Zurich Old Town Walking Tour

The most popular tour through Zurich´s historic old town offers fascinating insights into the city´s colorful history.

What do Einstein, James Joyce and Wagner have in common? All three were residents of Zurich. But it´s not only great minds who are captivated by this lakeside city with its well-preserved old town - people from all over the world have always flocked to the thriving metropolis.

On a two-hour walk through the old town, we go searching for clues to the city´s past in its hidden alleyways and picturesque squares. Together, we uncover the secrets of Bahnhofstrasse, find out what a "procession axis" is, and visit a church with a minute-hand that jumps a record-breaking half meter every minute.

This popular tour is filled with numerous astonishing and amusing anecdotes and has plenty to offer both visitors and locals alike.

During the Road and Para-cycling Road World Championships 2024 (September 25, till September 29, 2024) there will be no public Zurich old town walking tour. Instead, we are offering our  Zurich-West tour.


Public Tour
English, German
Private Tour
Chinese, Portuguese, Italian, German, Lithuanian, English, French, Greek, Hungarian, Russian, Spanish, Hindi


Price Adult CHF 25.00
Price Adult with Zürich Card CHF 12.50
Price Child (6 - 15 Years) CHF 12.50
Price Child (6 - 15 Years) with Zürich Card CHF 6.25
Price for Private Tour CHF 320.00
Subcharge per Additional Hour (Private Tour) CHF 70.00

For school classes of public schools (primary and secondary) we offer a reduction of 10%. Please contact us via the contact form for more information.

Time and Duration

Available on the Following Days

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  • We
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  • Fr
  • Sa
  • Su
Start Time

Public tour: November 2023 - March 2024

  • 11 a.m. German English (bilingual): Monday, Wednesday, Sunday
  • 11 a.m. German: Saturday
  • 1 p.m. English: Saturday

Public tour: April - October 2024

  • 11 a.m. German: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • 11 a.m. English: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday
  • 1 p.m. English: Saturday
  • 5 p.m. English: Friday
The Pride Festival will take place in Zurich from June 14 - 15, 2024.
During the traditional costume festival (June 28 - 30) there will be no public Zurich old town walking tour. Instead, we are offering our Zurich-West tour.

Public tour: 2h

Private tour: 2h (The tour can be extended for an additional fee)

Number of Participants max. 20 persons

Additional Information

Meeting point: In front of the Tourist Information at the main train station

Contact & Starting Point

Tourist Information
Im Hauptbahnhof
8001  Zürich