Small Moments on a large Scale

Welcome to the AUFSEHEN! Summer Festival, and welcome to Zurich. You’ll find over 30 projects inviting you to look up and discover new perspectives. Everything you need to know about the Summer Festival, guided tours, arrival and accommodation options has been compiled here. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

The AUFSEHEN! Summer Festival!

Watch Zurich City become a one-of-a-kind open-air exhibition! From 25th June to 6th September, 2015, the Summer Festival will take visitors on a journey of discovery high above the everyday! There will be around 30 fascinating projects enlivening both public and private buildings in Zurich and offering new perspectives. It’s a simple idea with big impact: the lesser-noticed façades of the buildings’ upper storeys will be dressed in style, displaying installations and artworks that entice passersby to look up!

Guided tours

Learn more about Zurich and AUFSEHEN! during a special «Stories of the Old Town» summer guided tour from Zurich Tourism Services. Various Summer Festival projects will also be organised as part of this special event. You’ll learn about the artists and their works, and about the buildings and their façades. Reservations recommended.

Daily at 3:00 pm, Saturday/Sunday 11:00 am and 3:00 pm. Adults CHF 25.00, children aged 6 to 15 CHF 12.50, 50% discount with ZürichCard Tours start at the Tourist Service office in the central train station

For reservations, please call +41 44 215 40 00

Special guided tours of the AUFSEHEN! Summer Festival can be booked on request

Daily, by individual arrangement

Duration: 2 hours
Group size: 1 to 20 (max) persons
CHF 340.00
For questions, call +41 44 215 40 00

Where to stay

It’s worth staying in Zurich a few days, especially in the summer. Take a few days to discover the Summer Festival, and to explore the city and its environs. Zurich has accommodation to suit every guest, from bed and breakfasts to five-star hotels. Whether you prefer to stay lakeside, in the Old Town or in a trendy neighbourhood, Zurich Tourism Services will help you find your ideal accommodation.


Long-distance trains from Switzerland and other countries stop right at the Zurich main station, making it an ideal starting point. Just step off the train, and you’re right in the middle of the Summer Festival. Zurich City Centre is reached within 10 minutes from the airport by train. Information about connections and public transport can be found on the SBB or ITR websites.

Those arriving by car can find out about available parking spaces using the public parking guidance system. For cars and buses, Zurich has both time-limited and unrestricted parking spaces available.


When does the Summer Festival take place?

From 25th June to 6th September 2015

What are the opening hours?

The projects can be admired daily from dawn to dusk. Any restrictions are marked alongside the individual project entries.

Where will the Summer Festival take place?

In Zurich City Centre, from Zurich main station to Bellevue, as well as in districts 2, 4 and 5. Please refer to the map for specific location information.

What highlights can I expect?

There are plenty of activities on offer, from photo shoots to art openings. Here you can find an overview of the highlights of the Summer Festival, or simply download the AUFSEHEN! App in the AppStore or Google Play.

Where can I find a copy of the festival magazine?

On site at Zurich Tourism Services (Zürich Tourismus) and all participating project partners, or read it here online as a PDF.

Who are the artists?

Click here for the overview.

I’d like to discover the Summer Festival independently

With the AUFSEHEN! app, you can find information on all the projects, artists and their locations, including a map. You can easily mark your favourites and put together your own customised tour.