“Zurich as a Place of Refuge” City Tour

Many famous people have lived in Zurich and had a significant impact on the city. This walking tour shows who, where, and how.

Zurich has been a melting pot for influential personalities since the early days. James Joyce, Richard Wagner, and Erika Mann are just a few of the celebrated figures who loved and significantly shaped the city of Zurich.

But why has Zurich been considered a safe haven and an island of creativity and freedom for centuries? During this informative and fascinating walking tour, participants will not only get to know the many famous personalities who have lived in Zurich, but also their favorite places – such as the Odeon, the Cabaret Voltaire, or the “Neederthorpe”, as James Joyce called the Niederdorf.

This guided walk provides an entertaining insight into Zurich´s history and also shows why the city is particularly popular among artists.


Public Tour
Private Tour
German, English, French, Hungarian


Price Adult CHF 25.00
Price for Private Tour CHF 390.00
Subcharge per Additional Hour (Private Tour) CHF 70.00

Time and Duration

Available on the Following Days

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Start Time

Public tour: 21.10.2023, 4pm

Number of Participants max. 20 persons

Additional Information

Operator: Partner company

Contact & Starting Point

Tourist Information
Im Hauptbahnhof
8001  Zürich