Place Pestalozzi
Place Pestalozzi
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saronic
Zurich, Switzerland25,663 contributions
Aug 2021
The Place Pestalozzi in the spa town of Yverdon is one of my favorite squares in Switzerland. Cobble stoned, pedestrianized and with a harmonious architecture of mid-18th century buildings, except for the castle, it is a joy to wander around and then to sit down at one of several restaurants with plenty of outdoor tables at its northern side.

The restaurants are facing the Hotel de Ville (Town Hall) on the opposite side, built with yellow limestone from Hauterive NE. To the right is the baroque facade of the 'Temple', considered to be one of the best examples of protestant sacral architecture in Switzerland. Not from the mid-18th is the castle with its heavy round towers in the corners, a typical Savoy construction, going back to the 13th century.

In the old days it was the 'Place du Marché', the market place, but after 1890 it was changed to 'Place Pestalozzi'. It was the year a statue was erected here, honoring the educator and social reformer Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi from Zurich, who in the early 19th century run a famous school in the castle of Yverdon. 'Learning by head, hand and heart' was one of his maxims.

The bronze monument showing a standing Pestalozzi with two children is a work by Swiss sculptor Karl Alfred Lanz, who is also known for his equestrian statue of General Dufour in Geneva.
Written 26 June 2022
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swisstraveller
Berne605 contributions
Apr 2021
Its a lovely square to sit down, have a drink or a meal, enjoy the sun, and people watch. It feels like holiday. Merci beaucoup Yverdon, it felt so good in this pandemic to be able to enjoy some time out.
Written 1 May 2021
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Beatriz M
Düsseldorf, Germany5,289 contributions
Feb 2021 • Solo
A truly beautiful square, must visit on a sunny day to see the contrast of the blue sky against the colorful buildings! The Old Town of Yverdon is not big but it is lovely and for this alone the trip there was worth it to me. The architecture style reminded me a lot of Italy.
Written 22 February 2021
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B M
Dublin, Ireland126 contributions
Jan 2018 • Family
You absolutely have to go there in summer. The place is closed for trafic and you can have a drink (and a meal if you like) in one of the many restaurants and bars around the place. It's really lovely and very busy in summer. The place is overlooked by the church, the castle and the council. And you're just a view steps from the shopping area. Both the place and the shopping area are part of the old town.
Written 4 February 2018
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Cosmin C
Concise, Switzerland217 contributions
Oct 2017 • Family
Probably the only place to come in Yverdon. Some interesting old building and méchants in the weekend.
Written 14 October 2017
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KMAOmar
Basel, Switzerland220 contributions
Jul 2017 • Family
We visited the old town twice in our short trip here. It is such a pleasure to walk through the old streets and look at all the beautiful buildings and flowers.
Written 4 August 2017
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Selina E
Switzerland393 contributions
Jul 2017 • Friends
great place to visit, definitely should be on every person`s list to visit in Yverdons (there is not much else to be on it). Great place to start a trip through the city and discover some cute shops.
Written 25 July 2017
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chickandbeast
Southgate, Canada8,541 contributions
May 2017 • Couples
Lovely building in a lovely romantic Swiss town in Switzerland, picturesque perfect for a photo opportunity.
Written 6 June 2017
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Arvind Shenoy
India79 contributions
Mar 2017
Like most of Europe Switzerland has its share of quaint little towns with a cathedral,cobbled pathways and roadside cafes and bistros.This one is no different.
Written 24 March 2017
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Za036
Lugano, Switzerland695 contributions
Nov 2016 • Family
Lovely view of the Place Pestalozzi, worth strolling by to start to discover the town of Yverson-les-Bains.
Written 5 November 2016
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