!  The models will be wearing clothes and designs made up of chocolate.  Quite a high risk strategy you may think, especially under the hot stage lights – and when you see the designs themselves you are sure to be even more impressed.

Salon Du Chocolat Zurich

The Salon du Chocolat takes place in Hall 5 at the Messe in Wallisellenstrasse 49, Oerlikon from the 22nd – 24th March. Open each day from 10am – 7pm

ENTRANCE FEES

Adults: CHF 18
Children (3 to 12 years): CHF 9
Free for children under 3

Transport:

– Bus / Lines 63 and 94 from Oerlikon station
– Tramway / Line 11: Messe/Hallenstadion stop
– Tramway / Lines 10 and 14: Sternen stop

To whet your appetite here is a video from last year’s Salon du Chocolat. (Tip – you may want to fast forward to around the 3min mark to skip the intro in German)

Photos: © Salon du Chocolat

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The Event and Wedding Fair or Fest- und Hochzeitsmesse Zürich

Oerlikon is a popular location for concerts, exhibitions and events and just this weekend Zurich’s “Fest- und Hochzeitmesse” or Event and Wedding Fair takes place at the Messe by the Hallenstadion.

Wedding Fair at the Messe in Oerlikon

The Fair is on 12th and 13th January from 10am – 6pm each day.  In fact it’s not just aimed at those who are getting married. Whether you’re planning a wedding or indeed a grand party or event, or just want to go along for some inspiration, there is bound to be lots on offer to whet your appetite.

Wedding Fair at the Messe in Oerlikon

As well as fashion shows featuring the latest trends there are also talks on everything from flowers and accessories to holiday and honeymoon destinations and lots more.  In addition information and advice is on hand from hundreds of retailers who will be willing to help you with your plans. Entrance is CHF 18 but if you go after 4.30pm there is reduced entry of just CHF 10.  For more information please check the website.

Photos: Fest- und Hochzeitmesse

This Weekend in Zurich: Food + Wine + Cars + Fashion + Art + Festivals

Food: Slow Food Market in Oerlikon: From the 9th – 11th November there is the Slow Food Market at the Messe in Oerlikon.  A not-to-miss event for all foodies and gourmets! This event focuses on the provenance of high quality food  – what we eat, where it comes from, how it tastes and how the food we choose impacts the rest of the world.The antithesis of fast food embodied by its logo of the snail. For more information click here.

 

 

 

 

Wine: Expovina: All 12 wine boats are moored just off Burkliplatz waiting for your visit. To join in the fun and taste wine on the lake, check out our post (in English) here or click on the website (in German). The boats are here till the 15th November.

Expovina 2012

 

 

 

 

Cars: Zurich Car Show: The Zurich Car Show is at the Messe in Oerlikon from 8th – 11th November. For more information  and the programme (in German) click here or click here or scroll down for our previous post in English detailing the ticket prices and opening hours.

Zurich Car Show

 

 

 

 

 

Fashion: Mercedes Benz Fashion Days: Mercedes Benz fashion show continues at Schiffbau on Saturday and on Sunday for it’s final night. For more information click here or to  read our previous article click here.

Art: Zurich Kunst 12: KUNST 12 ZÜRICH is a contemporary visual art fair showcasing 80 international galleries. Over the past 17 years this art fair has grown into an important meeting point for collectors, gallery owners, curators, artists and art-lovers. The exhibition takes place in the old factory buildings behind Oerlikon railway station.  For more information please click here.

 

 

 

 

 

Art: Swiss National Museum Exhibition Exhibition “Capital” – the Merchants in Venice and Amsterdam The exhibition tells the story of the origins of our contemporary economic system, capitalism, in the historic maritime republic of Venice and during the “Golden Age” of Amsterdam – Venice from the 13th century and Amsterdam in the 17th century. Both cities played a key role in the economic and social development of the West. Merchants and traders invented new forms of finance, credit and commerce which we still use today. For more information click here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Festival: International Short Film Festival Winterthur: The16th edition of the International Short Film Festival will take place from 6th to 11th November in Winterthur, just 20 mins from Zurich by train. For more information click here.

 

 

 

 

 

And for something different a Swiss festival in Richterswil:-

The Raeblilichtumzug in Richterswil: This takes place not far from Zurich in the town of Richterswil on Saturday 10th November starting from around 3pm.  There are special boats along the lake to get to get there in time and it all makes for a great spectacle as the whole town is lit up by “turnip lanterns”.For more information click here to read our previous post.

Raeblilichtumzug Richterswil


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.

Weltmarkt in Oerlikon this Friday 14th September

Fancy a market with a difference? Why not visit the “Weltmarkt” which is taking place on the Marktplatz in Oerlikon this coming Friday 14th September?  It’s open from 11am till 8pm and promises a vast array of exotic food, spices, clothes, craft, pottery, jewellery, music and more from all over the world.