Once home to the red-light district, the multicultural District 4 overflows with life. If you want to turn night into day, this is the place to be. The neighbourhood is not just about hip bars, restaurants and clubs, but it also features a significant number of parks for a moment of tranquillity.
Recreation in the middle of the city centre
Just a few steps away from the bustling Langstrasse, the Bäckeranlage is a green oasis in the heart of District 4. With its large playground and sunbathing lawn, the park is a popular meeting place for all generations and cultures. The Zeughaushof barracks area, located only a few steps away from Zurich's main railway station, is considered an important public open space in District 4. The Zeughaushof is also a regular venue for a variety of multicultural events.
The parks of the city of Zurich as well as the popular and well-visited green spaces in District 4, such as Bullingerhof or Hardaupark, are provided with public toilets. Additionally, in most of the parks drinking water can be fetched from fountains. A playground is often available for the younger members of the family. Furthermore, there are table tennis tables for free use in many locations.
Find tranquillity in District 3
District 3, also known as Wiedikon, is considered a quiet residential district and is home to the city's largest contiguous green space; the Sihlfeld cemetery. Marvel at the park grounds of Sihlfeld cemetery with a relaxing stroll. Alongside numerous historical gravestones and monuments, many graves of notable personalities can be found. Moreover, peacefully read a book, enjoy a picnic, or do yoga in the two large meadows and their well-kept green areas.