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Old Town, Zurich

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#1 of 427 in Historic Sites in Switzerland
Must see · Historic Walking Area · Neighborhood
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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  • The own town has so many charming old buildings with interesting shops, cafes and restaurants. We walked up to the Lindenhof for the views.  more »
  • This is such a beautiful part of town. Climb a huge church tower to get amazing photos. Shopping definitely is for a wealthy class but the walk is great. Its busy but you can walk this whole street...  more »

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