Zurich Self-Guided Mobile Walking Tour
What to expect
- It is an outdoor activity that combines walking and learning!
- Explore the city at your own pace.
- Learn fascinating facts and stories about the city and its attractions.
- Let the route reveal hidden gems and places.
- Have the best walk of the city and visit 10 of its most important attractions.
- Stop to snap pictures as you go.
- Start or pause the tour whenever you want. See the city at your own pace.
- This is our route recommendation in a walkable distance!
- Mobile app and login credentials
- Self guided tour
- Walking time : 47mins
- Walking distance : 3.7km
- Supported languages: English, German, Spanish, Italian, French, Dutch
- Museum admission fees: Visits to museums and other attractions do not require a ticket, as you will visit their outdoor areas. Admission is purely your choice.
Not suitable for…
- Wheelchair users
- People with mobility impairments
- Unaccompanied children
What to bring
- Weather-appropriate and comfortable clothing and shoes
- Charged smartphone
- Internet connection
What you need to know about Zurich self-guided mobile walking tour ?
- No one will be waiting for you anywhere, it’s just you and your smartphones!
- You can start the tour anytime, any day, every day! You can even pause your tour and resume later or any other day within a year !
- You can use one language per serial number. If your group is multilingual, you will need to buy more than once if you need more languages.
- There is no time limit for the tour. You can complete it at any time at your own pace.
- You will be reading and not listening to the information.
- The tour can continue on the same day or another day if it is interrupted.
- Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Zurich self-guided mobile walking tour
Starting location: Landesmuseum
Ending location: Grossmünster
You will visit:
St Peter Kirche
Old town and more
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Nestled at the crossroads of tradition and modernity, Zurich invites you to embark on a daylong exploration through its cultural riches and picturesque landscapes. To make the most of your day in Switzerland’s largest city, consider a self-guided walking tour that unveils the heart and soul of Zurich. In this guide, we’ll lead you through ten captivating locations, each offering a unique perspective on Zurich’s cultural tapestry. From renowned museums to iconic landmarks and serene lakesides, let’s dive into the treasures that make Zurich an unparalleled destination for an unforgettable day of exploration.
- Landesmuseum: A Journey Through Swiss Heritage
Commence your day at the Landesmuseum, Switzerland’s National Museum, and a custodian of the nation’s cultural and historical heritage. Explore exhibits that span from prehistoric times to contemporary art, providing a comprehensive overview of Swiss culture. The Landesmuseum serves as the perfect starting point for a day filled with cultural enrichment.
- Bahnhofstrasse: A Shopper’s Paradise
Wander towards Bahnhofstrasse, one of the world’s most exclusive shopping streets. Immerse yourself in luxury boutiques, international brands, and Swiss watch shops. The bustling energy of Bahnhofstrasse contrasts with the serene cultural stops on your tour, offering a delightful balance of modernity and tradition.
- Lindenhof Hill: A Tranquil Oasis in the City
Ascend to Lindenhof Hill, a serene oasis in the heart of Zurich’s Old Town. Enjoy panoramic views of the city, the Limmat River, and the Alps. Lindenhof Hill is a perfect spot for a leisurely break, offering tranquility amid the urban landscape.
- St. Peter Kirche: A Tower with Timeless Views
Head to St. Peter Kirche, home to the largest clock face in Europe. Ascend the tower for breathtaking views of Zurich’s Old Town and the distant mountains. St. Peter Kirche combines architectural charm with historical significance, making it a must-visit on your walking tour.
- Town Hall: A Blend of Architectural Styles
Explore Zurich’s Town Hall, a striking building that seamlessly blends medieval and Renaissance architectural styles. Admire the facade adorned with statues and reliefs, each telling a story of the city’s political and civic history. The Town Hall stands as a testament to Zurich’s governance over the centuries.
- Burkliplatz: A Lakeside Promenade
Stroll towards Burkliplatz, a vibrant lakeside promenade where locals and visitors alike converge. Enjoy the view of Zurich Lake, watch boats sail by, and explore the surrounding gardens. Burkliplatz offers a picturesque interlude, allowing you to appreciate the natural beauty that surrounds Zurich.
- Zurich Lake: Tranquility by the Water
Take a leisurely walk along the shores of Zurich Lake, a sprawling body of water that adds a touch of tranquility to the cityscape. Enjoy the scenic views, relax on the lakeside benches, and perhaps consider a boat trip to further savor the beauty of Zurich from the water.
- Operahouse: A Cultural Haven
Visit the Operahouse, a cultural gem that enriches Zurich’s arts scene. Admire the neoclassical architecture and, if timing allows, attend a performance or take a guided tour. The Operahouse reflects Zurich’s commitment to the performing arts and adds a touch of elegance to your walking tour.
- Grossmünster: Iconic Twin Towers
Wander towards Grossmünster, Zurich’s iconic twin-towered cathedral that dominates the city skyline. Explore the interior, climb the towers for panoramic views, and discover the historical significance of this medieval masterpiece. Grossmünster stands as a symbol of Zurich’s spiritual and architectural heritage.
- Old Town: A Tapestry of History and Charm
Conclude your self-guided tour with a leisurely stroll through Zurich’s Old Town. Explore narrow alleys, hidden squares, and discover architectural wonders such as Fraumünster Church and St. Peter’s Church. Immerse yourself in the timeless charm of Old Town, where history and culture converge in every cobblestone.
Zurich, with its blend of cultural treasures, modern sophistication, and natural beauty, unfolds as a captivating destination for those eager to explore its diverse offerings. This self-guided walking tour invites you to uncover the city’s hidden gems, from renowned museums to exclusive shopping streets and serene lakesides. Immerse yourself in the cultural tapestry of Zurich, savor its historical wonders, and let the picturesque landscapes guide you through a day of enchantment in Switzerland’s dynamic city. Start your journey today, and let Zurich’s unique charm become a cherished part of your travel memories.