Rieterpark – Zurich's Largest Park
The glamor of the 19th century is still evident in the Rieterpark today. This is the largest park in Zurich with over 70,000m2 of space.
The Rieterpark is Zurich's largest and most impressive landscape garden and is located in the Zurich Enge area of the city, not far from Lake Zurich.
The park and its villa (today known as Museum Rietberg) were built in 1855 and were taken over at the end of the 19th century by the Winterthur industrial family Rieter, becoming the property of the city in 1945. Some beech trees in the park are still part of the original grove and are over 150 years old.
When the weather is clear, the Glarus Alps provide a visual end point, creating a sense of unending vastness.
The stunning park is an oasis around the Museum Rietberg. What’s more, the composer Richard Wagner once lived in one of the three 19th-century villas.