This small alley, paved with cobblestones, is one of the most picturesque ones in Zürich. It is lined with beautiful houses with oriel windows. Most houses were built in the medieval times but their facades have changed over the centuries. Nonetheless, there is still a lot of original substance preserved.
The neoclassicist house No. 15 is somehow a 'paradise bird' among the old houses in Augustinergasse.
The chemist Christoph Locher had it built in 1838. The house contained his pharmacy and laboratory on the ground floor and living quarters for his family on the upper floors.
In 1877 it was turned into a butchery. Its nowadays appearance derives from the changes in that year.
I love just walking along this street, do some shopping and have drinks in any of the boulevard cafes. A romantic area and is the home of numerous houses with impressive bay windows dating from the 14th to the 18th centuries.
Do not miss walking down this lovely street it is so beautiful.
Some of the buildings date back to the 14th century and they have to be admired. Their lovely bay windows in such decorative colour and ornate are really beautiful.
If you're walking south, away from the train station, you could turn left onto Augustinergasse. You will come across
the Münzplatz (mint square). Here you will see the Augustinerkirche; built in 1280, it is a former Augustine monastery. After 1596 the church was used as Zurich's mint.
Just round the corner from lively fancy Bahnhofstrasse you find this romantic lane. Each of the old houses has an oriel, which is unique in Zürich's old town.
This is a beautiful street, from what it appears, the oldest in Zurich. Many houses have intricately decorated balconies. It branches off of Banhoffstrasse in the old town.
I just had to put another photo ot these beautiful windows on this page they really appealed to me
Besides these lovely buildings/windows there is the Augustinerkirche (church) which date back to 1274.
It was used during the reformation in the 1500's as the town's mint!
This is one of Zurich's most beautiful quaint streets. It is lined by numerous 14-18th century houses with ornate bay windows.
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