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Zurich Sights

Lindenhof (Linden Court)

  • Bordered by Fortunag. to the west and intersected by Lindenhofstr. Map It
  • Plaza/Square/Piazza

Updated 09/09/2012

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On the site of this quiet square, overlooking both sides of the river, a Roman customhouse and fortress and a Carolingian palace once stood. The fountain was erected in 1912, commemorating the day in 1292 when Zürich's women saved the city from the Habsburgs. As the story goes, the town was on the brink of defeat as the Habsburg aggressors moved in. Determined to avoid this humiliation, the town's women donned armor and marched to the Lindenhof. On seeing them, the enemy

thought they were faced with another army and promptly beat a strategic retreat. Today, the scene could hardly be less martial, as locals play boccie and chess under the trees.

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Bordered by Fortunag. to the west and intersected by Lindenhofstr., Zürich, 8001, Switzerland

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Updated 09/09/2012

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