Old Town (Altstadt)
- Type: Sightseeing, Neighborhood/Area
- Time to Spend: 2 hours to Half Day
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Alstadt (or Old Town), like it sounds, is the historic part of town -- and by historic, we mean medieval. Winding cobblestone alleys run by the Lindenhoff square (check out the giant chess set), the Fraumunster church and the nearby Bahnhofstrasse shopping street. You'll also find several acclaimed museums -- such as the Museum Rietberg, the Swiss National Museum and the Kunsthaus Zürich -- and according to Nile Guide, "more than 40 affordable hotels and a number of cozy Italian restaurants."