Zurich Travel Guide

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Alfred Escher statue

  • In the middle of Bahnhofpl. Map It
  • Kreis 1
  • Public Art (Mural/Sculpture/Statue)

Published 04/20/2014

Fodor's Review

Leave it to Zürich to have a statue that honors not a saint, not a poet or artist, but rather the financial wizard who single-handedly dragged Zürich into the modern age back in the mid-19th century. Escher (1819–82) established the city as a major banking center, championed the development of the federal railways and the city's university, and pushed through the construction of the tunnel under the St. Gotthard Pass.

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In the middle of Bahnhofpl., Zürich, Zurich, 8001, Switzerland

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Published 04/20/2014


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