Kids Entertainment Walking Tour, Zurich

Zurich offers many activities for kids of all ages. There are shops for those who have just started their life journey with a lot of safe and enjoyable toys and games, boutiques with exclusive clothes, and, of course, sweet shops with original Swiss chocolate. Visiting the city’s museums, kids will learn about the history and culture of Switzerland, and the puppet theater will entertain with great performances. Be sure to visit the popular attractions listed in this tour.
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Guide Name: Kids Entertainment Walking Tour
Guide Location: Switzerland » Zurich (See other walking tours in Zurich)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.8 km
Author: ellen
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Kids Town - Franz Carl Weber

1) Kids Town - Franz Carl Weber

For over 125 years Franz Carl Weber has specialized in toys and leisure products for children, and it has become a world-famous brand. Their trademark rocking horse was the first thing they sold, and today the three-story Kids Town offers hundreds of high quality products for the whole family. The goal of the company is to fulfill children’s wishes and parents’ expectations. And they succeeded! The restaurant located there, Dieci Coccolo, features a menu and seating specially designed for children.

Operation hours: Monday - Wednesday: 9 am – 6:30 pm; Thursday - Friday: 9 am - 8 pm; Saturday: 9 am - 6 pm
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Toy Museum

2) Toy Museum

The Zurich Toy Museum is a popular tourist spot in the city that attracts kids of all ages. Located in Zurich’s old town this museum is popular draw. The museum displays a mix of old and modern toys, with over 1,200 antique toys from all over Europe. The bulk of the collection covers toys from the 18th to 20th century. Visitors will enjoy miniature railroads and steam engine, dolls and doll houses, books, wooden toys, tin figures, old-style games and even small furniture pieces for play, such as stoves and chairs. The delightful craftsmanship of the toys will certainly be appreciated, especially since most toys today are plastic and require batteries. There are also toys and books that children can read and play with. It wouldn’t be any fun to be in a toy museum and not be able to touch anything. Don’t worry, not the case here. Admission is free and you can get through the museum in about an hour. The museum is on the 5th floor of the building, and there is an elevator.

Operation hours: Monday - Friday: 14 am - 5 pm; Saturday: 1 pm -4 pm
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Teuscher Chocolates

3) Teuscher Chocolates

The Teuscher Confiserie on Bahnhofstrasse (and elsewhere in Zurich) is a sweet fairy tale, filled with chocolate, pralines, fruit jellies, marzipans, and the most amazing champagne truffles. For over 70 years Teuscher has preserved its top quality, using only natural products without any chemicals, even in their sugar-free varieties. Moreover the shop itself represents a small fairy land with bright decorations and charming boxes for sweets. The ambiance is very warm and the staff is polite and friendly.

Operating hours: Monday - Wednesday: 9 am – 7 pm; Tuesday - Friday: 9 am - 8 pm; Saturday: 10 am – 6 pm; Saturday: 9 am - 6 pm; Sunday: 1 pm – 4 pm
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Steiff Galerie, Zurich

4) Steiff Galerie, Zurich

This is a place where dreams come true! Margarete Steiff, who was wheelchair-bound from childhood but overcame her limitations, first marketed a stuffed elephant in 1880, and Steiff produced the very first Teddy Bears in 1906. The Zurich branch is a wonderland where plush toys live. Here you will find classic cuddly teddy bears, arctic and marine animals, many kinds of wild animals, pretty key chains, and popular rocking horses, elephants and bears. All toys are top quality.

Operating hours: Mo - Fr 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Sa 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
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Pastorini Toys (Spielzeug)

5) Pastorini Toys (Spielzeug)

Pastorini Spielzeug is a huge four-story shop providing all kinds of toys and games. The assortment is geared towards kids up to 7 years old, which is why the most important characteristics of all products are safety and creativity. There are many toys made of natural wood and non-toxic materials, charming dolls, specialty games, and books. Not only can they help your child develop imagination, memory and logic, they can also provide simple happiness.

Operating hours: Mon 13:30 - 18:30; Tue - Fri 9:30 - 18:30; Sat 9:30 - 17:00.
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Babar Palace

6) Babar Palace

The first children's boutique in Switzerland, Babar Palace was opened in 1978, in the heart of Zurich, and has been quite popular ever since. This elegant shop offers a large assortment of exclusive children's clothes, shoes and accessories, as well as books, toys, and gifts for babies through teenagers and their parents. The staff will provide you excellent service and good cheer.

Operation hours: Monday to Friday: 9 am - 6:30 pm; Saturday 9 am - 6 pm
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Musik Hug

7) Musik Hug

Musik Hug is the largest shop of its kind in Europe. It was founded in 1807, when Beethoven was still alive, and they count Richard Wagner and Johannes Brahms among their many customers. The shop offers musical instruments from the world's finest manufacturers, handmade instruments, sheet music, and a huge collection of CDs. Friendly, professional staff members are always ready and willing to assist music lovers of all ages in finding something of interest.
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Theater Stadelhofen

8) Theater Stadelhofen

Theater Stadelhofen produces traditional puppet performances. They stage about five plays for children a week, as well as evening performances for teenagers and adults. The performers from both Switzerland and abroad are real professionals in keeping your attention and evoking emotions. The location of the theater in a cellar gives it an additional charm and originality.

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.
Museums Walking Tour

Museums Walking Tour

Zürich has a great number of museums, many of them historical museums displaying the history of Zürich and its citizens and the history of world civilizations. Many exhibit unique objects, documents and artifacts witnessing the past. One of the most interesting is the museum of timepieces from ancient times till the present. Take a look at Zürich's most popular historical museums in this walking tour.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.3 km
City Orientation Walking Tour

City Orientation Walking Tour

Switzerland’s largest city, Zürich, is rich in heritage and historic value, and is a popular travel destination. Its medieval architecture is well-preserved and worth seeing, as well as the city’s historic monuments and modern sculptures. Old Town, with its 13th century buildings, is an especially wonderful historic area to be seen. Be sure to visit some of Zürich's best landmarks in the following tour.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.0 km
Walking Tour for Gourmets

Walking Tour for Gourmets

Gourmets from all over the world come to Switzerland to enjoy its splendid tastes. It is famous not only for its high-quality watches, but also for its numerous specialty and confectionery shops offering many delicacies with inimitable flavors. The secrets of making these unique delicacies have been preserved for centuries, passed from father to son. Most of the products are still made by hand. Take the following tour to discover the most popular shops among gourmets.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.5 km
Architecture Walking Tour

Architecture Walking Tour

The beauty and individuality of Zurich's architectural heritage is striking. Outstanding samples of traditional styles like Baroque, Classicism, Neo-Classicism are in harmony with the new trends in architecture. Major architectural masterpieces of the medieval period and modern structures blend perfectly to represent the many facets of the city. Don't miss the next list of attractions if you decide to visit Zurich.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.5 km
Aussersihl Area Daily Life Tour

Aussersihl Area Daily Life Tour

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.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.3 km
Souvenir Shopping

Souvenir Shopping

It would be a pity to leave Zurich without having explored its specialty shops and bringing home something truly original. We've compiled a list of gifts and souvenirs, which are unique to Zurich, that a visitor might like to purchase to reflect their visit.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.9 km

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Taking Care of Your Feet


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Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


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