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Old Town, Zurich

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#1 of 425 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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  • It’s fantastic. Although most of the shops close at 6 o clock and traffic to come here might be bit heavy until 7-8 o clock! So time yourself earlier side! And park your car in the parking houses...  more »
  • The archaeological evidence suggest that there were settlement around Lake Zurich some 6,000 years ago. Neolithic and Bronze age artifacts have been discovered in the Zurich area. In more recent...  more »

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