We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Old Town (Altstadt)

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Zurich, Switzerland
Phone Number:
0442154000
Website
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
Description:

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.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
US$86.33*
and up
Small-Group Chocolate and Sweets Walking Tour of Zurich's Old Town
More Info
US$25.39*
and up
Zurich Old Town Walking Tour
More Info
US$34.53*
and up
Zurich Highlights Tour

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 3,519 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 1113
    Excellent
  • 738
    Very good
  • 114
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Zurich's Gem

Zurich's Old Town is a place I'll remember for the rest of my life. The beautiful river, the breathtaking lake, the old buildings along teeny tiny streets -- all of it is as... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
kelli_nak
,
Chicago, Illinois
Add Photo Write a Review

3,519 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 1,978: English reviews
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
53 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Zurich's Old Town is a place I'll remember for the rest of my life. The beautiful river, the breathtaking lake, the old buildings along teeny tiny streets -- all of it is as charming as I imagined Switzerland to be. Don't miss the outdoor cafes or the excellent restaurants. Have a glass of wine overlooking the river. And visit the... More 

Helpful?
Thank kelli_nak
Christchurch, New Zealand
Level Contributor
48 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The old town is amazing at night time, all lit up and picturesque. It's great to just go for a stroll after dinner. Really beautiful place.

Helpful?
Thank Darth-Reviewer
Helsinki, Finland
Level Contributor
64 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice area to walk around and to enjoy old town atmosphere. There is a good variety of restaurants, bars and small shops to keep you busy for a couple of hours at least.

Helpful?
Thank Blackbird2011
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
176 reviews
97 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Admittedly we were under-impressed with Zurich and were bored. But, Old Town does offer very attractive lakeside vistas, especially at night. It also showcases Swiss alpine architecture in an elegant way. Tourists here will invariably find their way to Old Town, and you'll likely find it enjoyable.

Helpful?
Thank BRIANandRONNIE2010
Portugal
Level Contributor
23 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visited in the time between flights (4 hours). Altought it was winter and very cold it was also christmas which showed this area as a very charismatic one

Helpful?
Thank Ricardo F
Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt
Level Contributor
60 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We started walking from the zurich central station .. we took a map from the info desk and basically the old city starts at the main station and ends there.. the map will help u find the best route .. it took us 3 hours to finish the whole old city including almost an hour stop in a cafe ..... More 

Helpful?
Thank Heba N
Istanbul, Turkey
Level Contributor
11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You will see the richness and serenity/peace in every street and corners. I guess ,it was the most expensive city I have ever visited more than 100. You can see the old and well kept of history. I guess,summer visit to Zurich will be very pleasant .

Helpful?
Thank aglott
Cork, Ireland
Level Contributor
156 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely architecture with some reasonable shops. Great to just while away the time and stop off for a drink or two

Helpful?
Thank Delford M
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful and relaxing time. Good for shopping or just a stroll. Many shops and restaurants for adults and families

Helpful?
Thank Flor A
Switzerland
Level Contributor
45 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

To go to the old town you have to get across a bridge over the Limmat and go for a walk towards the streets, very nice little shops, no cars and stop to a "tea room" to drink a coffee with croissant in the morning or pastries in the afternoon. The houses look wonderfull, just a dream !!!

Helpful?
Thank Sabine T

Travellers who viewed Old Town (Altstadt) also viewed

Zurich, Canton of Zurich
Zurich, Canton of Zurich
 
Zurich, Canton of Zurich
 

Been to Old Town (Altstadt)? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Old Town (Altstadt) and other visitors
9 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (9)

Questions? Get answers from Old Town (Altstadt) staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?