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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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  • The old town area has many streets, bridges, buildings contained within it to see. Lots of cafes, bars and restaurants mean this is a perfect area to take in the traditional part of Zurich. You can... 
    The old town area has many streets, bridges, buildings contained within it to see. Lots of cafes, bars and restaurants mean this is a perfect area to take in the traditional part of Zurich. You can...  more »
  • It's a pleasure to walk the Old town part of Zurich. Plenty of shops and restaurants. Plus the two famous churches nearby on either side of River Limmat. We stayed in a hotel in the area and will... 
    It's a pleasure to walk the Old town part of Zurich. Plenty of shops and restaurants. Plus the two famous churches nearby on either side of River Limmat. We stayed in a hotel in the area and will...  more »

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