24.02.2021 – A visit to | People & Living

Life on the outskirts of Zurich

Text: Eva Hediger Photos: Jasmin Frei

From circus wagons in the Koch-Areal district to old family homes on the Uetliberg: five Zurich residents show us their beloved homes on the outskirts of the city.

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‘We’re very down to earth here’

The circus performers who make up Zirkus Chnopf live in 16 caravans on the Koch-Areal. They include production manager Dave Sieger and artiste Max Gnant. Circus Chnopf is currently on tour.

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‘It’s a meeting place for old creatives’

The circus performers who make up Zirkus Chnopf live in 16 caravans on the Koch-Areal. They include production manager Dave Sieger and artiste Max Gnant. Circus Chnopf is currently on tour.

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‘We’re living the dream’

Daniel Buchschacher is a self-proclaimed city boy. But his partner Sandra was keen to move back to the country, particularly when their daughter was born. In the end, the family stayed in Zurich, but moved into a farmhouse. And they all love it!

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‘The trees are my neighbours’

Jacqueline Mannheimer lives where others go to relax. Her home is just a few minutes’ walk from Uetliberg station. City-dwellers come here to celebrate special occasions or take a break.

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‘It has a Mediterranean feel’

In an old factory on the outskirts of the city, Lucia Marchettini and her family have found something that she missed elsewhere in Zurich – hanging out with her neighbours. And she says all the children are like siblings.

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