Culture & Events
The current variety and quality of the cultural offer in Zürich is most impressive. The city's cultural spectrum was marked in the 1970s by the opera house, theatre, art gallery, concert hall and various cinemas, but over the past 25 years it has taken on an almost unbelievable life of its own. Zürich has centres and niches for the avant-garde and the unconventional from every sector of culture.
The city's old town along the lake and the Langstrasse area are characterised by the wide variety of bars and restaurants. In the Zürich-West former industrial area, where steel-workers once manufactured turbines and machinery, there are now any number of clubs and discos, as well as galleries (the Löwenbräu art zone) and modern theatre productions (the city theatre's Schiffbau-Halle) in what has become a thriving district.
Please see our internet site for more about culture in the City of Zürich: www.stadt-zuerich.ch/kultur
Festivals in Zürich
Along with various other festivals, there is the annual Zürich Theatre Spectacular every summer, which has become one of the most important European festivals for contemporary theatre. The city has also organised the Zürich Film Festival since 2005. Annual sporting highlights include the "Ironman" Triathlon, the "Weltklasse Zürich" athletics meeting and the "Mercedes-CSI" horse show. As well as the traditional local "Sechseläuten" and "Knabenschiessen" festivals, there is the "Streetparade", the "Dörfli-Fäscht", the "Tropical Caliente" Festival, the "Longstreet Carnival", the "Christopher Street Day" and the "Züri-Fäscht" which all go to make up the rich tapestry of Zürich's event calendar.
You will find the city's event calendar on the Website of Zürich Tourismus