In an inconspicuous alley, in an underground garage, or on the foundation walls below the Lindenhof: history and archaeology enthusiasts can discover finds from bygone days in several locations in the Old Town. In so-called Archäologische Fenster (archaeological windows), the Department of City Planning shows treasures from Zurich’s past, such as the ruins of a Roman fort, the remains of prehistoric pile dwellings, and the Ehgraben sewer, which reveals how a medieval town dealt with its waste and sewage problems.
However, a key is needed to visit the Ehgraben, Lindenhof-Keller, Stadtmauerkeller, and Brunngasse. It can be collected from Monday to Saturday from the Stadthaus (City Hall) at Stadthausquai 17, Counter S on the ground floor (please note opening hours).
All locations at a glance:
Keys can be collected from:
Stadthaus, Stadthausquai 17, 8001 Zurich
Monday – Friday, 8am – 6pm
Saturday, 9am – 12.30pm
|Zürich Main Station||1.5 km|
|Zürich Airport||9.7 km|