Zurich and its Guilds TourZürich. Your sustainable city trip.

Zurich and its guilds – a union that has characterized the city since the 14th century and continues to be celebrated each year at the Sechseläuten spring festival.

  • Track down the traces of the guild tradition 
    Stroll through Zurich´s historic old town 
    Hear the full story behind Zurich´s spring festival

All the locals know it: the annual Sechseläuten spring festival with its legendary "Burning of the Böögg". But what are the origins of this beloved festival?

During the tour, we explain how the guilds were founded and what they mean to Zurich. Participants are also treated to an architectural feast as we pass by majestic guild houses that characterize the city´s urban landscape. We also explore the political and economic effects of the guilds and discuss the reasons why the guilds´ constitution was eventually abolished.

Finally, this exciting tour through downtown Zurich ties it all back to the present day, explaining why Zurich still celebrates these medieval traditions and festivities.
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Price Adult25.00
Price Group (max. 20 Persons)350.00
Surcharge per Extra Hour (per Group)70.00

Prices in CHF

Time & Duration

Start Time

Public Tour: 04.04.2020, 4pm


Private Tour: 2 - 3 h 
Public Tour: 2 h

Number of Participants max. 20 persons
This tour is available as follows:
All year, On request Every day  


Public Tour

Public Tour

This tour is available in these languages
Private Tour

Private Tour

This tour for groups or individuals is available in these languages
German, English, French