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Paradeplatz (Parade Square) Tours and Activities

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Zürich’s Paradeplatz (Parade Square) is located right outside of the main train station and is one of the city’s most important junctions. Not only do many of the tram lines meet up here, but Paradeplatz has made itself a name as one of the world’s big financial centers. Large Swiss banks have set up their headquarters here and thus, it has become a synonym for wealth and prosperity. The square also connects to the Bahnhofstrasse, Zürich’s main shopping avenue where luxury labels fight over premiere retail space and the rich and famous come to shop.

But Paradeplatz wasn’t always mentioned in the same sentence as wealth and its history stands in stark contrast with today’s prestigious reputation. In fact, in the 17th century, the square was an important market place for trading livestock, especially pigs. Thus, Paradeplatz was known as Säumärt – pig market – for the longest time until the upswing in business and its renaming. Located at Paradeplatz is also one of the city’s most popular confectionery manufacturers, the Confiserie Sprüngli. At this café meets chocolate store you can enjoy tarts, cakes and everything in between or pick up some delightful macaroons from a huge display making up all colors of the rainbow.

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Zurich City Tour Experience

Zurich City Tour Experience

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If you want to experience all of the outstanding things Zurich has to offer in a single sightseeing outing, this is the tour package for you. Experience the town on this unique city tour with detailed commentaries in one of eleven languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, Russian, Chinese, Arabic, and Hindi.  The air-conditioned Panorama bus takes you on a 100-minute round trip to the sights of Switzerland’s largest city. The route leads across the famous Bahnhofstrasse and the banking center of the lake with a view of the snow-capped mountains, part of the old town with its magnificent guild houses and the churches St. Peter, Grossmünster and Fraumünster. You’ll see the university quarter and the residential area Zürichberg, the National Museum and the Kunsthaus. At the two most scenic viewpoints we will make a short photo stop.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Swiss Chocolate Walking Tour of Zurich

Swiss Chocolate Walking Tour of Zurich

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Take a chocolate walking tour of Zurich, and let your sweet tooth lead the way around the city’s artisan confectioners and chocolate producers. With a guide at your side, you’ll sample the signature Zurich sweet of Luxemburgerli, along with pralines and Champagne truffles. Learn about Swiss chocolate in the city, and check out some of the city’s landmarks such as the Grossmünster Church and Lindenhof.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Zurich Private Tour: Albert Einstein Old Town Exploration Game

Zurich Private Tour: Albert Einstein Old Town Exploration Game

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Embark on a quest around Zurich by solving clues help Einstein develop the famous Theory of Relativity, all with the help of your smartphone. Unlock new stories as you discover on your own Paradenplatz, St. Peter's Church, the Old Town, and more. + Find the real story behind Albert Einstein's General Theory of Relativity + Solve clues around town and discover other hidden gems + Explore Zurich in a unique and memorable way Each clue will lead you from one place to another, giving you exact directions so you won't need a map, a GPS or a guide. When you solve the clues and guess the answer, the secret story of that place is unlocked. Start and stop whenever you want. The tour will take you from 1.5 to 2 hours to complete, but there’s no time limit so you can finish it at your own pace. After you buy the quest, an access code will be delivered to you by mail. Go to the starting point and be ready to begin the adventure.
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  • 1 hour 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$11.79
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Zürich City Center Private Tour

Zürich City Center Private Tour

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Discover top Zurich attractions and hidden gems off the beaten track on this private 4-hour Zurich city tour. Follow a private guide through the bustling streets of Zurich and enjoy the freedom to customize your tour to hit the highlights you most want to see. Perhaps take in landmarks such as the Zurich Opera House, the churches of Grossmünster or Fraumünster, or the Swiss National Museum. Wander along the pretty Bahnhofstrasse and enjoy fine views over the Limmat River. Along the way, travel by bus, cable car, riverboat or tram.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Zurich Small-Group Guided Walking Tour Including Lake Cruise

Zurich Small-Group Guided Walking Tour Including Lake Cruise

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Are you willing to avoid the "tourist bubbles" and to discover the charm of the tiny cobblestone streets in the Old Town, to walk through the parks and pedestrian zones, to feel the smells, to hear the bells, to fill your bottle with fresh water at one of the 1200' fountains that Zurich has to offer, to enjoy the nearby nature oases and to relax on a ferry cruise? Then you're on the right page. This is the tour that offers you a good introduction to Zurich and great photo opportunities.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$71.95
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Historical Zürich: An audio tour through the city of a thousand fountains

