Live-Jazz every Thursday

We love events.

We love when the restaurant, the hotel, the building and our whole neighborhood comes alive.

We always come up with something new for you.
At the moment we offer you live music every Thursday evening from 6:30 p.m. – our weekly «Soul Night» with live bands that are always changing.

We have already been the venue for vernissages and world premiere aperitifs and most recently we were a partner company at the Zurich Film Festival.

We have set ourselves the goal of helping to shape the cultural scene in Zurich and supporting it wherever we can. We are working on an event calendar for you for the coming year and look forward to celebrating with you at Max&Otto soon.

What is currently going on in Zurich?

Christmas markets in Zurich

The oldest Christmas market in Zurich is located at the "Niederdörfli" - the heart of Zurich. Between the "Central" and the "Grossmünster", numerous stalls invite you to take a stroll through the old town.
Our tip: The "Fondue Alp" is located in front of the "Grossmünster" and invites you to delicious cheese specialties.

It opens on 24.11 and can be visited until 23.12.


The "Zurich Christmas Village", right next to the Bellevue enchants its visitors during the Christmas season. It is located just  30 seconds away from our hotel.

The "Christmas village" opens again from 24.11 and offers around 100 market stalls. The Christmas market is open daily until 23.12.

A little hint: on the whole area you pay cashless - so only with cards.


The main hall of the Zurich main station is transformed from 24.11 into one of the largest covered Christmas markets in Europe.

The highlight; the over 10 meter high Christmas tree, which is decorated with thousands and thousands of sparkling crystals.


In the courtyard of the National Museum between 10.11 and 30.12 a magical world appears. It has something for everyone, be it the spectacular lights, the fondue chalet or the bar. The entrance to the front part is free. If you would like to, you can watch one of the two elaborately staged light - shows in the paid part. These last 25 minutes each.

Dolder Ice Rink

Probably the most beautiful ice rink in the city is located high above the city at Dolder Sports. It is one of the largest open artificial ice rinks in Europe. With the "Dolderbähnli" you can get out of the city and get to this beautiful place.The entrance fee for an adult person is CHF 9.- and you can also rent skates on site.

Zurich Pride Festival

- 16&17 June 2023 - 

The two most colorful days of the year are this time. On these dates the "Zurich Pride Festival" takes place in Zurich. Music, good vibes and pride all over the city. Be a part of it and go to the "Kasernenareal" where the parade, concerts with national and international artists and much more can be found. Admission is free, but you can support the organization at the various market and food stalls. Dress colorful and support the Zurich LGBTQ+ community by being there, because everyone is welcome!
*This event is cashless. Please bring a credit card for payment*

Please notice

Restaurant Max&Otto is closed on 24&25 December 2022 as well as on 01 January 2023.

We are happy to welcome you during these Christmas days or during New Years Eve!

Our inhouse restaurant Max&Otto stays closed on the 24th&25th of December as well as on 01 January 2023.

We only serve the breakfast buffet.

We would like to recommend you a few restaurants where you can get something
delicious to eat on these days.

- Zunfthaus zur Zimmerleuten (24&25.12.22/01.01.23)
 swiss specialities, outdoor fondue and traditional dishes.
Located at Limmatquai 40. Take tram Nr. 4 from “Opernhaus” and get off at “Helmhaus”

- Santa Lucia Corso (24&25.12.22)
italian restaurant and pizzeria
They take no reservations
Located at Theaterstrasse 10. A 4 minute walk by foot from the hotel

- Terrasse (24&25.12.22)
European cuisine,
Located at Limmatquai 3, right next to the Bellevue. A 7 minute walk by foot from the hotel

- Brasserie Schiller (24&25.12.22)
swiss and french cuisine,
Located at Sechseläuteplatz, right next to the Operahouse. A 2 minute walk by foot from the hotel

- Ristorante Amalfi (01.01.23)  
italian restaurant
located at Mainaustrasse 23. A 6 minute walk by foot from the hotel

- Mère Catherine  (01.01.23)
french cuisine
located at Nägelihof 3. Take tram Nr. 4 from “Opernhaus” and get off at “Helmhaus”

- Spaghetty Factory (01.01.23)
located at Niederdorfstrasse 5. Take tram Nr. 4 from “Opernhaus” and get off at “Rathaus” 

As the holidays are well visited, we recommend to make a reservation in advance.
We wish you a beautiful evening and happy holidays!
Your Hotel Europe Team

Zurich Art Weekend

- 9 until 11 June 2023 -

If you are an art lover and don't have time to go to Basel for the Art-Expo, you can be inspired by the international art scene in Zurich. Three days full of exhibitions and guided tours in the numerous museums of Zurich. Enjoy plenty of workshops, studio visits and conversations with local artists. An interplay of ancient and modern art distributed throughout the city.


