State Archives

Pflegeanstalt Rheinau: Speiseaufzug in der Küche von ca. 1865

What we do

The State Archives is the Archive of the Canton of Zurich and its legal predecessors. It files, develops and preserves documents from the more than one thousand years of Zurich's history.

Storing these documents makes government activities easier to understand and makes historical research possible: Everybody interested can take a look at those documents of the State Archives that are not subject to any limitations.