Help! How can I escape the World Cup mania?

Hmm… that’s a though one! Soccer is topic number one – and it will be so until the finale on July 13. To avoid the cheering crowds, here are some suggestions:

Choose the longest movie, Zurichs cinemas have to offer – in the dark halls of the cinema you will be saved from the soccer fans. More about Zurichs movie culture here.

In good weather, spend the evening at Badi Wollishofen or Mythenquai, they are tv free. Or hide at a museum, most of them are open until 8 pm on some nights of the week.

Invest in good ear plugs, get a good night’s sleep, rise early the following day and explore the city and its surroundings. Browse our tips here.


Where can I watch the World Cup Games?

In a few hours, the 2014 World Cup Games will start and also in Zurich soccer will be topic number one. myfriendfromzurich suggests you gather your friends in front of your tv and cook typical dishes from the nations that are competing – or if you’re to lazy to cook, at least get the according beers.

If you’re more into public viewing, don’t worry: There won’t be many bars that won’t show the games. The largest place for public viewing in Zurich probably is the venue at the Europaallee. If you prefer to avoid the crowds and watch the games in a more familial atmosphere, here are our top three public viewing places:

Piccolo Giardino: The cozy bar in the turn of Schöneggstrasse is always a good address for soccer lovers.

Zum Glatten Köbi: The Köbi crew conquered the halls of club Supermarket for the whole month. And there will be more than just soccer: music, dance and art too. PS – did you know, that the name honors the famous Swiss soccer trainer Köbi Kuhn?

Morgarten Bar: It won’t matter if your team is loosing or the game just isn’t that exciting – after all you’re sitting in one of Zurichs newest hip bars at one of the citys most beautiful squares.