Aussersihl Area Daily Life Tour, Zurich (Self Guided)

The best way to become acquainted with a city’s energy and inner world is to witness the daily lives of its locals. Aussersihl, or Kreis 4, is a multinational neighborhood in Zürich, located near the center of the city. It was formed in the 18th century. There are many places to relax and plenty of entertainment to find here as well. The following is a list of places that are popular among Aussersihl residents.
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Aussersihl Area Daily Life Tour Map

Guide Name: Aussersihl Area Daily Life Tour
Guide Location: Switzerland » Zurich (See other walking tours in Zurich)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.3 km
Author: ellen

1) Bäckeranlage

Bäckeranlage is a charming green space that is like an oasis in an urban area. This is a place where locals like to walk in the evenings, have picnics with their families and friends, and watch great concerts and performances. It is the best place to relax after a busy day, sit on fresh grass, enjoy the warmth of the sun, and be close to nature.
Happy Bäckerei

2) Happy Bäckerei

The scent of warm chocolate croissants lures passersby into the Happy Bäckerei. It serves freshly baked goods, including croissants with a delicious chocolate filling and feta and spinach pies. The bakery is open 24 hours a day, all year round, so even late at night you can buy a fresh loaf of bread.

Operation hours: 24h
Aargauerhof Restaurant

3) Aargauerhof Restaurant

Aargauerhof Restaurant is a favorite of many locals. It has a pleasant modern interior, a friendly staff and excellent service. People like it for its great Swiss cuisine and fair prices. One of the most delicious meals they serve, which may be the best in the city, is Rösti. Be sure to try it!
Kanzlei Flea Market

4) Kanzlei Flea Market

Kanzlei Flea Market, the number one shopping spot for tourists, is one of the largest street markets in the country. It is a wonderful place with a lot of vintage items, antiques and rarities. There are around 400 stalls full of secondhand goods, including housewares, beautiful old handbags and purses, unique books, and beautiful jewelry you will not find anywhere else. The market is open on Saturdays.

Operating hours: Saturday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

5) Xenix

This is the most respectable alternative cinema for true film lovers in the country, screening many gems from the the past. The cinema was founded in the early 1980s by young film enthusiasts. There is also a bar offering drinks and snacks. Daily shows are available, with outdoor shows held in the summer.
St. Jacob's Church

6) St. Jacob's Church

This Evangelical Protestant Church is dedicated to St. Jacob, the saint of chemists, pilgrims and infirmaries.St. Jakob was the site of a sick-house outside the town of Zurich and an associated chapel since the 11th century. The first historical mention of the St. Jakob church dates to 1221. The church was built in the early 20th century and was the largest Protestant parish in Switzerland up to the middle of the century. The building’s architecture is a magnificent German Neo-Renaissance style. Services are held every Sunday, and on the first Tuesday of each month the church features a stunning organ performance.
Sight description based on wikipedia

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