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Grossmunster, Zurich

Church · Tourist Spot
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 Edition.
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  • Medieval gothic cathedral, inside is not very interesting. Most of the stained glass windows have been replaced by modern ones. Admission is free.The building itself is one of the symbols of the city.  more »
  • The twin towers of the Grossmunster are regarded as perhaps the most recognized landmarck of the city. This beatifull church was built in 1220 and the towers in 1492. The style of this architecture...  more »
  • Grossmunster is a beautiful three towered protestant church close to Limmat and Alstadt. The name means "Great Minister" and it is a part of the four main churches in Zürich. Its twin towers are...  more »
  • A very old church that is unique in it's simplicity. The only thing that stands out is the stained glass windows that have different local animals figures on them. You do not need to pay for entrance, only the tower requires tickets, however you have to walk up, there is no elevator.
  • Great old church. A real landmark in the city that you can use for navigation when winding in and out of those narrow cobblestone streets. Its free to go inside for a look, which is worth a quick peek.
  • 5* because it's the landmark of the city. 5* for the building. 5* for history. 5* for the view from the tower. 2* because you have to pay 5 francs to climb the tower. Don't forget to go down into the crypt.
  • Beautiful church. Beats any Catholic cathedral any day. The stained glass is wonderful and the beauty simplistic. Recommend a drop in.
  • Lovely area to visit, especially around sunset. During the day you can go inside the church. Lots of little stores and restaurants around. The river is on the other side. On this particular day, there was an exhibition, marking several historic events. I like this area a lot.

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