Belvoir Park Zürich
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Belvoir Park Zürich

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A: Garden Belvoirpark in Zurich

by Fritz Dallenbach, 70 meters away

Garden Belvoirpark in Zurich

B: Restaurant Belvoirpark

by Fritz Dallenbach, 150 meters away

Restaurant Belvoirpark

C: Ironman Zürich 2011 Finishline

by Fritz Dallenbach, 580 meters away

This is a panorama of the finishline of the Ironman Switzerland in Zürich 2011.

Ironman Zürich 2011 Finishline

D: Wiese beim Arboretum

by Fritz Dallenbach, 680 meters away

Wiese beim Arboretum

E: Village of the Ironman Switzerland, Zürich 2011

by Fritz Dallenbach, 700 meters away

The Village of the Ironman 2011 in Zürich, Switzerland. Here are all the shops of the famous sports b...

Village of the Ironman Switzerland, Zürich 2011

F: Courtyard view

by Fritz Dallenbach, 710 meters away

Courtyard view

G: Park Arboretum

by Fritz Dallenbach, 780 meters away

the park arboretum close to the lake of zürich.

Park Arboretum

H: Ironman 2011 Switzerland in Zürich, Transition Area

by Fritz Dallenbach, 780 meters away

The transition area of the Ironman Switzerland 2011 in Zürich. On one side there is the bike park an ...

Ironman 2011 Switzerland in Zürich, Transition Area

I: Tessinerplatz in Zürich

by Fritz Dallenbach, 850 meters away

Tessinerplatz in Zürich

J: Switzerland Zurich Enge Tessinerplatz Fountain

by Markus Kaeppeli, 860 meters away

Switzerland Zurich Enge Tessinerplatz Fountain

This panorama was taken in Switzerland, Europe

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