Limmatquai, Zurich

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Limmatquai is a street in the Swiss city of Zürich. It is named after the Limmat, and it follows the right-hand (eastern) bank of that river for about 1km through the Altstadt, or historical core, of the city. The street was once important for both road and public transportation, but today sections of it form a pedestrian zone shared with Zürich's trams, effectively forming a northern extension of the Seeuferanlage promenades that ring the shores of Lake Zürich.The Limmatquai has its southern end adjacent to the Quaibrücke bridge and Bellevueplatz square, where the Limmat flows out of Lake Zürich. Its northern end is at the Bahnhofbrücke bridge and Central plaza. Between the Quaibrücke and the Bahnhofbrücke, the river is crossed by four other bridges all of which connect to the Limmatquai; from south to north these are the Münsterbrücke, Rathausbrücke, Rudolf-Brun-Brücke and Mühlesteg.For most of its length, the street runs directly alongside the river, with buildings only on its eastern side, and with a clear view across the river to the west. The only buildings abutting the street from the west are the Wasserkirche, located on what was originally an island within the river, together with the Rathaus (town hall) and a police station, which both form part of the Rathausbrücke bridge structure.
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  • Very good to walk along the Limmat River along the Limmatquai. The various bridges, each with its different attraction, such as the bridge of padlocks, the bridge of the fair chain; the domes of the churches and the beauty of the buildings that flank the Limmat River inebriat eyes. The angles for photos are great, in all directions. Must!
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  • Limmatquai is an interesting street in Zurich that runs around the length of the Limmat River. One finds several churches, quaint shops and restaurants along this street. One can explore this street b...  more »
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