Sechselautenplatz, Zurich

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Sechseläutenplatz is the largest town square situated in Zürich, Switzerland. Its name derives from the Sechseläuten, which is celebrated on the square in April.GeographySechseläutenplatz is located on the east shore of Lake Zurich, just south of the lake's outflow to the river Limmat and the Schanzengraben moat. The plaza is bounded to the south by the linked Opernhaus and Bernhardtheater buildings; to the west by the Utoquai lakeside promenade; and to the east by Theaterstrasse, across which is Stadelhoferplatz, with the Stadelhofen railway station and the terminus of the Forchbahn (FOB). To the north, Sechseläutenplatz merges into Bellevueplatz, where stops for the Zürich tram lines 2, 4, 5, 8, 9, 11 and 15 are located.On November 30, 2011, the government of Zürich announced that some streets would be renamed by redesigning the public area at Sechseläutenplatz. Theaterplatz will be part of the Sechseläutenplatz area, and Gottfried-Keller-Strasse and Goethestrasse partially repealed. Residents have been informed that these will be addressed as Sechseläutenplatz 1 to 10. In all, Sechseläutenplatz covers an area of about 16000m2.
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  • Beside the lake and at the beginning of city center this large square is named for the traditional festival Sechselauten , the city holiday in spring. The square is dominate by the large building of.....  more »
  • We came with friends to the Fonduestube which is part of the large Wienachtsdorf on Sechseläutenplatz in Zurich. A very very packed place with a lot of noise and tight seating. We had reservations.....  more »
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  • Lovely place. I love that there are chairs which you can move around so your group of people can sit - irregardless if you are three or eight, or even more.
  • Big place to relax, play some games or a picnic. Artificial fountain /water geysirs for kids to play in. It's right by the lake, a train station and attractions. Nice place to be.

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