The perfect place to catch the latest releases. With numerous showings, it is easy to find a suitable time and English showing. The complex is modern with a buzzing bar, plush seating and state of the art sound systems (even in the Powder Room).
If you fancy the road less traveled and the risk and edginess of an Indie film, then you will appreciate the Arthouse Kinos. Several locations throughout Zurich present an array of independent and international films; documentaries and premieres.
Located near Europaallee, it’s a “pay as you go” style studio popular in the UK & US. Their motto is “Burn Build Breathe”…BURN fat, BUILD muscle, and BREATHE. The class combines cardio intervals with weight training and some good stretching exercises…you can burn up to 1000 calories per session.
This isn’t your ordinary bar or library. Located in the former Hürlimann brewery, B2 Boutique Hotel + Spa is a surprising and unusual city hotel. Grab a book from their collection of 33,000 and read while sipping on a Hürlimann Lager or enjoy a trip to the public thermal bathes and relax in their spa. The Wine Library is a very impressive and comfortable place to meet, chill, or chat with friends.
The first to bring this level of baking supplies (2,000+ online) to CH with a focus on British and American supplies and legal obligation to itemize every ingredient to allow it into the country! Oodles of baking pins, food coloring, stencils, cookie cutters, chocolate molds and special occasion decor. They host classes and events too.
Balboa Garage has been Zurich’s underground ‘hot spot’ for the workout community and we love their motto: “THE STARTING POINT FOR BODY, MIND AND SOCIAL ACTIVITIES.” With a cool and cozy environment yet a very professional staff, this is the perfect gym for a fun and tough workout!
The easiest way to find the movie you want. Cineman has excellent search features in various languages to view the important essentials and film trailers. It also has customizable features such as alerts, watchlists and free mobile applications.
1-day / evening short taster courses led by professional speakers (in English). Topics vary from hobbies and fun to professional and business focused. Annually, there’s a Curious Courses Day.
We met Elaine at the Expat Expo and absolutely loved working with her…then we saw her webpage and portfolio. Wow, this woman has an incredibly eye for photography! She is a commercial photographer and photojournalist working for multinational corporations and startups, always telling their story through her lens.
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The permanent classic collection& exquisite temporary programs feature premieres and touring exhibitions. The English audio guide navigates 200+ works from Swiss masterpieces to renowned artists such as Claude Monet. Free entry on Wednesday.
Jazz, Funk, Soul, Blues & Electro – here, music lovers get a bit of everything every day of the week! While they attract international acts, most of the shows are local musicians. The hall is intimate with seating for 500, cozy enough for great views.
With up to 7 exhibitions a year, we are always thrilled to see what this cool museum is up to next. They’re constantly bringing us innovation as they explore the latest in design, visual communication and architecture.
Learn how to make sushi alongside a professional sushi chef! The course, (about 8 people), provides the opportunity to learn one-on-one with a chef, and the best part is at the end when the sushi gets to be eaten. Courses in: Basel, Zurich, Winterthur & Zug.
Set upon a scenic location above Lake Zurich. While parents linger in the herb garden and sprawling lawn areas, kids enjoy donkey rides, a choo choo train, Kasperlitheater and fun playgrounds. Pack the kids’ swimsuits in the summer so they can cool off in the splash area!
16 branches offers a range of materials from books and magazines to maps and language courses. PBZ presents 3 memberships beginning at 25CHF annually (that is less than 2 bookshop books) and children under 16 may borrow for free.
Mostly Swiss music groups with an occasional USA or German band mixed in. The venue is intimate with no seats or reserved areas. The 1 bar stays open during performances, but it’s jammed! If you prefer to relax without rubbing elbows, head upstairs.
Switzerland’s only art museum for non-European cultures. The once private collection of artifacts was donated in 1952 transitioning the lovely Villa into a cultural landmark. Order a picnic & blanket to enjoy the beautifully landscaped Park.
Helena shares her passion for sushi-making with us in small groups or as your personal caterer. From romantic events for two to a private apéro, combine Helena’s talents with wine, music and a group of friends, and you’ll have a sushi-making party to remember.
A castle filled with treasures showcasing Swiss history and culture. Their permanent collection displays over 820,000 objects signifying Swiss religion, military, politics, handicrafts, home décor and traditional garments. Regular free English tours.
Zurich’s most famous English-speaking comedienne. Sylvia Day is a professional Actor, Comedy Writer and Improv Coach with 50 stage personalities. She performs publicly throughout the year and may be hired for private home / corporate events.
This vibrant club hosts an eclectic mix of club, house, electronic, and rock music concerts plus comedy in English. The bands and audiences are trendy, but the building itself is crammed with history as Zurich’s oldest nightclub, entertaining visitors since the turn of the century.
Housed in the beautiful former Black Friar’s abbey, the library houses 5.1 million items and is free for residents. Since the English books are not in a designated area, it is best to search the online database for your preferred reading selection.
One of the largest outdoor surfing systems in Switzerland with patented Citywave® technology! Urbansurf is the new, trendy meeting place for sports, lifestyle, adventure and gastronomy in the middle of the city of Zurich. Let yourself be inspired by the terrace, fine drinks at the bar, music, workshops and DJ nights!
Choose from 4 different class types and sweat out loads of calories in this 50-minute indoor cycling class riding to the tunes of killer music from their state of the art sound system in a custom built fitness room. Flexible abo programs available to fit every type of schedule.
Outside of Zurich, but worth the trip to really Swiss-ify your life by creating your very own personalized Swiss Army Knife. A 15-minute reserved appointment and CHF 30 spoils you with the small museum visit and fun of making your own knife with inscription of choice.
It’s free, you can touch things and has a picnic area…always top of the list on rainy days with kids. 1,500 animals to see and 300 sounds to listen to. Daily film showings, franc savvy free tours and family workshops (usually in German). Great place for a kid’s birthday party in winter.
Stunning photos of Zurich printed on canvas and limited edition prints. Memorable souvenirs like annual calendars and photo bags available, but our favorite is the made-to-order colorized photo of your own apartment building. Photography classes available.
Over 270 Operas, Ballets, Concerts and Song Recitals annually performed in the stunning rococo style interior seating 1,100. Check the “People’s Performance” (Volksvorstellung)…tickets are sold 4 weeks prior at considerably lower costs.