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Free Walk: New in Zurich Tour

An informative and entertaining tour with all you need to know plus insider information about Zurich. Get acquainted with Zurich's culture and life, learn what is important when living in Zurich. Meet and chat with other newcomers, learn about taxes, the political system, recycling, cultural specificities, services offered by the city of Zurich and try some basic words in Swiss German.

Every Sunday at 11am, meeting point: Paradeplatz (in front of Credit Suisse).  

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Free Walk Switzerland is a not-for-profit association that is offering guided tours on a tip-basis. This tour is supported by the City of Zurich and therefore no tip is expected. 

Useful information in English for new residents

Information event for newcomers on the following subjects:

  • Zurich – who lives here, who are the «Zurichers»?
  • Employment, Job search
  • Living in Zurich, useful things to know for your daily life (taxes, social security, health, public transport, waste disposal etc.)
  • Leisure time activities
  • Learning German

Upcoming dates:

  • Thursday, 27 June
  • Wednesday, 3 July
  • Wednesday, 20 November
  • Tuesday 26 November

The events take place at 7 - 9.30 p.m.

Location:

City Hall Zurich
Music Hall (Musiksaal), 3rd floor
Stadthausquai 17
8001 Zurich

This event is designed for newcomers who have been living in the city of Zurich six months or less.

Registration for the information evening «Living and Working in Zurich»

Flyer «Living and working in Zurich»

Course for Women - Daily Life in Zurich

This integration course provides women with an introduction to the cultural and historical aspects, as well as the political system of the city. Practical issues such as community life, insurances, job market, health and school system will also be addressed in order to enable participants to cope with daily life in Zurich more easily. In addition, it is a good opportunity to make new contacts. Child care will be provided.

Course start 28 august 2019

Wednesdays from 8:45 to 11:15


Registration for the course «Daily Life in Zurich»

Course programme

Info tour «Cheap living in Zurich»

What is KulturLegi? What do I need to do receive a KulturLegi? How can I benefit from additional offers in Zurich and save money?

The tour covers various locations: KulturLegi Canton Zurich, Caritas food market and second-hand shop netto.

The tour is in German, but there are people who can translate into Albanian, Arabian, English, French, Italian, Kurdish, Romany, Spanish and Turkish.

Upcoming dates:

  • Thursday, 3rd October 2019

The events take place at 5 - 7 p.m.

Meeting Point:
KulturLegi Canton Zurich
Reitergasse 1
8004 Zurich

The tours are free of charge end no registration is needed.

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More courses and events

The Integration Office of Zurich offers courses, information and other events for the city's foreign population in different languages and is planning to extend this offer in the future. All courses and events in English will be published on this website. A overview of all the events in various languages can be found here.

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