Ron Orp's Mail in Zurich (EN)

Fri, 10.06.2016

Zurich (EN) : Reach for the sky! - It's Rooftop Day on Saturday

Rooftop Day is here!!!
Before the fun begins on Saturday...

...a few organisational matters:
1. A huge thank you to all of you who are opening their roof terraces and rooftops for us. This year is the biggest yet, and it's all because of you. You are not only the greatest Ronsters but also the kindest, smartest and most beautiful.
2. Please remember that you'll sometimes find yourselves in residential homes, and so appropriate behaviour is expected. The organisers decide when the terrace is full, whether it has to be closed due to weather conditions, etc. But I know you Ronsters were raised the right way, and you’ve never been anything but a credit to the Ronster family before.

3. Like last year, there is a map for your phone which can be printed out. Images can be uploaded to the Rooftop Phototrip or on the Facebook page. I'm also looking forward to all your impressions via Twitter using #rooftopday2016 or Instagram.

Give my love to the city and the sky, Ron
Sunset Soirée in the historic centre
Roof terraces right on the Niederdorfli aren’t represented enough on Rooftop Day, that’s why I’m happy an invitation has come from Brunngasse for a sunset soirée with beer and bubbly. The hosts are from Australia, Poland, Mexico and Switzerland, and the flair will be accordingly international.
Note: For safety reasons, the number of places is limited. If the roof terrace is full, it will be pointed out with a note on the door.
5 pm to 10 pm, Brunngasse 14
Fitness and fun
From the treadmill directly to the rooftop bar - that’s my kind of gym workout.  The wonderful roof terrace of Holmes Place Health Club is opening for Rooftop Day, and not just for fitness seekers. They’ll have bbq, drinks and djs playing into the evening and, just in case you do need to feel close to physical activity, the European Championship football matches will be broadcast live.
3 pm to 23 pm, Steinmühleplatz 1, Jelmoli 5th/6th floor
West Side Party
Heinrichstrase 245 is opening their rooftop again for this Rooftop Day. They’ll have bbq, music and a few cold beers on offer but the theme of this party is ‘Bring Your Own’. They supply the terrace and view, you supply the other entertainment. Seems a fair deal. Karma Booster: Anyone who brings a cake for the buffet will be  seen as a golden hero. In case of rain the event will be canceled.
4 pm to 11 pm, Heinrichstrasse 245
  What would Rooftop Day be without the splendid roof terrace of GDS.FM on Goldbrunnenplatz? I shudder to think. What to expect this year: Kalabrese, Rolf Saxer playing live, Rina Lou, Chrigi G us Z. and many others behind the turntables, next to cocktails, beer, organic grill (also for vegetarians) and lots of happy shiny dancing people. There will also be an afterparty at Kauz!
2 pm to 10 pm, Goldbrunnenstrasse 115
La sause No. 2
Also for the second time is this small but cozy roof terrace in the heart of Wiedikon. Lovers of electronic music should feel right at home at this  home and can celebrate until late into the night. Music is supplied by the Zurich dj Jestics, known from the Hive and Freida’s Büxe, plus some other local talent. Snacks will be provided!
3 pm to 12ish am, Bremgartnerstrasse 74
Family Rooftop chillout

Families welcome! Fine Ticino grilled cuisine await the big and small on this rooftop. For the parents, there is cold beer. For the kids, fresh Limonata. And whatever your age, if it gets too hot you can cool yourself in the splash pool. And of course there will be music.

2 pm to 10 pm, Volkmarstrasse 5

Triemli Stadtspital

The roof of Triemlispital is not even accessible to the employees, but this Rooftop Day you get the chance to climb to the roof and enjoy the phenomenal view to the lake and the Glarner Alps. Each trip to the sky is for 12 people, accompanied by a hospital employee (respectively at 7 pm, 7.30 pm, 8 pm and 8.30 pm). Register with
 CHF 6.- Note: The length of stay on the roof is 15 minutes.

from 7 pm, Birmensdorferstrasse 497
Villa Kunterbunt

Lounging, dancing to djs Luca Müller and Dani Nydegger, and a good time are waiting for you on this roof in the heart of Kreis 4. Access to this rooftop paradise is only for those on the guest list. Register with
2 pm to 11 pm, Kernstrasse 38

