Monday – Saturday from 9am to 8pm
Special opening hours:
St. Jakob Beck
Monday – Friday from 7am to 8pm, Saturday from 8am to 8pm
Monday - Thursday from 9am to 8pm, Friday and Saturday from 8am to 8pm
Please note the special opening hours on the following dates this year:
Good Friday, 29.3.24
Easter Monday, 1.4.24
Labour Day, 1.5.24
Ascension Day, 9.5.24
Whit Monday, 20.5.24
Monday 9am - 11pm
Tuesday through Saturday 9am - midnight
Ambrosi Coffee Bar
Monday through Friday 11.30am - 2pm, 5.30pm - 10.30pm
Saturday 11am - 10.30pm
Sunday 10am - 10.30pm
Monday through Friday 8am - midnight
Saturday 9am - midnight
Sunday 10am - midnight
IM VIADUKT SHOPS
General opening hours
Monday through Friday from 11am to 7pm
Saturday from 10am to 6pm
For the individual opening hours of each shop, please visit the respective websites.
Special opening hours
Monday, 01.01.2024 New Year closed
Tuesday, 02.01.2024 Berchtold Tag closed
For general inquiries regarding IM VIADUKT, please contact Stiftung PWG.
Stiftung PWG will send you high-resolution photographic material of all viaduct arches and the latest information upon request.
Line 4, Line 13 and Line 17 to Löwenbräu
S3, S5, S6, S7, S9, S11, S12, S15, S16 to the railway station Zürich Hardbrücke
Lines 33 and 72 to Schiffbau or railway station Zürich Hardbrücke
On foot from Zurich mainstation:
Through the district:
Use the Sihlquai exit and walk in the direction of Zollstrasse, then cross Hafnerstrasse to Josefstrasse until you reach IM VIADUKT.
Along the river:
Use the Landesmuseum exit and walk across the Platzspitz until you reach Drahtschmidliweg, then continue in the direction of Dynamo along the Limmat via Lettenviadukt until you reach IM VIADUKT.
MAY WE INTRODUCE – OUR NEIGHBORS:
PRIME TOWER, HARDBRÜCKE
The Prime Tower is an overwhelming eye-catcher which gives the area real metropolitan flair. This corner of the former Industriequartier district is where urbanity meets dynamic and diverse cultural life. The 36-story Prime Tower is the city's highest building with a height of 126 meters. The major SBB traffic junction Hardbrücke is where up to 80,000 passengers enter, exit or change their trains each day – making it one of the 15 most-frequented railway stations in Switzerland.
Directly opposite the arches of IM VIADUKT is Zurich's melting pot for contemporary art. The Löwenbräu-Areal is where Kunsthalle Zurich and the Migros Museum of Contemporary Art are at home. Famous galleries such as Hauser & Wirth present the works of international and Swiss artists. The publishing companies Parkett and Edition Patrick Frey are specialized in art publications.
UNTERER LETTEN | OBERER LETTEN
Where urbanity and nature melt into one – swimming, resting and relaxing in the cozy shade, or going for a casual walk along the Limmat river. The recreation area Oberer Letten and the Badi swimming pools of Unterer Letten are equipped with sunbathing areas, a beach volleyball field in addition to bars and restaurants. The restaurant Primitivo of Oberer Letten becomes a trendy hotspot from May through September. In July, the open-air cinema Filmfluss opens its doors at the Badi swimming pools of Unterer Letten.
Relax in the center of the city: In the green oasis near the densely populated Circle 5 district, you can leave your daily troubles behind. Whether for a lunch break, a picnic with the family, to play Pétanque, try out slack lining, celebrate a birthday or enjoy a beer after work – Josefwiese is a public park designed according to the ideals of social reformer Leberecht Migge. The park is currently the only larger green area within the Circle 5 district, which is open for intensive public use.
Famous for its lively nightlife, Geroldstrasse is also a street with several concept stores, design shops such as Bogen 33 and artist studios. Whether the rockabilly-style vintage dresses of Schiff Ahoi, Le Tom 's accessories made of straw, or the timeless fashion selection of Townhouse – Geroldstrasse has a very wide variety to choose from. Right next door to the Friday Flagship Store, which is made of 19 recycled freight containers, is the very cozy Frau Gerolds Garten. The area is a modular city garden with small shops, fresh menus and a generous sun-drenched terrace.
WITNESSES OF INDUSTRIALIZATION
The railway company had a substantial influence on the city's urban development in the 19th century: In Zurich’s Industriequartier district, the trains rolled over railway embankments which posed insurmountable obstacles for the expansion of the district until they were replaced by viaducts in 1894. Even then, businesses settled in the viaducts. Up to 200 stonemasons conducted their trade, initially outdoors and later in shed-like constructions, which were built where the MARKTHALLE stands today. Right next door to granite stonemason Stacchi's arch, stood what was referred to by locals as the "banana headquarters", a thriving business conducted with tropical fruit and roasted peanuts. Later automobile mechanic Dittgen also set up shop there.
