Zürich West & Immigration

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From $54.08

6 reviews   (5.00)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 2 hours

Departs: Zurich, Zurich

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Join our alternative walking tour through Zürich West.

We will explore this trendy neighbourhood, which was once an important industrial area and has now been transformed into a quarter full of contrasts. Alternative culture & art, nightclubs, cool food venues & urban gardens have moved into the former warehouses and factories.
There is a lot hidden underneath the surface of Zürich West!

A friendly warning! Our tour won't be a typical sightseeing experience : )

We will learn about the history of industrialisation in Switzerland and its connection to the history of immigration.

We will discuss the challenges undocumented migrants and asylum seekers face in Zürich today. And you will have a chance to meet with local community members, who are involved in different initiatives and projects that help people with migrant backgrounds to integrate.

What's Included

Contributions to a local non-profit organization


Private Guide

What's Not Included


Public transport

Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 6 - 17
  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 100

Additional Info

  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • All areas and surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Service animals allowed
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness

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

Our guide meets you in front of the Landesmuseum. We will start with a short introduction to the topics of our alternative walking tour.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Discover the hidden secrets of the Platzspitz park and explore the controversies of its past. Learn about the 90's heroin epidemic in Zürich.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Stroll along the river Sihl and discover the favourite spots of locals. Learn about the non-profit initiatives that we support on our walk. Meet with local change-makers and get inspired from their work.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Lowenbraukunst Zurich
Explore the heart of Zürich West. Learn about the influential industrialists and their ties to Zürich's prosperity.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Im Viadukt
Visit the hippest area of our city. Enjoy the urban flair mixed with cool bars, popular meeting places, shopping venues and cultural hotspots.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


A different twist to understanding Zurich
lindahredman, 13-05-2022
Loved exploring a neighborhood that was off the beaten path and learning about the history of immigration in Zurich, including up to the present day which involved a special visit to a school for recent migrants in the city. Diana is a wonderful tour guide! Highly recommend this tour.
Fantastic, Estupendo, et génial : )
135yannr, 29-03-2022
I rarely write review, or I could say never actually... But this time I just need to do it. The tour that Diana offered us was just eye opener and completely original.
Mix of fun, knowledge, facts. That was simply the highlight of my trip to Zurich and I thank you for that...
Looking forward to try the other ones : )
Must do in Zürich
antoniojuniorgua, 24-01-2022
Great experience and great guide Diana.
I had a friend over from abroad and wanted to show him Zürich, so I booked "Quest to the West". Diana managed to uncover a new Zürich also for me that I have been living in Zürich for already 8 years. Great balance between sensitive topics and easy going talks. Loved how we ended the tour with a drink and sharing thoughts among the group.
Definitely recommend it for exploring the city in case you are just passing by or if you just moved to the city. But if you already live here you will be surprised by the things you find out.
Off the beaten path with local support
Olutraveller, 17-01-2022
What a great tour experience through hidden and off the beaten paths of Zurich!

Despite living in Switzerland for years now and in close proximity to Zurich, I was very pleasantly surprised, that there are yet undiscovered and interesting places with history, with its charm, character and last but not least the direct contact with local communities, which you eventually support by purchasing this tour. I felt I could really do even a small impact supporting locals. Diana has a strong knowledge about the topics and likes to hear your experiences through the tour too. You suddenly feel you are part of this vibrant city and its life.

I highly recommend this tour, whether you are an expat or a visitor in Zurich and like to experience the hidden sites and different way of looking at the city. Great job Diana, you are making a difference!
New perspective to an old place
Maciej Z, 03-01-2022
I am expat leaving in Zurich - I took the trip as I felt I should know my new home better. I already knew tourists destinations - this time I was in mood for something more unique, further off the beaten track. Detours sound like it. It was great afternoon.

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