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St. Peterskirche, Zurich

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Architectural Building
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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  • St. Peterskirche is a must see in Zurich. It's a quaint, romantic church which harkens back to yesterday. It boasts the largest clock face in Europe, so one can't really say he's late because he didn'...  more »
  • It's a big clock. If you're a clockophile, you'll love it! Otherwise, you can easily pass by without giving it a second notice.  more »
  • The Church itself is not nothing like the square that houses it. The famous clock which towers over the Bell Tower, however, is enough to make famous this attraction.
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  • Very beautiful. We went inside and there was a classical music quartet playing!
  • 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!
  • Nice clock face.
  • 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