Au café – discovering Zurich's coffe houses on a guided city walk
Discover 400 years of coffee culture in Zurich.
City walk with a guide
Leaflet about the cultural history of coffee
Travellers to the orient brought coffee to Europe in the 17th century. The new-found beverage was forbidden in Zurich until the 18th century. 100 years later, numerous coffee houses flourish in the city by the Limmat and nurture an intellectual culture and lively atmosphere. In the beginning of the 20th century Zurich is home to many European intellectuals and cultivates the reputation of a Paris-inspired metropolis.
The guided city walk gives an insight into the development of Zurich's colorful coffee house culture, from its origins until today.
This tour for groups or individuals is available in these languages
CHF 250 per group
Time and duration
2 – 3 h
3 – 15
This tour is available as follows
Available on the following days
From April to November there are also public tours available.