Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
For unbeatable views over the city's Old Town, head to the top of Grossmunster, a Romanesque church allegedly founded by King Charles I, better known to history as Charlemagne. Huldrych Zwingli, one of the leaders of the 16th-century Reformation, used the cathedral for his preachings against the Catholic Church, setting in motion events that eventually severed Switzerland's links to the papacy. Today, the riverside building serves as one of Zurich's principal Protestant churches, its two imposing towers arguably the city's most recognizable landmarks. Be sure to note the stained-glass windows by artist Augusto Giacometti and a 15th-century statue of Charlemagne in the church crypt. Work out when and for how long to visit Grossmunster and other Zurich attractions using our handy Zurich tour planner.
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The building is massive. Inside are remarquable windows by Polke. Architecture strict as per Prostestant religion.
Francesco Paolo V
La chiesa è una classica chiesa protestante, molto spoglia e un po' fredda, ma bella. Quello che mi ha colpito particolarmente è il panorama che si può gustare dalla cima della torre campanaria in una... read more »The Church is a Protestant Church, very bare and a bit cold, but beautiful. What struck me particularly is the panorama that can be enjoyed from the top of the Bell Tower on a beautiful sunny day. To see. ...show original
The Grossmunster is located in old town and is easily reachable if you walk through the latter. But Grossmunster should be seen both close up and at a distance to appreciate the size of the entire str... read more »
Not a huge fan of religious sights. But it does look nice from the outside and inside. And for 2 chf you can go up the tower and enjoy a nice view of the beautiful city.
A typical sightseeing destination when visiting Zurich. The building is quite nice inside and out. And the neighbourhood is really nice to stroll around.
Great looking from the outside, nice on the inside. Don't forget to climb and enjoy a beautiful view of the city and the lake from the tower for 2 CHF.
You can go up on the tower for 2 Franks or so. Absolutely worth!
nice from the outside and has a nice view from the bell-tower
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