Grossmünster – landmark of Zurich

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The Grossmünster, a Protestant Reformed church in the Old Town of Zurich, is the city’s most striking landmark. According to legend, it was founded in the 9th century by Charlemagne on the graves of the city’s saints Felix and Regula. The Romanesque building dates back to the 12th century, while the twin towers from the 15th century give it its characteristic appearance.

Grossmünster in Zurich

Grossmünster in Zurich

Grossmünster by Night

Grossmünster by Night

Architectural Marvels: The Neo-Gothic Tower Finials

The neo-Gothic tower finials were added between 1781 and 1787 by Johann Caspar Vögeli and Johannes Haggenmille. The interior was renovated between 1913 and 1915 by Gustav Gull and Hermann Fietz. Highlights include the stained glass windows by Sigmar Polke, the Romanesque crypt, the capitals in the church and cloister, the choir window by Augusto Giacometti and the bronze doors by Otto Münch.

Awe-Inspiring Experience: Climbing the Karlsturm at Grossmünster

The Karlsturm is one of the two towers of the Grossmünster, the symbolic landmark of Zurich. With 187 steps, it leads to the viewing platform, which offers a breathtaking panoramic view of the Old Town, Lake Zurich and the majestic Alps. The climb rewards visitors with a unique perspective of the historic buildings, the rooftops of the city and the impressive natural backdrop. An unforgettable experience for anyone visiting Zurich.

Together with the Fraumünster and St. Peter’s Church, the Grossmünster is one of the most famous churches in Zurich. The striking twin towers with their neo-Gothic spires dating from 1787 are the city’s real landmark.

Video Zurich Grossmünster Church

Zurich Grossmünster Church

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Video Grossmünster and Sightseeing in Zurich

Grossmünster and Sightseeing in Zurich

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