Sechseläutenplatz – Combines Tradition With Modernity

Sechseläutenplatz is a place for relaxing between Bellevue and Zurich's Opera House.

The "Sechseläuten" (Spring Festival) takes place at Zurich's most popular fairground directly adjacent to Lake Zurich every spring. Then the "Böögg" – an artificial snowman effigy, which is placed on a stake – is burned to say goodbye to winter and welcome the summer. The annual performances of the National Circus Knie and a Christmas market also takes place here.

The opera and the "Bellevue", an important tram stop in Zurich, are also located here. This is one of the largest city squares in Switzerland – created with 16,000 m² of elegant quartzite. Trees, places to sit and water elements make it a very attractive and really cozy spot.

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Distance Travel time
Zürich Main Station 1.4 km 4 min
Zürich Airport 9.6 km 18 min
8001  Zürich