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St. Peterskirche, Zurich

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One of the four primary churches in the city's old town, St. Peterskirche represents the first Protestant religious building in the city after the Reformation. Built on the site of a temple of Jupiter, the church was consecrated in 1706. Its steeple houses the largest church clock face in Europe, with a diameter of 8.7 m (28.5 ft). The tower, used as a fire watch post until 1911, is owned by the city, but the nave of the church is owned by the Evangelical parish. Be sure to view the church bells, dating back to 1880, and the carved wooden structures inside. Check opening hours on the website prior to your arrival. With our international travel planner, Zurich attractions like St. Peterskirche can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Entered the courtyard of the Church of St. Peter-St. Peterhofstaff. The courtyard formed by the three, four-storied houses. In the center of the courtyard is a huge plane tree, around which the round stand bench. St Peter's Church is the oldest church and the first Protestant Church after the reformation in Zurich. Built at the beginning of 13 century instead of the other two temples that stood here in 8 and 10 centuries. Pozdneromanskij style building in 15 century supplemented elements of Gothic. The Church is located on a small hill. Its platform staircase. At the edge of the pad to five logs worth unusual yellowish stone sculpture. Composition is a high post with uneven edges. He is from human faces, body parts and still something ... In front of the stairs at the site on both sides of the Church is green lawn. The main façade of the Church of St. Peter is very strict and laconic. Light building with tile roof. The tall arched windows of the upper tier and small round bottom. In the left corner of the façade is the entrance door, which is four small columns with based on these little green roof. In the right corner-the second entrance door facing three small columns. Little green roof rests on them and one side is adjacent to annexe one gable tiled roof and a private entrance. Left to the main façade of the adjacent powerful five-storied tower with a clock on all four sides. The tower is crowned by a pointed Spire, whose base is on all four sides is decorated with small spires. Entry in a separate Tower. The tower was built at the beginning of the 16th century. At the same time, it installed a huge watch with the largest clock face in Europe is about 9 m in diameter, the minute hand length of almost 4 pm in room towers were fire guard, watching from her for hours. They regulate work hours (all clocks have focused on these). The Bell Tower was erected in the late 19 century. They were used as a fire signal. In the Church were buried some famous residents (first mayor, philosopher, writer, etc.). Today Saint Peter's Church-the Church of a small community of the same name. From the courtyard we leave on the right side of the Church and go to the Munzplatz square.
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  • It is Mark big clock tower is said to be Europe's largest. You will confidently litmus over the River, its size and, because
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  • the Church is along the Limmat river which is a good location.. All the way you see the big church has very impressive architecture.. Its at a walking distance from Hauptbahnof.. easy to reach & long ...  read more »
  • A very beautiful architecture with the combination of the biggest clock on the tower in Europe. The inside is nice with the calmness of atmosphere.
  • A church with the biggest clock on the tower in Europe. Very calm & beautiful inside!
  • Until the start of the 20th c. the steeple was manned as a fire watch and it was also the biggest church clock in Europe. St Petter Kirche indicates the time all over town. Worth visiting the lovely forecourt close to the church.
  • Very nice church and very hospitable environment. People are very nice to explain history.
  • One of the main attractions in the old town and deservedly so. Concerts inside the Church were quite good. And of course, the largest tower clock face in Europe
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