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Lindenhof, Zurich

Categories: Lookouts, Neighborhoods, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 320+ reviews on the web
The Lindenhof in the old town of Zürich is the historical site of the Roman castle, and the later Carolingian Kaiserpfalz. It is situated on the Lindenhof hill, on the left side of the Limmat at the Schipfe.In 1747, a 2nd-century Roman tombstone was discovered at the site, bearing the oldest attestation of Turīcum, the Roman era name of Zürich, as STA TURIC, at the time a tax collecting point. The castle remained intact during the early phase of Alemannic immigration in the 5th to 6th century, but was derelict by the 9th century, when it was rebuilt as a residence for Louis the German, which in turn became dilapidated and used as a source of building stone by the 13th century.The Lindenhof remained a place of civil assembly into modern times. In 1798, the citizens of Zürich swore the oath to the constitution of the Helvetic Republic on the Lindenhof.In 1851 the Masonic Lodge 'Modestia cum Libertate' (1771) bought the residence 'Zum Paradies" and built a masonic building on the southern end of the square.In the early 21st century, it serves as a recreational space, a green oasis, and automobile free space in the old historic city center. Its elevated position makes it a favorite point for tourists to get an overview of the geography of old Zürich. During the local holiday of Sechseläuten in April, the Lindenhof serves as the base of operations for whichever canton is the 'guest-Canton' for that year.
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  • From the top of this park you can see the beautiful Linmat River and the roofs of the houses of medieval Zurich a beautiful city but wronged by tourists from many parts of the world. Actually I just went to Zurich after having gone to virtually all European capitals. Thought Zurich was a city on edge, economic and financial centre without much to see. Mistake. Pleasant surprise to arrive in town and find out that the same is great for large walks (you can take a walk along the two banks of the pq in both there are 1000 beautiful things to see). On the left side (towards Lake), you go ahead and suddenly stumbles upon a huge staircase. How wonderful to have had the idea to climb. Lindenhof upstairs is a beautiful park where you can aim the River in full extent (as through the city in the historic center), and see just how green are your waters. In addition to the beautiful view you will find (in summer), people making picnic. On weekdays, workers who work nearby take food for lunch (sometimes in small groups or even solo). And really a must-see spot to visit to be another look over the river. Strongly recommend.
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  • Very nice view over Zurich from the top of the banks over the river. Great spot for a view and a nice little park 
  • During our visit by foot, the guide brought us up here. She explained why there was only a park, no shops, no stands, ... Just a park for reading, playing chess, admiring the view. 
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