IIn the dark alleyways of medieval Zurich, the night watchmen were important guards: they not only called out the hours, but also in particular were on the look-out for fires and shady characters such as drunkards and thieves.
Nowadays, tour participants who accompany the night watchman on his rounds through the city after dark embark on a journey back through time to the Zurich of yesteryear.
The night watchman tells participants all kinds of gruesome stories of harsh sentences, executions, hangmen, and witches, and of plagues and devastating fires. However, he also relates some amusing anecdotes, and time and time again causes his fascinated listeners to smile and marvel at the many interesting facts about the city’s eventful history.
This tour is available in these languages
This tour for groups or individuals is available in these languages
German, English, French
Price for private tour
Surcharge on private tours
Guided tours in English or French CHF 50 per group
Surcharge November, December and January CHF 30 per group
21 – 40 People CHF 10 per person
Time and duration
For individuals, public tours are held every first and last Tuesday of the month for CHF 15 per person. The meeting point is at 8.30pm at the Lindenhof or, by prior arrangement, in front of the Grossmünster.
Number of participants
1 - 40
Available on the following days
Special christmas tours with mulled wine and cookies for CHF 20.00 (all in Swiss German).
Operator: Partner company
Im Hauptbahnhof 8001Zürich