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Steven_K 14.07.2013 16:12

Grilling in Zurich
 
Does anyone know if it is okay to have a mini grill in the park in front of Chinagarten Zurich? I have the type that is a 1-time use and would like to grill some hotdogs for a picnic some weekend.

Chris1801 14.07.2013 16:52

Re: Grilling in Zurich
 
I think you can grill pretty much anywhere switzerland. People seem to grill all along the lake, including around chinagarten.

Guest 14.07.2013 16:53

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Yes BUT put something under it that keeps it off the ground.

It's shocking the amount of dickheads that just light the barbecue directly on the grass and the heat transfers straight through the metal tray killing the grass underneath.

Apparently, the grass will then be completely destroyed with no hope of it growing back and has to be reseeded.

MathNut 14.07.2013 16:53

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In principle it's allowed as long as you don't damage anything (burnt holes in the grass) or interfere with others' use of the space (smoke in people's eyes).

moggy 14.07.2013 17:18

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I don't know Chinagarden. Around the Bodensee they have lots of areas where people can barbeque, just bring their own coals, or set up their disposable ones on relevant brick area. Plenty of bins in park areas too.

jacek 14.07.2013 17:30

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In principle barbaque and grill not allowed but braai. ;)

rainer_d 14.07.2013 18:03

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Have you been there?
People are bbq-ing there all over the place.
On sunny days, the place is like the 1960's Ruhrgebiet.
It's a bit of a nuisance at such a scale IMO.
While a BBQ is always nice, ask yourself if the place needs another throw-away BBQ being lit-up.
And please, take all the trash with you afterwards...

omtatsat 23.05.2019 20:28

Re: Grilling in Zurich
 
Is it allowed to grill on an apartment balcony in Zurich?

roegner 23.05.2019 20:32

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Quote:

Originally Posted by omtatsat (Post 3070732)
Is it allowed to grill on an apartment balcony in Zurich?

Check your contract :-)

venetian 23.05.2019 20:34

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I do it from time to time, AFAIK it is not explicity forbidden in our Hausordnung and nobody ever complained.

I think general common sense rules apply here - e.g. check if your neighbor's balcony has clothes hanging before making smoke etc... :-)

Of course if the landlord forbids it in the contract, then you have to comply...

omtatsat 23.05.2019 20:38

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My neighbour just started up her grill on the balcony. It gave off so much smoke that I thought her apartment was on fire. ( which it was not ). She apologised. Said something went wrong:msncrazy:

st2lemans 23.05.2019 20:41

Re: Grilling in Zurich
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by omtatsat (Post 3070738)
My neighbour just started up her grill on the balcony. It gave off so much smoke that I thought her apartment was on fire. ( which it was not ). She apologised. Said something went wrong:msncrazy:

My smoker gives off lots of smoke, but my wife is the only one to ever complain! :eek:

Tom

omtatsat 23.05.2019 20:44

Re: Grilling in Zurich
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by roegner (Post 3070736)
Check your contract :-)

I checked. Says nothing about grilling

Checked further.

Wood/coal grill is not allowed

nickatbasel 23.05.2019 22:52

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You need to stop buying those cheap cigars, Tom.

Quote:

Originally Posted by st2lemans (Post 3070741)
My smoker gives off lots of smoke, but my wife is the only one to ever complain! :eek:

Tom


k_and_e 23.05.2019 23:11

Re: Grilling in Zurich
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by omtatsat (Post 3070738)
My neighbour just started up her grill on the balcony. It gave off so much smoke that I thought her apartment was on fire. ( which it was not ). She apologised. Said something went wrong:msncrazy:

The Peruvian neighbor?

st2lemans 24.05.2019 00:29

Re: Grilling in Zurich
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by nickatbasel (Post 3070781)
You need to stop buying those cheap cigars, Tom.

They produce far less smoke than the cherry/apple I feed the smoker with! :p

Tom

Urs Max 24.05.2019 10:40

Re: Grilling in Zurich
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by omtatsat (Post 3070743)
I checked. Says nothing about grilling

Checked further.

Wood/coal grill is not allowed

It depends on the smoke and smell you produce. That usually rules out coal but if you use a (mostly) smokeless coal grill like Lotusgrill et al the emissions can be less than a gas grill.

Renatask 06.06.2019 18:34

Re: Grilling in Zurich
 
I believe you can grill almost anywhere here in Zurich. I think you just have to make sure you protect the lawn underneath. Happy grilling!

hof86 07.06.2019 14:56

Re: Grilling in Zurich
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by omtatsat (Post 3070743)
I checked. Says nothing about grilling

Checked further.

Wood/coal grill is not allowed


I'd say that's the standard rule based on experience, i.e. gas grilling is mostly allowed in balconies but coal/wood is forbidden as it produces much more smoke. If you happen to have a 'loggia' then no grilling (typically).

nopretensions 07.06.2019 16:52

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Please, when you grill, consider your neighbors and find a way to avoid having lots of smoke blowing in their faces. Also, if you're in a public space, think about cleaning up the coals and other refuse from your grill party. Leave the place as nice if not better than you found it. The Swiss are very conscientous about their public spaces. And, as visitors in this country it would be a shame if we didn't treat it at least as well as the Swiss do.


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