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Lindenhof Hill

Colina de Lindenhof

Colina de Lindenhof

Lindenhof Hill (Zürich) – this is Zürich’s oldest public park facility and can only be reached on foot through the narrow alleyways of the medieval city center. Its central hilly location provides fantastic views of the right bank of the river Limmat and the university campus.

 

Chess and petanque are played on a continuous graveled area in the shade of the lime trees. Once the center of the Roman settlement, Lindenhof Hill was the site of a ninth-century Franconian palace, but turned into a fairground when the palace decayed.

 

A historic site found here is the so-called Lindenhof (Hedwig) fountain on Lindenhof hill in Zürich, which recalls the legend of the siege of Zürich (1292) by Duke Albrecht I. of Habsburg. The helmeted sculpture of the leader of the courageous Zürich women reminds visitors of this incident. The fountain was installed here in 1912 and the statue of woman-warrior was made by Gustav Siber.