Niederdorf Shopping, Zurich

Niederdorf Shopping (Self Guided), Zurich

For a breathtakingly exciting shopping trip, venture into Zurich’s old town for Niederdorf village. Here the latest trends meet old traditions as among the handsome streets are artisans, antique dealers and antiquarian bookstores. Locals call it the Dörfli, which translates as the "little village". Go for a long leisurely stroll along the cobblestones of car-free alleys in search of inexpensive fashions and little slices of history, such as antique furniture or a rare book.

A good place to start your tour is Limmatquai, the pedestrian zone that is named after the Limmat River. The area is a wonderful mix of old and new. You can see this charming combination among the variety of goods on sale, but also with the old buildings, antique fountains, historic monuments and new restaurants. Niederdorf provides the shopper with plenty of opportunities to purchase something a little out of the ordinary.

As you walk, enjoy the area's old world charm and character that is popular with all ages of visitors, from hip young students to family groups and pensioners. Dotted throughout the old town area, are many places to stop for a drink and a meal. Niederdorf is also worth exploring for the little architectural gems that you may come across, such as old courtyards and historical buildings.
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Niederdorf Shopping Map

Guide Name: Niederdorf Shopping
Guide Location: Switzerland » Zurich
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Discovery)
Travel Distance: 1.7 Km or 1.1 Miles
Author: vickyc
Niederdorfstrasse, Hotel Hirschen

10) Niederdorfstrasse, Hotel Hirschen

Stüssihofstatt

11) Stüssihofstatt

Napfgasse, Café Schober

12) Napfgasse, Café Schober

Münstergasse, Bodega Española

13) Münstergasse, Bodega Española

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