August Things To Do

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August is by far the most puzzling month of the year, especially in Zurich!  With temperatures on the decline, school about to start again, and a forecast drizzled with rain, it may be hard to find that “perfect thing do to.”  But have no fear, there’s still plenty on the agenda. Here are our top things to do in the city this month!

National Swiss Day…  We hope you all had a wonderful Swiss National Day barbecuing in the park, soaking in the sun and dancing under the fireworks!

Get Out and Dance…  Did you know that Zurich Street Parade is in fact the worlds largest Techno Parade?  On 11 August you are either in two camps…those that avoid downtown, or those that dive right into the middle of the action! Electronic sounds will make the city vibrate and hundreds of thousands of people will be dancing in the streets…and by Monday morning, you’ll never know what happened because the streets will be sparkling clean.

It Wouldn’t be Summer in Zurich without… Zürcher Theater Spektakel!  13 stages and over 40 current theater productions from all over the world in just 18 days beginning on 16.8.  You shouldn’t miss this one!

A Zuri Girl Styled Triathlon… Check out Wanderlust’s event on the 26th of August!  It’s a triathlon combining a 5K run, Yoga and Meditation with optional fitness courses, main stage DJ’s, organic food & bev and more. Website

Cool Down One Last Time with a Frozen Treat…make sure to stock up on Ice-cream and Froyo before it’s cold outside again! Check out our guide to frozen goodies!  Whether its in a cone or a dish, it’s the best way to beat the heat!

Snap a Pic like a Professional…Fall is approaching and we all know what that means!  And no ladies, we’re not just talking about Pumpkin Spice Lattes… It’s time to take beautiful photos of falling leaves and Autum surroundings.  Sign up today with Viewfinder Center to learn how to take a photo like the pros!

Buy Something New… need a new jacket for Fall?  Check out Claudia Güdel’s 2018 collection!  She brings to life a brand that is focused on comfort, elegance…and a hint of rebellion. Read our interview with this lovely and creative lady!

Take a day trip to Bern…and do something for free while there! Bern city has announced that the following 17 places will be “free entrance” every Saturday during August (8.04/ 8.11/ 8.18/ 8.25).
   – Abegg-Stiftung
   – Alpines Museum der Schweiz
   – Bernisches Historisches Museum
   – Botanischer Garten der Universitat Bern
   – Einstein-Haus
   – Klingende Sammlung
   – Kornhausbibliothek
   – Kunsthalle Bern
   – Kunstmuseum Bern
   – Museum fur Kommunikation
   – Naturhistorisches Museum Bern
   – Parkanlage Elfenau
   – Psychiatrie-Museum Bern
   – Schloss Landshut
   – Schweizer Schutzenmuseum
   – Universitatsbibliothek Bern
   – Zentrum Paul Klee