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Volkshaus Zurich
Address: Stauffacherstrasse 60, 8004 Zürich

The Volkshaus in Zurich was opened in 1910 as the first alcohol-free Volkshaus in Switzerland. After the building was completed, it quickly became the central location for the Zurich labor movement. At that time, the building included bathing facilities in the basement, an alcohol-free restaurant, lecture halls, meeting rooms, various union offices and apartments. The large theater hall with around 1200 seats (total 1600 standing and seated) was inaugurated in 1928. From 1928 the painter Eduard Gubler also lived and worked in the studio there. In response to a request, the ban on alcohol in the theater was lifted in 1979. Today, around 400,000 visitors come and go in the Volkshaus for various cultural events, concerts, record fairs, panel discussions, etc.


There are no pre-selected hotels for the participants.  Please click this link to locate hotels within the area.

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Below are previously used hotels during Spring Meetings in Zurich.  Note that since public transportation is very reliable in Zurich, distance is not a major concern when travelling to and from the venue.


Courtyard by Marriott Zurich North in Oerlikon, Zurich                                          ibis budget Zurich City West

Hotel Sternen Oerlikon in Zurich

 Travelling to the venue

To reach the IABSE Awards and Gala dinner venue, if you are taking public transport, from Zurich mainstation (HB) if you take tram nr. 3, 15, please get down at the stop Stauffacher (a big church), and walk for about 5 minutes (about 400 m) towards Volkshaus. The event will take place in the ground level (hall).

Make sure you buy a valid ticket before entering the bus, train or tram.

Vicinity Map and Transport Information (SBB train or tram):

Volkshaus Zurich is in the city center and is covered with a ZVV ticket zone: 110, which costs approx. CHF 9.

Buying tickets for travelling (Zurich, ZVV transport, bus, train, tram): Click Here

About Switzerland 

Discover beautiful and mountainous Switzerland, a marvellous country full of nature, beautiful lakes and rivers in central Europe. Switzerland is the perfect destination for a skiing holiday and vacation, or for enjoying long walks and trekking activities in the woods.

The main cities are also worth a visit while on tour in the country: Bern, Zurich, Lucerne, Geneva, Lausanne are all picturesque and cosy cities with charming architecures. As for cuisine, Switzerland offers a wide range of typical dishes to taste on holiday, from cheese fondue to raclette, from tasty Rösti to world- famous Swiss chocolate and cheese!

Practical Information

As of the latest update, there are no longer any restrictions related to COVID-19 in place.

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Time:  UTC (Coordinated Universal Time Greenwich)+1

Electricity : V230 Hz50

Language: The official languages are German, French, Italian and Romansh. English is widely spoken in Zurich.  

Telephone: Country code is +41 

Internet availability: High 

Currency: Swiss franc (CHF)


Jungholzstrasse 28
8050 Zurich

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