Touch the sky
  High, higher, Riedtlistrasse. This year, the rooftop terrace at Riedtlistrasse 27 is the one with the highest altitude rooftop on the list. The theme at this year's edition: chill, mingle, dance and drink to the dj supplied music. At the bar special drinks will be served, such as the homemade ginger tea/shot/highball.
5 pm to 10 pm, Riedtlistrasse 27
Watch your Language

At Supertext, the motto for the day is: cursing is cool! They’ll be showing outtakes, bloopers and gaffes (with appropriate swearing) from movies from all over the world. They’ll also have some badass hot dogs and beer, and if that's not enough, grab the mic and battle lesser mortals to take your rightful place on the Karaoke throne.
6 pm to 12 am, Hardturmstrasse 253
Sky Bar of Eden
Whenever I stroll along the lake promenade, I often have a jealous glance up at the beautiful Sky Bar terrace of the 5-Star  Eden au Lac hotel. I don't mind mixing with the sweaty crowds on the lakefront but it would sometimes be nice to bask in comfort on the breezy rooftop. Well, that day has finally arrived! Note: Take the lift to the right of the concierge desk to the 5th floor and follow the signs.
12 pm to 10 pm, Utoquai 45
New roof
Rooftop Day expands its arms to embrace Oerlikon this year. At the modern and lively Hunziker Areal we celebrate Rooftop Day on the roof terrace of Genossenschaftsstrasse 13, the highest point of this new district. They’ll have djs playing deep and techno-house. Hunziker Areal may be new but I like it already!
 Note: Access to the roof terrace is only for over 18’s, children and young people must be accompanied.
 In case of rain the event will be canceled.
3 pm to 9 pm, Genossenschaftsstrasse 13
Day dream

The sun shines on your smiling face while you sip on a cold beer, in the background the bbq sizzles while the mellow bass of the summer soundtrack whispers from the speakers. This is how i like to spend my summer days. And that's what you get at Seebahnstrasse 115. Bring your own bbq stuff
2 pm to 6 pm, Seebahnstrasse 115
EM Bar & Grill
If you’re worried about missing any of the action from the European Championship while travelling the rooftops of Zurich, then fret no longer and rise to the roof terrace of Langstrasse 94. There’ll be a grill sizzling with hot dogs, various Zurich beers, Sangria, special cocktails, a prediction game and all the football your heart desires.
2.30 pm to 10.30 pm, Langstrasse 94
Stretch out and wait
15-20 people can participate in a yoga session with lululemon on the terrace of Hiltl Akademie, and there are four sessions planned. Mats are available, as well as some chilled-out beats. And once you’ve been stretched out, get smooth, as food experts will be on hand to create the perfect smoothie for you.
10 am to 3 pm Hiltl Akademie, Sihlstrasse 24
Urban Gardening Jam Session
You’ll only get access to the roof of Winzerhalde if you are giving a horticultural helping hand to this sprawling terrace or want to charm the plant life with your musical serenades. So bring a guitar, triangle or church organ, or a seedling, worm or palm tree. Food and drinks are available, as is a beautiful view overlooking the Limmat.

4 pm to 10 pm Winzerhalde 16, 8049 Zurich
Industrial riviera Collective: Art, Design & Music
Where should I begin? Well, with the rooftop: Located in the industrial part of town with a view overlooking Toni Rampe and the urban skyline. Then to the art & design: pan mobili and BOB will show their furniture, Naughty Linen their textiles, vonturm their lights, Alessandra Villa her art and tinatina! their accessories. And then on to the music. Royal Riot will be playing live, with Schalter & Falter, Yours Truly, Rene & the Powerpuff Girls and Fratello del Sole djing. Is that enough for you?

