Old Town
Neighbourhoods • Historic Walking Areas
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Zürich's historic section features cobblestone streets, a variety of small stores and restaurants and many of the city's most significant religious landmarks.
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Jason S
Melbourne, Australia1,293 contributions
Dec 2022 • Solo
Fabulous area to roam around and explore, lots of nice alley ways all steeped in history.

I would say it’s the best area to stay in for tourist close to all you need to do in Zurich.

Lots to see and do so keep camera handy as some nice photos to be taken.

Xmas market/stalls in the area a real treat in December.
Written 6 December 2022
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kkschin
Dallas, TX12 contributions
Nov 2022 • Friends
Lovely and lively old town…nice for a stroll and to sit at a sidewalk cafe and have a beer and chat with others.
Written 5 December 2022
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andy6999
Dona Paula, India404 contributions
Oct 2022
A walk through the old town is an absolute must-do when in Zurich. The lovely cobblestone paths and the majestic and impressive buildings and churches will take you back in time.
Such a charming city, Zurich.
Written 3 November 2022
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Soung-Phoenix
Phoenix, AZ172 contributions
Oct 2022
Every corner has an unique view!!! Many nice small shops (some were very expensive so eye shopping only) and restaurants. We really enjoyed a nice walk around the area!!
Written 13 October 2022
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Len J
Bangkok, Thailand86 contributions
Sep 2022
The old town is full of intesting shops and restaurants. it is a pleasant place for walking. There is a fountain near the end of the old town.
Written 30 September 2022
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Lindsay G
Loveland, CO5 contributions
Sep 2022 • Solo
So many other towns much more enjoyable. Zurich is crowded, dirty and only good for arriving by plane and getting on a train. It is a phenomenal transit hub, but that's about it.
Written 28 September 2022
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Monica G
Nairobi, Kenya228 contributions
Sep 2022
The Old Town consits of several Vintage parts. Many huge buildings, many old catherdrals that are now used in unconventional manner. The walking tour around the old town was a very refreshing experience.
The town appears to be a blend of the old and new and is buzzing yet peaceful and thankfully there isn't the usual hustle bustle madness there.
Written 27 September 2022
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Joana P
Lisbon, Portugal112 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
Old town is nice to see more buildings and streests with history and culture it worth to see and visit and take sone nice pics!!
Written 21 September 2022
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Harrycopter
48 contributions
Sep 2022 • Solo
Great area to walk around. Lots to see and do. Not much after dark though. Restaurants, cafes, shopping it’s all here
Written 15 September 2022
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Stewarts Vacation
767 contributions
May 2022
The old town of Zurich is steeped in history and it is helpful to have someone who can point out the little details and recount stories/legends associated with the buildings/ statues/ murals. The area is attractive and well preserved.
We walked from the train station down Bahnhofstrasse to Rennweg for views of the largest clockface in Europe at St Peter's. Up Fortunagasse to Lindenhof. Down Pfalzgasse to the mural at 25 Strehlgasse, past Thermengasse to the Church of St Peter. On to Munsterhof, Kirche Fraumunster and the Munsterbrucke over the Limmat River. Backtracked across the bridge and made our way to Paradeplatz which is on Bahnhofstrasse. This gave us a really good taste of the old city.
It is a great area to simply wander and admire the architecture. There are shops and restaurants galore - just immerse yourself in the beautiful environment.
Written 12 September 2022
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