Zurich Old Town

The historic heart of the city beats on both sides of the Limmat river, where guild houses, churches and historic places line the romantic little streets and adorn the hidden corners.

Starting at the Zurich Main Station, you can easily discover the Old Town – including the famous “Niederdorf”– on your own. The attractions listed below are the ultimate must-sees of Zurich’s historic city center.

Those who want to learn more about Zurich’s history and past, can participate in the most popular guided city tour, the “Zurich Old Town Walking Tour”. On this tour, professional guides offer fascinating insights on the origins of Switzerland’s biggest city, explain its significance for Switzerland through the ages and also report on famous Zurich personalities.

Sightseeing at its Best


This charming part of the Old Town is situated on the right bank of the river Limmat. The car-free part of Kreis 1 is a great place to shop, have a drink, and experience the soul of the city.
Dada? Dada!

Cabaret Voltaire

This is the birthplace of the 1916 Dada art movement that conquered Zurich and the entire world. Today, visitors appreciate the multi-lingual performances, collages and sound poems.
The Landmark


The twin towers of the Grossmünster are regarded as the most recognized landmark in Zurich and are as much part of the city as the lake and the glitzy shopping streets.

Multifaceted Zurich

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