A boat dock, an art area, a lakeside park and a marketplace everything fits in at this mesmerizing square of Bürkliplatz. Very much a lively place with a flea market and serene waters of Lake Zurich, you experience best of both the worlds at this spot. Bürkliplatz is also home to many local events including the athletic ones that occur in Zurich, Switzerland.
The square is named after Arnold Bürkli, a chief engineer in Zurich, who majorly contributed in designing and construction of Quaianlagen on Zurich Lake as well the Quaibrücke Bridge. He also worked on reconstructing Zurich from 1867 to improve the city’s water supply and sewerage system. Earlier Bürkliplatz resided on swamplands between Limmat River and Lake Zurich on pile dwellings to prevent floodings by other rivers of Linth and Jona.
Stadthausanlage, a point of interest at Bürkliplatz was formerly part of Kratzquartier accommodation at Bauschänzli. It was built in 1833 by continuous land filling made up of rubble, along the lakeside thereby forming a modern lakeshore city.
Today Bürkliplatz is a historic place situated at Alpenquai region, one of the UNESCO World Heritage Site around the Alps, Switzerland. Considered as a starting point for visitors of Lake Zurich, the spot also a dock now holds a variety of official and leisure events. On the west of Bürkliplatz lies the Quay Bridge or Quaibrücke that crosses Limmat River and Bahnhofstrasse. To the east is Fraumünsterstrasse, one of the official buildings of Zurich, while on the south lies Stadthausanlage, also a City hall area.
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