The Dynamo is Zurich’s youth centre with a big range of cultural projects and workshops – an ideal place for creative, active youngsters. Music, dance, theatre, graphics, photo and handcraft are what the Dynamo is all about. The place is supported by the city, which means that there is a lot going on and projects, which normally wouldn’t find sponsors, get some financial support.
At the weekends there are parties and often concerts (mostly rock). Besides the main concert location in the Building, there is also a kind of basement, the “Werk 21“, for more underground shows. Every band can play here, no matter if they’re good or not. So if you want to see real local, real young (and sometimes really bad) punk bands, check this place out. I even played there myself when I was in a punk band, and oh boy did we suck ;). The crowd at the Werk 21-Events is normally very alternative, so if you’re scared of tattoos and piercings then maybe they’re not made for you.
The Dynamo is right at the Limmat-River and there is a restaurant with a bar too, called “Chuchi am Wasser” (“kitchen at the water” in Swiss German). So even if you don’t feel like concerts or parties, you can have a coffee (or a beer) and enjoy the artsy atmosphere and (hopefully) the good weather besides the water.