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Alfred Escher Fountain A figure symbolising a new beginning in the 19th century The River Sihl and the old barracks The canalised river bed is being discovered as an urban recreation area Schanzengraben The moat was part of the city's stronghold Rennweg Witness of medieval town planning Current city model of Zurich, Amtshaus IV A view of the city today and perhaps how it will be tomorrow Urania multi-storey car park, Oetenbach monastery Roman gold and monasterial mysticism Lindenhof terrace Once the centre of power, now a contemplative open space St. Peterhofstatt The clock's dial dating from 1539 is thought to be the biggest in Europe Thermengasse A highlight of Roman bath culture Münsterhof The square was once a cemetery Paradeplatz From pig market to banking centre Fraumünster cloister Murals depicting the legends of Zurich's founding Grossmünster cloister Stone monsters and mythical creatures in the Romanesque cloister Leuenplätzli Open space in the middle of the old town Zurich 200 years ago ­ the city model in Haus zum Rech Zurich shortly before the city walls were demolished Zähringerplatz/Spitalgasse Part of an unfinished development in 1877/78 Niederdorfstrasse A medieval main road

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Zurich on foot

A walk through the Inner City

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Alfred Escher Fountain Alfred Escher (1819­1882), a cantonal and national councillor, the founder of Credit Suisse and the patron of the Gotthard railway. The station (1865­1871) and Bahnhofstrasse bear witness to the city's development in the 19th century. Between Stadthausanlage and Rennweg the new boulevard replaced the medieval moat. The River Sihl and the old barracks The now canalised and tamed Sihl was a permanent threat to the urban area of Zurich for centuries. Sihlfeld and the Inner City were a huge river delta in prehistoric times (see picture). The taming of the Sihl river has had a dominant influence on the Zurich area from Celtic and Roman times up to the modern age. The barracks were erected in 1873­1875 on the borders of the city and the village of Aussersihl.

Image: The River Sihl and its delta 3000 years ago. Red: Site of the barracks' stables. Map: Zurich Archaeological Dept.

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St. Peterhofstatt St. Peter's Church is one of the oldest in the city and was the only one not belonging to a monastery. On this exposed spot there had possibly already been a Celtic-Roman sanctum. The tower originates from the 13th century and accommodated a firewarden until the early 20th century. In 1366 the city's first clock was fitted, the present one is from 1539. Thermengasse Remains of the Roman baths in Zurich going back to the 1st century AD. Parts of the large oven (praefurnium) and the columns of the heating system (hypocaust) under the warm tepidarium and caldarium rooms are preserved. The ruins are illustrated on site with plans and reconstructions. Münsterhof The square that had originally been occupied by the Fraumünster cemetery and various other buildings has not changed much since the 13th century. The cobblestones show the sites of the old cemetery wall and its adjacent buildings. Paradeplatz Open space in front of the Wollishofen gate of the medieval city wall. Sometimes used as a livestock market, thus the old name «Säumarkt» (pig market). Fraumünster cloister Founded in the 9th century as a royal convent. The current church dates mainly back to the 13th and 14th centuries. Around 1900 the old convent was demolished and the town hall was built. The cloister was rebuilt using original Romanesque parts. A series of paintings by Paul Bodmer (1932­1941) shows the legends of Felix, Regula and Exuperantius, the decapitated patron saints of Zurich, as well as Charlemagne in Zurich (the snake) and the founding of the Fraumünster (the stag).

Opening times church: Daily 10.00 am­5.00 pm Opening times cloister: Weekdays 6.15 am­6.30 pm, Sat 7.30 am­6.30 pm, closed on Sundays and Bank Holidays

Zurich on foot

Pedestrians constitute the most important part of urban traffic. In the context of Zurich's Culture of Mobility we invite you to take part in city walks in order to discover and experience the city differently. On three city walks you have the opportunity to be guided by a radio play. The Inner City walk This historical city walk leads you from city model to city model and gives exciting insights into the history of inner city Zurich. An audio crime story to accompany you Boni Koller's radio play «Der Skalp des Opernsängers» (in german, with Suzanne Zahnd, Elena Mpintsis, Silvester von Hösslin et al.) guides you through the twisted and narrow alleyways of the old town, following the gripping storyline. Duration: approx. 2 hrs. Stadt Zürich The Pedestrian City of Zurich, a story of success Zurich is a welcoming place for city walks. It also has many stories to tell, «Zurich on foot» features a number of them. You will soon notice that the infrastructure for pedestrians is already quite exemplary and is getting better all the time. And rightly so, because the most important means of transportation in Zurich is on foot. Around one third of the total distances covered in our city is done on foot. For a long time walking was like an obstacle course. Today we are removing more and more obstacles. Zurich's policy of mobility aims to create direct pedestrian access and to make your route safe, appealing and as wide as possible. In Zurich «on foot» also means «in a wheelchair» or «with crutches», as the policy specifies that the concerns of the handicapped, aged and very young shall be given special attention when planning public spaces. «Zurich on foot» will heighten your awareness of Zurich's pedestrian culture. On different routes we will make your walk more enjoyable with stories and information. Enjoy your walk! City walks: ­ The Inner City (with radio play) ­ Wiedikon ­ Oerlikon (with radio play) ­ Seefeld ­ Zurich West (with radio play) ­ Wollishofen ­ Aussersihl and Hard ­ Schwamendingen The maps and radio plays can be downloaded from the internet, maps can also be obtained from the City of Zurich Civil Engineering Office, Phone 044 412 46 54 www.stadt.zuerich.ch/mobilitaetskultur Acknowledgements: ­ Project management: Zurich Civil Engineering Office, www.stadt-zuerich.ch/tiefbauamt ­ Content and text: Zurich City Planning Office, Archaeological Dept., www.stadt-zuerich.ch/hbd ­ Coordination and Design, Anstalt für Gestaltung Zurich, www.anstalt.ch

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Schanzengraben Part of the city's baroque stronghold built in the 17th century and demolished after 1830. The moat and its bastions were originally much more structured. View map below.

