28 Swiss Venues to Watch the Soccer World Cup Live

World Cup 2014 Public Viewing Switzerland

The Soccer World Cup 2014 in Brazil is just days away! Few of us will likely be flying to South America to watch the games on site, however. The closest experience to actually sitting in a stadium is screaming along with other fans at one of the many "public viewings" here in Switzerland!

This year, restaurants and bars are allowed to broadcast the soccer matches on screens smaller than 3 meters without a permission. In addition, several jumbotros throughout Switzerland will be broadcasting the games live.

So for your convenience, here is our listing of the various Soccer World Cup public viewing sites in Switzerland (sorted by canton):

 

Basel

ZIC ZAC, Allschwil
- All games live on the big screen (during regular opening hours)
- How to get there

 
Hinterhof Brasilien, Basel
- All games live on the big screen
- Special video exhibit about the impact of commercial soccer on Brasil
- How to get there

 

Bern

Restaurant Bierhübeli, Bern
- Free admission (doors open 1 hour before kick-off)
- Indoor screen
- How to get there

 
Café-Bar Turnhalle, Bern
- Watch all the games for free (and eat their Burritos Buenos!)
- How to get there

 
Brasserie 17, Interlaken
- More information

 
Restaurant Bellevue, Ittingen
- Outdoor HD screen, Brasilian foods and drinks
- Check program for line-up
- How to get there

 
Kulturhof Schloss Köniz
- Free admission
- Indoor and outdoor screens, Brazil bar, public BBQ and street soccer stadium
- More information

 

Graubünden

Vögele Arena, Chur
- Samba feeling thanks to Chur's longest bar at 16 meters, jumbotron
- Reserve a ticket (free standing seats)
- How to get there

 

Geneva

l'Esplanade des Vernets "Fan Zone", Geneva
- Free admission
- 80 m^2 outdoor LED screen
- How to get there

 

Schaffhausen

WM Arena, Schaffhausen
- Feel the samba at this public viewing in the Mosergarten
- Reserve a ticket (CHF 8)

 

Schwyz

Seedamm Plaza Beach Arena, Pfäffikon
- Beach soccer, beach parties and live music
- 28 m^2 LED screen broadcasting all games for up to 1500 fans
- How to get there

 

Solothurn

Rythalle Soledurn, Solothurn
- Large screen, bar and games
- How to get there

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St. Gallen

Rapperswil-Jona Public Viewing
- Up to 1400 fans get to enjoy live soccer games at one of the regions largest venues, incl. a beach and lounge area
- 3 large LCD screens, one of which is 30 m^2, live bands on Fridays and Saturdays
- Free admission Sunday through Thursday; a ticket is required on other days
- How to get there

 
Würth Haus, Rorschach
- Biggest indoor screen in the canton of St. Gallen with stadium feeling
- Reserve a ticket (starting at CHF 14)
- How to get there

 
AFG Arena, St. Gallen
- A gigantic 60 m^2 LED screen makes this Switzerland's largest public viewing for up to 6000 fans, only games of the Swiss National Team will be broadcast
- Reserve a ticket (CHF 12-15, incl. drink)
- How to get there

 

Ticino

Villagio Mondial, Lugano
- Watch the World Cup live at Piazza Manzoni
- More information
- How to get there

 
Mundial Village, Riazzino
- Watch the games live on two giant screens
- Beach soccer and live music awaits, check for more information
- How to get there

 
Mundial Village, Bellinzona
- Piazzale Stadio, Bellinzona

 
GiuBrasil, Giubiasco
- Enjoy a grande screen on Piazza Grande!
- More information

Giubiasco Public WM Viewing

 

Valais

Bellwald
- Large screen inside tent, soccer matches and BBQ
- More information

 

Vaud

Fan Zone Mondial 2014, Lausanne
- The city of Lausanne is installing a giant 45 m^2 screen for up to 10'000 fans - free of charge!
- List of live games
- How to get there

 

Zürich

Europaallee WM Lounge, Zürich
- Biggest public viewing adjacent to the main station; for up to 5000 fans
- Beach club complete with palm trees and samba music
- Reserve a ticket (CHF 10-20)
- How to get there

WM-Lounge in Zurich

 
Frau Gerolds Garten, Zürich
- Watch most games live on 12 outdoor screens
- More information and free group reservations
- How to get there

Frau Gerolds Garten - Public Viewing WM 2014

 
Hiltl Public Viewing, Zürich
- Free admission through last 16 for up to 5000 fans
- All 64 games live on indoor and outdoor screens of up to 50 m^2
- Plenty of delish foods provided by HILTL! Did we mention the local DJ's who will heat up the crowd between and after games?
- How to get there
- More information

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HILTL Public Viewing

 
Main Station ZüriCabana, Zürich
- Beach feeling and even a mini soccer stadium for 1800 fans
- Three jumbotron live broadcasts starting at last 16
- Map

 
Meilen Public Viewing
- Big opening party with Habana Dancers on June 12
- All games live on the big screen in the Seeanlage
- Map

 
Sihlcity Sommerlounge & Beach, Zürich
- Free beach volleyball and beach soccer
- More information
- How to get there

 
Winti Arena, Winterthur
- Indoor and outdoor public viewing for up to 3000 fans
- Reserve a ticket (CHF 9)
- How to get there

 

Doodle World Cup Parties Made Easy

64 games in only four weeks... Among all these choices, we are definitively using Doodle to organize our soccer parties with friends! A free website lists all the games with the option of inviting friends:

Doodle - World Cup 2014 Schedule

The word on the street is that the finale might be broadcast in 3D at Hallenstadion in Zürich - as long as the technical hiccups have been resolved by then...

Now, turn up the volume and enjoy the best Swiss World Cup song of 2014:

Where will you be watching the opening match between Brazil and Croatia on June 12?

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