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Old Town (Altstadt)

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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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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Badenerstrasse 420, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
+41 44 215 40 00
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All reviews the river cobblestone streets walk around european cities shops and restaurants interesting shops both sides beautiful architecture nice walk walking tour couple of hours window shopping the main train station stroll towns pedestrian niederdorf
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Zurich old town and its churches was attractive and has good points to visit.But You should know historical details first.

Thank 570arminh
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We were killing some time before heading to our hotel and went to Old Town and just walked around. It has such beautiful and old buildings and churches. We also ended up having a great dinner there as well.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Love the old town. It reminds me of what life must have been like the 1930's. It would have been very interesting to have been there pre WW2

Thank SyddCasino
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I loved it to the extent that I didnt want to return to the hotel. So clean and full of shops and cafes Nice food... Beautiful buildings....as if drawn by a pencil. Absolutely amazing... U have to visit it for sure...strongly recommended.

Thank mohammedjoe
Reviewed 1 week ago

zurich has a nice old town section... older buildings and shops ect... nice sights by the river and a good take off point for lots of tour buses ect for near by sight seeing tours..... id recommend a day and night to walk around.. sample...More

1  Thank arkitex
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The old town is the most interesting parts of Zurich to visit. Loads of restaurants and very lively on weekends. Must visit!

1  Thank Passport379740
Reviewed 1 week ago

We followed the suggested route of RIck Steves’ as well as other guide books. The walk is easy and goes down one side of the river and across to the other - easy to do in one day.

1  Thank Mary T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed on an AirBnB in this area, a well preserve tourist area just a few walks from the nearby tram stop. A peaceful, clean and relaxing place. Everything seems to be nearby in this city. A walk around connects you to the river side...More

Thank 244guillermos
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Most of the words most successful cities have thrived due to an efficient source of water. Lake Zurich and the surrounding mountains provide the city with fresh water and the Swiss people have done well to not exploit their resources. The church spires dominate the...More

Thank TheExploringShoes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Old town of Zurich is typical of preserved/restored areas in many European cities. Twisting, sometimes narrow, cobblestone streets lead past beautifully restored old buildings. View the river, the Guild House and the Grossmunster from Lindenhof. Nice, but not out of the ordinary.

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25 May 2018|
Response from 630af | Reviewed this property |
MySwitzerland website provides great tips and maps depending on preference, e.g., food, museums, etc.
19 April 2018|
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Response from Roman K | Reviewed this property |
Hotel Zum Storchen is FANTASTIC if you must have river views. If you don't want to spend quite that much, Hotel Central also has river views and is across the river from the train station. Lastly, Hotel St. Gotthard is great... More
10 January 2018|
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Response from RicardoBarroso | Reviewed this property |
I stayed in the hotel - Hotel du Théâtre By Fassbind Is good ;)
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