Dada doesn't rest - Dada reproduces itself, says a phrase on the topic. And we add the following: If you say Dada too often, you become a bit gaga. But that's how it should be, probably. As what began at Cabaret Voltaire in 1916, soon became known as a playground of crazy emotions. Thus, Hugo Ball, Emmy Hennings and Hans Arp did not only stage their protest against World War I when opening their artists' pub but also invented a new art movement, which can hardly be described in words, therefore being simply called Dada. Dada is a collage from cubism, futurism and Medieval mystics, a wild blend of abstract dance and atonal music, of poetry, painting and the performing arts, i.e. Dada. If you got lost by now just come by. The Cabaret Voltaire is still flying the flags for Dada, delivering magic moments with exactly the right amount of irony palpable in every work of Dada.
In the beginning there was a moraine hill: There, the Romans built a customs post that should become Zurich later on. Today, the moraine hill is called Lindenhof - and it is one of the most romantic spots in town. Loving couples meet here, and if you are not kissing for the moment, you might want to take a picture. The view of Limmatquai observatory and Grossmünster is unique. The many chess players around here are less interested in the view than in the essential thing: checkmate. And those who feel thirsty after having climbed up here can refresh themselves at the Lindenhof fountain constructed in commemoration of an incredible story: In 1291 an Austrian Duke had lured the Swiss Army to another spot believing he could conquer the city without resistance now. But at the Lindenhof another army was already waiting for him - and he left frustrated. What he didn't know was that women were hiding in the armour, who led the Swiss to victory. And the Lindenhof fountain still stands here in memory of this event, stimulating kisses and photographs with its ripple.