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Zurich Old town (Altstadt Zürich)
Zurich Old town (Altstadt Zürich)

Zurich Old town (Altstadt Zürich)

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Sights and Museums, Outdoors, Landmark, Neighborhood
Ranked #3 in Zurich things to do
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Badenerstrasse 420, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
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Altstadt (meaning old town) in the Swiss city of Zürich encompasses the area of the entire historical city before 1893.

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Amsterdam, Netherlands

The old center is stylish, classy, ​​with luxury shops as a parade on the Bahnholfstrasse, the boulevard that crosses the city from the station to the cliff, like a bow, alongside the Limmat River. Many flags (of Switzerland and its cantons) are waving on beautiful homes in the center. On the other hand, there are also a number of streets cobbled with a medieval-chic air.

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Edinburgh, UK

Lovely to wander round the old streets and take in many of the old churches and other buildings. There are many little shops dotted about as well as restaurants.

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Foster City, California, USA

A tour of the Old Town lets visitors experience Zurich's multifaceted past, medieval houses, contorted, narrow lanes and guild and town halls from the Renaissance period.

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Almada, Portugal

The Zurich old town is easily walkable and will immediately take you to another era.

The small, narrow streets, filled with small store and typical products are definitely part of experiencing Zurich.

This is something you can do for free, so no matter what your budget is, you can definitely explore the historical side of Zurich

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Pittsford (town), New York

Looking for places to go that don't cost much money is an activity of ours to stretch our travel budget. This is one of those places to go that unless you spend a lot of money eating and/or shopping can help keep the francs in your pocket. This relative calm area as compared to downtown, plus the scenic Limmat River, the historic architecture, make this a perfect place for walks in any kind of weather.

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San Francisco, California, USA
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Zurich's old town (Altstadt) is a very walkable and fascinating neighborhood with its architecture, traditional shops, tourist shops, restaurants, fountains, and of course cobble stone roads. It is fascinating because both old and modern, traditional and touristy, cool cafes and hip clubs can be all found here in one cute little neighborhood.

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Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

It is nice and great experience.

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Lviv, Ukraine

El centro histórico de esta ciudad es muy bonito. Las típicas casas alpinas antiguas con sus persianas de madera pintadas de colores y abiertas no pueden no enamorar a cualquier peatón que explore la zona. Las banderas de Suiza por todos lados. Las callecitas estrechas de adoquines, bordear el río o cruzarlo por los puentes peatonales, las flores. Todo es muy pintoresco.

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Braunschweig, Germany

Eine sehr schöne Gegend. Die kleinen engen Straßen mit den schönen Gebäuden dazu sehen super schön aus. Zudem erreicht man zu Fuß alles relativ schnell.

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Lima, Peru

Si bien no agarró un día lluvioso y poder encontrar un parking para nuestro auto alquilado fue un poco caótico, esa tarde que paseamos por el centro de Zurich lo pasamos muy bien.
El centro centro te deslumbrará por sus callecitas estrechas y empedradas que te harán sentir en una época medieval. Luego las casitas alpinas llenas de flores y banderas o escudos también te fascinarán. Caminarás por unas avenidas con tiendas de lujo, de esas que solo puedes mirar y no comprar, pero igual es divertido ver tanta clase y glamour alrededor tuyo. Evidentemente, así como en Zurich y en todo el país, mucha educación y limpieza en todas las calles.
Después de ver el centro camina un poco más para llegar hasta el río y no te olvides de pasar por la Opera y su enorme plaza, que si bien el dato no es el más relevante, tiene excelente wifi en cada una de sus esquinas.

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