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Lindenhof, Zürich: 30 reviews and 80 photos

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Lindenhof, the hill in the old town above the Limmat, is where Zürich's history began. The city was founded by the ancient Romans who erected a fortified camp right here. The first mentioning of the name "Turicum" dates from the 2nd century AD.

In the middle ages the counts of Lenzburg built their castle up here. After their successors, the Dukes of Zähringen, died out in 1262 Zürich became a free imperial city. The citizens destroyed the castle of the hated rulers and turned the hilltop into a public festival ground. The chronic tells that in 1474 linden trees were planted.

The hilltop offers a splendid view of Limmat river and the Eastern half of the city on the slopes of Zürichberg.

The hill is surrounded by narrow old-town lanes with pretty houses and small gardens. The flat hilltop invites for a rest on the many benches in the shade of the trees. For children, there is a playground here. The back corner has some garden chess fields.

Address: Lindenhof
Directions: Off Rennweg, onto Fortuna Gasse
Website: http://www.stadt-zuerich.ch/ted/de/index/gsz/natur-_und_erlebnisraeume/park-_und_gruenanlagen/lindenhof.html

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  • Written Feb 10, 2009
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