Enge Walking Tour, Zurich

Enge Walking Tour (Self Guided), Zurich

If you want some premier relaxation, make your way to the Enge district, a popular destination for those seeking some serene moments to unwind. The big draws are its lakeside setting and the historical mansions, many with their remaining parks.

A good place to spend some quality downtime is the Rieterpark. This is the largest landscaped garden in the city and encompasses a pond, fountain and beech trees that are more than 150 years old. The park is situated on a hilltop and provides gorgeous views of Lake Zurich and the Glarner Alps. It is adjacent to several other sites of interest, which are all worth visiting. They include the Villa Schönberg and the Rietberg Museum, which displays non-European works of art.

One of the city’s first landscaped gardens was Belvoirpark, which features wide lawns, a pond and an early 19th-century villa. As well as boasting such fantastic scenery, Enge also provides lots of good shopping opportunities. Along the route from the downtown area to Enge train station, there is a diverse range of shops and stores, including the wonderful Migros-Markt. The area is also home to a number of very good restaurants. The reputation of some of these has spread far and wide, and booking your table ahead is highly recommended.
How it works: A discovery walk features a route using which you can explore a popular city neighborhood on your own. This walk, along with other self-guided walks in over 1,500 cities, can be found on the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" which can be downloaded from Apple App Store or Google Play Store to your mobile phone or tablet. The app's built-in GPS navigation functions allow following this walk route with ease. The app works both online and offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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Enge Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Enge Walking Tour
Guide Location: Switzerland » Zurich
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Discovery)
Travel Distance: 2.5 Km or 1.6 Miles
Author: naomi
Stockerstrasse

1) Stockerstrasse

Bleicherweg

2) Bleicherweg

Bleicherweg

3) Bleicherweg

Bleicherweg

4) Bleicherweg

Tessinerplatz, Enge Railway Station

5) Tessinerplatz, Enge Railway Station

Tessinerplatz, Enge Railway Station

6) Tessinerplatz, Enge Railway Station

Rieterpark, Villa Schönberg

10) Rieterpark, Villa Schönberg

Rieterpark, Museum Rietberg, Villa Wesendonck

11) Rieterpark, Museum Rietberg, Villa Wesendonck

Rieterpark, Villa Wesendonck

12) Rieterpark, Villa Wesendonck

Walking Tours in Zurich, Switzerland

Create Your Own Walk in Zurich

Create Your Own Walk in Zurich

Creating your own self-guided walk in Zurich is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Old Town Walk

Old Town Walk

The Old Town, or Altstadt (in German), is the historic heart of Zurich which beats on both sides of the Limmat River that runs through it. "Zurich is a city, but Altstadt is a village" – this saying reflects the charming, small-town feel of Old Town Zurich, which stands in contrast to the more modern and cosmopolitan areas of the city.

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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.4 Km or 0.9 Miles
Zurich Introduction Walking Tour

Zurich Introduction Walking Tour

Walking around Zurich is a walk through history. The city was first officially settled by the Romans in 15 BC, who called it Turicum. But there were earlier inhabitants–evidence has been found of settlement that dates back more than six millennia. One of the oldest parts of town is Lindenhof Square, an elevated hill that was one of the earliest sites.

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.9 Km or 1.8 Miles
Zurich Souvenir Shopping

Zurich Souvenir Shopping

Zurich has no shortage of tourists, and when it comes to souvenirs, there are plenty of options available.

A popular saying goes, "When in Zurich, shop on Bahnhofstrasse." True, in terms of souvenir shopping, this thoroughfare is second to none. Another saying is that “When in Switzerland, buy Swiss-made products.”

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.5 Km or 1.6 Miles
Zurich Gourmet Tour

Zurich Gourmet Tour

Apart from its high-quality watches, Switzerland is famous for its unique delicacies. The secrets of their making have been preserved for centuries and passed on from father to son. In this respect, it is not at all surprising that a global banking and financial center such as Zurich can be also a haven for food enthusiasts seeking gourmet delights. On this self-guided walk, we invite you to...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.1 Km or 1.3 Miles
Zurich's Historical Churches Tour

Zurich's Historical Churches Tour

The history of Christianity in Zurich is duly reflected in the local churches, found here in abundance. Indeed, Christianity has been the dominant religion of Zurich for many centuries. And while, historically, the city was a center of the Protestant Reformation, today it is home to both Catholic and Protestant communities.

The Swiss Reformed Church is the largest Protestant denomination, but...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.2 Km or 0.7 Miles

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