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Old Town, Zurich

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Must see · Historic Walking Area · Neighborhood
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The city's historic heart, the atmospheric Old Town 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. Put Old Town at the forefront of your travel plans using our Zurich journey maker.
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  • It was just a joy to leisurely walk around Old Town without an agenda. Just enjoying the cobblestone streets meandering through the shops enjoying the Christmas decorations was wonderful. Small... 
    It was just a joy to leisurely walk around Old Town without an agenda. Just enjoying the cobblestone streets meandering through the shops enjoying the Christmas decorations was wonderful. Small...  more »
  • Zurich has a very charming old town. There is also a lot going on and a lot to see. Lot's of cobble stone streets, restaurants high end shops and historic buildings. Great for a stroll, shopping or a....  more
    Zurich has a very charming old town. There is also a lot going on and a lot to see. Lot's of cobble stone streets, restaurants high end shops and historic buildings. Great for a stroll, shopping or a....  more »

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