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Old Town, Zurich

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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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  • Great area to walk around. Lots to see and do. Not much after dark though. Restaurants, cafes, shopping it’s all here 
    Great area to walk around. Lots to see and do. Not much after dark though. Restaurants, cafes, shopping it’s all here  more »
  • The old town of Zurich is steeped in history and it is helpful to have someone who can point out the little details and recount stories/legends associated with the buildings/ statues/ murals. The... 
    The old town of Zurich is steeped in history and it is helpful to have someone who can point out the little details and recount stories/legends associated with the buildings/ statues/ murals. The...  more »

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