Grossmunster, Zurich

4.3
#2 of 19 in Historic Sites in Zurich
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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  • The church has 2 impressive towers. Otherwise it is an ordinary reformed church. There is no entrance fee  more »
  • Nothing to see inside but some ugly rocks and it is so so tiny, pics are not even allowed, as if there is anything to be pictured, ironic.  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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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