At the end of the 1980s, the SBB made plans to expand the viaduct eastward under the project name "Fil Rouge", in order to increase the capacity of the Zurich HB-Oerlikon line. The new tracks would have been two to three meters higher than those already laid. The tunnel that followed would have still only had two tracks, and trains would have passed the windows of the homes next to the tracks as closely as three meters. Two plans for alternative detour routes were discarded in 1990 because they were too expensive. Public outrage reached its peak in the spring of 1998, when 220 formal objections were filed against the project, and an association called "Verrückt das Viadükt" (Crazy Viaduct) collected signatures for a petition against "Fil Rouge". In 1999, the association, together with the VCS, submitted the cantonal popular initiative demanding the construction of a new underground through station. The results of their initiative are today's through station Löwenstrasse and the Weinbergtunnel.
INTERIM USE OF IM VIADUKT
Particularly since the 1990s, not only craftsmen or private persons have set up shop at the IM VIADUKT location, but also tenants, who have made a great contribution to revitalizing the district with their great innovations. Bananen + Frucht, Bogen 13, the Velowerkstatt, Calleri, and Greek Comestibles are probably the best-known examples. Whether a restaurant, cultural venue or specialty shop: The dedicated business people were not bothered by the sparse facilities under the damp arches. End of March 2003, however, they had to vacate their niches because the SBB had plans to renovate the viaduct and would have to remove the constructions to do so. This led to further protest in the district – the city and the SBB were up against the suspicion that they wanted to create an upper-class shopping area. Workshops were held with local residents, and there was an architectural competition.
THE PROJECT IM VIADUKT
In the summer of 2004, the project submitted by EM2N architects and their partner Zulauf Seippel Schweingruber Landscape Architects were chosen as the winners of the architectural competition for the redevelopment of the viaduct arches and the design of the Lettenviaduktweg. In autumn of 2004, it was announced that the PWG Foundation would be in charge of reconstruction as the principal building client. Contrary to other interested parties, the PWG Foundation had no intention of building an upper-class shopping mall or nightlife hotspot in the new buildings, but instead wanted to fill the viaduct with tenants who were compatible with the district and rooted within the region. IM VIADUKT was planned as a meeting place for citizens of the district and its visitors. Together with professional planners, the PWG Foundation then refined the project until it was ready for execution. In 2011, the viaduct constructions were awarded three architectural prizes.
THE PWG FOUNDATION
The purpose of the non-profit PWG Foundation is to maintain and create affordable apartments and commercial premises. It was founded following a popular initiative. Over the years, the PWG Foundation has made a name for itself as a reliable property buyer with fair letting practices. In order to create additional affordable residential and commercial space, the PWG Foundation constructs new buildings and regularly optimises its properties.
Gift cards, which are valid in all shops of IM VIADUKT, can be ordered at email@example.com. After ordering, the gift cards can be sent via mail or be picked up at the PWG Foundation's office:
043 322 14 14
Coming Soon: Our new gift card webshop for an even faster present for your loved ones.
Bogen 16 can accomodate up to 40 persons and can be rented in the evenings or on weekends for courses, wedding receptions, family celebrations or apéros at a low cost. It is equipped with a kitchen complete with tableware and cutlery; plus a beamer, screen and sound system can be reserved upon request for an additional small fee.
Bogen F can be used by private parties, companies, and clubs for events with up to 200 persons. It is particularly suitable for celebrations with a particularly personal touch and a very special atmosphere. The Restaurant Viadukt will gladly be the exclusive caterer for your event.
CLUB EL SOCIAL
The dance studio with a view of the Josefwiese can be rented on Saturday evenings and Sundays. Events with up to 60 persons are welcome in Arch ...10. Besides a bar, Club el Social is also equipped with a piano, a light and sound system, as well as a beamer and screen.
Whether it is a corporate event, a family celebration or a party among friends: For groups up to 60 people, the Restaurant Markthalle offers space for all those who are looking for a unique place to celebrate special occasions. During the warmer months, the beautifully planted garden is available for use, weather permitting.
The purpose of the non-profit PWG Foundation is to maintain and create affordable apartments and commercial premises. It was founded following a popular initiative. Over the years, the PWG Foundation has made a name for itself as a reliable property buyer with fair rental practices. In order to create additional affordable residential and commercial space, the PWG Foundation constructs new buildings and regularly optimizes its properties.