This square, 25 meters above the centre of Zurich’s Old Town is dense in history with prehistoric, Roman and medieval remains.
Being almost surrounded by water, it was the ideal place for settlements during the middle bronze age. Later, the Roman military built a citadel there, fitted with 10 towers and two-meter-wide walls. By 1218, this imperial palace was derelict and bits of it were used to build houses there. The surrounding area became the public park you can visit today. Sit above the Altstadt with your feet dangling over the remains of the Roman medieval city wall and enjoy the view.
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