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Whether you’re into arts, entertainment, sports or more of a gourmet – Zurich has something to offer for everyone. There are internationally renowned institutions such as the art museum or the opera house, unique performances on small stages, concerts in former factories and numerous festivals. For the sportsperson as well as the landscape enthusiast, Zurich’s position by the lake and its proximity to the Alps will be among the main attractions.
Zueritipp, the Thursday supplement of the newspaper Tagesanzeiger, has a detailed calendar of cultural events. It's also available online, although only in German. Ron Orp is a weekday newsletter and website with information on culture, gastronomy and other offers in the city of Zurich. It exists both in German and English. TimeOut also has a few tips on what to do or where to go in Zurich and other Swiss cities.
The Academic Sports Association Zurich (ASVZ) offers a very wide range of sports classes, courses and camps. It is open to UZH students, employees and alumni. Depending on the activity and your function at UZH, participation may be subject to a fee. For more information visit the ASVZ website.
Canton of Zurich Sporttreffs (in German)
City of Zurich Department of School and Sport (in German)
Cycling (in German, French, Italian)
Hiking (in German, French, Italian)
Zueritipp (in German)and Ron Orp (log-in required) are good resources with regard to current cultural events in the Zurich region.
Culinary offers in Zurich cater to a wide variety of tastes and range from the diner around the corner to more fancy, Gault Millaut decorated restaurants. Zueritipp (in German) informs about current events such as concerts and also has a gastronomy section.
For all trips and tours in and around Zurich, Zurich Tourism is the place to go. For trips in Switzerland, visit the website of Switzerland Tourism. SBB, the Swiss Federal Railways, also has offers for day trips or longer excursions. You can search according to region or interest on their website.