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Old Town (Altstadt)

badenerstrasse 420, Zurich, Switzerland
+41 44 215 40 00
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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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  • Very good34%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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“the river” (252 reviews)
“small shops” (35 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
badenerstrasse 420, Zurich, Switzerland
+41 44 215 40 00
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Reviewed yesterday

Unfortunately for us, the only day we were able to walk around Old Town was on a Sunday. Keep in mind that everything except for restaurants is closed on Sunday. There were still lots of people out enjoying the sites and the restaurants were all...More

Thank BWK59
Reviewed yesterday

The old town is divided in two parts by the Limmat river. Both are nice but the one on the left side (near Bahnhofstrasse) is more quiet and contemplative, while the part on the right side of the river is much more lively and full...More

Thank Gian Luca B
Reviewed yesterday

We drove through town and traffic was bad. There was not many signs pointing to places and nothing stood out to see. It seems like a nice town and could have many things at night or things to do. We only had time to drive...More

Thank WolfgangsMusic
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a nice walk during our two day stay at Zurich. Specifically we walked during the afternoons. This is a very safe area even during the nights. Lots of architecture to see and the Zurich lake has nice areas to sit and enjoy the...More

Thank David G
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited briefly the Altstadt. We had a nice walk with the kids. We also had dinner there. We happened to be there during the annual Zurich street Parade. So the roads were blocked for cars. There were many people around. It was a fun...More

Thank Do A
Reviewed 6 days ago

It's nice to walk around, but soooo many tourists from all over the world. You can see the annoyance from the shopkeepers who often don't give good service right away, and I can't blame them, but still, kind of ruins the experience.

Thank HandOfGuido
Reviewed 6 days ago

Zurich is great weekend destination. You will be surprised with the quality of the air in the town. The only thing spoils the air are Swiss people themselves - smoking! Great museums - visit one just at the other sire of the main train station....More

Thank Vladfly
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Take the time to walk around and explore, there are heaps of shops and sights, alleyways, chocolatteries, it's worth seeing.

Thank Openfj0re
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent half a day walking around the old city of Zurich. There are many cafes along with restaurants and high end stores. A walk along the lake is a must. A nice boat ride is also very relaxing. The central train station is a...More

Thank Kabrams1618
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took a Day-trip to Zürich and ended up walking around in these narrow charming street in the old town. Great place for a walk! Some streets are very steep and generally speaking Zürich is full of cobblestones so getting around in my wheelchair was...More

Thank malenesillas
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19 January 2017|
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Response from MDKiwi | Reviewed this property |
I agree. I covered a fair bit of the city (not the lake) in about 1 1/2 hours.
16 January 2017|
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Response from BremenSchwachhausen | Reviewed this property |
Please, ask at an information center/ desk in the airport how to get into the city (direct trains). You can calm down the other members of your group. You can easily go for a walk of about 2 - 3 hours into the city... More
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