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Scenic Zurich Old City Tour: the Original

Duration: 1h and 45min
Languages: German, English, Spanish
Quality Verified Registered on April 14, 2023

Free Walk Zurich is the original free walking tour in Zurich since 2013. We are a team of passionate and experienced local guides who, for over 10 years, are dedicated to providing visitors with an unforgettable experience of the city of Zurich, its history, culture, and hidden gems. We believe that the best way to discover Zurich is by foot, and our guided walking tours are designed to take visitors on a journey through the city's past and present, while showcasing its unique architecture, food, and culture.

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

You will experience:

  • scenic views of Zurich
  • our locals' best tips for secret spots, restaurants, and places to see in Switzerland
  • places where history was made


Learn how a Roman toll point became the city with the best quality of life and one of the most expensive cities in the world.
 See the influence of Charles the Great, Vladimir Lenin, Albert Einstein and Marc Chagall in the economic and scientific center of Switzerland. You will discover the power struggles, trickery, money and art that shaped the city. Visit hidden gems and hear about Zurich life and legends.

Itinerary:

  • Paradeplatz 
  • Bahnhofstrasse
  • Münsterhof
  • Fraumünster
  • St Peter's church 
  • Lindenhof
  • Rathaus
  • Niederdorfstrasse
  • Grossmünster
  • The hidden squares in Zurich

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Highlights

What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Paradeplatz 8, 8001 Zürich, Switzerland
    Paradeplatz 8, 8001 Zürich, Switzerland
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    Meeting next to Credit Suisse on Paradeplatz

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Paradeplatz

    We start the tour at the heart of the financial place, which hosts the largest banks in Switzerland

  • 2
    Outside visit
    Bahnhofstrasse

    Zürich's main shopping street used to be a waterway and where the city walls were

  • 3
    Outside visit
    Münsterhof
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Fraumünster
  • 5
    Outside visit
    St. Peter

    See the largest clock face on a church in the world.

  • 6
    Outside visit
    Lindenhof

    Enjoy the beautiful view over Zurich and see the birthplace of the city.

  • 7
    Outside visit
    Rathaus
  • 8
    Outside visit
    Niederdorfstrasse
  • 9
    Outside visit
    Großmünsterplatz

    The legend says that Charlemagne himself founded this landmark church.

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Nuria 27 Feb 2024
León

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Travelled in couple - Feb 2024
Merece mucho la pena el tour con Peter, te enteras de la historia de la ciudad y de sus puntos más emblemáticos. Lo hace ameno y tiene detalles con los asistentes. Puedes preguntarle cualquier duda y es muy muy amable. Lo aconsejo porque sin él no nos hubiéramos enterado de la vida allí ni descubierto tanto Zürich como lo hicimos
Sergio 26 Feb 2024
Barcelona

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Travelled alone - Feb 2024
Miguel un máquina, súper agradable activo y dinámico. Un punto positivo, te da un punto de vista diferente al que te puede dar un local de toda la vida. 100% recomendable 😉
Rubén 25 Feb 2024
Valladolid

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Travelled alone - Feb 2024
Un tour estupendo y muy completo con Daniel
Shrenik 25 Feb 2024
Mumbai Central

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Travelled alone - Feb 2024
An amazing tour, and history is always boring for me but with Robert it was fun.... Special thanks to Robert to making this a rememberable experience
Rocío 25 Feb 2024
Dornbirn

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Travelled in couple - Feb 2024
Merece la pena este Free Tour. Fue muy ineteresante y el Guru (Miguel) muy simpático y atento.
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Who is this tour for?

Accessibility
Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Groups
Does not accept large group reservations.
Pets
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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