Niederdorf, also known as “Dörfli”, is a picturesque part of Zurich’s Old Town that stretches from Niederdorf to Oberdorf and extends as far as Bellevue. Both the Niederdorf and the parallel Limmatquai are car-free.
During the day, Niederdorf attracts shoppers with its pedestrian zone and hidden stores. In the evening, it transforms into a lively entertainment district with a variety of bars and restaurants that attract a mixed crowd.
Niederdorf known for bars and nightlife in Zurich
Niederdorf is a popular meeting place for locals and visitors to experience Zurich’s vibrant nightlife.
The Niederdorf, with its winding, car-free alleyways and the imposing Grossmünster as a landmark, enchants visitors both during the day and at night.
In addition to its picturesque atmosphere, Niederdorf attracts visitors with its many small boutiques, antique shops and artisan studios. It embodies the unique charm of Zurich and the listed “Boutique Konditorei Schober-Péclard” perfectly combines the aspects that make up Zurich: History, architecture and shopping.
Dörflifäscht with party mile
The annual Village Festival “Dörflifäscht” in August transforms the entire Niederdorf into a lively festival mile. Over 50 market stalls, bars and stages create an exuberant atmosphere. Six central locations offer open-air parties with live music or renowned DJs. From the alleyways between Central and Bellevue to the squares, a varied program is on offer. Zurich’s old town awaits numerous visitors in a festive mood.
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