Seefeld (Zürich)

The quarter of Seefeld in Zürich.

Seefeld is a quarter in the district 8 of Zürich.

It was formerly a part of Riesbach municipality, which was incorporated into Zürich in 1893. The quarter has a population of 4,923 distributed on an area of 2.45 km²; 71.6% (1.76 km²) of the district's area belongs to Lake Zürich.


Hafen Riesbach, meaning Riesbach harbour area is situated between Seefeldquai and Blatterwiese. The harbour itself is as the Enge harbour used as a private-owned marina. 2004, the old kiosk at the popular open lido at Riesbachstrasse was replaced by a polygonal pavilion was designed by the architects Andreas Furrimann and Gabrielle Hächler, and now houses a small restaurant. As well as the Seefeldquai, it is part of the historical Quaianlagen, and combines park designs from different design periods. The stone pillar Klausstud originally stood in the lake and served as a border designation of the medieval right of ban of the city republic of Zürich. At that place also ended the fishing rights of the urban fishermen, and from here the Einsiedeln Abbey pilgrims proved their honour to the Protestantic city by lowering the volume of their prayers and songs. Since the landfills in the construction of the quais, the pillar stands in the middle of the park. The sculpture by Henry Moore is named Sheep Piece, 1971–72, and was donated in 1976.[1] The Pavillon Le Corbusier, the former Centre Le Corbusier – Heidi Weber Museum, an art museum dedicated to the work of the Swiss architect Le Corbusier,[2] is situated between Seefeldquai and Blatterwiese. Between Blatterwiese and Bellerivestrasse, in 1993 the Chinese Garden Zürich was inaugurated.[3]

Other points of interest

Other points of interest include the Suchard Museum and Bellerive Museum, the two lake shore baths Seebad Utoquai and Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen, the Botanical Garden (Weinegg quarter) of the University of Zürich, some old mansions and the Mühle Tiefenbrunnen, a former brewery and mill, now used as a cultural centre. In Seefeld quarter, you can find an above-average number of delicatess and hairdress shops, and law firms. As a residential district, Seefeld quarter is very popular, but cheap apartments usually are unavailable.


Public transport include Tiefenbrunnen railway station of the Zürich S-Bahn on lines S6 and S16 stopping there, and Stadelhofen railway station, one of the S-Bahn's nodal stations is nearby. For local use, Zürich tram routes 2 and 4, trolley bus line 33, bus lines 912 and 916 to the surrounding municipalities. ZSG station Zürichhorn is another public transport service.


  1. "Seefeldquai" (in German). Grün Stadt Zürich. Retrieved 2015-01-04.
  2. Pascal Ritter (2016-05-29). "Streit um Corbusier-Haus: Respektlose Namenstilgung empört Museumsgründerin" (in German). Limmattaler Zeitung. Retrieved 2016-05-30.
  3. "Blatterwiese" (in German). Tiebau- und Entsorgungsdepartement Stadt Zürich. Retrieved 2015-01-04.
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Coordinates: 47°21′45.89″N 8°32′54.61″E / 47.3627472°N 8.5485028°E / 47.3627472; 8.5485028

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