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 aldstadt or old town is a 5 minute walk from the main railway station. It's full of cobbled streets that wynd their way to the grossmunster and past. Some small quaint independent shops mixed with...  more »
  • Walking along the cobblestone streets with all kinds of shops and eateries was our most enjoy part of a one day Zurich visit. Brought us back a hundred years. Great few hour walk.  more »
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