Au café – discovering Zurich's coffe houses on a guided city walk

Discover 400 years of coffee culture in Zurich.

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.


Private Tour


Price per group for 3 – 15 persons

  per group
Guided tour (2 h) CHF 250

Time and Duration

Available on the Following Days

  • Mo
  • Tu
  • We
  • Th
  • Fr
  • Sa
  • Su

2 – 3 h

Number of Participants 3 – 15

Additional Information

From April to November there are also public tours available.
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Personal consumption at the coffee house can be booked separately.

Operator: Partner company

Contact & Starting Point

David-Hess-Weg 18
8038  Zürich