One of the oldest quarters of Zürich is the Lindenhof quarter. Its center, Lindenhof is located on a small hill, the square opens to a beautiful view over the roofs of the old town on the other side of the river of Limmat. This view was also appreciated by the Romans, even though for military rather than scenic reasons; the high ground was perfect for a fort. The remains of the fort walls and a Roman gravestone from the second century are evidence of Roman occupation. Today, the Lindenhof is considered as one of the most famous places and recreational areas with chess parties, petanque tournaments and theater plays in the heart of Zurich, accessible only by foot through the narrow streets of the medieval city center.