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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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  • The old town is beautiful in itself but on occasion it can sparkle. I was there on 11/11, when their festival begins. Dozens of bands, all dressed in fancy dress, wander the streets playing the most e...  more »
  • A walk through the historical centre of Zurich is almost mandatory! The architecture, the narrow streets and the hundreds of shops, bars and restaurants, are spectacular!
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  • The historic center of Zurich have the typical Swiss architecture, with narrow streets of cobblestone. Very friendly and nice to visit
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