Our top 5 Event Tips for the week

Hello hello, we are back! Summer is over and autumn officially here – no reason to be sad though, the weather can only get better. We got a few great things for you to do this week:

Wood Food is all about wood – in combination with a cosy atmosphere, a fireplace and innovative cooks. Book your seats over their website and join one of the smoking pop up dinners. When? During september, ever Tuesday-Saturday at 6pm.

Surely, many of you like the stylish clothes by COS as much as we do? You must be happy to hear:  They open up a shop in the old town of Zurich this Friday!

Night owls and shopaholics should attend the third Viaduktnacht at Kreis 5 – also on Friday. Shop till you drop: until 11pm, all shops are opened. Enjoy live music, delicious drinks or yummy food and people watching. And definitely don’t miss the store opening of the seasonal design shop Temporär and get a piece by Julian Zigerli or one of the other designers from Zurich.

Another big Zurich happening every year is the Lange Nacht der Museen or Museums at Night. 40 of Zurichs museums invite you to join their current and special exhibitions. This Saturday from 7pm they will be open for much of the night, offering a mix of entertainment, insights and information until 2am. For details of the full programme check the official website.

Last but not least, something for you, film lovers: the Fantoche, an important International Animation Film Festival will take place in Baden. During the next few days, it showcases the best and most interesting new examples of animated short film production worldwide. It is also the first port of call to get to know the latest works by Swiss animated film producers.


Yeahhh: What about 2014, Zurich?

Which are going to be your 2014 highligts, Zurich? We are curious about what you got for us!

The inauguration of the Sechseläutenplatz in April is one of the first big Zurich highlights, so get prepared for many nice attractions and festivities. We can’t provide you with more information now, but definitely will ahead of the event.

Furthermore, the European Athletics Championships are coming to Zurich in 2014: from 12 until 17 August, the Letzigrund and the city will be full of sporty people, competitions and festivities. The Sechseläutenplatz for instance, is going to be the base of the House of Switzerland, representing the host country and throwing a huge summer party.

Another big thing is the opening of the Zurich Cross-City Link (Durchmesserlinie). The heart of the cross-city link is the second underground thourgh-station, Löwenstrasse. Commuters can be happy about shorter travel times and shopaholics about the better shopping opportunities. The existing shopeville is being expanded with the Gessnerallee passage. It serves as a shopping mall.

It looks like the Hafenkran is definitely coming to Zurich. For the big day of the Sechseläuten in April, it’s going to be installed at the Limmatquai.

Last but not least, one big political question will be answered in 2014: Do we get a new city counsil? Filippo Leutenegger is “keen” on Corinne Mauch’s position – let’s see what happens.

Myfriendfromzurich is easy to please: we are also excited about small things like the new COS shop which will open it’s doors in autumn.

We are looking forward to another eventful year with you guys. You are all great – and so is 2014 going to be!