Chinese Garden, Zurich

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The Chinese Garden is a chinese garden in the Swiss city of Zürich. It is a gift from Zürich's Chinese partner town Kunming, dedicated to the Three Friends of Winter.Location and historyZürich's Chinese garden is located in the city's Seefeld quarter, next to the Pavillon Le Corbusier between Blatterwiese and Bellerivestrasse and near to the Zürichhorn peninsula on the right shore of Zürichsee. Ending winter season, the garden will be opened on March 18 to October 18, daily from 11:00 (am) to 19:00 (7 pm), even on Sundays and public holidays. Verkehrsbetriebe Zürich tram lines 2 and 4, together with bus line 33, serve nearby stops at Höschgasse or Fröhlichstrasse, whilst bus lines 912 and 916 run from Bellevue to Chinagarten.The garden is a gift by Zürich's Chinese partner town Kunming, as thanks for Zürich's technical and scientific assistance in the development of the Kunming city drinking water supply and drainage. From May to October 1993, it was built under the direction of the Zürich garden department, in cooperation by garden experts and craftsmen from Kunming and Zürich, paid by Zürich city administration. Its official inauguration was in spring 1994, under participation of the now former mayor of Kunming City and Zürich's Josef Estermann. As from 2010 maintenance and operation are provided by Grün Stadt Zürich, the City of Zürich's Office of Parks and Open Spaces being a service of the Civil Engineering and Waste Management Department.
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  • Lovely peaceful garden on the lake promenade. Unfortunately renovations where taking place on one section and it was unsightly. However the atmosphere of the rest was nice. Don't think its worth the e...  more »
  • Accepts no other means of payment than the Swiss francs. Fans of walks go your way if you want to simply pay with your card, or euros. Too bad.
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  • Was being retired, but was open to the public. Beautiful Chinese buildings and well-tended garden.
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  • Nice little garden. Perfect for reading a book during a sunny day. While the garden is being renovated the entry fee is reduced to 1 CHF.
  • The place is renovating now, so the entrance is very cheap. it's s very nice. The person who works there was very nice and helpful, he gave us useful ideas for traveling in Switzerland.
  • When you look the pictures in the internet you think: ohh this place should be amazing.... but NOT. Dirty water, dirty everywhere... they were rebuilding the place and asking for money for the entrance. Disappointed
  • Cheap and cheerful. Good for taking a break away from the masses
  • Small but pretty! Maximal 10-15 minutes to walk through and enjoy. At the moment under reconstruction. Therefore entrance fee is lowered to 1 CHF. Usually 4 CHF per person.

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