Try to go up inside it as it's open till 4 only I think try to go early to see a good view for the city.
The Great Church is absolutely worth a visit for its great view from the tower over the old and new town and the lake. Furthermore the very special and beautiful glass windows from Sigmar Polke, some made from agate. Also the windows from Augusto Giacometti are very special and beautiful with sunlight.
I'm a reformation historian, and drawn towards old ecclesiastical structures like a moth to a flame, but I have to admit I found the Great Minster a bit of a let-down. For a start, the no-photos rule meant that I couldn't take anything back for the classes I teach on Zwingli. Secondly, although one expects the interior of a Reformed... More
As a counterbalance to the financial opulence of Bahnhofstrasse and the left bank, a visit to the cultural opulence of the Grossmünster is a must. Like all churches of the Swiss reformation, it is stark, but the starkness is relieved by the wonderful windows - the rich Nativity scenes by Augusto Giacometti, and the brilliantly executed Old Testament scenes from... More
Visited August 2012. Set within Zurich's 'old town', Grossmunster is a beautiful church architecturally, with very interesting stained glass panels, however it is also a little stark. We climbed the 167 steps up to the tower , and found the views well worth the effort - very good views of Zurich, including the lake, river and the rest of the... More
One of the landmarks of Zurich - high, massive towers are seen from many places of the town. The structure is impressive but inside the church is a bit grim. Some nice stained glass. No photos allowed inside. It's possible to climb the tower but you need to pay CHF 4. Entrance to the church is free.
Grossmunster can be seen from all over Old Town and is a very beautiful building. There are some stairs to get up to see it from down by the lake or you can walk from further down in Old Town. Inside there are no photos allowed, but it is very lovely and has very interesting glass work. Don't forget to... More
There are wonderful views to be had of the city from the top of the church (4sfr per person entry) but be warned there are just under 200 steps and the staircase is very narrow and winding. There are places to pause half way up if needed. You are rewarded though with stunning views of the city from the top.
If you planning to go up, don't be scared, stairs were made of wood. No photos allowed, enjoy its twin towers as old as Church of the Assumption in Lake Bled Center Island - a thousand years old, a view from the top alone is worth it.
View from Church tower towards Zurich area is spectacular. The tower stair is narrow with low ceiling especially for the first section. Not for the physically unfit. Tower is apparently open on specific day and time.
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