Zurich Limmat River Walk

This walk explores north of the city, where fewer tourists venture. It follows the Limmat river along a pedestrian-only pathway, lined with interesting street art murals. It ends at a big park and playground near the Viadukt market. You can extend your walk by returning to the river and walking a bit father to another great playground and park.

Location:   Zurich City
Address: Start: Zurich Hauptbahnhof
End: Viadukt or Wipkinger GZ
By car: parking near Zurich HB
By transit: 10 mins from Zurich HB
Trail: 2.5 km or 4 km one way
Condition: paved
Skill: easy
Open: year round

Jessica at Swiss Expat Family did this walk with her four little kids and made this fun video. Don’t forget to subscribe to her YouTube channel to see more videos of family activities like this one.


This route starts on the north side of the Zurich main train station, crossing over to the Landesmuseum and following the path by the Limmat river north of the city. The path ends at Josefwiese at the Viadukt. You can optionally continue your walk back to the river and up to the great playground at the Wipkinger GZ Playground.

This is a small part of the 22 km long Limmat walking and biking path shown on this

Landiwiese Park

Oberer Letten Street Art “Gallery”

Hohlstrasse Freestyle Park


Josefwiese Park & Playground

Wipkinger Playground

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