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Private Tour: Zurich City Highlights
"You’ll be picked up from your Zurich hotel at your selected departure time for your choice of a 2-hour or 4-hour private sightseeing tour by minivan. Before your tour begins your expert local guide will give an overview of what you'll see giving you the chance to amend the itinerary according to your preferences. Below is a sample itinerary. Throughout your tour your guide will offer interesting commentary about the sights you see making for a more meaningful immersive experience. By the time your tour ends back at your hotel you’ll discover why Zurich is ranked one of the world’s top 25 cities with the highest quality of life!"
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Zurich Highlights Tour
"In just two hours sit back and relax on a comfortable coach as your guide points out Zurich's highlights and must-see attractions. Pass by the castle-like National Museum; the Bahnhofstrasse one of the most expensive and exclusive shopping streets in the world; Zurich's famous financial district; and the Zurich Opera House home to the Zurich Opera since the late 1800s Make a brief stop by picturesque Lake Zurich before boarding the Dolderbahn (cog-wheel railway) to the lovely Zurichberg district with its noble five-star hotel and many superb mansions. Enjoy the breathtaking views to the city the lake and the Alps before moving on to the university quarter. Look out for the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
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Private Tour: Zurich Walking Tour
"Located just north of the Swiss Alps Zurich was founded by the Romans more than 2000 years ago. With its scenic location and numerous financial and cultural institutions it is frequently named as one of the world's wealthiest cities and best places to live.Meet your guide at your centrally located Zurich hotel for a walking tour built around the attractions you most want to see. Walking is the best way to really your guide will answer your questions and share anecdotes and facts about Zurich allowing plenty of time for photos. See Bahnhofstrasse Zurich's main thoroughfare and one of the ritziest shopping streets in the world
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Old Town - Altstadt Tips (18)

Old Town (Altstadt)

Zürich has a large Old Town which is largely on the right (north) side of the Limmat. If you happen to be staying near the station, it is a nice walk through the Old Town to get to the Opera House.The...
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Nemorino
Oct 03, 2015

Really Old - Old town

Zurich old town is well really old I started at its oldest place Lindenhof hill, site of the former Roman castle and temple of Jupitor in the roman town in Raetia and this was no remote outpost either...
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Ekahau
Jun 26, 2013

Münsterhof square

Münsterhof is a square in old town district of Zürich. Münsterhof is surrounded by Fraumünster church and medieval buildings, some guilds among them. In 9 century wooden houses were built there. After...
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sihi
Jul 21, 2012

Altstadt

This historic centre of Zürich is known as Altstadt, or "old town". It lies at the tip of the Lake and is split in two by the River Limmat. The right bank is referred to as Rathaus, after the City...
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MM212
Oct 19, 2011

Altstadt - east

Compact, beautifully preserved, the Altstadt on the eastern banks of the Limmat is a great place to simply wander, ducking down alleyways, admiring the stunning window displays, grabbing a coffee to...
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leffe3
Jul 29, 2011

At Night

The area between the Fraumünster and the Grossmünster is impressive at night. There's always a large concentration of tourists and cameras. But it's quite understandable. It the place and time where...
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jorgec25
Mar 17, 2010

Around Old Town

Strolling around Old Town is a true pleasure: most of streets are closed to traffic; there are lots of narrow streets that open up to beautiful small squares. And there are lots of cafes and...
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jorgec25
Mar 17, 2010

Altstadt: Old Town West of Limmat River

The quarter between Bahnhofstraße and Limmat river looks small on the map. Nevertheless take your time to explore the narrow lanes round St Peter's church and Lindenhof, and have your camera ready....
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Kathrin_E
Feb 12, 2009

Statue of Burgomaster Waldmann

On the Munsterbrucke, the bridge that leads from the Grossmunster to the Fraumunster is a statue of Burgomaster Waldmann. This unlucky fellow was beheaded by his political enemies in 1489, during his...
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Dabs
Sep 05, 2007

Weinplatz

Believed to be the oldest market square in Zurich, it was the site of the Corn Exchange until 1620. The square is named for the fountain which has a Swiss winegrower with a basket of grapes. On the...
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Dabs
Sep 05, 2007

Take a drink of water!

Stop and have a drink! Apparently there are some 1,200 free drinking fountains in Zurich. Some very old, some very modern.It's a simple pleasure but it kept us (simple, easily entertained folk) amused...
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smirnofforiginal
Jun 27, 2007

Wandering around Zürich is a cheap and nice trip!

In the middle of Zürich old town there are so many things to look at; here is just to mention a few: - Fraumünster church with famous Chagall's stained glass paintings inside- The St.Peter-Kirche...
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WanderingFinn
Feb 07, 2007
 
 
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Things to Do Near Old Town - Altstadt

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Swiss National Museum - Schweizerisches Landesmuseum

the National Museum Zurich, This is a well done an designed museum (would you expect less from the Swiss) that carries you from Swiss prehistory into ancient Roman times up to the formation of the...
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Niederdorf

Niederdorf runs one block inland from river Limmat on East bank. It is similar in architecture to the old town on the West bank, but has a decidedly more youthful atmosphere. The street is...
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Zurich

On our first visit to Zurich there were life size fibreglass models of cows everywhere. We devoted a lot of time to tracking them down and photographing them. We especially loved themed ones. For...
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Kunsthaus - Museum of Modern Art

The art museum in Zurich is incredible the best 15 Swiss franks I spent for sure!! really amazing collection and so well shown this has got to be one of the best collections in Europe. I really love...
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Hauptbahnhof - Main Station

Zürich Central Station is the largest railway station in Switzerland and a major traffic hub for international and local trains and city travel (tram). The first central station building was built in...
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Zunfthaus zur Meisen - Guild House

Zunfthaus zur Meisen (meaning: the guild house of the Zunft zur Meisen) is interesting building with great historical value for city. It was build in 1757 in today Lindenhof quarter of Old town...
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