11 am to 10 pm, Förrlibuckstrasse 178, 6th floor
Rooftop tennis
  If you’re going to play in the ping-pong tournament on the Birmi-WG  terrace you’re going to get thirsty. Luckily, they’ll have an on-site bar, with falafel and a grill. You’ll also get one of the best views of the city at the foot of Üetliberg. To enter the ping-pong tournament, they ask that you send them a quick registration at:

2 p.m. to 11 pm, Birmensdorferstrasse 559
Hot beats
At Asylstrasse 125 you’ll get your fill of beats from techno to house to dance to Latin, and your choice of drinks at the bar with Prosecco, cocktails, beer and non-alcoholic! Note: The terrace is covered.

3 pm to 2 am, Asylstrasse 125
Through the night with Traumwerk Music
For the first time, the Hiltl roof terrace has joined us on Rooftop Day! And their party, high above Bahnhofstrasse, has it all. You can dance until dawn to the live acts Kerala Dust, Blade&Beard and Midnight Jam Group, and djs: sentiment, Clive & Ismael, Les Yanniques, MF Jaeger & Deef serving a powerful portion of deep house, tech house and electronica. By the way: At 3 pm the EM Switzerland vs Albania game is shown and food will be served until 10 pm. CHF 15.- Note: Admission for over 21’s only

3 pm to late, Hiltl Roof Terrace, (above PKZ women store), Bahnhofstrasse 88
Lady’s First, ladies only
While the Lady's First Design Hotel is for both men and women, the spa is only for the ladies and so, with this spa themed rooftop, only ladies are allowed! There is yoga from Pop Up Yoga (1 pm – 2 pm & 4 pm to 5 pm) and manicures, pedicures and massages by Body Style MW. For yoga classes, registration is mandatory: (CHF 10.-)
12 pm to 7 pm, Mainaustrasse 24
  Yoga with views of the city: On the roof terrace of #popupstudio_zh you’ll get a chance to take part in yoga classes by POP UP YOGA. Log on to for details. The lesson costs CHF 25 and include a fresh, cold-pressed juice. Please bring your yoga mat.
 Note: Class 1 - 2.30 pm  to 3.30 pm, Class 2 - 4 pm to 5 pm, Class 3 – 5.30 pm to 6.30 pm. The terrace opens 15 minutes before each class begins.

from 2.15 pm, Arbenzstrasse 20
Fleur Magali on top

The Swiss-Canadian singer Fleur Magali will be playing an unforgettable acoustic concert in the open air and above Zurich's rooftops. Get your friends together and enjoy a warm summer night to Fleur’s own songs and covers - good whether you're a romantic or dancer (or both, if i know you). After the concert, they'll continue with house beats by Ben Ashton, the Basel dj who’s getting attention with his productions on the Berlin label bliss music.

8.30 pm to 11 pm, Florastrasse 40
Being art

On this rooftop you’ll experience an interactive discussion with ArtBeings – living, breathing, human sculptures. You’ll also be told about the futuristic art project " ArtBeings" by the artist, Preeti Chandrakant. There will also be a Pop Up Store, ArtSnacks and ArtTails at the Beings Bar. Note: The event is suitable for children and rainproof!
11 am to 7:30 pm, Freiestrasse 62

EM VIP Grill & Chill and Yoga
From the heights of Hotel Ambassador à l'Opéra, 30 people can watch the Swiss/Albanian EM game, accompanied by bbq specialties from Albania and Switzerland, prepared by the chef from the Restaurant Opera, and includes your choice of drinks, with and without alcohol. Cost: CHF 37 .- / person.
 Before that there is, at 8 am to 9.30 am, a yoga lesson including refreshments, with Isabelle Behrens of the Yoga Garage (CHF 35.-). Please bring your own yoga mat and arrive at 7.45 am. Space is limited to 15 people.
 Sign up for the bbq and/or the yoga lesson at:

8 am to 9.30 am (yoga); 2.30 pm to 6 pm, EM game & bbq, Hotel Ambassador à l'Opéra, Falkenstrasse 6
Football on the roof

Up to 20 people can watch all the EM games (Switzerland/Albania 3 pm, England/Russia 9 pm, Wales/Slovakia 6 pm) on this rooftop in Wiedikon. They have enough beer, and a bbq will sizzle in the corner, but you’ll need to bring your own food to grill. Please register with Note: event does not take place in heavy rain.
Saturday 2 pm to 11 pm, Kehlhofstrasse 4

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