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Old Town (Altstadt)

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Address: Zurich, Switzerland
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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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also known as "Niederdörfli"

The old town of Zurich is great for a stroll, having a coffee or enjoy a beer at one of the pubs. The main attraction is certainly the "Fraumünster" church, the two towers are... read more

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The old town of Zurich is great for a stroll, having a coffee or enjoy a beer at one of the pubs. The main attraction is certainly the "Fraumünster" church, the two towers are part of any Zurich panorama shot :)

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The old town is a great place to walk around and explore. There are plenty of different walks that are provided but various brochures but wondering around yourself, you wont get lost and may discover something new. Ensure you walk on both sides of the lake, do some window shopping and take in some of the stunning pieces on display.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited the old town as part of our Zurich highlights tour.You could wonder through the old town by yourself, but we found the expert commentary of our guide totally enhancing in our understanding of the history of Zurich. (City walls and city gates or the large clock-face surface at the church) Definitely worth a visit.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The old town is an interesting place to visit if you like bars and clubs. It is a hive of activity but most definitely not the place to be if you want peace and quiet. It's not that big and is worth taking a walk along Niederdorfstrasse. There are some excellent restaurants along the way too. There are some hidden... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Altstadt or the Old Town as it is known is an absolute gem and a must see for any visitor to Zurich. We did the Old Town walk that takes you to all the important locations. We stayed at the Marriott which was a perfect location along the river and was walking distance to the old town. The walking route... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It's lovely to walk through the old town to see the architecture and appreciate the atmosphere of the times in history

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Zurich is such a beautiful city. Whenever I have a layover in Zurich I always book the long layover so I can take the train (about 15 minutes from the airport) into Zurich for a few hours.

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I mean come on.... You have to stroll along these beautiful roads a d admire the wonderful houses all coloured and well intact. Old town with a character and tons of personality! It was snowing when we visited which made it even more wonderful! A must look and browse around. Take good walking shoes to avoid pained legs.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I admit I was only in Zurich for a work related event, so I had done hardly any research into the city before visiting. When I took a walk around the city the Old Town was not what I expected to find! It was a beautiful place to simply wander around and get lost in. So many picturesque streets and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have come to Zurich daily for many years for my studies and jobs and I love to come back to the old town as many times as I can, to the little alleyways, the restaurants, the shops, the old churches. Unfortunately too many tourists know the place...

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