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Old Town (Altstadt)

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Address: Zurich, Switzerland
Phone Number: 0442154000
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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Zürich's historic section features cobblestone streets, a variety of small...

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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We walked through the town and shopped. This is a very scenic and must see area. We enjoyed the old buildings.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We walked through the town and shopped. This is a very scenic and must see area. We enjoyed the old buildings.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was nice to walk about & enjoy the little shops & cafes. Full of old buildings well maintained. Enjoyed the visit very much,unfortunately we did not have time to linger as we were on a tight schedule. Would love to come back again.

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Salisbury, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The old town area is very pretty, lots of small streets with lovely old buildings to look at. It's quite hilly. Christmas lights added to the atmosphere.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed at an apartment located within the old town. Followed the advice of the tourist office and took a walk on the suggested route. You won't be disappointed with the many cobble roads n old buildings. Christmas markets were also opened and you get a strong Christmas atmosphere and mood. Definitely a recommendation to visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The Limmat river and old town is surrounded by many good old fashioned Christmas trees (Storchen or Main Station) and modern variations. Bahnhofstrasse is equally decorative with small Xmas booths, great light shows (Lucie on Bahnhofstrasse, Stars on Loewenplatz or other lights in many side streets. Must visit is the Singing Christmas Tree near Main Station, where each evening children... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We walked around and tried a lot of the Christmas markets booths and had lots to see and buy around this area. Very pretty alleys and streets. Worth a stroll for sure.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This charming old town retains its medieval buildings facade and shines like a grand old dame at night and day. It is very near and you can conveniently walk to this place from the Central Zurich Station. Shops that sell the most adorable stuff and the smell of good food and wine will beckon you to stay a bit longer.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A walk in the narrow pedestrian streets of the old town is a nice way to relax. The area is very popular and busy until very late. There are shops, restaurants, coffee-shops, churches. You can also walk along the river from the main station towards the lake. The scenery is magnificent!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The whole place is very interesting and good with lot of by lanes and take time to check it out all. its just an unbelievably beautiful place

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An interesting place to visit. Make sure you check every little street! They all have secrets to share!

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