Archaeological windows provide a glimpse into Zurich’s past.
Historical findsFree of chargeIn several locations in the Old Town
In an inconspicuous alley, in an underground garage, or on the foundation walls below the Lindenhof: history and archaeology enthusiasts can discover finds from bygone days in several locations in the Old Town. In so-called Archäologische Fenster (archaeological windows), the Department of City Planning shows treasures from Zurich’s past, such as the ruins of a Roman fort, the remains of prehistoric pile dwellings, and the Ehgraben sewer, which reveals how a medieval town dealt with its waste and sewage problems.
However, a key is needed to visit the Ehgraben, Lindenhof-Keller, Stadtmauerkeller, and Brunngasse. It can be collected from Monday to Saturday from the Stadthaus (City Hall) at Stadthausquai 17, Counter 04 on the ground floor (please note opening hours).
All locations at a glance:
Keys can be collected from:
Stadthaus, Stadthausquai 17, 8001 Zurich
Monday – Friday, 8am – 6pm
Saturday, 9am – 12.30pm