Did you know that every few weeks Stadt Zurich run tours (in German) of specific areas of interest in Zurich. Last week they gave a tour of the old town of Zurich. Logically enough, we started at the Lindenhof, the oldest settlement in Zurich where we were able to admire the panoramic views across the Limmat and the city below. We were taken underground into the “Lindenhofkeller” where there are Celtic, Roman and Medieval remains. Afterwards, we headed over to Schipfe, along the Rathaus bridge and along to the “Ehgraben” in Niederdorf. As well as hearing about the historic importance of the buildings and monuments we were admiring, we also learnt about the implications for town planning in Zurich and the differing ways with which it had been dealt with over the years. Our two guides were entertaining and informative and pointed out all the architectural highlights along the route.
Next week’s tour led by Stadt Zurich employees concentrates on the buildings for further education in Zurich and takes place on 28th August from 5.30pm – 7.30pm. Meet at Haus zum Rech, Neumarkt 4 in Zurich at 5.30pm. There is no charge for the tour and for more information (in German) click on the website. Please note that the tour will also be in German.