Discover centuries of Swiss heritage on this 2-hour walking tour of historical Zurich. With your guide, stroll along the bustling Bahnhofstrasse, and take in top attractions such as Fraumünster and Grossmünster. Admire the largest clock face in Europe at St Peter Church and enjoy panoramic views over the Limmat River from Lindenhof, a peaceful oasis in the heart of the city. Learn of Zurich’s 16th-century silk industry in Schipfe and explore the winding alleys of Niederdorf in the Old Town.
Choose between a morning, afternoon or evening tour, then meet your guide in front of the tourist office at Zurich's main railway station before setting off on foot. Founded by the Romans in the 1st century, Zurich is today widely considered the cultural capital of Switzerland. Despite its forward-thinking attitude the city’s rich history is evident, with many buildings holding ancient secrets from its dim and distant past.
First, follow your guide to the Bahnhofstrasse, Zurich’s main shopping boulevard. Home to fashion boutiques, art galleries and stylish cafés, Bahnhofstrasse is a thriving hub in the heart of the city. Admire the Alfred Escher statue and listen as your guide details the life of this famous pioneer and politician.
Head up to Lindenhof, a tranquil oasis in the heart of the bustling city. Listen as your guide points out sites such as Grossmünster Church, ETH University (where Albert Einstein used to study), City Hall and the Limmat River, then descend the hill into Schipfe.
Learn more about Schipfe, one of Zurich's oldest quarters, and stop at St Peter Church, the oldest parish church in Zurich, which boasts the largest clock face in Europe. Admire the church’s 9th-century foundation walls and gain insight into the local luminaries laid to rest within, including the city’s first mayor, Rudolf Brun.
Continue to the churches of Fraumünster and Grossmünster, two famous local landmarks in the Old Town. Marvel at the grand façade and twin towers of the Grossmünster church, and then take a stroll along Niederdorf, a pretty promenade with quaint boutiques and cafes tucked away down winding alleys.
Your tour concludes after two hours exploring Zurich’s streets and landmarks.