Special Summer Experiences

Tips for all those who want to enjoy very special summer moments in Zurich.

Zürcher Theaterspektakel

Cultural Highlight

Over a period of 18 days, the Landiwiese park is transformed into the backdrop for one of the most renowned international theater festivals. Besides contemporary theater, there are also dance, music, and other performances.

Escape the Heat

Those who want to escape the summer heat in the city can cool down in the refreshing breeze at lofty heights. Standing 41 meters (135 ft) tall, the Hardwald lookout tower offers an impressive view into the far distance. The tower was built exclusively from locally sourced timber and with ist striking shape is a new attraction in the Glattal, not far from Zurich Airport.

Romantic Sunset

Those who like to be active can get to the Türlersee lake from Zurich in around 1½ hours. Here, cycling enthusiasts are greeted by a beautiful lake, embedded in the idyllic landscape and surrounded by rolling hills and forests. The sunset can best be enjoyed on the shore or on the rafts secured in the water.


Mediterranean Evenings

Zürich-West, Pétanque

Pétanque, Boules, or Boccia

Gravel, balls, and concentration: the recipe for hours of fun with friends is as simple as that. You can watch all the action on some of Zurich’s squares – or have a go at this precision sport yourself.

Stadtsommer, Zurich

Stadtsommer Concerts

Admittedly, you are not alone here and it is not quiet either. But: the wonderful and free Stadtsommer concerts always take place at unique locations and are therefore an absolute must for everyone who visits Zurich in summer.

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Bad Weather?

  • The Masoala Hall has tropical temperatures all year round, no matter what the weather is like outside. The Mora-Mora Bar is an absolute insider tip, because it is a bit hard to find and is only open on Sunday afternoons!
  • If you do not directly need tropical temperatures, Zurich’s museums are a good place to go. From art to history, technology, culture, design, and toys: in Zurich, the knowledge-thirsty will find all kinds of fascinating exhibitions.
Museum Rietberg in Zurich


For after the exhibition, the café at the Museum Rietberg often serves culinary delicacies inspired by the current exhibitions. And during the summer, there are deliciously filled picnic baskets for visitors to take into the park under the trees.

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