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There is a lot of green space in the city of Zurich, over 70 green spaces from the 19th century represent the history of the garden. Whether at Irchelpark, Chinese Garden or the Botanical Garden: there are many places you can relax for a short while. Here I present my three favorite parks in Zurich.
The Botanical Garden has been located here since 1977 and is owned by the University and is free of charge.
From the main train station directly to the entrance
Either you take the tram, or the bus stops directly at the «Botanischer Garten» stop.
Plan your visit - No of course not. The botanical garden is conveniently open all year round. In winter and summer there are different plants to admire. The striking greenhouses also offer plenty of space to take a break to forget the hustle and bustle of the city.
Old botanical garden
The hill in the city center was once a bulwark for the defense of Zurich. From 1837 to 1976, the complex housed the University's Botanical Garden. Since moving to Zollikerstrasse, the Old Botanical Garden has served as a green oasis in the city center. The palm house is a historically protected building and serves as a location for events of all kinds.
The beautiful Chinese Garden, a gift from the Chinese twin city of Kunming, is closed during the winter months. During the remaining months it’s a popular destination within the city and is located directly on the lakeshore. Just a few minutes from Bellevue and the Opera House. In the middle of the garden is a pond with a small island in it. For the small appetite there is a take-away within the Chinese garden, which offers Chinese specialties.
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