Self-Guided Audio Tour to the Dark Side of Zurich

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Departs: Zurich, Zurich

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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What do people usually say about Zurich? Switzerland's financial heart... The city of bankers and shoppers... The streets where everyone is in a hurry...

We invite you to get to know a radically different Zurich.

Think 500 years back and imagine a medieval city with medieval customs. An executioner lives somewhere nearby, across the street they are taking a woman suspected of witchcraft to prison, and not very far away the city council is deciding on how to execute the guy who stole four bags of salt.

Do you want to see and find out where people were tortured in Zurich and how, where the pillory was located and where executions took place? We will not only guide you through the key places associated with this dark side of the city, but also tell the true story of the real people. You will learn how stoically the beautiful Elsbeth, suspected of witchcraft, endured torture, how cruelly the maid Adelheid was executed, and how rich Agatha did not manage to escape a death sentence.

What's Included

You will get a qualitative audioguide with a clear explanation of the route.

What's Not Included

If you decide to see the Fraumunster from inside, the visit will be subject to entrance fee of CHF 5

Traveler Information

  • TRAVELER: Age: 0 - 120

Additional Info

  • Service animals allowed
  • Service animals allowed

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Your acquaintance with the witches and executioners of Zurich will begin from Paradeplatz.

You will see where exactly on this square the house of one of the executioners of Zurich was located and see his picture.

Moreover, you will learn some special details about this profession, for example, how executioners were trained.

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Here you will see another place, where executioners of Zurich lived in the Middle Ages.

In addition, you will learn: what were the most “popular” types of executions, how much money the executioner received as a salary and how often the executions took place.

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

You will see the place, where the witches of Zurich have been tortured and understand how exactly this was done.

You will also hear the story of poor Elsbeth, who has been tortured there fifteen times over the course of twenty-six days.

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Fraumunster Church
You will see Fraumunster. This church is famous for its Marc Chagall stained-glass windows and we will tell you about one of them, depicting the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Hans Waldmann Statue
You will see the monument to Hans Waldmann executed in Zurich in 1489 and learn, what was special about his life and death.

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

You will see the Water Church and learn the legend about Felix and Regula beheaded next to this church for their Christian beliefs.

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

You will pass by Grossmunster, the starting point of the Swiss-German reformation and one of the Zurich's main landmarks.

• Admission Ticket Free

You will see the former place of pillory.

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


A different and flexible way to learn more of the city!!
Fabiola_C, 06-01-2023
Interesting stories, very clear instructions, guided us to great hidden ways, easy communication with the operator, extremely helpful and flexible. Totally recommended!!
Truly mystical!
arinaceresh, 26-08-2022
It’s been a really interesting experience. I have discovered Zürich from a totally different perspective, full of mysteries, history and charm. Now, even the classic Zurich sights like Paradeplatz or Fraumünster seem to have a different image, an enchanting one. Would have loved to discover other cities through the same lens!
O6140SKtamaram, 25-08-2022
Great experience! Interesting storys. We spend wonderful time all together. Super tour! Excellent! Recommended!
ivomaskalans, 25-08-2022
Great tour. Not too long and includes all best places. Easy to understand. Interesting experience. Worth the price.
RDascha1992, 04-09-2022
Очень приятный голос и интересная экскурсия.
Никогда не видела эту сторону Цюриха!
Большое спасибо

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