10 BEST TEAM BUILDING ACTIVITIES IN ZURICH

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Zürich is the largest city in Switzerland, boasting a stunning Alpine backdrop and inner-city landscape. The city is segmented by two rivers, the Limmat and Sihl, which flow between modern skyscrapers and 13th-century Romanesque structures.

The city’s aesthetic beauty and numerous attractions make Zurich an ideal destination for your next team-building retreat. From paddleboarding to escape rooms, chocolate factory tours to art workshops, Zürich offers no end of opportunities to bring your team closer together.

In the following resource, we’ve compiled some of our favourite team-building activities to help you gather ideas for your next offsite retreat in Zürich.

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Explore the waterways on a stand-up paddleboard

  • Enjoy a relaxing paddle through the city centre and enjoy your beautiful surroundings.
  • The certified SUP instructors explain the fundamental paddleboarding techniques.
  • Participants have access to changing rooms, showers, toilets and a small bistro.
  • Classes can be provided in either German or English.
  • There’s an option to embark on the Monster SUP that can host between two and eight people. 
  • Wetsuits, neoprene shoes and life jackets are available for rent.

Discover the city on a guided walking tour

  • Take a relaxing walk through the old city, learn interesting facts and sample Swiss specialities.
  • The full duration of the tour is approximately two and a half to three and a half hours.
  • The tour includes snack tasting at three to four different locations.
  • Your local guide provides an explanation and a bit of history as you stop at each location.
  • The experienced guides deliver the tour with great excitement and enthusiasm, maintaining a manageable yet engaging pace.

Take on exciting missions at the escape rooms

  • Locked up in our three exciting missions, you have to solve tricky tasks with your team.
  • Experience hours of excitement and tricky puzzles that will put your colleagues to the test.
  • Analyse your performance over drinks and a buffet after your experience.
  • Teams have just 60 minutes to solve the challenges and make their escape.
  • Choose from a range of highly immersive, themed escape rooms such as Da Vinci, Gulliver's Travels and The Haunted House.
  • All rooms are created with lots of love, care and attention.

Learn to paint with a tutored art workshop

  • Bond with your colleagues while learning to paint and sipping on a refreshing glass of wine.
  • Improve your painting skills and return home with something you’re proud of.
  • The experienced art teachers are knowledgeable and patient.
  • A typical workshop lasts approximately two to three hours. 
  • Classes are available in either German or English.
  • The Zurich studio is suitable for groups of up to 26 people.

Relax and explore Zürich lake on a pedalo

  • The central location makes this a wonderfully stress-free team-building experience.
  • Choose between pedal-powered, motor or rowing boats. 
  • All crafts are well cared for and in excellent condition.
  • The friendly staff are very welcoming and helpful.
  • The boats are only available for rent during calm weather.
  • The full duration of the experience is approximately one hour.

Improve your culinary skills with a cooking course

  • Strengthen your culinary skills while learning and bonding with your colleagues.
  • The cooking studio provides you with everything you need to create delicious dishes.
  • The venue can host up to 23 people at a time.
  • Choose from a range of cuisines including Mediterranean, Vegan, Thai, Vietnamese, Indian and more.
  • Pair your freshly-cooked meal with a refreshing glass of wine.
  • The experienced tutors are knowledgeable, warm and friendly.

Zap your colleagues at the laser-tag centre

  • Enjoy an adrenaline-pumping experience as you attempt to take out your opponents.
  • Go head to head in a series of game modes in a huge 750-square-metre arena.
  • Participants have access to free wifi, locker rooms, outdoor seating, free parking and a bistro with a lounge. 
  • The laser-tag equipment is high quality and well maintained. 
  • The friendly staff ensure everybody is engaged and enjoying the experience.

Learn chocolate-making secrets with master chocolatiers

  • Learn about the origins of chocolate at its enormous cultural significance.
  • Enjoy an exciting tour through the world of chocolate and meet the Swiss chocolate pioneers.
  • The 90-minute guided tour gives you insight into the glorious world of cocoa and the chocolate-making process.
  • Get the opportunity to sample succulent chocolates and the finest pralines.
  • The chocolate factory is easy to reach by train from the Zürich central station.

Learn the ancient skill of axe throwing

  • The expert axe-throwing teach you the fundamentals of this fun sport.
  • An enjoyable activity for all ages and fitness levels, participants must only be able to throw the 600-gram axe.
  • Participants are required to wear closed-toe shoes to take part.
  • The arena can host up to 40 axe-throwers at a time.
  • Learn to safely throw your axe with the right technique.
  • The on-site staff are friendly, professional and welcoming. 

Rest and restore with a guided yoga class

  • The team of professional yoga instructors combine their unique skills to off various high-quality classes.
  • Classes are available to yogis of all experience levels from beginner to advanced. 
  • The certified instructors are extremely knowledgeable and attentive.
  • Classes are available in fluent Swiss-German or English.
  • The beautiful studio sets the scene for a rejuvenating experience on your mat.
  • Choose from a range of different yoga styles including Hatha, Aerial Flow, Energy Flow, Vinyasa and more.

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You can book these team building activities exclusively as a part of our retreat package.

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