Lindenhof View Point, Zürich, Switzerland
Lindenhof – From the Roman fort to the green lookout point over Zurich
The Lindenhof is an oasis in the heart of the city of Zurich, which looks back on a turbulent history. Here you can enjoy a wonderful view of the Old Town with the Grand Duomo and the Town Hall, the Limmat, the University and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. Today, the Lindenhof is an oasis of peace and relaxation in the middle of the city and meeting place for passionate chess players.
The Lindenhof is the site of many historical events. In the fourth century, a Roman fort stood at the Lindenhof, and in the 9th century the grandson of Charles the Great built a royal residence at this place. Up to the early modern times, the square was the meeting place of the Zürcher. In 1798, for example, the oath was sworn to the Swiss constitution at the Lindenhof.
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