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Manifesta 11

11.06.2016 - 18.9.2016 Stadtzentrum, Zürich

Manifesta is a European art biennial that guests in a different location every two years. In 2016, this European biennial of contemporary art will be held in Zurich.

In 2016, Zurich will be hosting the 11th edition of Manifesta over a period of 100 days. The biennial examines the cultural topography of Europe and implements it in an artistic manner.

Under the leadership of chief curator, Christian Jankowski – himself a video and concept artist from Berlin –, Manifesta 11 takes up the theme of “What People Do For Money: Some Joint Ventures”. Various artists address this question and elaborate on it in an artistic way.

The resulting videos will be screened on a floating stage on Lake Zurich, which has been specially constructed for the event. During the day, this Pavilion of Reflections serves as an outdoor bathing facility, while in the evenings, it is transformed into a place to reflect on the various works of art.

However, Manifesta 11 cannot only be found on Lake Zurich: the Migros Museum of Contemporary Art, Kunsthalle Zürich, Helmhaus Zürich and Cabaret Voltaire will also function as principal exhibition venues.



Theater Spektakel Zurich

Zürich | 18.08.2016 to 04.09.2016

Each year in late summer, the Landiwiese recreation area in Zürich-Wollishofen becomes a major attraction for people interested in culture. And each year the public is spoiled for choice with high-calibre theatre performances taking place on 13 different stages this year.

Weltklasse Zürich

Zürich | Stadion Letzigrund | 01.09.2016|

No other athletics meeting features more Olympic and world champions than Weltklasse Zürich. On Thursday, 1 September the legendary gathering of stars will be celebrated again with an evening of exciting athletics action at Letzigrund Stadium.

The world’s most renowned athletics meeting has been dubbed “Olympic Games in one night” for good reason. There is no other one-day sports event where fans get to see more Olympic champions and medallists. Year after year, the Weltklasse Zürich promoters invite the best athletes of the world and present the most illustrious start lists in each and every event they stage. Less than two weeks after the last day of competition at the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games, Letzigrund Stadium will represent the place to be – both for the sport’s elite, including more than a dozen newly crowned Olympic champions, and for 25 000 fans

Eric Burden & The Animals

Zürich | Volkshaus | 02.09.2016 | 20.00 Uhr

75th anniversary Tour 2016 
Eric Burdon, stolzes Mitglied der Rock and Roll Hall of Fame und vom «Rolling Stone»-Magazin als einer der «100 Greatest Singers of all Time» verehrt, kommt auf seiner «75th birthday Tour» für ein exklusives Konzert nach Zürich! An den Ort also, wo er im April 2014 mit einem fantastischen Comeback-Konzert seine vielen Fans restlos begeisterte. Cool lächelnd und mit mitreissender Stimme rockte er mit seiner stark besetzten Band durch sein «Animals»-Repertoire. Seit über fünfzig Jahren ist Burdon ein Aushängeschild der Blues-, Rock- und Soul-Szene, doch so frisch und «knackig» wie in diesem Konzert (und auf seinem aktuellen Album «`Til Your River Runs Dry») klang der Burdon schon lange nicht mehr. Man darf sich also auf das Wiedersehen richtig freuen: Am Freitag, 2. September 2016 im Volkshaus Zürich.

Zürcher Knabenschiessen

Zürich | Albisgüetli | 10.09.2016 bis 12.09.2016

Wettschiessen für 13- bis 17-jährige Knaben und Mädchen mit Jahrmarkt auf dem Albisgütli. An Knabenschiessen, einem der ältesten Zürcher Feste, wird jährlich ein neuer oder eine neue Schützenkönigin erkoren während sich das breite Publikum am dreitägigen, grössten Jahrmarkt der Schweiz vergnügen kann.

12. Zürcher Film Festival

Zürich | 22.09.2016 to 02.10.2016

Celebrating cinema. The Zurich Film Festival (ZFF), which has been held annually in Zürich at the end of September since 2005, has developed rapidly within a few years and has now firmly established itself on the international festival calendar.
Up-and-coming filmmakers compete with their brand-new films in four international categories and vie for the festival's top prize, the "Golden Eye", worth 20,000 Swiss francs. In addition to competition, the ZFF presents premières of the most-anticipated films as well as the most exciting discoveries of the year, usually with cast and crew members present.

Christmas Market in the Old Town

24.11.2016 - 23.12.2016 Zürich - Old Town Zürich

The fragrant aromas of cinnamon and mulled wine put Zürich in a Christmassy mood each year.

At Hirschenplatz, Niederdorfstrasse and Rosenhof, artists and marketers from all of the world offer their goods at this most traditional and oldest christmas markets of Zurich.


22. Zürcher Christkindlimarkt im Hauptbahnhof

Zürich - Hauptbahnhof Zürich 25.11.2016 - 24.12.2016 | 11:00 - 22:00 Uhr

Im Hauptbahnhof von Zürich erlebt man einen der grössten Indoor-Weihnachtsmärkte Europas.

Der zentralste Weihnachtsmarkt der Stadt findet im Hauptbahnhof Zürich statt und ist mit seinen 150 Marktständen einer der grössten überdachten Weihnachtsmärkte Europas. Der Duft von Glühwein und Zimt lockt die Besuchenden bereits beim Verlassen des Zugs an und macht ein Entkommen fast unmöglich. Besonderes Glanzstück des «Christkindlimarkt» ist der 15 Meter hohe, mit abertausenden funkelnden Swarovski-Kristallen geschmückte Weihnachtsbaum.

New Year's Magic with firework display

31.12.2016 Zürich | Unteres Seebecken, General Guisan Quai, Limmatquai, Quaibrücke

On New Year's Eve, the legendary New Year's Eve fireworks display enchants spectators in the Zürich lake basin.

Each year, around 200 000 party-goers from Switzerland and abroad visit the country’s biggest New
Year’s Eve party to gaze up at the brightly lit night sky.

The festivities kick off at 8 p.m. with drinks and culinary delights from all over the world, followed by a countdown to the new year and the famous New Year's Eve fireworks of the Zurich hoteliers’ association.


Baselworld 2017

23.3.2017 - 30.03.2017, Basel, Messezentrum

Baselworld Watch and Jewellery Show is the trade show of the international watch and jewellery industry, organized each spring in the city of Basel, Switzerland.

It comprises about 2,100 exhibitors from over 45 countries, including the world leading watch and jewelry brands, as well as companies specializing in precious gems. The show attracts over 94,000 visitors every year.

We are welcoming the fair guests over years and have prepared a special offer for you. With us you will find a kind atmosphere and a helpful, multilingual team.

Ironman Zurich Switzerland

Sunday, 30.07.2017 Zürich - Landiwiese

The Ironman Switzerland is an official qualifier for the Hawaii Ironman. Athletes from a total of about 49 nations will be in the starting line-up, including elite national and international figures. A large fairground right on Lake Zürich with various attractions such as a children's paradise, marquee, etc. offers all visitors a diverse range of sport and entertainment.


Hotel Alexander is the perfect place to stay. The hotel is very close to the race an the hotel stuff already serves you breakfast at 4:30 a.m.