Hedwig fountain

A memorial to the brave women of Zurich.

This fountain stands prominently at the center of the Lindenhof hill park overlooking the Limmat river and the Altstadt (old town) of Zürich.

The Hedwig Fountain “was built in 1912. The helmeted statue of a woman beside the fountain was made by Gustav Siber. It was built to honor the Zürich women who defended the city by duping the army of Duke Albert I of Germany during the siege of Zürich in 1292. They dressed in full battle gear in order to trick the Habsburg army into thinking that the city was well protected while their men were busy campaigning at Winterthur.” [Wikipedia]

Hedwig fountain in the Lindenhof hill park overlooking the Altstadt (old town) of Zürich.

As always, full-res photos are available in the gallery (here).

Hedwig fountain in the Lindenhof hill park overlooking the Altstadt (old town) of Zürich.

Author: dfkotz

David Kotz is an outdoor enthusiast, traveller, husband, and father of three. He is also a Professor of Computer Science at Dartmouth College.

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