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“a nice, compact old town” 4 of 5 stars
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Old Town (Altstadt)
Zurich, Switzerland
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Ranked #2 of 192 things to do in Zurich
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Shopping, Dining, City walk sightseeing
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Zürich's historic section features cobblestone streets, a variety of small stores and restaurants and many of the city's most significant religious landmarks.
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“a nice, compact old town”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

the old town of Zurich isnt large - a bit hilly in parts but clean, safe and with a few hidden gems of restaurants and shops. Its not overly touristy either.

Visited July 2013
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“An interesting mornings stroll”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

IT takes about 2 hours to walk slowly aroung the old town. The walk both along the river and the adjoining streets takes you passed churches, museums, cafes and bars.The Bric a Brac market held at Burkliplatz on Saturdays is worth a visit

Visited September 2013
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“Charming and busy altstadt”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

This is an alstadt like any European altstadt, but large and very Swiss, architecture wise at least.
With old houses, irregular, narrow, winding streets, little squares, that are not square, here and there. And some old churches.
Loooots of shops, and 2 nice river fronts with nice restaurants.
It's a nice area to stroll and discover something new at every corner, a painted wall, a statue, an irregular square, an archway etc.
And as well, it's a shopping area, partly with the type of shops one usually finds in Old towns, and partly with major shopping brands.

Visited August 2013
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“Worth the time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

I was able to take advantage of my 7 hour layover in Zurich to go see the town, and I'm glad I did. The old center of Zurich is incredibly charming and scenic (not to mention pricey). But the area is very compact and with the map they give you with a ZurichCard is very easy to see in a short amount of time. Unfortunately I was there early on a Sunday morning so most shops were closed but the general impression of a clean city on the lake came through anyway.

Visited September 2013
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“Full of atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Can be noisey, but chock-full of eateries, shops, pubs and atmosphere. Wander around and explore, enjoy a fondue, get lost in the back streets.

Visited September 2013
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