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Grossmunster

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Neighbourhood: Old Town
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Address: Grossmunsterplatz, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
Phone Number: +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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Standout church

The church can be seen from many parts of Zurich so it is must see. It is free to get in and well worth going inside.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Not sure if you can go inside, but if you're in Zurich it's worth a walk over just to see it. It's beautiful to see in person

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The church is obviously very famous. Is wildly visited but I have to say being in the city center, it didn't stand out on its own. The style is very common over in Europe but misses the mark when talking about grandness of it

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The church in itself is pretty impressive, but going up to the towers to take in the view is amazing. Its about 186 steps to the top but its worth it, you do have to pay to go up I think its about 5 francs.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The church can be seen from many parts of Zurich so it is must see. It is free to get in and well worth going inside.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the landmark churches of Zurich, it has traditional stained glass windows and a series of modern installations. No admission fee. Worth a visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the best views in all of Zurich. The climb up the stairs is also neat. Very tight little climb, not for the claustrophobic. Try it at sunset.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unfortunately photography is only allowed on the outside but it is a beautiful building that is worth a visit if you are in the area.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice to see the history of the church and structure, but disappointing at same level that photos are not allowed inside.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After seeing so many cathedrals on our trip this one falls a bit a flat. Reason why is that it is promising on the outside but when you go inside is a bit dull. Visit it anyway and take your own conclusion. We didn't went up the tower because it was full and we had to wait a lot of... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This was on most to-do but I would say it is something you wouldn't miss. Have a stroll around the compound and take your photos of the exterior. You won't miss much. We were told to pay 2 CHF each and then realized it was for 2 English brochures. It is not a high price, but they could be honest... More 

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