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Lindenhof
Lindenhof is both a district in Zürich and a square of the same name and looks back on an eventful history. The district is the oldest part of the city and once, a Roman fort stood in its place on the hill. At Lindenhof Square, a Roman tombstone was found containing the oldest mention of the city, back then a customs post with the name Turicum. Even after the fall of the Roman Empire, the Lindenhof kept playing an important role in the city’s history. In the 13th century for example, Zürich was in a war against Winterthur and ran out of warriors. It was then that the women of the city dressed up as soldiers and stood on the raised Lindenhof, giving the impression that a strong army had come to the city’s rescue and thus, breaking the siege. A fountain in the center of the square still pays homage to this heroic deed, showing Hedwig, the leader of these women. In the following centuries, the square kept serving as a place of assembly and in 1798 it was here, that the citizens of Zürich swore their oath to the Helvetic Constitution.

Today, the Lindenhof is a green oasis in the heart of Zürich, from where one can enjoy a wonderful view over the old town, the Minster, the River Limmat and the University. But not only tourists come here to enjoy the perfect overview over historic Zürich. It is also a popular place with the locals, who often can be seen sitting on the many benches beneath the linden trees and taking a break from everyday life. Passionate chess players meet here to play long matches against each other amidst the tranquility of the trees and old buildings and regular theatre productions are held under the open sky.

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The Lindenhof district is located on the western side of the Limmat, right before the river empties into the Lake Zürich. Lindenhof Square, which can be found close to Rennweg, can only be accessed on foot through the narrow streets of the medieval old town. 
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Private Tour: Zurich City Highlights

Discover the spectacular sights of Zurich on a private tour of the cultural Swiss city. Admire legendary landmarks and historical monuments like the Bahnhofstrasse and the charming Old Town while enriching your knowledge of the region’s rich history. See the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, the place Albert Einstein imparted his wisdom; browse the exhibits within the Swiss National Museum; and take a tranquil cruise on the shimmering surface of Lake Zurich. Customize the itinerary of this private tour according to your interests and receive the undivided attention of your personal guide.
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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.
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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.
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1 Hour Private Walk of Zurich

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Swiss Chocolate Pioneers / Chocolate Tasting Tour

Would you like to know more about Swiss Chocolate and why Switzerland is known as the chocolate country? Join me for a little tour through Zürich Swiss chocolate like never before.What you can expect:One thing is guaranteed - an unforgettable chocolaty experience and discovery of new flavors.I am passionate about chocolate and love to share this passion with people around me.
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2-hour Private Guided Zurich Downtown Tour

Stroll around Zurich with your own private guide who shares informative commentary during your 2-hour walking tour. Discover the many sides of Switzerland's cultural and financial capital on your customizable tour, with stops at Paradeplatz, Fraumünster Church, Thermengasse, St Peter’s Church, Grossmünster and historical guild houses. Soak in the beauty of Lindenhof and pass the house where Lenin once lived, among other highlights in this dynamic Swiss city.
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Best of Zurich in 60min - a discovery Walk with a Local

This experience is provided by a private local.Discover Zurich in a nutshell and learn about the history, local lifestyle and modern transformation of the city of Zurich, during this 60-minute walking experience.During your walk in the beautiful city of Zurich you will learn all about the local lifestyle and trends as well as get insider tips about cafes, restaurants and bars to visit, plus how to make the most of the city’s nightlife.Walking through the old, narrow, cobblestone streets, discover the city’s perfect blend of contemporary and historical architecture. Learn about the history and culture of the city from a local who loves their city and wants you to love it too! 
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Cultural Tours

Zürich Oldtown Tour

Experience the development of Zurich, from the Roman customs station to Lenin's living room. Visit mysterious vaults and hidden underground. Experience at first hand, the beginnings of bathing culture.
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Private 2 Hours Walk through Zurich with a Local

This experience is provided by a private local.Join a local from Zurich to learn about the history, local lifestyle and modern transformation if the city of Zurich during this awesome 2-hour walking experience. What will we do? One thing is clear, this private tour will be adapted to your wishes! If you are more into architecture than history, or maybe you are a passionate art lover... We will make it happen!Walking through the old, narrow, cobblestone streets you will discover the city’s perfect blend of contemporary and historical architecture. Learn about the history and culture of the city from a local who loves their city and wants you to love it too.And there is more! You will get insider tips about cafes, restaurants, and bars to visit. This tour and the knowledge of your local guide will help you make the most of your time in Zurich.
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Private Historical Walk through the City of Zurich

This experience is provided by a private local.Why don’t you join me on an adventure of discovering the unmatched beauty of the Zurich's heritage and culture. With my background in storytelling you can be sure to enjoy many intriguing anecdotes. Zurich is a beautiful city with a very rich history. I am very excited to share my knowledge with you and help you discover the city's past. Together we will walk through the picturesque old town, where we will come across vestiges of the ancient Celtic settlement, the Roman port and fortification, the medieval town, echoes of the Reformation and Enlightenment, as well as revolutionary Zurich of the 19th and 20th centuries.I am happy to answer all your burning questions, as well as approach this tour for an art history perspective if, like me, you are a lover of art and culture.
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The secret doors of Zurich

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Discover Zurich differently

An intimate walk through Zurich's old town with a passionate fan. There are many ways to see Zurich and I offer a variety of walks with different themes - its history, the Reformation, its art and architecture, its chocolate shops
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GAILY TOUR in ZURICH - Gay & Lesbian Tour

This action-packed tour is the perfect choice for LGBTQ travelers. A gay or lesbian tour guide takes you to the top sights in West Zurich and reveals the area’s hidden secrets. Save hours of research time and enjoy entertaining guide commentary and a glass of wine along the way. See the Prime Tower, the trendy Schiffbau theater, Technopark, Toni-Areal, the Freitag Tower, and much more.
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