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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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  • We walked, we shopped, we drank! Cobblestone streets...and the shops and squares are all decorated for Christmas. Don't miss Old Town if you are visiting Zürich. 
  • Beautiful illuminations during the season of advent, the evening! There are many nice restaurants and pub. Small stores many sound! The Christmas market is quite small.
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  • here you can find most everything, even history, swiss food, italian, french bars, shopping the Limmat river and even lake Zurich can be done on foot.