In the sentence

«Wir sind zur neuen Wohnung gefahren»

I think zur=zu +der, with der = die+dativ termination, and neuen = neu+fem termination in dativ.

However, since we're fahren (wohin), shouldn't we have used akkusativ instead?

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    Regarding the dative feminine singular check here please, der is correct. Oct 25 '20 at 9:49
  • You're right about 'sind'. My bad. ;) Yes, der is correct. That's not the point of my question... The point is why we use dativ, and not akkusativ. Oct 25 '20 at 9:53
  • I think this answers your question: german.stackexchange.com/questions/48298/… Oct 25 '20 at 10:05
  • The above question is about the case that goes with mit, not with zu as in this question.
    – RHa
    Oct 25 '20 at 10:41

The “wohin” rule that you are alluding is to for deciding whether to use accusative or dative with a two-way preposition. But “zu” is not a two-way preposition, it always goes with dative.


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