Discover the world of Swiss products and brands
At Zurich Airport - Before Take Off
Write a postcard on the Edelweiss bench
Edelweiss, Switzerland's leading holiday airline, flies its guests to over 65 of the world's best holiday destinations. Its aircraft are named after places in Switzerland in which this rare Alpine flower actually grows. Whenever a plane is christened, a wooden bench in the form of an Edelweiss aircraft seat is erected at the place in question so that people can rest there and take in the view. Between 8 June and 8 July, the airline will invite you to use one of these benches before you embark on your flight.
At the Edelweiss check-in 2 you can take a seat, enjoy the stunning view and get in a holiday mood – while writing a brief greeting to those who have to stay at home (postcards are provided!).
What makes flying with SWISS so unique
SWISS is “Made of Switzerland”. Flying from Zurich and Geneva to over 100 destinations in upwards of 40 countries around the globe, every day Switzerland’s airline continues to translate this vision into the highest product and service quality. In the “Best of Switzerland” interactive exhibition, visitors to Zurich Airport can see what makes flying with SWISS so unique, and especially what makes SWISS First or SWISS Business such a truly memorable experience. And not just in the air either – there’s also a competition with the fantastic prize of a flight up for grabs!
See what makes SWISS so outstanding – in the check-in 1 area at Zurich Airport.
A free hair freshen-up at the Rausch Styling Corner
Herbal remedies exist for most skin and hair problems – something the venerable Kreuzlingen family firm of Rausch discovered almost 130 years ago. It has been producing highly effective herbal extracts for hair and skin care ever since, then as now using gentle processes with the greatest respect for nature. See the effectiveness of the products for yourself: from 8 June to 8 July you can enjoy a free hair fresh-up at the Rausch Styling Corner in Zurich Airport.
Experience the "Best of Switzerland" Rausch brand and its exclusive promotion on Level 1.
Demonstrate your creativity with Caran d’Ache
Plenty of artists have already immortalised the picture-book beauty of Switzerland’s landscapes. It is therefore not surprising that Caran d'Ache – a Swiss manufacturer of writing utensils – has been producing the requisite drawing and painting equipment for over 100 years. As part of the Best of Switzerland exhibition, the Geneva-based company will not only present its latest ballpoint pen made from recycled Nespresso capsules but will also give passengers at Zurich Airport the opportunity to colour in Swiss postcards using the Caran d’Ache range.
The many facets of the self-portrayals of Switzerland
See the best self-portrayals of Switzerland in all its many facets from 8 June to 8 July at Zurich Airport.
Watch Swiss artisans at work
For close to 90 years now, Schweizer Heimatwerk has provided a platform for arts and crafts made in Swiss workshops and studios. It is therefore a prominent outlet for all kinds of top-quality, highly functional and superbly designed handicrafts. As part of the ʺBest of Switzerlandʺ campaign, some of its best-known craft makers will be temporarily moving their workshops to Zurich Airport where they will be demonstrating their skills live. Perhaps they will hand-carve a cow just for you too?
Watch the best Swiss artisans at work in the Airside Center.
Experience climbing the Eiger north face in virtual reality
Mammut has been ensuring the superior quality, functionality and safety of its products since 1862, making it the number one choice for everyone with a passion for mountains and rock faces. Scaling the notorious north face of the Eiger is a climbing challenge that never ceases to fascinate alpinists. And now, thanks to a spectacularly realistic virtual reality experience at Zurich Airport, you too have the opportunity to face this challenge. Do you dare? Have a go at climbing the north face of the Eiger in virtual reality!
Win a SIGG shopping voucher
If you consider that re-usable and sustainable drinking bottles are all the rage in 2018, the Swiss company SIGG was ahead of its time when it designed its iconic hiking bottle. The Traveller drinking bottle model – which is on permanent display at the Museum of Modern Art in New York – was developed back in 1988.
You don't yet have one, or you'd you like to expand your collection? Then visit SIGG at “Best of Switzerlandʺ! With the World Cup coming up, you could win a shopping voucher in a tipp-kick game. Try out tipp-kick – the cult football game – at SIGG and with a little luck you could win a shopping voucher.
Have your Victorinox pocket knife personalised
From a cutler’s workshop founded in 1884, Victorinox has grown into a global company producing - alongside its iconic Swiss Army Knife – a range of other products from professional and chefs' knives to travel gear, watches and fragrances. This ʺBest of Switzerlandʺ brand is showcasing its products at Zurich Airport with a truly memorable special offer: for a period of two weeks, apprentices from this venerable Swiss company will engrave the handles and blades of pocket knives to personalise them for their future owners. Yours too?
