Augustinerkirche, Zurich

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Augustinerkirche was once one of the five main churches in the old town of Zürich, Switzerland, together with Fraumünster, Grossmünster, Predigern and St. Peter's. First built around 1270 as a Romanesque church belonging to the Augustinian abbey, on occasion of the Reformation in Zürich worship in the church was discontinued. The present Christian Catholic Church community of Zürich planned to rebuild the building to commemorate the old Augustinian church, and for the same reason, Augustinerkirche is still their Parish church, that was rebuilt in 1843/44 by Ferdinand Stadler. In the late 1950s, the church was rebuilt in accordance with the plans for the original structure. Today the building is one of the three medieval churches in the Lindenhof district of the city of Zürich.GeographySituated at the southwest of the Münzplatz square on Augustinergasse, west of St. Peterhofstatt square near the present Bahnhofstrasse, Augustinerkirche is named after the former Augustinian monastery, simply meaning "Augustinian Church". In the high European Middle Ages, the abbey was part of the fortifications of Zürich, situated on the lower slope the Lindenhof hill, near the small Kecinstürlin gate over the moat known as Fröschengraben or Augustinertor. The inner moat was protected by the 16th-century Schanzengraben.
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  • Not only beautiful but one of the few that can be visited in the Center, no tickets and no prohibition on photographing as strictly prohibited in others. Located near the BahnhofStrasse is a church very basic with a particular altar that casts the shadow of Christ on the wall as a kind of embrace, small pieces of colored glass quite modest, small and simple crib, organ and unusual baptismal font; Perhaps it would be average but deserves something more precisely because visited and photographed.
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  • The Church is situated on the square Mjuncpljac. It was built in the middle of the 13th century as part of the Augustinian monastery. After the Secularization of the building was used under the Zurich Mint.
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  • Simplicity is the watchword for this church. Just clear the Bahnhofstrasse and stands out due to its White façade, no frills. The Interior is just as easy. Pity that the attempt to reconstruct the original Gothic appearance is not fully successful!
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