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 Theaterplatz will be part of the Sechseläutenplatz area, and Gottfried-Keller-Strasse and Goethestrasse partially repealed.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 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.
  • Great place you cannot miss in Zurich. And do visit on the 3rd Monday in April! Otherwise it's a normal plaza/public square.
  • During the period of December this square is made magical by the atmosphere created by Christmas markets. Hard to describe the magic that anyone can try in front of a Zurich all decked out and shrouded by smells, sounds and tastes. The market stalls are plentiful and offer all kinds of dishes, from the most traditional to the most sought after tourist and also no shortage of sellers of classic Christmas tree and Nativity scene, and food stalls just sweets. An experience that should be lived.
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  • A very nice place and a meeting place for everyone. The place was rebuilt in 2003. A total 110'000 VALSER quartzite stone blocks between 10 and 13 cm wide and between 50 and 130 cm long were it moved.
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  • Even without Filippos umbrellas a great place. But beware, you behave! The media critic of the NZZ wont to take pictures out the window.
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