106. Helmaus

The one in the entrance of Helmaus, an annex building of the Wasserkirche. If you remember fountain number 76, the one in Lindenhofstrasse, you might also remember   Felix, Regula and Exuperantius, the patron saints of Zürich, who after being decapitated, miraculously stood to their feet, picked up their own heads, walked forty steps uphill to finally lay down dead. It was in a crypt of the Wasserkirche, built on a small island in the Limmat, where the execution took place. The Helmaus, first built to serve as a court of criminal justice, is today home to a consortium of local artists, who regularly show their pieces.

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