Fraumünster Church, Zurich
Categories: Architectural Buildings, Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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. Our Zurich tour planner makes visiting Fraumünster Church and other Zurich attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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It is worth the price to enter this church and admire the windows by Chagall and by Giacometti. We did not take the audio.
As active members of our local church, we visit many churches in our travels. We both appreciate Impressionist art being regulars at Musée d'Orsay. So on our 1st visit together to Zurich we were disap... read more »
I had passed the Fraumünster and went back because me travel guide recommended to see the stained glass windows. Contrary to outdated advice they are charging 2 CHF now for admission.
Impressive stained glass windows of Marc Chagall (and more to see). "Must See" location! Fraumunster is a nice church to visit. It is open to the public and entrance is free-of-charge. The stained glass windows of Marc Chagall is one of best known sights in this church. Each window has its own color theme. The three windows in the east side depict Jacob, Christ and Zion. There is more to see here, and explanation can be found on signs / cards throughout the church.
Wonderful place not only inside, but outside as well!
Worth visiting for beautiful stained-glass windows. Other than that - just an average church.
5 Sterne wegen den Marc Chagall Fenstern.
Chagall's windows are really spectacular and worth seeing from the inside. Unfortunately, there are steps so people in wheelchairs can't see much.
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