Zurich’s Religious Heritage - Pagans, Christians & Jews
What you'll do
★ Legends, Religion & Secrets Revealed - Major Highlights & Landmarks Included ★
EXPERIENCe hosted by Samantha
at a glance
Tour Length: from 2 hours
Cost: e.g. CHF 330.00 for a 2.00h Tour for up to 10 guests. Please check our rates here or inquire here for a personalized quote.
Participants: as per request
Pick-Up: your accommodation, train station, airport
Location: Zurich Old Town
Accessibility: please advise of any mobility issues. Zurich Old Town has small elevations, stairs, and cobbled stones to navigate
Activity Level: moderate
Social Topic: history, cultural heritage & religion
Explore the mysteries of Zurich's rich religious heritage as a melting pot of different cultures and religions throughout the ages.
As you delve deeper into the past, you'll discover the stories of patron saints who lost their heads and titles, and the role a humble couple of sausages played in the Swiss religious Reformation during the 16th century CE.
You'll go to the site of the first Anabaptist martyrs in Zurich and learn about the milk soup that put an end to a religious war.
You'll learn how the Jewish community fared over the millennia, and how the Swiss ban on building new Minarets affected the Muslim community.
As an Add-On (private car only), you can visit the serene Einsiedeln Abbey, and its mysterious Black Madonna will leave an indelible impression on your soul.
Join us on this unforgettable journey through Zurich's religious heritage.
☞ Engagingly, learn about the religious history and archeological past of Zurich
☞ Marvel at art and myths
☞ See Major highlights & landmarks included: Lindenhof, Niederdorf, Old Town, St. Peter church, Münsterhof, Fraumünster & Grossmünster
☞ Experience magnificent views and photo opportunities
Language Availability: English, German, Spanish, Portuguese & Italian
Guest Requirements: none
☞ Professional, multilingual guide & friend
☞ A surprise or two along the way!
☞ Delicious (mineral) water from the city fountains
☞ Detailed map of Zurich & suggestions
☞ Photo tips & memories for a lifetime!
☞ Bonus: The Zurich Insider's Guide to Zurich (e-booklet)
Public transportation tickets
Food & drinks
Entry tickets (museums, shows, churches, etc.)
Add-Ons: cable car, cruise, hike, secret gardens, Zurich West, etc.
I'm looking forward to meeting you and exploring the Zurich historical center with you!
Your Experience Host
has it !
I took the walking tour with Samantha with my family and really enjoyed it. We live in Ontario but I grew up in the Zürich area and know the city well. Wanted to show my adult kids the outer cracks of the old downtown with a slice of history attached. Samantha gave me exactly that in a fun way. Samantha is very professional, high-energy, knowledgeable and fun. I highly recommend her.
Urs B., Canada