Walking Tour with the Night Watchman

After dusk falls, the Middle Ages come back to life in the narrow, winding alleys around St. Peter's Church.

In the dark alleyways of medieval Zurich, the night watchmen were important guards: they not only called out the hours, but also in particular were on the look-out for fires and shady characters such as drunkards and thieves.

Nowadays, tour participants who accompany the night watchman on his rounds through the city after dark embark on a journey back through time to the Zurich of yesteryear.

The night watchman tells participants all kinds of gruesome stories of harsh sentences, executions, hangmen, and witches, and of plagues and devastating fires. However, he also relates some amusing anecdotes, and time and time again causes his fascinated listeners to smile and marvel at the many interesting facts about the city’s eventful history.


Public Tour
Private Tour
German, English, French


Price Adult CHF 15.00
Price for Private Tour CHF 290.00

Surcharge on private tours

  • Guided tours in English or French CHF 50 per group
  • Surcharge November, December and January CHF 30 per group
  • 21 – 40 People CHF 10 per person

Time and Duration

Available on the Following Days

  • Mo
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  • We
  • Th
  • Fr
  • Sa
  • Su
Start Time

For individuals, public tours are held every first and last Tuesday of the month for CHF 15 per person. The meeting point is at 8.30pm at the Lindenhof or, by prior arrangement, in front of the Grossmünster.


1 h

Number of Participants 1 - 40

Additional Information

Special christmas tours with mulled wine and cookies for CHF 20.00 (all in Swiss German). You will find more information here.

Operator: Partner company

Contact & Starting Point

8001  Zürich