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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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  • Afternoon-walk-around showing a lot of small and trendy Fashion boutiques and lunch Restaurants, offering various Nation`s tastes.(starting around 11:30am) Also original and well maintained historic b...  more »
  • It is a city filled with attractions, churches, palaces, alleys. drive in the centre there is a little stressful, a few short-stay spaces. don't miss a walk on the banks of Central lunGorlago rathaus, belle EU. If you want to feel uncomfortable go to Bahnhofstrasse, elegant semare shopping it's overdone.
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  • If you are in Zurich, your visit will not be complete unless you walk around the old town, the cobbled streets, the bridges crossing the river Sihl and river Limmat, the church bells going off on a Su...  more »