Zunfthaus zur Zimmerleuten

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Zunfthaus zur Zimmerleuten
Native name
Limmatquai - Zunfthaus zur Zimmerleuten 2010-10-08 14-49-14 ShiftN.jpg
Zunfthaus zur Zimmerleuten as seen from Limmatquai
LocationLimmatquai Zürich
Coordinates47°22′14.2″N 8°32′34.7″E / 47.370611°N 8.542972°E / 47.370611; 8.542972Coordinates: 47°22′14.2″N 8°32′34.7″E / 47.370611°N 8.542972°E / 47.370611; 8.542972
Builtc. 14th century
Architectural style(s)European Medieval, renewed 2007—2010
Governing bodyZunft zur Zimmerleuten

The Zunfthaus zur Zimmerleuten at the Limmatquai promenade, situated between Münsterbrücke and Rathausbrücke, is the guild house of the Zunft zur Zimmerleuten, meaning the guild of the carpenters. Neighboured by the Saffran, Kämbel and Rüden guild houses, it is one of the historically notable buildings in Zürich, Switzerland. The building also houses the relatively expensive restaurant of the same name.

Grossmünster and Zimmerleuten by Hans Leu d.Ä., showing situation in the late 1490s


The guild house was built in the 14th century AD as a representative building of the Zunft zur Zimmerleuten on the Limmat river's right hand (downstream) shore in the today's Rathaus quarter, in the immediate neighborhood of the Grossmünster church, the Rathaus Zürich and the Haus zum Rüden, being then the most important buildings in Zürich. The guild house was first mentioned in a document dated 1416 AD.[1]

In 2007 the building was partially destroyed by a fire, renovated and re-opened in 2010.[2]

Cultural heritage[edit]

The building is listed in the Swiss inventory of cultural property of national and regional significance as a Class A object.[3]


  • Markus Brühlmeier, Beat Frei: Das Zürcher Zunftwesen. Verlag Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Zürich 2005. ISBN 3-03823-171-1.


  1. ^ "C V 3.13 b.6.7 Zunfthaus zur Zimmerleuten (1416)" (in German). Staatsarchiv des Kantons Zürich. Retrieved 2015-08-12.
  2. ^ Gebrüder Dürst. "Zunfthaus zur Zimmerleuten" (in German). alt-zueri.ch. Retrieved 2015-01-07.
  3. ^ "A-Objekte KGS-Inventar" (PDF). Schweizerische Eidgenossenschaft, Amt für Bevölkerungsschutz. 2015-01-01. Retrieved 2015-09-13.

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