Next event: Dec 19, 2019

Every year, Zürich Tourism holds this special Advent event to say thank you to the people of Zurich and visitors from both home and abroad.

At the traditional “Lichterschwimmen” event, at 6.00pm precisely, hundreds of tiny lanterns set sail from Stadthausquai on an atmospheric journey down the River Limmat. Every year, students from schools in the Canton of Zurich make the lanterns and then have the honor of launching their creations on the water.

This enchanting event enthralls visitors and locals alike. Organized by Zürich Tourism and supported by the City Department of School and Sport, this festive greeting is the perfect way for Zürich Tourism to thank the people of Zurich for their hospitality.
Zürich Tourism also serves hot punch and something sweet for onlookers on Weinplatz.

“It is our way of saying thank you to the people of Zurich for their hospitality toward our national and international visitors.”

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Event Dates

Thu 6.00pm