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Old Town (Altstadt)

Badenerstrasse 420, Zurich 8004, 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.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good34%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“walk around” (59 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Badenerstrasse 420, Zurich 8004, Switzerland
+41 44 215 40 00
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Reviewed yesterday

We spend few hours walking around Zurich and I must say, very pretty city, wasn't expecting this at all, I though it will be just a big city like any other in Europe. How wrong I was. All the streets and shops were beautifully lit...More

Thank Lady_Evelin
Reviewed yesterday

All the Christmas markets in Zurich were outstanding and none more so than those in the AltStadt. The selection of products was quite extensive and the prices were not exorbitant. A great place to find one of a kind gifts for family and friends (yourself...More

Thank mmeena2017
Reviewed yesterday

The old town is just full of wondedrful small shops, cafes and anything you can think of. Our hotel was also located here and it was the best choice for sure. Walking in the evening till late is just fine, since it was December the...More

Thank Adrian F
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Old Zurich is very normal old blgs.but is highly publicized in the brochures. Nothing grt about the visit to this old place. Average experience.

Thank Rk A
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I have gone to this area every day so far for the last 4 days. Every time I have discovered something new, discovered a new street and fell in love with its culture and warm old feel. Window shopping is great here and the restaurants...More

Thank Camille M
Reviewed 5 days ago

Loved walking and shopping in Old Town. Wonderful stores and cafes. Always finding something interesting around the next corner!

Thank Katie S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

What a lovely place to spend a afternoon strolling around the chilly streets. Chocolate shops and cake shops and little boutique shops make this a lovely adventure.

Thank Jamie A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Old town is not too big, so one day is enough to wonder around. Very lively at least during christmas period. Worth to walk around.

Thank Nina S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing streets, buildings and people all around. The living is very expensive here in Zurich, but worth living for a couple of days. I had a one night stay and visited the whole site while walking through the streets. Its a perfect place to walk...More

Thank HamzaMahmood
Reviewed 1 week ago

Of course if you would like to see the stores, the narrow streets and enjoy the atmosphere of the old city, I strongly recommend you to go to the altstadt around lake Zurich

Thank nihan19721969
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Samantha M
7 October 2017|
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Response from JimNColleyville_TX | Reviewed this property |
Old Town sits on both sides of the canal. It consists of many historic buildings.
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 Tupacksupatra | Reviewed this property |
You have direct trains to Zürich HB (central station). And it is next to the old town so you can go for 2h walk without problems. Everybody speaks English specially in the center. Don't worry.