Hand-crafted chocolate creations from Lindt
Who doesn’t know and love it – the silky smooth Lindt chocolate that’s one of Switzerland’s most popular souvenirs? But did you know that Lindt’s master chocolatiers also craft chocolate creations by hand at Zurich Airport? Between 8 and 20 June passengers can meet Lindt’s master chocolatiers in person and see just how they make those melt-in-the-mouth LINDOR chocolate balls. They will even sprinkle over your own choice of topping – what one takes your fancy?
Enjoy chocolate made from mountain hay milk from Confiserie Sprüngli
Confiserie Sprüngli's freshly made chocolate enjoys worldwide renown. Natural ingredients of the highest quality make Sprüngli's melt-in-the-mouth chocolate go down a storm far beyond the borders of Switzerland. So at Zurich Airport, where the whole world comes together, between 22 June and 8 July a confectioner from this 180-year old family firm will be hand-crafting four varieties of chocolate bar – ʺJuliaʺ, ʺElisaʺ, ʺAlmaʺ and ʺFionaʺ – all made with creamy hay milk from cows that graze on mountain pastures. Topped off with fruits and nuts, a taste of this delicious chocolate is guaranteed to make you a fan for life. Sample melt-in-the-mouth Confiserie Sprüngli chocolate made from Swiss mountain hay milk!
Do you know which 13 herbs are in every Ricola candy?
Candies, with their traditional 13-herb mix, are known around the world for their soothing effect on the voice and throat. And luckily the Laufen-based company exports its herb specialities almost worldwide, because what would people outside Switzerland do otherwise? Why not pick up one of the candies –which personify the strength of the Swiss mountains – on your flight from Zurich: Ricola will be visiting Zurich Airport during the “Best of Switzerland” event. Explore the 13 herbs that are part of every Ricola candy, and try out a selection of the many Ricola specialities!
Designer Vivienne Westwood’s dress at Fabric Frontline
The silk fabrics and accessories of Zurich luxury brand Fabric Frontline are the very embodiment of Swiss values, the accessories designed and handmade in Zurich being naturally of the finest quality. The fact that the world’s leading haute couture houses also incorporate these fabrics in their creations is also typical of Switzerland.
Along with Fabric Frontline’s own designs, at Zurich Airport you can also admire a Vivienne Westwood dress inspired by these exquisite Swiss silk fabrics. Experience Swiss values as expressed in silk in the Airside Center.
The elaborate production steps of a Hanro design classic
Nicole Kidman sported one in the film ʺEyes Wide Shutʺ, Kate Moss was seen in one in the pages of ʺVogueʺ, and Sharon Stone wore one for a cosmetics campaign. And millions of women all over the world simply love Hanro's ʺCotton Seamless Topʺ – made from 100% mercerised cotton with no hem or side seams – as an everyday basic. Find out for yourself why this versatile bestseller has been such a hit for over 30 years: Hanro is exhibiting the quality of its handpicked cotton and the sophisticated production processes behind this design classic as part of Zurich Airport's ʺBest of Switzerlandʺ. Come and feel the quality of Hanro's lingerie classic ʺCotton Seamless Topʺ directly on the spot.
IWC Schaffhausen is one of the world’s leading luxury watch brands
It’s thanks to an American that Swiss watchmaking is at home not only in French-speaking Switzerland. In order to satisfy demand from the United States for high-quality watches, Florentine Ariosto Jones founded the “International Watch Company” in Schaffhausen in 1868. He had the idea of combining Swiss watchmaking skill with American manufacturing technology in order to make the best pocket watches of his time.
Today, 150 years later, IWC Schaffhausen is one of the world’s leading luxury watch brands and is in demand not only in the USA.To mark the anniversary, embark on a journey through time and see the artof IWC watchmaking at “Best of Switzerland” before taking a selfie in front of the IWC time machine.
Tissot – official timekeeper and partner of many sports
Swiss quality and reliability – these are the values that the “plus” sign in the Tissot logo has stood for since 1853. It is also the reason why the Swiss watch brand with its innovative measurement systems is the official timekeeper and partner of many sports disciplines, where time is often the all-important factor.
Whether at the Tour de Suisse, Tour de France or for motor sports – it is often only milliseconds that decide on victory or defeat and make totally reliable time measurement indispensable. So before your next departure, plan enough time to visit Tissot at “Best of Switzerland”.