Fraumünster Church, Zurich

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Religious Site · Architectural Building
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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  • This is definitely the most interesting church in Zurich, best known for the stained glass windows of Marc Chagall and Augusto Giacometti. Admission is 5 francs.  more »
  • The oldest church in Zurich is this simple building on the river with a particular bell tower, it has a very high and pointed roof and statues of fish. The internal is very simple, with gothic...  more »
  • Jun 21: While walking around central Zurich, we came across Fraumunster Church - a lovely green/ mint coloured church which stands out with a clock. While we couldn’t go inside, from the outside, the....  more »
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  • TOP OF EUROPE. One of the highlights of a trip to Switzerland is the train trip to the Top of Europe. The Jungfrau Railway takes us to Europe's highest altitude railway station at 3500m approx. The final stage up is on a 108m lift, which makes the trip in 11 smooth seconds. The weather isn't the best at the very top but we do get glimpses of the terrain and get out for a few steps on the glacier.
  • Well worth the 5chf entrance fee. A deeply spiritual experience. Really enjoyed it.
  • A classical reformist church, without excessive ornament decorations. The modern and contemporary tinted glass windows are the very unique feature and outstanding part of the church. It’s pity that photos are not allowed inside. The murals on the outside walls are very noticeable and worthy of your attention. A must to see place if you are in Zurich visiting.
  • There are breathtaking stained glass windows by Marc Chagall and Giacometti inside. You can take a brochure about this church near the entrance. You should pay 5 CHF for visit, and sometimes a card reader doesn't work. So it will be better if you have cash.
  • Nice ambience around the church. Really busy neighbourhood but the church maintains it's calmness. Architecture wise it might not be as big, but it holds its own in the area. Lot of restaurants nearby. Flea market also is setup nearby

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