Today's area Zurich-West has a short, but all the more eventful history. Since the 90s of the 20th century, the former industrial area has rapidly developed into a hip and urban living as well as working district. On this 360° guided tour you will discover a selection of the most important highlights of Zurich West. You can move around interactively via Street View leanring all kinds of interesting facts about this trendy district along the way.
The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology of Zurich was founded in 1855 as the Swiss Federal Polytechnic and is today considered one of the world's best universities. More than 22,000 students and doctoral students from Switzerland and abroad are enrolled at ETH. Twenty-one Nobel Prize winners are associated with it and, thanks in part to it, Zurich is also considered a popular student city.
The Fraumünster is one of the most important sights in the city of Zurich. The former Fraumünster monastery was founded as a noble ladies' convent in the 9th century and held the rank of a prince's abbey until the Reformation. Today, lovers of the colourful stained glass windows by Marc Chagall also visit the Fraumünster.
The city model "Zurich around 1800" shows the city of Zurich at the end of the 18th century. At that time Zurich had about 10,000 inhabitants. Both the medieval as well as the baroque city fortifications can be well seen in the model. The same applies to the now demolished monasteries and the Abbey of Fraumünster.