Everyone loves a beautiful view I am sure, and all the more we want to experience it, embrace it and breathe it when we are travelling.
I personally am a sucker for great views. I pick my cafes, bars and restaurants mainly for the view it can offer. Naturally, I research beforehand and go to the best viewing spots of the places I am visiting. In Zurich, the best (and free!) spot to enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view of the city would have to be the Lindenhof Hill.
The Lindenhof Hill is an elevated park. I have read that the area is actually a moraine hill which means it is a remain of a glacier. Hmm... sounds interesting huh?
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Now I won’t go into detail about moraine hills and glaciers, but you can google them, of course, =)
The Lindenhof Hill is located in Zurich Altstadt (Old Town) in the Lindenhof quarter. It is right above Schipfe, approximately 25 metres above the River Limmat. On top of the hill is a park with a public square and the remaining of the Roman medieval city wall. We saw many people, young and old, buying their time and hanging out with their bought food and drinks. I noticed that this place is very popular amongst the local young people. Many were courageous enough to sit on the ancient stone walls, their feet hanging carefree, as they watch the passing activity on the Limmat River and on the Limmatquai.
We came here just before the sun was setting down. Bubbles, M and I didn’t really stay very long here at Lindenhof Hill, but we enjoyed the views immensely and managed to take a lot of pictures. Pictures of the views, the river, the surroundings but not of us and myself! As you can see, I got clearly carried away, haha. But I begged Bubbles to check out her phone if she has pictures of us at Lindenhof. Luckily she has and she is more than happy to send.
By the way, the Jules Verne Panorama Bar on Urianastrasse also has great views of the city. That is if you are able to get a table. It is a small bar so I would not wonder if people just stand when it gets busy.
Here is the location of Lindenhof Hill in Zurich Old Town:
Here is my Lindenhof Hill picture gallery:
Travel Period: September 2016
Destination: Zurich, Switzerland
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All pictures were taken by a point and shoot pocket camera or a smartphone.