Historical Zürich: An audio tour through the city of a thousand fountains

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Zürich is Switzerland’s “kleintropolis“. That is what Max Frisch, a native author and architect, called this place: a small metropolis. Even though the city has grown substantially since Max’s time, on this self-guided audio tour you’ll discover just how well the description still fits! This walk begins on the Bahnhofstrasse, at the edge of the old town. I’ll lead you along cobblestone streets beside the Limmat River and show you where the Romans and Carolingians settled. We’ll end the tour firmly in the present day at Paradeplatz near Lake Zurich. The tour includes stories, facts and legends like: • Where Zurich’s wealth has come from for the last 2,000 from a Roman toll station to private banking • Medieval Zurich’s guild houses and the Craftsman Revolution • Charlemagne, his horse and a few headless saints • King Ludwig‘s daughters and a stag with glowing antlers • Two brothers different paths to success in the chocolate industry
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes
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Banks and notorious customers: Exciting stories about the Gnomes of Zurich

Banks and notorious customers: Exciting stories about the Gnomes of Zurich

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Switzerland is internationally known for beautiful landscapes, quality products such as exquisite watches and delicious chocolates as well as for its professional financial industry. Bankers are sometimes referred to as the gnomes of Zurich because they discretely manage the assets of their clients thanks to the legendary banking secrecy. Listen to exciting stories about some of the most notorious clients (such as dictators, fraudsters and other criminals) of the gnomes of Zurich. The 90-minute walking tour takes you through the heart of the Swiss financial center. You will be accompanied by a very experienced compliance expert, who presents this topic in a compact and entertaining way.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Zurich & Rhine Falls: Private Day Experience with a Local

Zurich & Rhine Falls: Private Day Experience with a Local

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This experience is provided by a private local. Do you want to discover Zurich and the stunning Rhine Falls without being amid a herd of tourists? Then look no more and join a Local for an exclusive Experience around Zurich! To get you jump started, we will start the day with an orientation walk around Zurich which will offer you the chance to get to see and learn about some of the most famous places of the town, but also the Local’s favourite places. As the stroll will probably have gotten you hungry, we will have an exquisite typical culinary Experience before heading to the Rhine Falls where you will have the opportunity to sail around the dazzling waterfalls! Upon arrival back in Zurich you will have the opportunity to either enjoy a cup of tea & a snack or go for a drink in a bar frequented by Zurich locals to top off this discovery day. Make sure you have your camera ready for some worthy pictures and come curious, I will give my best to answer all of your questions!
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$453.00
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Highlights of Zürich Old Town Walking Tour

Highlights of Zürich Old Town Walking Tour

Planning a trip to Switzerland? Looking for Off-the-Beaten-Path Tour in Zürich? What about visiting the Highlights of Zürich Old Town? Zürich Old Town offers you the chance to discover an interesting collection of sights: iconic architecture, stunning views, parks and gardens, and churches. Wha’s included in the Highlights of Zürich Old Town Walking Tour? You will have the chance to discover the main Zürich’s sights: Paradeplatz, Bürkliplatz Market, Fraumünster Church, and the Town Hall are included stops on the tour. Get ready to experience Switzerland from a different perspective. A local charismatic guide will reveal interesting facts about Zürich.
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  • 3 hours
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Private 4-hour Walking Tour of Zurich with private official tour guide

Private 4-hour Walking Tour of Zurich with private official tour guide

Enjoy this 4-hours private walking tour in the city of Zurich alongside your private official guide and get to know the best of what Zurich has to offer. This tour will focus on the Old Town of Zurich, the Altsadt. We will meet at a centre point in Zurich or your place of choidet. During this tour, we will visit the most famous monuments and sites of the city. We will walk from the Central Railway Station to the Bahnhofstrasse street, Zurich’s main downtown street and one of the world’s most expensive and exclusive shopping avenues. Then we continue to the Uranian Observatory, the Paradeplatz, the Fraumünster and St. Peterskirche, the oldest parish church in Zurich. From there we will walk to Zurich’s Town Hall, The Grossmünster, the Wasserkirche or Water Church and one of the most important museums in Europe, the Kunsthaus. At the end of the tour, your private official tour guide will drop you off in a central place. - SAVE COVID-19 SAFE -
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Walking Tour of Zurich

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Private Walking Tour of Zurich

This walking tour through Zurich´s historic old town offers fascinating insights into the city´s colorful history. On a two-hour walk through the old town, we go searching for clues to the city´s past in its hidden alleyways and picturesque squares.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$354.22
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Discover the Zurich banking scene

Discover the Zurich banking scene

The history of banking in Switzerland is intertwined with the country's past, and you can uncover the industry's unique history on this Zurich tour. Starting from Paradeplatz, you meet-up with your guide to hear the tales of Swiss banks. As you stroll, you'll learn how Zurich became a banking center, pass by some of the city's famed banking institutions, and even see one of the area's hot spots for lunch.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Should I book Paradeplatz (Parade Square) tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Paradeplatz (Parade Square) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Paradeplatz (Parade Square) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Paradeplatz (Parade Square) costs USD 10.38. Guided Paradeplatz (Parade Square) tours start around USD 10.38 per person.
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