Guided Walking Tour of Fun and Funky District 4
- Artistic spirit: Home to artists, architects, designers, musicians, and restaurateurs, this quarter is jam-packed with imaginative studios, ateliers, shops, and eateries.
- The Langstrasse: Literally" long street," this is your invitation to take one of the liveliest walks in Zurich, along blocks bursting with energy and innovation.
- Red light district: Although brothels and strip clubs still dot this once-infamous underbelly of the city, many have transitioned into chic bars and techno clubs.
- Private and personalized tour: Hear fascinating stories from past and present, set your own pace, ask questions, and even add sights you want to see in this extraordinary district.
About this Zurich Tour
District 4 may be the real heart of Zurich. It's pulsing with creativity, art, and the sense of people living life to the max. Delve into this exotic world with a savvy local guide. You'll be caught up in the energy of the neighborhood, once home to the city's working class, and discover how it evolved into a trendy center of multicultural urban living.
This is the city's design district, where artists and galleries infuse creativity into the cultural melting pot all around the Langstrasse. Your guide knows it well and can help you spot those rare and intriguing artisan items you won't find anywhere else. If you love fashion, art, and jewelry, this is your shopping sweet-spot. There's not a cuckoo clock or souvenir cowbell in sight.
The district's culinary cognoscenti are dishing updelights to brighten the city's dining scene. Trendy bars and hip restaurants keep the industrial vibe of the old neighborhood alive while creating stylish spaces and new flavors from uber-creative chefs. If you consider Swiss food a bit tired, the scene here will flip your thinking faster than neon illuminates these foodie hot spots.
Like all neighborhoods in transition, Kreis 4 has its worries. Where creativity thrives, rents and property values typically rise, so there's concern that affordable spaces may become hard to find. If those living and workinghere move on and the mainstream moves in, the soul of the district may ebb away with them. Go while the artistic tide is high.
Colloquially, District 4 is known as Chreis Cheib, which sounds just fine until you discover that cheib means animal cadaver in Zurich German. Once upon a time, dead animals were taken to this district to be buried in pits. (Don't worry, it was all a long, long time ago.) Another name for the district is Aussersihl. Perhaps you'll want to use that instead.
Please make your way to the Zurich Tourism office at the main Railway Station. Please look for our GoBe Representative with the displayed logo sign.
Bring small local coins for the bathroom. Don't miss out on tasting the famous Swiss chocolate.
Travelers must be able to walk approximately 1.6 miles (roughly 2 hours) over paved surfaces, steps and inclines with several photo stops along the route.
Cultural, Family Friendly, Private Tour, Walking Tour
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated mild. To participate fully, you may be required to walk over primarily even surfaces at a leisurely pace. You may encounter a limited number of steps, cobblestones, or uneven surfaces, and you may have to stand for extended periods of time.
Suitable for travelers 6 years of age and older.
Special Medical Restriction
We can accommodate you if your mobility is limited and you use a folding wheelchair with at least 7 days advanced notice, providing you are not travelling solo and have someone along to assist you. Not all venues may be accessible.
Participants must be in good health, disclose their physical fitness and advise any conditions that might impact their participation in the tour.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.
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