Only a few steps away from the main station is this building ensemble, the two parts of which could hardly be more different and yet fit harmoniously into each other. The original building, which looks like a royal estate, was erected in 1898 and features architectural nods to the late Gothic and early Renaissance periods. Completed in 2016, the new building – by architects Christ & Gantenbein – appears at first glance like a bulwark closing off the Museum zur Limmat and Platzspitzpark. Only a few porthole windows in the exposed concrete façade allow daylight into the interior – a production par excellence. A tour not only expands your knowledge of Swiss history, but also offers a journey of discovery into architectural details.