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Old Town, Zurich

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#1 of 429 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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  • Always fun! You don't really need to plan anything. The old town has cute little shops, of all sorts, some cafes, narrow streets and plenty of gorgeous sights! It's more fun when the weather's nice :)  more »
  • Lovely place for a walk along the cobble streets. It looked particularly well lit up at night. We felt safe and the streets are generally well cleaned. Nice atmosphere at this time of year  more »

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