Welcome to Zurich.
Explore Zurich, Switzerland's little big multicultural city.
Discover how a small city founded during the Roman times became today's discreet financial empire.
Learn about its religious heritage, its episodes of turmoil and about the challenges and major changes Zurich is facing today.
We are local guides, who would like to show you around our beautiful city.
We are committed to providing everyone with the best tour available.
And it is for free!
We think that a good city tour is priceless. It's up to you to decide how much you enjoyed the tour. We work on a tips basis, which make it a constant motivation to give you our best, and
makes it possible for anyone to enjoy it, whatever your budget.
The mercury has dipped, and we are still out! This winter, we make the tours a bit shorter (1.5 hours), we take warm breaks by going inside buildings and enjoy the beautiful city preparing for festivities.
Downtown Zurich Tour
We start at Paradeplatz (the heart of Swiss prosperity) and take you through the historical centre of Zurich, stop at Lindenhof (a beautiful viewpoint where the first Roman settlement was founded and where you can see the old city walls), pass the Niederdorf , present Zurich’s cultural scene, and tell you about the legends and traditions of Zurich. You will learn how Chagall accepted to craft the windows of Fraumünster, see where Lenin lived and used to play chess, and why Charles the Great built Grossmünster.
We meet at Paradeplatz in front of the UBS.
Zurich West Tour
We start at Helvetiaplatz, a well-known place for demonstrations on 1st May, and take you through the Langstrasse, the most multicultural place in Switzerland. We move from Zurich's red light district and party mile to the industrial zone. There we cross Josefwiese (a very famous park), show you one of the world's longest viaduct and head towards Zurich’s new fancy and modern district. After passing through Schiffbau and Technopark, home of start-ups in Zurich, we end the tour at the Prime Tower, which is currently the highest building in Switzerland.
We meet at Helvetiaplatz, in front of the statue.
Historical Tours (paid tours)
The city of Zurich is known for its beautiful scenery, the winding streets of its old town and its many banks. On the other hand, only few of its inhabitants and less so temporary visitors are aware of the tumultuous history of Zurich. In the last two hundred years, Zurich has been the site of bloody battles and coup d’états and a fertile ground for revolutionaries and terrorists. The tour leads through the stations of this troubled and relatively unknown part of the history of Zurich from the times of the French Revolution until today.
Cost: CHF 25.-
We meet at Rennweg, in front of the Orell Füssli bookshop.
Sweet Tour – too sweet to pass (paid tours)
Visit and experience the famous and hidden sweet hot spots of Zurich. Learn about the old town’s history whilst enjoying its sweet tooth. We will visit top secret bakeries and get seduced by some hot chocolate and „kirschstengeli" in the heart of the old town.
Please contact us to arrange a tour
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We meet at Bellevue, in front of Cade Odeon.
Business Tour (paid tours)
We start at Paradeplatz (the heart of Swiss prosperity), where we provide
information about the Swiss National Bank and its role during the Euro crisis plus the significance and
troubles of the Swiss banking sector. We will also pass the famous Bahnhofstrasse, the Zürich railway
station, where we explain how the development of the railway system contributed to the organisation of
the Swiss economy, and the historical city centre of Zurich with a focus on small businesses and the ancient
trade guilds (Zünfte).
Cost: CHF 20.-
We meet at Paradeplatz, in front of the UBS.
Work hard, party harder. Enjoy Zurich’s nightlife in Zurich’s multicultural district. We meet at 22:00 where you are getting as many welcome shots as you can drink. At 22:30 we move to our first pub where we are welcomed with a shot and get reduced prices on the drinking list. Enjoy the calm atmosphere in the first pub to get acquainted and get ready for the second and more crowded pub where we go to at 23:30. Finally, at 0:30 we enter the last pub where you’ll get a little surprise. We can not tell you where your night will end. It might be a night you won’t remember, but for sure will never forget!
Cost: CHF 15.- with registration, 20.- without
We meet at Helvetiaplatz in front of the statue.
Want to join?
Downtown Zurich Tour: we meet at Paradeplatz in front of the UBS. Feel free to join!
Zurich West Tour: we meet at Helvetiaplatz, in front of the statue
Pub Tour: we meet at Helvetiaplatz, in front of the statue
Historical Tours: we meet at Rennweg, in front of the Orell Füssli bookshop
Sweet Tours: we meet at Bellevue, in front of Cafe Odeon
Business Tours: we meet at Paradeplatz, in front of the UBS.
We are also happy to offer tailored private tours for groups, please contact us for more details.
Free Walk Zurich does not take any liability for accidents, thefts or any other damage during the walk.
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