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Paradeplatz (Parade Square), Zurich

Paradeplatz (Parade Square), Zurich

Paradeplatz is located in downtown Zurich and is often described as one of the most expensive pieces of real estate in the city. It is the location of the headquarters of Credit Suisse and UBS, the Swiss global financial services and banking giants.

Historically, the square stood outside of the medieval city walls and was incorporated into the town in 1642. It served as a livestock market in the 17th century and was called the “Pigs Market”. Later that name changed to the “New Market” since it sold things other than livestock. The Paradeplatz was the site of numerous clashes between canton troops and insurgents in 1839.

The Credit Suisse building dates back to 1873, and the UBS building dates back to 1899. The Hotel Savoy Baur en Ville was constructed in 1838 but reconstructed in 1978. The Confiserie Sprungli, a luxury Swiss confectionery is opened in 1859 at the south end of the square and is a popular place to pick up some sweet treats.

Horse-drawn trams originally came through the square, but their use was terminated in 1882. The trams were electrified in 1896. Today, you can pick up trams to a variety of locations in the city form the Parade Square.

Tip:
Make sure to visit the Turler Watches & Jewelry store while here: they have an amazing hand-made clock in gold & brass, showing the Time, Horizon, Earth-Sun rotation and the Zodiac in the sky. This is for free and the shop is very welcoming.

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Sight Name: Paradeplatz (Parade Square)
Sight Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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