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Old Town (Altstadt), Zurich

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The city's historic heart, the atmospheric Old Town (Altstadt) 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. Before you head to Zurich, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Zurich travel itinerary planner, to make sure you see all that Zurich has to offer, including Old Town (Altstadt).
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  • It is a very nice place to walk along, for eating, shopping, relaxing and sightseeing, a must when you are in Zurich  more »
  • Many small alleys with beautiful old buildings - many gems. The Lake to enjoy and to regain energy. Just take time, Saheb and enjoy!
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  • Lindenhof hill is really nice place to stop an relax after strolling in the center. There are some play grounds for children which our kids spend some time and while they were in the swings, we watche...  more »