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Alfred Escher

Swiss sculptor Richard Kissling created this bronze statue in 1889 in honor of Alfred Escher, a…   more

Bahnhofplatz
8001 Zürich
 

Alfred Escher

Swiss sculptor Richard Kissling created this bronze statue in 1889 in honor of Alfred Escher, a renowned Zürich politician and entrepreneur. It stands above a fountain hewn from red-brown granite.

Visionary Alfred Escher founded one of Switzerland’s two large banks and three of its largest insurance companies to finance and insure the Gotthard railway line and tunnel, among other things. Because there were not enough engineers available for the construction, he also co-founded the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology.

 
 
 
Bahnhofplatz
8001 Zürich
Station: Bahnhofplatz/Hauptbahnhof
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Augustinergasse

Augustinergasse is one of Zürich’s most beautiful old, narrow streets with its many colorfully…   more

Augustinergasse
8001 Zürich

Augustinergasse

Augustinergasse is one of Zürich’s most beautiful old, narrow streets with its many colorfully painted oriel windows. Among other things, the oriels were a way to keep an eye on who came to the door and so they were never situated directly over the front door, but rather built just to the side.
Augustinergasse connects bustling Bahnhofstrasse with the St. Peterhofstatt “oasis” in the picturesque Old Town.

 
 
 
Augustinergasse
8001 Zürich
Station: Rennweg
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Augustinerkirche

The Augustiner Church was built in 1270 by the Hermits of Augustine near the "Kezistürli" by the…   more

Augustinerhof 8
8001 Zürich

Augustinerkirche

The Augustiner Church was built in 1270 by the Hermits of Augustine near the "Kezistürli" by the western city wall. With the advent of the Reformation, the church was transformed into a wine cellar and then into the workshop and living quarters for the master coiner. It was only in 1841 that Zürich’s Catholics reclaimed the "old wine cellar" as a house of worship. The greater part of the Catholic community objected to the dogmas (infallibility of the Pope) proclaimed during the 1st Vatican Council of 1870 and were excommunicated from the Church. In 1873, they regrouped and the Augustiner Church became their place of worship. It was last renovated in 1958/59. Points of interest include the simply designed choir area, the crucifixion group, the altar and the font, designed by Franz Fischer, and the glass paintings by August Wanner (1965). The memorial slab to the knight Vigilius Gradner, the Christophorus fresco (in the side aisles) and fragments of murals in the sacristy are also worth seeing.

 
 
 
Augustinerhof 8
8001 Zürich
+41 (0)44 221 25 75
Station: Rennweg
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Baden - city of diversity

The Romans were here. Then came Goethe, Nietzsche and Dürrenmatt to top up their energy levels in…   more

Bahnhofplatz 1
5401 Baden
www.baden.ch

Baden - city of diversity

The Romans were here. Then came Goethe, Nietzsche and Dürrenmatt to top up their energy levels in 47 ºC/116.6 ºF thermal waters. These gush forth from 18 springs and made this small town on the Limmat a lively resort. Nowadays, Baden offers a wide variety of attractions in well-tended urban green spaces, as well as international culture festivals, a diverse theatrical scene, relaxing wellness oases, and the Grand Casino.


 
 
 
Bahnhofplatz 1
5401 Baden
+41 (0)56 200 87 87
info@baden.ag.ch
www.baden.ch
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Bahnhof Stadelhofen

In the 1990s, this railway station was rebuilt by the Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava. The…   more

Goethestrasse 24
8001 Zürich

Bahnhof Stadelhofen

In the 1990s, this railway station was rebuilt by the Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava. The station building from 1894 was preserved and the surroundings were completely redone using intricate elements of modern art, thus forming a striking combination of new with old.
 
 
 
Goethestrasse 24
8001 Zürich
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Bahnhofstrasse Zürich

The world-famous shopping precinct was created following the construction of Zürich Main Station…   more


Bahnhofstrasse Zürich

The world-famous shopping precinct was created following the construction of Zürich Main Station on the very site where 150 years ago the city’s fortified moat was located. 1.4 kilometers in length, it connects Zürich Main Station to Lake Zürich. Department stores, boutiques and jewelry shops are strung together like pearls on a chain.

The further along Bahnhofstrasse you go in the direction of Lake Zürich, the more exclusive the shops become.

From Bahnhofstrasse, Rennweg and Augustinergasse lead to the picturesque old town.

 
 
 
8001 Zürich
+41 (0)43 243 90 00
info@bahnhofstrasse-zuerich.ch
www.bahnhofstrasse-zuerich.ch
Station: Bahnhofstrasse/Hauptbahnhof
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Bruno Weber Sculpture Park

The Swiss artist Bruno Weber has made his own fantasy come true here. This sculptor makes larger…   more

Zur Weinrebe
8953 Dietikon
www.bruno-weber.com

Bruno Weber Sculpture Park

The Swiss artist Bruno Weber has made his own fantasy come true here. This sculptor makes larger than life, colorful animals which you can climb on, walk through, slide off, sit on and live in as well! The park is full of creatures which look as if they stepped straight out of a fairytale. Bruno Weber desired to share his fabulous artwork with the world and thus opened his vineyard to the public. You will find some of Weber's works on top of the Uetliberg.




 
 
 
Zur Weinrebe
8953 Dietikon
+41 (0)44 740 02 71
sekretaiat@brunoweberpark.ch
www.bruno-weber.com
Station: Gjuchstrasse Dietikon
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Bürkliplatz

Bürkliplatz was named after city architect Arnold Bürkli. At the end of the 19th century, earth…   more

Bürkliplatz
8001 Zürich
www.bürkliplatz.ch

Bürkliplatz

Bürkliplatz was named after city architect Arnold Bürkli. At the end of the 19th century, earth was dumped along Lake Zürich’s shoreline, and a continuous lakeside promenade with alleys, meadows and parks was created.
Today, Bürkliplatz is a boat harbor and a starting point for cruises on Lake Zürich that feature Alpine panoramas and refreshing lake breezes.

 
 
 
Bürkliplatz
8001 Zürich
www.bürkliplatz.ch
Station: Bürkliplatz
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Bürkliterrasse

The Bürkliterrasse - opened in 1887 as the culmination of the Bahnhofstrasse and part of the…   more

Bürkliplatz
8001 Zürich

Bürkliterrasse

The Bürkliterrasse - opened in 1887 as the culmination of the Bahnhofstrasse and part of the lakeside park area (Quaianlage) - is the ideal spot to sit and relax under the trees. In clear weather, you can enjoy marvelous views across the lake to the Alps. Since 1952, the terrace has been graced with the figure of Zeus (the eagle) and his lover, Ganymede, shown being borne up to Mount Olympus.
In front of the Bürkliterrasse lies a boat harbor from where you can take a cruise on Lake Zürich, gaining a new perspective while enjoying idylllic nature.

 
 
 
Bürkliplatz
8001 Zürich
Station: Bürkliplatz
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Castle tower Pfäffikon

In the mid-13th century, the abbot of Schwanden built today's castle tower as defense against…   more

Hintergasse 16
8640 Rapperswil
www.zuerichsee.ch

Castle tower Pfäffikon

In the mid-13th century, the abbot of Schwanden built today's castle tower as defense against enemy attacks and to protect the proceeds from the monastery lands.
In 1299, a great deal of effort resulted in the addition of inner and outer walls as well as moats.

 
 
 
Hintergasse 16
8640 Rapperswil
+41 (0) 848 811 500
info@zuerichsee.ch
www.zuerichsee.ch
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