Old Town, Altstadt, Zürich, Switzerland

Zurich’s Old Town, or Altstadt in German, is the historic part of town – and by historic, we mean medieval. Winding cobblestone alleys run along quintessential Zurich attractions like Lindenhof, Minster of Our Lady church and Bahnhofstrasse. You’ll also find several acclaimed museums – such as the Swiss National Museum and the Museum of Art – and hotels nearby.

Though all of the neighborhood’s buildings are worth admiring, when visiting Old Town, be sure to check out Muhlesteg Footbridge. This bridge, which is famous for its array of love locks, comes highly recommended by past travelers. However, when traveling with kids, be sure to plan your visit during the day. Old Town boasts the highest concentration of nightclubs in Switzerland, which come alive once the sun goes down.

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