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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We came to explore the city of Zurich. It is a great a city with lots of history. Grossmunster is a must. Beautiful. more »
This lovely Gothic building has great views over the city. Beware if you are a nervous person, that the stairs up to the top are very well trodden wooden slates which twist around. The last bit is..... 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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