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Death Café

July 9, 2022 @ 16:30 - 19:00

We are organising a Death Cafe picnic edition! At a Death Cafe people gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death.

WHEN: July 9, 4:30 – 7 pm CET
WHERE: Museum Rietberg (at Lhagsam in case of rain)
LEVEL: Everybody is welcome!
REGISTRATION: Registration is required, please REGISTER HERE

The objective is ‘to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives’.

A Death Cafe is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes. It is a discussion group rather than a grief support or counselling session. This event is organized by Lhagsam members with the simple wish of bringing people together, sharing our thoughts and creating connections.

The Death Cafes are always offered:

  • On a not for profit basis
  • In an accessible, respectful and confidential space
  • With no intention of leading people to any conclusion, product or course of action
  • Alongside refreshing drinks and nourishing food – and cake!

The Death Cafe model was developed by Jon Underwood and Sue Barsky Reid from the UK. The idea originates with the Swiss sociologist and anthropologist Bernard Crettaz (fr), who organized the first café mortel in 2004.

If the weather allows, we will meet in front of the Museum Rietberg and then find a nice spot to sit. There are benches, but please bring a blanket or whatever you need to make yourself comfortable. In case of bad weather, we will meet at Lhagsam. Please register, so we can send you more information some days in advance.



About the Death Café: This is a religiously neutral event, open for everybody to participate and share

Level: No prior knowledge required

Language: We speak German and English.

Registration: REGISTER HERE

Cost: Free (donations welcome)


July 9, 2022
16:30 - 19:00
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Museum Rietberg
Gablerstrasse 15., 8002
Zürich, Switzerland