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 rebuilt 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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  • April 13, 2017
    Simple Church, very pretty, the shadow of the crucifix on the wall of the altar got candles to light, does not charge to enter. Worth praying.
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  • November 7, 2016
    Augustinerkirche, which belongs to the so-called "Christkatholische" Church society is a heavily rebuilt Abbey Church from 1270. The most recent, radical rebuilding took place in 1958-1959, when the Church was restored to its original appearance. The Church was closed in connection with the reformation in 1524, and then applied to, among other things, stock, but after religious freedom had come back in the context of the French revolution, and Catholics could again assemble freely, moved into a ward here in 1841. Augustinerkirche is not the most exciting of Zurich's churches, and not a church one should go a long way to get to see you come over it is but natural to look within. The Church has daily opening hours.
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  • November 6, 2016
    From outside this seems to be a promising little church but when you inside this isn't a place to put our time into. Also seems we weren't too wrong. There is better places to visit in the city.  more »

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