Left: Entrenchments on the Müller map of 1788/93. Red: Site of the bridge today. Right: The same area today. Illustrations: Zurich Archaeological Dept.

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Grossmünster cloister A canonical monastery founded on the graves of the city's patron saints Felix and Regula. The present-day building is from the 12th and 13th century. The towers were steepled until 1763 when fire destroyed the bell tower. The buildings added onto the east side were pulled down in 1850 and replaced. In the courtyard there is an important Romanesque cloister dating from 1170/80.

Opening times church: Daily 9.00 am­6.00 pm Opening times cloister: Weekdays 10.00 am­5.00 pm Image: Grossmünster on the altar painting by Leu, around 1500.

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Rennweg Systematically developed district dating from the 13th century. The medieval Rennweg gate was replaced in 1521­1525 by the mighty Rennweg bastion. This city gate formed the western corner of the city until the construction of the baroque moats. It was demolished in the 1860s during the building of Bahnhofstrasse.

Image: Rennweg Fortress in 1860, shortly before its demolition. Photography: Archive of Building History

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Leuenplätzli Open space with trees in the middle of the old town, resulting from the demolition of a group of houses in 1938. The Grimmenturm, Spiegelgasse 29 (13th century), towers above the square, part of a castle-like annexe inhabited by the nobility.

Head of the Civil Engineering and Waste Management Department City Councillor Martin Waser

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Current city model of Zurich in Amtshaus IV Open to the public and attractively presented in the mezzanine of Amtshaus IV (entrance on Lindenhofstrasse). The model is used among other things by the city authorities to examine building projects.

Opening times: Weekdays 8.00 am­5.00 pm Groups and Weekends: on application Phone 044 216 45 54 Photography: Heinrich Helfenstein

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Urania multi-storey car park, Oetenbach monastery Mural in the main entrance between the pay point and the lift showing photos and maps of this district's history, including a Roman treasure trove, the medieval Oetenbach monastery, the first cantonal prison in the old monastery grounds and the Uraniastrasse earthworks in the early 20th century. Lindenhof terrace The top of a moraine hill where in late Celtic times the settlement of Turicum/Zurich originated. The present Lindenhof terrace mainly dates back to the late Roman fort. In the Middle Ages it was a royal palace («palatinate») where the leader of the German Empire sometimes resided, it was demolished in the 13th century and has been an open space since then.

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Haus zum Rech, city model of Zurich around 1800 Stately town house with structural parts and decoration from eight centuries. On the ground floor the city model shows Zurich around 1800, before the ramparts were removed and the city started expanding in the 19th and 20th century. In the reading room of the Archive of Building History (1st floor with painted wooden ceiling from 1600) historical documents are available, as well as the keys for the archaeological displays in Lindenhofkeller, Stadtmauerkeller, Ehgraben, etc.

Image: Part of the city model in Haus zum Rech. Photography: Zurich Archaeological Dept.

Guided tours in the Inner City: ­ Zurich Tourism Tour Guide Centre, Main Station Phone 044 215 40 88 www.zuerich.com ­ Zurich Archive of Building History Neumarkt 4, 8001 Zürich Phone 044 266 86 86 Webpage «Mobil in Zürich» Here you will find a wide range of information concerning all aspects of mobility in the city of Zurich. You can also submit requests or suggestions for improvements of the traffic situation. www.stadt-zuerich.ch/mobil-in-zuerich MAP Zurich ­ the perfect tool for everyday mobility Do you go shopping, to work or to the next tram stop on foot? The Pedestrian Map of MAP Zurich will show you the best route to choose, be it the quickest or the most attractive one. Specially denoted paths through woods or along rivers invite you to recreative walks. The MAP Zurich city map has more in store for you and makes you even more mobile due to a bicycle map with recommended routes and fast connections and the inclusion of the entire tram, bus, railway and carsharing

system into the pedestrian map. MAP Zurich is available at all VBZ Ticketerias, in bookshops, at news agents or at www.stadt-zuerich.ch/mobil-in-zuerich.

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Zähringerplatz/Spitalgasse The Zähringer Square, created in 1877/78 by Arnold Bürkli, was part of the planned development of the old town that was never completed. Spitalgasse, which gets its name from Zurich's first hospital mentioned as early as 1204, was also created in this time, after the new Cantonal Hospital (1837­1839) had been built on a different site. Niederdorfstrasse The axis Niederdorfstrasse/Münstergasse/Oberdorfstrasse was the main road in this part of the old town until the 18th century. The Limmatquai embankment was created as late as the 19th century.

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