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Old Town (Altstadt)

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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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Badenerstrasse 420, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
+41 44 215 40 00
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All reviews the river cobblestone streets interesting shops walk around european cities shops and restaurants both sides beautiful architecture nice walk walking tour couple of hours window shopping the main train station stroll towns pedestrian niederdorf
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful old buildings but soul missing. Lots of restaurants some traditional but shops were not inspiring. Locals don't seem to frequent this place mostly tourists. So not lived in. Pity.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This a wonderfull place to spend hours walking and observing old buildings, stores, restaurants. Do not miss the mirador at the Lindenhofplatz.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Zurich's old town is full of history, stunning architecture, and loads of decent shops and restaurants. It is well worth a visit.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ASeenath
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We loved walking around the old city. Very cute stores, restaurants and the arquitecture is super nice.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank nabeab
Reviewed 6 days ago

You can always count on coming here to spend a few hours walking in the old town and enjoying its charm, especially after sunset when the whole place is lit and sparkling. There is a lot of coffee shops, restaurants, artisan shops and many more...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Ramzberry
Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked through the old town district one afternoon. The buildings were as one would expect. The various shops were interesting. It was quite crowded for a winter’s day. It is worth a visit, but could be overwhelmingly crowded in summer.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well we went for New Years to old town, lots of people not a lot of things to see during winter, I think if that would be summer then different story, overall place is ok but not something that I would do again

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Yarsemin
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the 1 kilometre stretch starting almost from Lindenhofplatz running parallel to the river until reaching Zurich Lake, so if you coming from Zurich main station (Bahnhofplatz) keep the river on your left and walk towards Zurich lake. First you find yourself on Lindenhofplatz...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank majeo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s like walking back in time but even better like a perfect movie set where every building is perfectly positioned and specially preserved, where every street is clean and well maintained, where every tree and street lights are in tune with the buildings and overall...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank blajevaina
Reviewed 1 week ago

A must to stroll by if you are in the city, Very clean city. people very nice, quiet and welcoming. Recommend

Date of experience: December 2018
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25 May 2018|
Response from 630af | Reviewed this property |
MySwitzerland website provides great tips and maps depending on preference, e.g., food, museums, etc.
19 April 2018|
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Response from Roman K | Reviewed this property |
Hotel Zum Storchen is FANTASTIC if you must have river views. If you don't want to spend quite that much, Hotel Central also has river views and is across the river from the train station. Lastly, Hotel St. Gotthard is great... More
9 January 2018|
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Response from RicardoBarroso | Reviewed this property |
I stayed in the hotel - Hotel du Théâtre By Fassbind Is good ;)
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