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Must-experience Zurich Summer activities

Welcome Summer 2024! Discover some activities you can do in Zurich City!

We waited long! Finally, we have you! Summer 2019 welcome to Zurich and the world. I am excited to share with you my favourite spots where to go for food, drinks and entertainment!

Sunset Date at the 8008 See Lounge Tiefenbrunnen

Are you in the mood to discover a very exclusive place right at the waterfront with good wine and delicious bites? Then join the See Lounge at Tiefenbrunnen.
The spot is a true germ you should absolutely give a try! The spot is accessible per invite-only or maybe you want to get a member? You should register as a member first in order to get the address details. At the moment the registration is free of charge. Find more details here.

Spent am afternoon on the lake riding a pedalo boat!

You don’t have a boat licence? No worries, you can enjoy a tour on the lake either with a pedalo or a small motorboat you can rent here. Prices start from 30 CHF for 1 hour for the pedal and 70 CHF for the motorboat.

Pick nick at one of my favourite parks!

When it comes to parks in town with plenty of shadows there is a great option. It must not always be the crowded Letten River or China Wiese at the lake, right?

Botanical Garden close to the lake, is a hidden gem. Need a break from the BBQ and volley madness? This is your spot! Grab a book, watch the adorable frogs and ducks, and let your imagination run wild.

Josefswiese close to Viadukt is a park for family and pick-nick lovers! The park is big and the large trees give the perfect shade! What I love here is the large water fountain! Kiosk & restaurants are just close by.

Werdinsel Go for a fun day with a plastic boat on the river! The best point to start is Werdinsel, it has a bit of a wild atmosphere out here. For families: enjoy the large paddling area with a waterfall for small children! For your BBQ use the pre-installed grill!

Get your pick nic box ready!

Call your friends, prepare your music playlist, and pack some homemade fresh little bites for example:

  • Mediterranean pasta salad with feta, olives, dried tomatoes, pine nuts and capers
  • Fennel salad with apple stripes & grapefruits
  • Tzatziki and some fresh pita
  • Cuscus Salad with, corn, cucumber, mango, basil & mint leafs
  • Watermelon & Feta Salad
  • Prosciutto Crudo in slices with honey melon

To add a suggestion from my community: Good music, beer, Iced Coffee and Watermelon!

My favourite two spots to swim or relax or dance with good sound

Seebad Enge for a swim and chill. Sunday’s it’s the place to hang out with some chilled live music for a sunset session.

Barfussbar on Thursdays! One of the most popular “Badi” bars among Zurich residents is the Barfussbar, offering a view of the Grossmünster, Fraumünster, and the River Limmat! The Badi is open as of 8 pm on Wednesday (Live Concerts, entrance donation), Thursdays for a live DJ Set (entrance for free) or Sundays for dance (Entrance fee 16 CHF).

Open Air Cinemas in town you should not miss!

Bloom Openair Kino is close to the main station. It’s from August 11 – August 2o and takes place at Europaallee.

Hofkino at the Landesmuseum from June 15 until July 9, 2023 located an Unterer Letten offering a true special sunset vibe at the river! It’s from July 12 until July 30, 2023.

Allianz Cinema If you are into a scenic view overlooking the Zurich lake and good food this is your spot. It’s from July 18 to August 18, 2024. The tickets are sold out very quickly, therefore, check the program and book your spot now!

Cine Club Nord For all those who love an open-air cinema in a green park! It’s located in Oerlikon 4 minutes from the train station and on August 16. and 17, 2024.

Let’s end our summer days with glory with the Theaterspektakel and the Zurich open-air festival!

These two events closing summer in Zurich are extraordinary and a must-do! Get lost at Theater Spektakel enjoying dance performances of artists that come from all over Europe! It’s from August 17 to September 3, 2023. Get more here.

The Zurich Openair is a renowned festival showcasing an impressive lineup of international artists spanning various genres, including rock, pop, electronic, hip-hop, and more. This years edition features again chart-topping headliners and emerging talents! The festival curates a diverse range of acts to cater to every musical taste. Be prepared for the one and only Robbie Williams and artists such as Calvin Harris, M83, Florence & The Machine or Paul Kalkbrenner 

The festival is on from 23. & 24. and 30. & 31. August 2024. Check the full line-up here! See you there!


In the mood for some Zurich Food spots to discover? Check my food guide!

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