Regular exhibitions take place in the charming columned galleries of the Stadthaus. The focus is on socio-political issues, often with links to Zurich and the region. Issues of relevance to inhabitants of the region and country are highlighted in particular.
The construction of the neo-Gothic Stadthaus began at the end of the 19th century when the city’s inhabitants exceeded 100,000. Zurich suddenly became a large city following incorporation of other local areas and therefore required a suitable Stadthaus.