Sechselautenplatz, Zurich

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Sechseläutenplatz is the largest town square situated in Zürich, Switzerland. Its name derives from the Sechseläuten, which is celebrated on the square in April.GeographySechseläutenplatz is located on the east shore of Lake Zurich, just south of the lake's outflow to the river Limmat and the Schanzengraben moat. The plaza is bounded to the south by the linked Opernhaus and Bernhardtheater buildings; to the west by the Utoquai lakeside promenade; and to the east by Theaterstrasse, across which is Stadelhoferplatz, with the Stadelhofen railway station and the terminus of the Forchbahn (FOB). To the north, Sechseläutenplatz merges into Bellevueplatz, where stops for the Zürich tram lines 2, 4, 5, 8, 9, 11 and 15 are located.On November 30, 2011, the government of Zürich announced that some streets would be renamed by redesigning the public area at Sechseläutenplatz. Theaterplatz will be part of the Sechseläutenplatz area, and Gottfried-Keller-Strasse and Goethestrasse partially repealed. Residents have been informed that these will be addressed as Sechseläutenplatz 1 to 10. In all, Sechseläutenplatz covers an area of about 16000m2.
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  • This was one of our highlights of our trip to Switzerland. This square hosts Zurich largest Christmas market with a skating rink, food vendors and shops. Great atmosphere with Gluwien, fire pits and m...  more »
  • Square sidewalk, without vegetation, in front of Operhaus to d fair Christmas, but that at the end of January/2018 was just metal chairs
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  • The Sechseläuten square lies between Bellevue and Opera House. Since the renovation, he is a very attractive place, where you can relax both in summer and in winter.
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  • Nice public spot in the heart of Zurich. There are chairs available so everyone can take a seat and enjoy the moment. The place is also a popular spot for huge public events during the year. Underground parking is available.
  • One of the best public squares in ZH. Optimal public transport connections as it is a hub for tram lines and a local train station is just behind the corner. With activities organized throughout the year, the square changes a lot, from Christmas market to the local traditional pre-summer party.
  • Large open area. We came here at Christmas and the markets were great. I can imagine this would be lovely in summer to sit and admire the surrounding buildings.
  • Nice Place near the sea! You can come with the tram or the car, under the park you will find a parkdeck for car's. In the sommer is nice you can walk, sitting, around they have a lot of bars and shops.
  • Big square before the opera house. There is a fountain, a place to sit, a bar. For Xmas time there is a big Xmas market on this square.
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