James Joyce's Swiss Odyssey in Zurich: Follow his Footsteps

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Immerse yourself in the intriguing world of 1918 Switzerland, stepping into the shoes of the exiled literary genius, James Joyce. 

As World War One casts its vast shadow, Joyce, longing for his native Dublin, searches for inspiration amidst the Swiss landscapes to pen a masterpiece that will immortalize his homeland in prose. 

Embark on this outdoor escape game as you wander through the historical streets, seeking clues from Joyce's past and the city's enchanting allure to fuel the writer's imagination. 

Dive deep into a literary journey, blending history with fiction, and experience the trials and tribulations of an artist far from home, yet close to his heart's muse.


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It's a chilly Sunday morning in October, 1918. You have woken up as James Joyce, Irish-born writer. With World War One still raging on, you are living in exile, indulging in a fictional odyssey that transports you back to your home city in Dublin, Ireland. 

You wish to craft a life-defining masterpiece but you are feeling uninspired and imagery of home are distant in your memory. Your mission is to head out into the city and find inspiration.

Experience's route

Starting point James Joyce's Swiss Home
Universitätstrasse 38, 8006 Zürich, Switzerland

Places you will visit


It will take you

110-140 mins

You will walk

4340 steps

Total distance

3.3 km

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Chua Wei Pin

30 Sep 2023

Natalie Boge

03 Mar 2024
really fun


07 Jan 2024

Francesca Meuli

30 Sep 2023
some spelling mistakes and mistakes in the hints, but great overall!!

Lena Scholtz

14 Mar 2024
The tour has great potential, but some of the riddles and pins need

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