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), take you through the historical centre of Zurich and stop at Lindenhof (where the first Roman settlement took place and you can see the old city walls plus where you have a beautifull viewpoint), pass the railway station (Züri HB) and end the tour back at Paradeplatz after providing some information about the historical trade guilds (Zünfte) on the way back (Limmatquai).
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.
War, Terror, Revolution Tour (paid tour)
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.
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
War, Terror, Revolution tour: we meet at Rennweg, in front of the Orell Füssli bookshop
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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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