1519 – the year that changed Zurich. Ulrich Zwingli became lay priest at Zurich’s Grossmünster church, putting Zurich at the heart of the Reformation. He also paved the way for a social welfare system, the core of which remains unchanged to this day.

  • Find out everything about the Reformation in Zurich
    See evidence of how Ulrich Zwingli transformed Zurich
    Learn about the foundation of the social welfare system

Zurich didn’t have a Luther – we had a Zwingli! This historical tour provides you with comprehensive information and insights about how the Reformation came about in Zurich. We stroll past the majestic facades of the most important churches in downtown Zurich, visit commemorative plaques and monuments, and discuss the key stages in the work of reformer Ulrich Zwingli. Countless stops along our route make it clear that his endeavors were certainly no walk in the park.

His disputes with the city and his calls for change are brought to life through various anecdotes and facts that were of vital importance for the success of the Reformation in Zurich.

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  • Public transportation included
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Prices until March 31st
Private tour group price (1–20 people)
2 hours CHF 340
3 hours CHF 420
Public tour per person
Adults CHF 25*

*10% with the Zürich Card. Valid for direct bookings and via Zürich Tourismus.

Time & Duration

The offers is available in the following months and respective weekdays:
Start Time
  • Date: year-round, daily
  • Departure: in front of the Hans-Waldmann-stature
  • Duration: Private tour: 2 – 3 hours, public tour: 2 hours
Amout Participants / Size of Group 1 – 20


Public Tour
German, English, French

Additional information

Aperitif offer on request

Dogs on request