Zurich carnival or as we say: "Zürcher Fasnacht"
Starting from February 24th to 26th in the "Niederdorf".

Enjoy three days of various attractions and let yourself be inspired by Latin American jazz music, the carnival parade and the Swiss marching band style festivities. With the "Guggenmusig", the various market stalls and the great atmosphere, the "Zürcher Fasnacht" attracts more than 10'000 people every year. Become a part of it and experience "The"Zurich carnival.

Opera for all

- 17 June 2023 -

A live performance of the "Don Pasquale" will be performed outdoors free of charge. Enjoy the spectacle in the evening sun of Zurich on the Sechsiläutenplatz. Bring your friends or family, chairs, blankets and something to eat and enjoy the whole evening free opera on the big screen.

The sprayer of Zurich

At the end of the 1970s, graffiti artist Harald Naegeli became world famous. The initially illegal sprayings are now an art that characterizes Zurich. On every corner you can find the artwork of Harald Naegeli. Take a leisurely stroll through the city and keep a lookout because art can be found everywhere.

"Sächsilüüte – Sechseläuten"

17th April 2023

A centuries-old tradition that is still recognized and celebrated by thousands of people today. The "Sechseläuten" is the highlight of spring and is an eye-catcher for young and old.

Besides the historically costumed guild members and music bands, you will find a large amount of beautifully dressed horses, flowers, flags and of course the famous "Böögg" - which is the main attraction of the festival.

The Böögg is a 3.40 meter tall snowman filled with wood wool and firecrackers, standing on a 10 meter high pyre. This snowman figure, which symbolizes winter, now serves as a weatherman. The faster the firecracker-filled head explodes and the figure burns down, the nicer the upcoming summer should be.

So - do not miss the drive out of winter and get ready for summer! 

Caliente Latin Music Festival

- 30 June & 1 July -

Have we ended up on a Caribbean island ? No this is the Kasernenareal Zurich during the Caliente Latin Music Festival. Once again Zurich will be transformed into "the" hotspot for Latin music, dance and food. The music festival with its street food garden charms young and old. Sun, samba and good food all day long. Like the carnival in Rio de Janeiro only just around the corner.

The mystery of Banksy

- 24 February until 31 May -

Witness the greatest British graffiti artist Banksy and his work. His art will be shown next to the Oerlikon train station in Hall 622B. From Tuesday to Sunday, the exhibition can be visited between 10:00 - 18:00 (Friday 10:00 - 20:00) after purchasing a ticket. Become a part of this event and be inspired by the stunning works of the StreetArt King.

"Rosenhof" market

Delight yourself with a unique market in the old town of Zurich.
The Rosenhof market offers a variety of stalls where you can charm yourself with any finds. You will find an abundance of original Swiss handicrafts, but also typical things from faraway countries.
Among other things, clothes, jewelry, precious stones, leather goods, handmade pottery and objects from ancient times will be on offer. Of course, there is also something for the stomach at the famous Rosenhof market. Let yourself be spoiled by culinary delicacies.


Buying fresh, good, local food is easy. Check out the weekly market at Bürkliplatz every Tuesday and Friday from 6:00 am - 11:00 am. With many market stalls and offers from local farmers and traders. The large market right next to Lake Zurich is ideal to combine the weekly shopping with a short walk.

Zurich marathon

23rd April 2023

Enjoy the marathon through and around beautiful Zurich. The annual city marathon has been held in April since 2003 and this year attracts up to 10,000 participants.
The route of the marathon runs mostly along Lake Zurich and is therefore known as one of the most beautiful marathons. The race also leads you through the city center of Zurich, which is a very interesting scenery for the audience.

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