Old Town, Zurich

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The city's historic heart, the atmospheric Old Town serves as one of the area's major tourist attractions, famed for its well-preserved 19th-century architecture and cobblestoned lanes flanked by trendy shops, galleries, and restaurants. A convenient starting point for tours around the city, the district stretches along both banks of the Limmat River. Begin your walk through medieval Zurich at the Old Town's landmark bridge, which connects two monumental cathedrals situated on opposite sides of the river. From there you can easily reach the nearby shopping streets, packed with hip cafes and quirky boutiques. In the evening the neighborhood's bars and clubs become the center of Zurich's lively nightlife. Put Old Town at the forefront of your travel plans using our Zurich journey maker.
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  • This is the main historical site in the city. It is also a place where there are lots of shops and restaurants. Hence, one can easily spend half a day here.  more »
  • The most interesting part of Zurich. Very lively, with narrow streets, many remarkable churches, small restaurants and cafes. There is also a lot of museums.  more »
  • Beatiful the old center of the city, with his particular buildings and churches, bridges and many coffe shops to have a rest sitting on chairs on the street. Absolutley to visit by foot  more »

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