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Old Town (Altstadt), Zurich

Categories: Neighborhoods, Historic Walking Areas, Tourist Spots
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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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  • Very beautiful, full of charm, super secure with (of course). We love!! Did the route recommending the hotel and it was very good.
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  • Many varying types of architecture with an abundance of restaurants offering many styles of foods and bars. Also several shops with traditional Swiss gifts and those for clothing, shoes and other prod...  read more »
  • A must know the old centre with narrow streets and full of restaurant, bars, and ballads. End of afternoon for night is the ideal time. You can do everything on foot without much effort!
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