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. Plan to visit Limmatquai and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Zurich attractions using our Zurich trip itinerary maker tool .
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  • Walking along the Limmat river through Zurich, from Hauptbahnhof to Lake Zurich, and come back through Bahnhofstrasse gives a great overview of this compact and romantic old town. Lovely stroll...  more »
  • This promenade takes you along the Limmat and old town - with many shops (a bit more edgy than most of those on Bahnhofstrasse), churches, restaurants, cafes and the lovely Rathaus.  more »
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