The Lindenhof is located in the old town of Zurich, and it is where a Roman castle used to be. It is also where the Carolingian Kaiserpfalz once stood. It is located on the Lindenhof hill, on the left side of the river of Limmat, and it is at the Schipfe.
In the mid-1700s, a Roman tombstone from the 2nd century was discovered there, and it bore the oldest historical record of Turicum, which was the name for Zurich in the Roman era. It was just a tax-collecting point at that time. The castle stayed preserved throughout the early part of the Alemannic immigration in the 400s to 500s, but it was not doing well by the 800s, and it was redeveloped as a home for Louis the German, which itself became dilapidated and ended up as a site to get building stone by the 1200s.
The Lindenhof stayed a place where civil assemblies took place well into modern times. In the late 1800s, Zurich’s citizens swore an oath to the Helvetic Republic constitution there.
In the mid-1800s the Masonic Lodge purchased the place “Zum Paradies” and developed a Masonic building on the southern area of the square.
In the early 2000s, it acts as a recreational space, a green haven, and a vehicle-free zone in the old historic part of the city. It has an elevated position that makes it a perfect spot for tourists to get a great overview of Old Zurich’s geography. During the Sechselauten holiday in April, the Lindenhof acts as the operations base for whatever canton is the “guest canton” that year.
Lindenhof has a rich and important history in the story of Zurich, and it is another part of the old town of Zurich that you should explore while you are visiting there. You don’t want to miss out on any of the history of the Old Town of Zurich while you are visiting there. Some of the sites go back hundreds of years, and the Old Town is a fabulous place to spend a week exploring. You’ll return home feeling more knowledgeable and enriched because of what you learned about the ancient history of Zurich, one of the most fascinating and beautiful cities in Switzerland.
Lindenhof Photo Gallery
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