Glühwein, Spass & Kuppelromantik mit der Pointbreak Group.

The Christmas season is approaching and, as anyone who has taken a December stroll through Zurich in recent years will know, Europaallee is set to transform into a winter wonderland with market stalls, cheese specialities, live music, the best mulled wine in the city and all the Christmas cheer you could wish for. Kim Grenacher is one of the masterminds behind the scenes of the annual Christmas festivities beside the railway tracks between Europaplatz and Lalaplatz. She is the Managing Partner at Pointbreak AG, where her responsibilities include developing ideas and concepts for businesses and pop-ups in the gastronomy, culture and leisure sectors. An indoor surf wave, the ‘Nüni’ neighbourhood bar, the ‘About Coffee’ coffee house and numerous other past projects and events, including the ‘Selfie House’ in Europaallee Passage or ‘Züri Trinkt’ in Kosmos to name just a few… Her projects are incredibly diverse, varied and creative: There’s only one condition: it has to be fun. For all the variety and fun, however, Kim Grenacher and her employees are united on one thing: the winter projects with the mulled wine, cheese specialities, etc. are firm favourites. “We love the winter time and always look forward to working together to organise it and seeing the year out together at one of our projects.” The Lauter concerts in the specially constructed ‘Kuppel’ (dome), a cosy wooden hut on Europaplatz, are a very special highlight of winter in Europaallee. “Once during a Tim Freitag concert, the dome was so full that the band decided to move up into the beams of the hut, so they were virtually playing from the ceiling,” Kim Grenacher recalls enthusiastically. It’s likely the hut won’t be allowed to get that crowded this year. The pandemic, of course, had a significant impact on Pointbreak AG’s work in the event sector. But the professional entertainers did not let it get them down. Instead, they rethought and redesigned, starting up once again after the lockdown and continuing with just as much enthusiasm and drive. This year, visitors to Europaallee can once again look forward to enjoying the famous Winter Garte for aperitifs with friends and colleagues, the Winter Pavillon with its diverse market stalls selling food and gifts, and, of course, the very best mulled wine in the city. “And it’s not just us who say that!” says Kim Grenacher with a wink. Visit the Pointbreak Group team on site at the Winter Garden and the Winter Pavilion. A valid Covid certificate (3G) is required to enter the Winter Garte and the Winter Pavillon. There is a general obligation to wear a mask and to sit down when consuming food and drinks. Winter Garte opening hours: Monday through Thursday: 4:00 p.m. – 00:00 a.m. Friday to Saturday: 14.00 – 00.00 hrs Sunday: 14.00 – 21.00 hrs Opening hours Winter Pavilion: Monday – Thursday: 4 p.m. – 11.00 p.m. Friday – Saturday: 11.45 – 00.00 hrs Sunday: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.