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Parade Square (Paradeplatz) Tours

Zürich’s Parade Square, better known as Paradeplatz, 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 Parade Square 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 Parade Square 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, Parade Square was known as Säumärt – pig market – for the longest time until the upswing in business and its renaming. Located at Parade Square 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.

Practical Info

Parade Square is located right in the center of Zürich next to the main train station. It is incredibly easy to get there, as many trains, trams and busses make a stop here.

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Small-Group Chocolate and Sweets Walking Tour of Zurich's Old Town, Zurich, null
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Small-Group Chocolate and Sweets Walking Tour of Zurich's Old Town

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 47 Reviews

Bring your sweet tooth and get ready for a tantalizing array of delicious treats on this decadent walking tour of Zurich. Your expert guide will help you ...  Read more

Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $87.69
Zurich Old Town Walking Tour, Zurich, Food Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 3

Zurich Old Town Walking Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 30 Reviews

Discover centuries of Swiss heritage on this 2-hour walking tour of historical Zurich. With your guide, stroll along the bustling Bahnhofstrasse, and take in ...  Read more

Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $25.79
4-Hour Zurich City Tour with Private Guide, Zurich, Walking Tours
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4-Hour Zurich City Tour with Private Guide

3 star rating: Worth doing 5 Reviews

Spend a half day in Zurich with your private tour guide. Your walking tour will give you a complete overview of the spots of the inner city center. Your ...  Read more

Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $226.95
Swiss Chocolate Walking Tour of Zurich, Zurich, Private Sightseeing Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Swiss Chocolate Walking Tour of Zurich

4.5 star rating: Recommended 6 Reviews

Sample Swiss chocolates and other sweet specialties while you learn about the city of Zurich on a 2-hour group chocolate tour accompanied by a local guide. ...  Read more

Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: 2 hours

From USD $30.95

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