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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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Nice view

Before you reach the top you got 187 stairs to exercise. For kids is a bit dangerous as the stairs are very narrow on a circular stair case but definitely worth going for a good... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Before you reach the top you got 187 stairs to exercise. For kids is a bit dangerous as the stairs are very narrow on a circular stair case but definitely worth going for a good view adults:4CHF kids:2CHF.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It is a beautiful cathedral. Typically Protestant cathedral . You can see inside the stained glass by Augusto Giacometti the Swiss artist added at 1932. You can see it while you walk beside the limmat river.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Take some time in this beautiful church. Climb to the top for unbeatable views of Zurich lake, and Zurich at large. (There is a fee to climb up, it is cash only, ~7 CHF/person and absolutely worth it.) In particular, note the windows: symmetrical patterns of oddly familiar circles of incredible color...yes, those are stained glass windows made out of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best things you can during a visit in Zürich is visit the tower and the incredible views of the city from there. Highly recommended!!!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A gorgeous organ, lots of history and the wonderful feel of a worshipping congregation, and if you are able, well worth the climb to see the view of the city and it's surrounds.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Since 2009 Sigmar Polke's windows have decorated the Grossmunster and much as I think this is a lovely and impressive landmark in Zurich, the Polke's windows have to be seen to be believed. The workmanship which has gone into creating these beautiful windows made of finely sliced semi precious stones is just breathtaking. The colours when the sun shines through... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This historic church is located in a pedestrian friendly area of Zurich that is convenient to the river, restaurants, shopping, and transportation. The primary activity is climbing the many steps up the narrow winding stairway within one of the towers to an observation area with views in all directions. The stairs are not suitable for wide people or those who... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an easy walk from old town and quite an impressive landmark in Zurich .. it was nice to walk around

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A Beautiful door leads the middle aisle area with the alter to left and right takes you to the stair case to the top. It is 4 SF to go up. It is very narrow, steep and confined but not very far up. The view is amazing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The cathedral was the starting point of the Protestant Reformation in Zurich. Climb the tower to admire the incredible view over the city money! Watch the wonderful stained glass windows and large bronze doors made by Augusto Giacometti.

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