Cheap flights to Zurich
If you’re after true class, stunning mountain views and restaurants to die for then don’t look much further than Zurich. Europe’s largest street party takes place in Zurich. So it’s time to forget all those associations with Swiss banks and finance because Zurich is now officially one of Europe’s hippest and most vibrant cities. It’s flush with trendy bars, cafes and music venues catering to all tastes and, the closer you look, the more you’ll realise that this place has a lot more in store than you realised.
Travel to Zurich and you’ll find all sorts of gems, from art house cinemas where you can wile away a bohemian hour or two, to school playgrounds that turn into open-air clubs when evening falls. Then there’s jazz clubs, spectacular rock venues and as always those obligatory traditional Irish-style pubs.
A great day out for the entire family. Sechselauten, known as the 'Six o'clock Bells' Zurich Spring Festival dates back to the fourteenth century custom ringing of Grossmunster bell at 6 oclock in the vening to proclaim the start of summer. If you happen to be in the area, the festival climaxes with the Procession of the Guilds and the burning of the Böögg snowman at 1800 on the Sechseläuten field near the Opera.
Marmite Food Lab is a pop-up concept for foodies. For the last year, some of the most celebrated chefs in Zurich have come together in hosting high-quality events. If you love talking about food, learning about food photography or simply mingling with fellow foodies. www.marmite-events.ch
If you love art and love seeing something truly amazing, go to the entrance hall to the city's police headquarters where Augusto Giacometti's murals are on display. The vaulted ceiling and walls are spectacular, celebrating the Giacometti family of artists. Not only is this free but the stained-glass windows show a bit of history in old Zurich.
Christmas Markets in Zurich are a must in December and one of the best is the Christmas Market in Einsiedeln. The delightfully decorated market stands, the enchanting Christmas lights and the enormous Christmas tree make visitors' eyes shine in wonder.
Zurich Film Festival
Film buff? The Zurich film festival kicks off on 22 September and finishes on 2 October so be sure to soak in all the creative talent the city has to offer. Chat with aspiring producers or simply watch one of the movies from emerging filmmakers during this cool event. The hub of the festival activity is Zurich's Sechseläutenplatz, situated in the heart of the city and on the shore of Lake Zurich. https://zff.com/en/home/
International Zurich Marathon
Don't just sit there - get moving with thousands of other runners at the Zurich Marathon. Participate in the biggest Marathon in the canton at the International Zurich Marathon. Running through some of the country's most picturesque neighbourhoods will put a spring in your step and get you to the finish line much faster than you think.
With only a handful of stalls, the newly opened Food Market is a great spot for foodies interested in other cuisines. The Asian buns are popular and the whole place looks like it'll be a hot spot for the summer this year. food-market.ch
11.5h, Hans Meier Tourist AG, GrayLine