114. Beckenhof

The one in Beckenhof, in the Stampfenbachstrasse. Built during the Baroque period of the XVIII century, the Beckenhof was once one of the most magnificent country houses in Zurich. As the city expanded, about one century later it became a part of it. Sadly, a big chunk of its gardens had to be used to build the Stampfenbachstrasse. This could probably explain why this fountain is in an odd place: the top of a small hill, overlooking the fence that separates the garden from the street…  Today, it houses one of richest libraries in of with over 100000 volumes is a public garden, a couple of restaurants and a smaller café. A quiet little place to take refuge from the city noise.

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