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Zurich Old Town Walking Tour

Highlights
  • 2-hour walking tour of Zurich Old Town
  • Explore the vibrant Bahnhofstrasse with a guide
  • Enjoy views of the Limmat River from Lindenhof
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Zurich Old Town Walking Tour
From USD 25.71
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PM Tour English and GermanMost Popular
The Tour departs at 3pm. Tour is conducted in German and English at the same time.
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Afternoon Tour English
Tour departs at 3pm. Tour is conducted just in English on Saturdays
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AM Tour English and German
Tour departs at 11am. Tour is conducted in German and English
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Overview
Delve into Switzerland’s colorful past and discover top Zurich attractions on this 2-hour Zurich walking tour. Follow your guide along the beautiful Bahnhofstrasse, where locals mingle in bustling boutiques, art galleries and cafes. Head towards Lindenhof, and discover local landmarks including the City Hall, St Peter Church and the Limmat River. Gain insight into Zurich’s 16th-century silk industry in Schipfe and stroll the winding alleys of Niederdorf in the Old Town, home to the attractive churches of Fraumünster and Grossmünster.
What to Expect
Choose between a morning, afternoon or evening tour, then meet your guide in front of the tourist office at Zurich's main railway station before setting off on foot. Founded by the Romans in the 1st century, Zurich is today widely considered the cultural capital of Switzerland. Despite its forward-thinking attitude the city’s rich history is evident, with many buildings holding ancient secrets from its dim and distant past.

First, follow your guide to the Bahnhofstrasse, Zurich’s main shopping boulevard. Home to fashion boutiques, art galleries and stylish cafés, Bahnhofstrasse is a thriving hub in the heart of the city. Admire the Alfred Escher statue and listen as your guide details the life of this famous pioneer and politician.

Head up to Lindenhof, a tranquil oasis in the heart of the bustling city. Listen as your guide points out sites such as Grossmünster Church, ETH University (where Albert Einstein used to study), City Hall and the Limmat River, then descend the hill into Schipfe.

Learn more about Schipfe, one of Zurich's oldest quarters, and stop at St Peter Church, the oldest parish church in Zurich, which boasts the largest clock face in Europe. Admire the church’s 9th-century foundation walls and gain insight into the local luminaries laid to rest within, including the city’s first mayor, Rudolf Brun.

Continue to the churches of Fraumünster and Grossmünster, two famous local landmarks in the Old Town. Marvel at the grand façade and twin towers of the Grossmünster church, and then take a stroll along Niederdorf, a pretty promenade with quaint boutiques and cafes tucked away down winding alleys.

Your tour concludes after two hours exploring Zurich’s streets and landmarks.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great guide, good information

My friend and I only had about 24 hours in Zurich and we did two walking tours that we found great - the old city and then the west walking tour. Both tours were great and very informative - the guides were very knowledgeable (Alexander...More

4  Thank christie130
Zürich T, Team Zürich Tourismus at Zurich Tourist Information – Offizielle Stadtfuhrungen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Grüezi christie130 Thank you for your feedback. We are very happy to hear that you and your friend enjoyed the city tours! We hope we will be able to welcome you in Zurich in the future to even more discoveries! Yours sincerely, Johanna, Zürich Tourismus

Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile
Wonderful, informative tour

Nicole was absolutely wonderful. I’m not sure if it’s possible to request a tour guide, but if you can I’d request her. She’s super knowledgeable and really passionate about Zurich.More

Thank Kevin C
Zürich T, Team, Zürich Tourismus at Zurich Tourist Information – Offizielle Stadtfuhrungen, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2018

Grüezi Kevin C Thank you very much for your great feedback. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour, we will gladly pass the compliment on to the tour guide Nicole. We hope you had a great stay in Zurich and hope...More

Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile
Great tour of Zurich

My daughter and I do a yearly city trip. This year we decided to stay close to home and visit Zurich. We had a very insightful and informative visit led by Barbara Dörig. She was really helpful and really knew her stuff. Thanks.More

Thank Eiram23
Zürich T, Zürich Tourismus at Zurich Tourist Information – Offizielle Stadtfuhrungen, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2018

Grüezi Eiram23 Thank you very much for your great feedback. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour and we will gladly pass the compliment on to our Tour Guide Baba. We hope you had a great stay in Zurich and hope...More

Reviewed 17 June 2018
An awesome experience with Itu

I did the English language tour with Itu Tiwau (hope I got her name right) and have only good things to say. The information she gave was always relevant and just in the right amount of detail. The tour starts in the Hauptbahnhof and ends...More

Thank Alan G
Zürich T, Team Zürich Tourismus at Zurich Tourist Information – Offizielle Stadtfuhrungen, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2018

Grüezi Alan G Thank you very much for your feedback and rating. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour and we will gladly pass the compliment on to the tour guide Ity Tiwary. We hope you had a great stay in Zurich...More

Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile
Very informative with a lovely guide

We had walked 13 kms exploring Zurich on our first day, but are very glad we took this tour. Our guide, who we met outside of the tourist office, was interesting, easy to hear, friendly, and knowledgeable without being boring. It was an easy walk...More

1  Thank arenamama
Zürich T, Team Zürich Tourismus at Zurich Tourist Information – Offizielle Stadtfuhrungen, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2018

Grüezi arenamama Thank you very much for your feedback and rating. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed our city tour and that you were satisfied with our tour guide. We hope we will be able to welcome you in Zurich in the...More

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