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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This is a fantastic part of Zürich! I would recommend this for sure. It is worth the walk or you can take tram along Banhoftstrasse (spelling might be wrong). more »
If you are passing by this iconic Zurich landmark do come in. You may be lucky to enjoy some organs performance. Yes, the interior is plain but if you buy admittance and climb to the tower you may... more »
A very old church that is unique in it's simplicity. The only thing that stands out is the stained glass windows that have different local animals figures on them. You do not need to pay for entrance, only the tower requires tickets, however you have to walk up, there is no elevator.
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.
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