The Dynamo youth cultural center hosts concerts and parties for people of all ages.

The Jugendkulturhaus Dynamo can look back on an eventful past. In earlier times, the site near the Main Station accommodated a spa. This was then turned into the Drahtschmidli brewery, but shortly afterwards an explosion signaled the end of the company. Subsequently, the site was taken over by the City of Zurich, and has been used as a youth cultural center since 1988. Since then, things have never stood still: the range of activities and facilities at the largest youth cultural center in Switzerland is constantly evolving in line with the needs of young people.

However, concerts and parties have always been held here. The music style is mostly rock, punk, and rap, but the events are not just popular among young people – the Dynamo registers around 200,000 admissions every year.

Opening Hours

Opening times according to program


Distance Travel time
Zürich Main Station 620 m 6 min
Zürich Airport 7.8 km 26 min
Wasserwerkstrasse 21
8006  Zürich