Bürkliplatz - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

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About Bürkliplatz

Bürkliplatz is a town square in Zürich, Switzerland. It is named after Arnold Bürkli and is one of the nodal points of the road and public transportation, and of the lakeshore promenades that were built between 1881 and 1887. The tree-shaded square between Bahnhofstrasse and Fraumünsterstrasse is called Stadthausanlage.

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Fraumünster Church

Fraumünster Church

0.37km from Bürkliplatz

A church in Zürich that was built on the remains of a former abbey for aristocratic women which was founded in 853 by Louis the German for his daughter Hildegard.

Paradeplatz

Paradeplatz

0.42km from Bürkliplatz

Paradeplatz is a square at the Bahnhofstrasse in downtown Zürich, Switzerland. It is one of the most expensive pieces of real estate in Switzerland and has become synonymous with wealth and the Swiss banks, being the location of the headquarters of both UBS and Credit Suisse. The site of the square lay without the medieval city walls, and was incorporated into the town with the construction of the new ramparts in 1642. During the 17th century.

Wasserkirche

Wasserkirche

0.42km from Bürkliplatz

Wasserkirche is a church built on a small island in the Limmat, situated between the two main churches of medieval Zürich, the Grossmünster and the Fraumünster, at the Limmatquai and the Münsterbrücke. The Helmhaus is an extension of the church to the north, first mentioned in 1253 as a court of criminal justice, at which time it was a simple wooden structure covering the eastern end of the bridge. It was one of the main tourist attractions in this area.

Zürich Opera House

Zürich Opera House

0.47km from Bürkliplatz

The Zurich Opera House is the smallest of the world's large opera houses with approximately 1,100 seats. There were around 250 performances take place every year featuring international stars.

Grossmünster

Grossmünster

0.47km from Bürkliplatz

This church is a landmark of Zurich. Legend has it that the church was built on the graves of the city’s patron saints, Felix and Regula. the Grossmünster church was the starting point of the Swiss-German Reformation led by Huldrych Zwingli and Heinrich Bullinger. The theological college then annexed to the monastery spawned what is now the University of Zürich.

Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich

Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich

0.52km from Bürkliplatz

One of the world’s leading private collections of clocks can be found at this Beyer Clock and Watch Museum. Around 260 very valuable exhibits present the history of timekeeping from 1400 BC to the present day: from sundials to water and tower clocks, Renaissance automata, magnificent pendulum clocks, elaborately decorated pocket watches, and the prototype of the first quartz wristwatch. Scientific navigation devices are also featured here.

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