Special Winter Experiences

Tips for all those who want to experience winter in Zurich just like the locals do.
Winter, Uetliberg Zurich

Do It Like the Locals!

If you ask the local residents how they survive the winter in Zurich, you will often receive two answers in particular:

Winter Bathing and/or Sauna

Winter bathing is a real trend in Zurich: many swear by the positive effects on the body, mind, and soul. Those who find this a little too extreme can combine the unpleasant with the pleasant and enjoy a revitalizing sauna.

Pixel Forest

Kunsthaus Zürich
The Feel-Good Cavern

In the newer part of the Kunsthaus, the Chipperfield Building, art novices and die-hard art buffs alike can find a real feel-good oasis. Located on the upper floor, the entrance to Pipilotti Rist’s “Pixelwald” is somewhat hidden, but not impossible to find. And it is well worth the search: in a blacked-out room, hundreds of snowball-sized lights sparkle and twinkle in time to cosmic sounds.

Insider Tip
  • Every Wednesday, the collection at the Kunsthaus Zürich is open to everyone free of charge (excluding exhibitions).
  • Due to its popularity, it is worth visiting as soon as it opens in the morning or shortly before closing time.

More about the Kunsthaus Zürich

Winter Magic à la Zurich

When you think of winter in Switzerland, you picture snow-covered mountains, romantic walks in snowy forests, and a fondue in a wooden chalet.

Winter is romantic in Zurich, too. But in a rather different way: the charming Herzbaracke is moored at Bellevue until March. The floating salon theater is cheerful, loud, and flamboyant. Enter and be amazed!

Discover the Herzbaracke

Salon Theater Herzbaracke

For Those in the Know

Teehüsli Fallätsche Uetliberg Zurich
Teehüsli Fallätsche

Anyone looking for a romantic winter atmosphere near Zurich should pay a visit to the Teehüsli Fallätsche, somewhat hidden away on the Uetliberg. Here, every Sunday and in all weathers, guests can enjoy a cup of hot tea and sometimes cake or soup, too. The Teehüsli can only be reached on foot. To do so, adventurous hikers follow the ridge path on the Uetliberg until they come to the turn-off leading to the Teehüsli Fallätsche.

Please Note!

Good, sturdy shoes are essential – the path can be slippery and steep in places.

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