The Josefswiese in Kreis 5 is the place for you. Grab something to eat or drink from the lovely little kiosk and lie down on the fields. Watching the trains rush by and the other people playing frisbee or bbq-ing will totally calm you down.
It always takes some time until you’ll feel at home in a new city. The easiest way to get the local vibe is to do as the locals. myfriendfromzurich has listed five things that guarantee a smooth start in Zurich.
Eat chocolate Just enter any grocery store and eat yourself through the range. If you’re looking for something special, visit one of the many confectioneries Sprüngli in town. The traditional confectionery is known for their pastry and has excellent truffles too.
Buy something at Freitag The Freitag brothers make bags, wallets, laptop cases and much more out of used truck canvas – almost everybody in Zurich possesses an item by them. Visit the shop at Freitag tower, where you shouldn’t miss the view from the sunny rooftop platform.
Jump into lake Zurich Seriously, who needs to go on a holiday when you can jump into the lake in the middle of the city?! Summer or winter, Seebad Enge is the best place to so so: In winter, the popular summer bath turns into a sauna. Be brave and jump right into lake Zurich after a having a long and hot sauna.
End a party night at Happy Beck With its many bars and clubs, the Langstrasse is definitely the place to be for night owls. After a long night, directly go to 24 hours bakery Happy Beck. A double cheese sandwich or a hot dog might not be the healtiest choice, but it´s possibly the best strategy to prevent a massive headache.
Bargain at a flea market A Saturday in Zurich isn’t perfect without a stroll through one of Zurichs flea markets. The the two largest ones are held every Saturday at 7 o´clock at Kanzlei and Bürkliplatz. In summer, there is also a flea market at Frau Gerolds Garten. It starts at 9 o’clock.
Also read our post from February 9th.
You know it’s spring in Zurich, when the season of the fruit, vegetable and flower markets hast started again. It’s a great pleasure to stroll around one of the 6 marketplaces, enjoying the unique atmosphere and buying high quality local products.
You’ll find the markets at various spots and specific days:
- Bürkliplatz: Tuesday & Friday morning
- Helvetiaplatz: Tuesday & Friday morning
- Rathausbrücke: Saturday morning
- Milchbuck: Tuesday & Friday morning
- Altstetten: Wednesday & Saturday morning
- Oerlikon: Wednesday & Saturday morning
We especially like “our” Helvetiaplatz market at Kreis 4, of course.
For the ones among you living in Zurich: it’s possible to get a subscription for garden vegetables, for instance at Pflanzplatz Dunkelhölzli.
Yes, the grey and cold are back. We also wonder where lovely misses spring has gone. But, nevertheless, there are still plenty of things to do in Zurich on a rainy day:
Further tips against the grey weather blues you’ll find here.
Easter… finally some days off! There is lots going on in Zurich during Easter time and one thing is for sure: Zurich is more than just chocolate (bunnies)! Have fun with any of the following:
Definitely the best party:
At Exil, you won’t get any chocolate this Saturday, but lots of great music instead! 5 non-commercial music festivals from Zurich founded the umbrella organisation DANZH and invite you to their foundation party “all under one roof”. You can look forward to Tim&Puma Mimi, Le Dompteur and others.
Good verus bad weather Easter program:
If the weather is nice, you could do a boat trip with Lindt’s gold bunny, win some prices or eat Lindt chocolate while enjoying the view over lake Zurich.
The Kunsthaus is open all Easter weekend and is currently showing works by Marc Chagall, Haris Epaminonda and Ferdinand Hodler.
Looking for Easter eggs around town or how to entertain the little ones:
Zwänzgerle, the traditional after-Easter egg game! On Easter Monday from 10am, hundreds of eggs change owners at Limmatquai. Switzerland Tourism tells you how exactly it works.