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Grossmunster, Zurich

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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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  • Iconic church of Zurich. A quick stop is fine to do here and check it out. Very historic and important during the Swiss Reformation. 
    Iconic church of Zurich. A quick stop is fine to do here and check it out. Very historic and important during the Swiss Reformation.  more »
  • Do check out the basement and the do the climb up the tower, its worth it but its steep and high with lots of steps but great view n breeze 
    Do check out the basement and the do the climb up the tower, its worth it but its steep and high with lots of steps but great view n breeze  more »
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  • Beautiful view of Lake Zurich with the Alps in the background. It may be inaccessible for some as you have to climb a few hundred steps to reach the tower and the first half is a fairly narrow spiral staircase. Absolutely worth it of course!!
  • Beautiful church and the landmark for Zürich. Entrance to the church is free, but you can decide to pay 5 Swiss franc per person to go up the church spire for a panoramic view, and on a clear day this is a must visiting this church. Be aware that you they only take cash.

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