Enge (Zürich)

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The quarter of Enge in Zürich
Enge (in the foreground), Seefeld (to the right) and Rathaus quarters, as seen from Uetliberg; Bürkliplatz, Quaibrücke and Bellevue-Sechseläutenplatz in the centre, , as well as the site of the Prehistoric pile dwellings around Zürichsee
Enge railway station and Tessinerplatz
Gottfried Keller memorial at Enge harbour

Enge is a quarter in the district 2 in Zürich.

History[edit]

It was formerly a municipality of its own, having been incorporated into Zürich in 1893. The quarter has a population of 8,375 distributed on an area of 2.4 km².

Transportation[edit]

Zürich Enge railway station is a stop of the Zürich S-Bahn on the lines S2, S8, S21 and S24.

Notable people[edit]

Cultural Heritage[edit]

Located on the then swamp land between Limmat river and Zürichsee around Sechseläutzenplatz on small islands and peninsulas in Zürich, Prehistoric pile dwellings around Zürichsee were set on piles to protect against occasional flooding by the Linth and Jona rivers. Zürich–Enge Alpenquai is located on Zürichsee lakeshore in Enge, a locality of the municipality of Zürich. It was neighboored by the settlements at Kleiner Hafner and Grosser Hafner on a then peninsula respectively island in the effluence of the Limmat river, within an area of about 0.2 square kilometres (49.42 acres) in the city of Zürich. As well as being part of the 56 Swiss sites of the UNESCO Worl Heritage Site Prehistoric pile dwellings around the Alps, the settlement is also listed in the Swiss inventory of cultural property of national and regional significance as a Class object.[1][2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A-Objekte KGS-Inventar". Schweizerische Eidgenossenschaft, Amt für Bevölkerungsschutz. 2009. Retrieved 2014-12-10. 
  2. ^ "Prehistoric Pile Dwellings in Switzerland". Swiss Coordination Group UNESCO Palafittes (palafittes.org). Retrieved 2014-12-10. 
  3. ^ "World Heritage". palafittes.org. Retrieved 2014-12-10. 
This article incorporates information from the German Wikipedia.

Coordinates: 47°21′49″N 8°31′52″E / 47.36361°N 8.53111°E / 47.36361; 8.53111