We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Old Town (Altstadt)

Badenerstrasse 420, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
+41 44 215 40 00
Website
Share
Save
Book In Advance
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
Zürich's historic section features cobblestone streets, a variety of small stores and restaurants and many of the city's most significant religious landmarks.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good33%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“the river” (282 reviews)
“walk around” (64 reviews)
Open Now
Hours
Hours Today: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
Badenerstrasse 420, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
CONTACT
Website
+41 44 215 40 00
Ways to Experience Old Town (Altstadt)
from US$25.70
More Info
from US$34.90
More Info
from US$34.90
More Info
from US$59.60
More Info
Write a ReviewReviews (4,429)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"the river"
in 282 reviews
"cobblestone streets"
in 72 reviews
"walk around"
in 64 reviews
"shops and restaurants"
in 52 reviews
"european cities"
in 30 reviews
"interesting shops"
in 26 reviews
"both sides"
in 65 reviews
"beautiful architecture"
in 27 reviews
"nice walk"
in 54 reviews
"walking tour"
in 47 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 29 reviews
"window shopping"
in 38 reviews
"the main train station"
in 28 reviews
"stroll"
in 197 reviews
"towns"
in 55 reviews
"pedestrian"
in 39 reviews
"niederdorf"
in 44 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 2,525 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Take a few hours and just walk around old town. There is so much to see and do there. Plenty of excellent coffee shops and nice restaurants.

Thank Lawrence T
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Make sure you devote an entire day as you have a lot to see. If you can, try and book a walking tour.

Thank k00rie
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed yesterday

It seemed like any city in Europe has an Old Town. Anyway in Zurich Old Town we walked it ourselves. If you our a person that wants to know when and how things were built then I would suggest a tour guide. Numerous shops and...More

2  Thank Aleck S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
See more reviews
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The walk through the Old Town is very nice. The architecture of buildings together with the streets, little shops and fountains where you can refresh with drinkable water in hot summer days. i definately recommend, it is easily manageable by foot, for example for a...More

Thank JanieTravel
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 3 days ago

Walking along the picturesque lanes of the central Altstadt (Old Town), on either side of the Limmat River, reflecting its pre-medieval history are many beautiful buildings and the famous churches - Grossmünster and Fraumünster Church. For a best experience take a walking tour.

Thank Ekta N
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 4 days ago

calm city and beautiful, water of lake has a magnificent color, and you can be relaxed, with all the surrounding. Eating is very expensive.

Thank afpcarlospires
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 5 days ago

The old town has all of the elements of a traditional European city - beautiful architecture, historic churches and cute restaurants and shops. A must for all visitors.

Thank Janis L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 5 days ago

We loved just being able to walk around through the narrow streets feeling safe at all times of the day and night. The incline on some of the streets, however, did amaze us.

1  Thank dg2014jg
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The beautiful old buildings are hard to see due to the pricy brand name stores littering the streets; seriously who would shop for expensive clothes here you can get at any mall in he USA? The streets are cobbled and hilly which adds to the...More

Thank TheLongLongTrailer
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 1 week ago

On our walking guided tour of the old town we strolled across the covered bridge. You could see the weir controlling the level of Lake Lucerne and on the beams were many art treasure reproductions of course but still worth viewing. As we exited the...More

Thank atravelingsingle
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 137 hotels in Zurich
Crowne Plaza Zurich
1,501 reviews
.01 km away
Apartments Nova
7 reviews
.12 km away
Mercure Stoller Zurich
713 reviews
.29 km away
H+ Hotel Zuerich
614 reviews
.50 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Ristorante Da Cono
309 reviews
.48 km away
Restaurant Hardhof
123 reviews
.41 km away
Brasserie Nestor
46 reviews
.18 km away
Hotel Crowne Plaza
78 reviews
.00 km away
Nearby Attractions
Stadion Letzigrund
122 reviews
.34 km away
Prime Tower
65 reviews
1.07 km away
Friedhof Sihlfeld
16 reviews
.58 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Chrissy61
25 May 2018|
Answer
Response from A F | Reviewed this property |
MySwitzerland website provides great tips and maps depending on preference, e.g., food, museums, etc.
1
Vote
VTHUIL27
19 April 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Roman K | Reviewed this property |
Hotel Zum Storchen is FANTASTIC if you must have river views. If you don't want to spend quite that much, Hotel Central also has river views and is across the river from the train station. Lastly, Hotel St. Gotthard is great... More
2
Votes
Linda1172
9 January 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from RicardoBarroso | Reviewed this property |
I stayed in the hotel - Hotel du Théâtre By Fassbind Is good ;)
0
Votes
Google Translation