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Grossmunster

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Neighbourhood: Old Town
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Address: Grossmunsterplatz, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
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+41 44 250 66 50
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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This 12th-century cathedral has both historical and architectural...

This 12th-century cathedral has both historical and architectural significance: Ulrich Zwingli led an important sect of the Reformation from here in the early 1500s, and the cathedral's twin towers serve as perhaps the most recognizable landmarks in modern Zürich.

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I went to this church during a visit to Zurich. The church became Protestant in 1523, during the Reformation, and many statues were removed. The inside in fairly plain now, but... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The church is worth visiting because of its important role in the Swiss Reformation. But that same Reformation left the church a bit plain. The modern stained glass is striking and the views are very good.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A must to visit in Zuerich, to go to see the statue of Karl and have a look to the history behind. Have a look to the concert in this church and read the informations to get value of the history. A must not only to recommand.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There are guide boards by the entrance in lots of languages. The windows are amazing - very modern in an old church setting. There is an interesting crypt with an old statue of Charlamagne under the main alter (new one is on the outside of the building) and a side chapel for quiet prayer.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

That's one of the landmark buildings of Zurich. Interesting to visit, anyaway you will pass around one way or another

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I climbed all the way to the top. Best view in the city. Go on a clear day to make it worth your while.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went to this church during a visit to Zurich. The church became Protestant in 1523, during the Reformation, and many statues were removed. The inside in fairly plain now, but still worth a visit. Entry is free. This is a very important site for the Swiss - German Reformation.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went in here firstly to see the stained glass windows, both old and contemporary and then to go up the tower. There are spectacular views from the top, a must do! I also loved the entrance door to the church too with carved panels. Must do!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cool landmark. Worth it to pay extra to walk up to the top of tower. Views of Zurich from the tower are breathtaking.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located on the northern/western side of Lemmat, you can walk along the Lemmatquai to the Grossmunster. Its two towers are visible from a distance as they stand tall from in the skyline. They are architecturally flawless from close-up. It's fascinating how the cathedral sits at a side-angle rather than straight on to the river - it's certainly worth a visit... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A must if visiting Zurich. The tower costs 4 Swiss Francs per person, and when you get up the stairs you get a wonderful view of Zurich.

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