Lindenhof Quarter Walking Tour, Zurich

Lindenhof Quarter Walking Tour (Self Guided), Zurich

The Lindenhof quarter is like an open-air museum, being one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city. It offers a fascinating trip back into the past with its historical buildings, medieval alleyways and cobblestone streets.

Stop by the quarter's beautiful old churches, including the Fraumünste and the Augustinerkirche. St. Peter's is the oldest church in Zurich and elements of its Roman structures can still be seen. It has been rebuilt and restored several times over the centuries and the current building was consecrated at the beginning of the 18th century. The church's tower has the largest clock face in Europe, measuring 8.6 meters (26.2) feet in diameter.

Stroll down Augustinergasse, a medieval lane, and marvel at the centuries-old houses with their carved wooden bay windows. Visit the lane's clutch of touristy shops, coffeehouses and restaurants. Take in some gorgeous views from Lindenhof Hill. This small green square is perched on top of a hill overlooking the Limmat River. The hill has a fascinating history and in the past has been a location of a Celtic settlement and a medieval castle. In addition to the views, you can also play a game of chess on the giant chessboard. While you are in the hill area, go to the nearby the craftsmen’s alley, Schipfe where you can see the work of many artisans.
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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Lindenhof Quarter Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Lindenhof Quarter Walking Tour
Guide Location: Switzerland » Zurich
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Discovery)
Travel Distance: 1.6 Km or 1 Miles
Author: vickyc
Fraumünsterstrasse

3) Fraumünsterstrasse

Münsterhof, Fraumünster Church

4) Münsterhof, Fraumünster Church

Schlüsselgasse

5) Schlüsselgasse

St. Peterhofstatt

6) St. Peterhofstatt

Augustinergasse

9) Augustinergasse

Fortunagasse

12) Fortunagasse

Lindenhof Hill

13) Lindenhof Hill

Walking Tours in Zurich, Switzerland

Create Your Own Walk in Zurich

Create Your Own Walk in Zurich

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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
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Zurich Souvenir Shopping

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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
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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.4 Km or 0.9 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.

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

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