Grossmunster, Zurich

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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. Grossmunster is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Zurich Edition.
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  • Superb stained-glass windows of Sigmard Polke that highlight the volumes, the light and the places crypt to visit the outer doors of the years thirty of Munch, the Golden sixties, the whole organ is soothing and pleasant
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  • .. rise once the tower and enjoy the view! ABSOLUTELY: the adjacent cloister visit - gives a great overview of the Reformation, beautiful courtyard with flower beds!
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  • Great place, must visit! amazing cathedral church located in center of the city, historical place and lot of places to see inside especially special entrance for only 5 euro to the tower upstairs arou...  more »
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  • I think it's a good place to rest and overlook the river. Like a local, grab a beer and have a lunch box with benches or even edges of stone
  • One of Zurich's most famous Landmarks. Beautiful during the day and illuminated at night.
  • Such a prominent and important structure on the Zurich skyline and getting a chance to immerse yourself within the building is a great opportunity. Ascending the tower costs 5CHF for adults but the view is certainly worth it if you are able to ascend the narrow staircase and wooden steps. We also spent some time sitting and watching the rehearsal of one of the various concerts they hold there.
  • It is a unique and special place in Zurich - the main cathedral of Zurich, with a great story of their foundation. It is free to get in and enjoy the windows and also go down to the cellar to see an old statue of Charles the Great. For only 4/2 CHF it is possible to go to the tower and the view is amazing. Highly recommended!!!
  • Nice church. You can see it from almost anywhere in Zurich
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