Stories of the Old Town – Rediscover Zurich’s Historic CenterZürich. Your sustainable city trip.

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

  • Sightseeing in Zurich’s impressive old town
    Explore quaint alleyways and discover hidden gems
    Tour guide with extensive knowledge

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.

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  Privat Tours Public Tours
Price Adults   CHF 25*
Price children (6 – 15 years)   CHF 12.50*
Price per group, 2 hours (1 – 20 persons) CHF 280  
Price per group, 3 hours (1 – 20 persons) CHF 340  

*50% with the Zürich Card. Valid for direct bookings and via Zürich Tourismus.



Time & Duration

Start Time
  • Public Tours:
    April 1 to October 31: Monday to Friday 3.00pm, Saturday and Sunday 11.00am and 3.00pm
    November 1 to March 31: Wednesday and Sunday 11.00am, Saturday 11.00am and 3.00pm
    Duration: 2 hours
    Tours generally held in German & English, except Saturday 11.00am (only German) and Saturday 3.00pm (only English)
    Reservation recommended
  • Private Tours:
    Departure: on request
    Duration: 2 – 3 hours
    Available in following languages: German, English, French, Italian, Spanish, Portugese, Russian, Chinese
    Number of participants / group size: 1 – 20
    Aperitif offer on request

Additional Information

Operator: Partner company