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Old Town (Altstadt)

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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Zurich, Switzerland
+41 44 215 40 00
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a lot of time here wandering on the quaint small streets. Plenty of options for food- and shopping too! A word of caution here- the small restaurants in the middle were a little pricey and one lady was exceptionally rude- she owned a...More

Thank pratimagoel
Reviewed 1 week ago

My spouse and I spent five hours strolling about on a free day we had before our Grand Tour of Switzerland began. We were delighted to find that much of the ancient center remains intact. Aldstadt is Zurich's most charming district with its beautiful mansions,...More

Thank CJW913
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

a nice 'old town' to visit in Zurich, walk the cobble paths, see the old buildings, lots of little souvenirs shops, cafes and restaurants to eat at too.

Thank thd007
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are altstadts in almost every city in Europe and this was not the top of my list for altstadts. Not very exciting as the rest of the city not much to see.

Thank JankanHH
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful architecture and history. See the church with the largest tower clock face in Europe. Visit the crypt with the original statue of Charlemagne. We had a wonderful time wandering around the streets in Old Town. Quaint shops and cafes with a lovely skyline.

Thank THT000
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walk in the old town to get submerged into its charms and enjoy the view. It is in between the HB and Central. Opposite is the main high end shopping street.

Thank Jasmine L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice room, comfortable beds, terrific staff, clean, quiet. I would definitely stay here again. Convenient location near tram stop, old town and the river and wonderful restaurants.

1  Thank cpd9339
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Climb the stairs to the top of the cathedral to view the entire city. Stroll along the lake, visit old town

1  Thank Misswello
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not every Old Town in Europe is the same and Zurich has a little different in it way. Nice walk to the other side back over to the old town square with a nice fountain. There are lots of gift shops and restaurants around Old...More

Thank Yen M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful place to have a evening walk, quiet, has many streets to explore, river side is very beAutiful

Thank Viktor_Kolesnikov
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I will have a four hour layover in Zurich in September will there be enough time to see Zurich and if so where should I go?
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.
Myself and 4 others will have a 6 hour layover tomorrow at 615am. Is it worth it to go anywhere? I've been looking into Old Town. Can anyone give me specific instructions on how to get there from the airport? Such as train instructions and such. Also do people speak much English there? I'm with a few nervous people who aren't sure about leaving the airport and I'd love to go into town. So any help you can give me will ease their minds! Thanks!
16 January 2017|
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Response from teacher_Udo | 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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