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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Address: 8001, Zurich, Switzerland
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Swiss Chocolate Walking Tour of Zurich

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.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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Small-Group Chocolate and Sweets Walking Tour of Zurich's Old Town

Homemade ice cream, hot chocolate, truffles and Swiss chocolate bars will all tempt your sweet tooth on this small-group walking tour. Stroll the atmospheric streets and cobblestone lanes of Altstadt, or Old Town, with a local guide — an expert in Zurich’s artisanal shops and the Swiss confections the country is famous for. Indulge in an array of tasty treats for a delightful afternoon. Numbers are limited to eight people for a more intimate experience.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Zurich Old Town Walking Tour

Delve into Switzerland’s colorful past and discover top Zurich attractions on this 2-hour Zurich walking tour. Follow your guide along the beautiful Bahnhofstrasse, where locals mingle in bustling boutiques, art galleries and cafes. Head towards Lindenhof, and discover local landmarks including the City Hall, St Peter Church and the Limmat River. Gain insight into Zurich’s 16th-century silk industry in Schipfe and stroll the winding alleys of Niederdorf in the Old Town, home to the attractive churches of Fraumünster and Grossmünster.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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4-Hour Zurich City Tour with Private Guide

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.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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