Zurich city walk

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A wintry view from the Bürkliplatz to the lake, the Zurich opera house and the walkway to the China Garden.

A walk along Lake Zurich and in the old town

Use this city walk to get a good introduction to the old town of Zurich as well as a walk along Lake Zurich.


How to reach Zürich, and detailed route instructions.


Facts City walk Zurich

  • Hiking time: 1h25
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Elevation: 408 - 427 m
  • Distance: 7.1 km
  • Terrain: town, along lake
  • Region: Lake Zurich (Region Zurich)

About this city walk

This self-guided walking tour takes you from Zurich’s main train station (Zürich HB), along the Limmat River and Lake Zurich and back. This route gives you a good introduction to the city, including its famous churches (Grossmünster, Fraumünster, and St. Peters churches), Lake Zurich and the China Garden, historical areas such as the Lindenhof and the famous Bahnhofstrasse shopping street.

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