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.
- 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*
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)
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)
located at Mainaustrasse 23. A 6 minute walk by foot from the hotel
- Mère Catherine (01.01.23)
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
- 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.
- 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.
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!
- 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.
- 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.
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.