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Posted on 12/22/2005


Photo taken on November  1, 2003


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The "Schipfe" Area of Zurich on the Limmat River, Nov. 2003

The "Schipfe" Area of Zurich on the Limmat River, Nov. 2003
"Schipfe" is one of the oldest quarters of the city of Zurich. The name originates from the nautical term "schupfen" (push) used by the fishermen to describe how they pushed their boats to and from the river bank. During the Middle Ages the Schipfe was the transfer point for essential merchandise, and from the 16th century became the headquarters of the silk industry, and the location of bathhouses and boatbuilding. Even today, the Schipfe is still the street of artisans where the craftspeople take the necessary time for their customers, providing expert advice and suggestions. Quality and custom-made pruducts are available in the small, romantic shops and workshops along the Limmat River. The Schipfe is an idyllic location to linger, shop and enjoy some good food.

The store on the right is: Vock Antiquitäten, which seems to do furniture restoration.

Text from: www.zuerich.com/zurich/places_of_interest/highlights/high...

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