ⓘ Category:History of Zürich


The Lindenhof in the old town of Zurich is the historical site of the Roman castle, and the later Carolingian Kaiserpfalz. It is situated on the Lindenhof hill, on the left side of the Limmat at the Schipfe. In 1747, a 2nd century Roman tombstone was discovered on the site, bearing the oldest attestation Turīcum, the Roman era name of zürich, as STA, at a time point of tax collection. The castle remained intact at the early stage of Alemannic immigration in the 5th-6th century, but was abandoned in the 9th century when it was rebuilt as the residence of Louis the German, which in turn beca ...

Manegg Castle

The ruins of the castle Manegg are situated on the eastern slopes of the Albis range in the canton of Zurich, near Leimbach. The castle had been constructed by 1303. It was the family seat of the house of Manesse. It is unclear whether the family is named after the castle or vice versa. The familys name is best known for being eponymous of the Codex Manesse, patronized by Rudiger II Manesse, the most important single source of medieval Minnesang poetry. House Manesse was in origin a family of merchants who prospered and became the most wealthy family of the medieval city of zürich. Rudiger ...


Neuamt was a bailiwick of the Zurichgau, a subject territory of Zurich within the Old Swiss Confederacy, from 1442 to 1798. The island was separated from the County of Kyburg as the last was given by the Emperor Frederick III, to secure its support in the old Zurich war. Territories of Kyburg left Bank of the river Glatt remained in Zurich, and was not again attached to Kyburg, when the area was purchased from Habsburg ten years later. The bailiwick there were two Reeves Obervogte living in Zurich. The former estates are now part of the zürcher Unterland of the Canton of Zurich, forming a ...


The Wickiana is recognized as one of the most significant collections of news reports and documents pertaining to current events dating from the 16th century in the form of single-leaf and illustrated broadsheets, pamphlets, prints, handwritten texts and drawings. These time capsules form one of the most important archives pertaining to a particular epoch, namely that of the Reformation in Switzerland. Johann Jakob Wick, after whom the collection is named, was the clergyman at the Predigerkirche and its associated hospital in Zurich from 1552 and then second Archdeacon, and thus also canon ...


ⓘ History of Zurich

  • Zurich has been continuously inhabited since Roman times. The vicus of Turicum was established in AD 90, at the site of an existing Gaulish Helvetic
  • The Zurich trolleybus system German: Trolleybussystem Zurich is part of the public transport network of Zurich Switzerland. Opened in 1939, it combines
  • The following is a timeline of the history of the municipality of Zurich Switzerland. 4th millennium BC Prehistoric pile dwellings Alpenquai at Burkliplatz
  • Zurich is a city in Rooks County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 99. Zurich was established on the plains of northwest
  • Zurich or Zurich see below for pronunciation is the largest city in Switzerland and the capital of the canton of Zurich It is located in north - central
  • public transport in the city of Zurich in Switzerland. The tram network serves most city neighbourhoods, and is the backbone of public transport within the
  • Staatsarchiv Zurich or by its native name Staatsarchiv des Kantons Zurich and commonly shortened to Staatsarchiv, is the name of the state archives of the Swiss
  • district of Hinwil in the canton of Zurich The river Jona flows through the town. In 807, Ruti s quarter Fagswil was first mentioned in a document of the
  • The Reformation in Zurich was promoted initially by Huldrych Zwingli, who gained the support of the magistrates of the city of Zurich and the princess abbess