1. Switzerland
  2. Canton Zurich
  3. Zurich
  4. Grossmünster

Zurich in a Nutshell: Guided Sightseeing Walk

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This 2-hour stroll takes you on a journey through time from the ancient tomb of a child to the glittering jewels of Bahnhofstrasse. Get inspired by stories of headless saints and wild men, and find out what this city is about.
About this activity
Duration 2 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live guide
English, German
Wheelchair accessible
Easy cancellation
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Experience

Highlights
  • See the most important sights and hidden corners in the heart of Zurich
  • Marvel at Lindenhof, two of the three main churches, the medieval old town, the Rathaus, Paradeplatz and Bahnhofstrasse
  • Visit and explore the Architectural History Archive with its relief model of Zurich
  • Follow the transformation of the city centre from Roman times to the building boom of the Belle Epoque
Full description
On this tour, visit the Lindenhof, where the Romans and the Frankish kings had their castles. Explore the Protestant St. Peter's church and the enchanted cloister of the Fraumünster Church with its murals of Zurich’s mystical legends. See the Grossmünster with its beautiful church windows and its ancient crypt, with the statue of Carl the Great from the 15th century.

The tour takes you right into the center of the old medieval town to see some of its guild houses and residential buildings, and hear stories about their infamous historical inhabitants. Take a look at the relief model of the city to help you understand how the city evolved.

Pass by the monument of the 16th-century reformer Huldrych Zwingli. Take a close look at the 17th-century Rathaus and decipher its stone carvings. Eventually, traverse the Belle Epoque district, where you will hear the story of a tragic 19th-century hero and the rise of Zurich to the economic metropolis that it still is today. The tour ends at Bellevue Square.
Includes
  • 2-hour guided walking tour with Swiss historian
What’s Not Included
  • Visit to the Fraumünster church
  • Visit to the tower of Grossmünster

When you get there

Meeting point

Under the pillars of Café Rathaus, right next to/opposite to the tram station Rathaus.

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Know before you go
• Please wear comfortable shoes
• On rainy days please bring an umbrella or other protection
• Please come on time as a courtesy to your fellow guests
• All-inclusive pricing - no tips required