Escher Wyss (Zürich)

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Escher-Wyss-Platz as seen from Käferberg-Waidberg
The quarter of Escher Wyss in Zürich.

Escher Wyss is a quarter in the district 5 of Zürich, centered on the Escher-Wyss-Platz square.

Escher Wyss was formerly a part of Aussersihl municipality, which was incorporated into Zürich in 1893.

The quarter has a population of 2,727 distributed on an area of 1.27 km2 (12 sq. mile). It takes its name from the company Escher Wyss & Cie. that was formerly based in the area. The company's former Schiffbau, or shipbuilding hall, is now a theatre venue operated by the Schauspielhaus Zürich.

The quarter is served by Zürich tram routes 4, 13 and 17, all of which link Escher-Wyss-Platz to central Zürich. Zürich trolleybus routes 33 and 72 pass through the quarter on the Hardbrücke elevated roadway, serving stops above Escher-Wyss-Platz.

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This article incorporates information from the German Wikipedia.

Coordinates: 47°23′27″N 8°31′21″E / 47.39083°N 8.52250°E / 47.39083; 8.52250