Fraumünster Church, Zurich

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Admire the distinctive stained-glass windows designed by artist Marc Chagall at Fraumünster Church, a major landmark in the city's Old Town. Erected on the remains of a former Benedictine abbey for aristocratic city women, this 13th-century Gothic church features an eye-catching blue spire rising proudly over the city's skyline. In addition to Chagall's windows in the choir stalls and the southern transept, which depict various biblical stories, the church also boasts a 9 m (30 ft) tall stained glass by Swiss painter Augusto Giacometti. Check online for a schedule of live organ performances and guided tour options. Use our Zurich trip planner to visit Fraumünster Church on your trip to Zurich, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • The church has stained glass windows of Marc Chagall and Giacometti that are beautiful and full of meanings. I enjoyed hearing the whole church story.
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  • Here it is basically to admire the stained glass windows of Chagall and Giacometti. The first ones, together with the rosette of the same artist, truly capture your soul with their wonder. The two stained glass windows by Giacometti are also beautiful. Not to be missed!
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  • For an entry fee of 5 CHF I thought there would be something unique inside. The audio guide helped in knowing the history. But I didn’t find anything exceptional. The outside premises of the Church is...  more »
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  • In a simple walk inside the church you get a glimpse from the history of Zurich and this church along with great music. Recommended especially with the audio guide.
  • Very nice church. Is nice to hear the history and the story from the audio guide. Very beautiful glass paintings...
  • Beautiful church with point to the heavens. Stands high enough to help you find your way. Also beautiful architecture.
  • Gorgeous inside. Perfect area for photographs. I am a professional photographer and often am in the area taking photos for my clients. I take some amazing photos here because the light is just beautiful and the backgrounds are just gorgeous totally recommend and much better light than the bridges I always see the tourists taking photos on
  • It's a beautiful church with windows designed by Chagall. Worth a visit if you're in Zurich.
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