Due to the official regulations of strict protective measures around the spread of the Corona virus, we close our diner until further notice. We will keep you informed via social media. Stay healthy and see you soon.
Six hundred years ago, the Sihlbrücke (Sihl Bridge) was the only link between Zurich’s old town and the Aussersihl district. A notorious bottleneck, this bridge was the scene of a number of notable battles in the Middle Ages.
Many years later, Zurich’s city architect Gustav Gull (1858-1942) built a tram station (Tramwartehaus Aussersihl) alongside the newly restored Sihlbrücke. The bridge was subsequently widened due to increased traffic. Gull’s tram station was later torn down and rebuilt by another city architect, Hermann Herter (1877-1945). Herter also built the Paradeplatz and Bellevueram stations, as well as the neighbouring City indoor pool and the Bauschänzli beer garden.
Until 2001 the tram station hosted a sandwich bar, which was then repurposed to become an Italian restaurant under the name “Tramstation”. After a long renovation process the venue re-opened as “Bubu” restaurant. In October 2011, founders Adrian Hagenbach and Leopold Weinberg opened the present Helvti Diner Stauffacher.