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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.

Upcoming dates:
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. 

Information event: «How to find an apartment»

Are you looking for an apartment? Do you want to know how to apply for an apartment and where to get support in writing your apartment application

The event will take place at the City of Zurich’s writing service or at the Lernstube Zurich Altstetten of Caritas Zurich.

Specialists will give you general information on finding an apartment and on the application dossier. Using example, we will show you how to set up a search subscription and where to get useful help. Furthermore, there will be time for individual questions.

We provide information in German with translation into English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and French (other languages on request).

Dates and places:

Friday, June 9th, 2023, 2:00–4:00 p.m. Schreibdienst Stadt Zürich, Molkenstrasse 4, 8004 Zurich


Thursday, September 14th, 2023, 5:30–7:30 p.m. Caritas Zürich, Stellwerk 500/Lernstube Zurich Altstetten, Hohlstrasse 500, 8048 Zurich

This event is free of charge and for people resident in the city of Zurich.

Registration and further information: or phone 044 366 68 86.

Information event: «School children in Zurich»

Do you have questions about kindergarten or school? About letters, appointments and registrations or about your children’s leisure activities?

At the info event by Caritas Zürich you will learn more about the school system and what it means for you as a parent. Together with the Copilot Infocafé, we will address your individual questions. The Drehscheibe Altstetten/Grünau provides information about leisure activities in Zurich Altstetten. It supports you in fnding suitable programs and services for you and your children.

We inform in German with translation in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and French (other languages on request).


Thursday, June 29th, 2023, 9:30–11:30 a.m.
, November 2nd, 2023, 9:30–11:30 a.m.


Drehscheibe Altstetten/Grünau, Caritas Zürich–Stellwerk 500,
Hohlstrasse 500, 8048 Zurich.

This event is free of charge and for people resident in the city of Zurich.

Registration and further information: or phone 044 366 68 86.

Information event «How to access the job market»

What are the requirements in the Swiss working environment? What are the possibilities and the ways to enter the job market? Where can I get support?

We will visit the career centre Stadt Zürich Laufbahnzentrum, where you will learn more about the Swiss education system and receive information about career entry and possible fields of work. Ask your individual questions regarding training and further education opportunities, search for employment as well as recognition of diplomas.

We inform in German with simultaneous translation into English, French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish (other languages upon request):

  • Thursday, 30 March 2023: 
  • Thursday, 22 June 2023: 
  • Thursday, 16 November 2023:


2.00 – 4.00 p.m.


Stadt Zürich Laufbahnzentrum
Konradstrasse 58
8005 Zurich

Registration: or phone 044 366 68 86. This event is free of charge.

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Information tour «Living on a low budget in Zurich»

What is KulturLegi? What do I need to do to receive a KulturLegi? Where can I beneft from discounts and save money?
On our tour through the districts of Zurich Aussersihl and Oerlikon, you will learn more about what the KulturLegi offers. You will visit the Caritas market and Caritas secondhand store nearby. We help you fll out the application form for the KulturLegi and you will receive helpful tips for saving money in everyday life. There will also be enough time for your questions.

(in German, Arabic, English, Spanish and Tigrinya).

  • Wednesday, April 19, 2023, 13.30- 16.30 p.m.  

        ECAP Zurich, Kita Brauerstrasse 75, 8004 Zurich.

  • Wednesday, November 8th, 2023, 13.30 – 16.30 p.m. 

        ECAP Zürich,  Kita Magdalenenstrasse 37, 8050 Zurich.


This event is free of charge, including childcare.

Please sign up here:

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Info-Tour «How to find a job in Zurich»

Are you looking for a job? Do you feel insecure about using a computer and writing an application in German? Do you need assistance creating your job application?

The tour covers the following locations: SAH Zürich impuls and Schreibdienst Stadt Zürich. You will gain insight into interesting advice and support services offered by Caritas Zurich and learn where to get useful help on your individual questions around the topics job search, application and employment law.

We inform in German with simultaneous  translation into English, Italian, French, Portuguese and Spanish  (other languages upon  request).

  • Tuesday, 16 May 2023
  • Tuesday, 11 July 2023
  • Tuesday, 3 October 2023


9.00 – 11.15 a.m.


SAH Zürich impuls
Körnerstrasse 12
8004 Zurich

Registration: or phone 044 366 68 86. The event is free of charge.

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