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Grossmünster

Grossmünsterplatz, 8001 Zürich, Switzerland

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About Grossmünster

This church is a landmark of Zurich. Legend has it that the church was built on the graves of the city’s patron saints, Felix and Regula. the Grossmünster church was the starting point of the Swiss-German Reformation led by Huldrych Zwingli and Heinrich Bullinger. The theological college then annexed to the monastery spawned what is now the University of Zürich.



Attractions near Grossmünster

Wasserkirche0.07km from Grossmünster

Wasserkirche is a church built on a small island in the Limmat, situated between the two main churches of medieval Zürich, the Grossmünster and the Fraumünster, at the Limmatquai and the Münsterbrücke. The Helmhaus is an extension of the church to the north, first mentioned in 1253 as a court of criminal justice, at which time it was a simple wooden structure covering the eastern end of the bridge. It was one of the main tourist attractions in this area.

Limmatquai0.19km from Grossmünster

Limmatquai is a street in the Swiss city of Zürich. It is named after the Limmat, and it follows the right-hand bank of that river for about 1 kilometre through the Altstadt, or historical core, of the city. The street was once important for both road and public transportation, but today sections of it form a pedestrian zone shared with Zürich's trams, effectively forming a northern extension of the Seeuferanlage promenades that ring the shores of Lake Zürich.

Zürich's Town Hall (Zürich Rathaus)0.19km from Grossmünster

The Rathaus was built from 1694-1698. It served as the seat of government and administration of the Republic of Zurich until 1798. The canton of Zurich owns it since 1803, and it houses both legislative chambers, the cantonal parliament as well as the City Parliament. It was one of the iconic buildings in this area and has so much historical significance.

Fraumünster Church0.21km from Grossmünster

A church in Zürich that was built on the remains of a former abbey for aristocratic women which was founded in 853 by Louis the German for his daughter Hildegard.

Church of St. Peter0.31km from Grossmünster

The St. Peter Church is the oldest parish church in Zurich – with the original 9th-century foundation walls still seen today beneath the chancel. This church has the largest church clock face in Europe. Until 1911 the church tower was used as a fire watch post.

Kunsthaus Zürich0.31km from Grossmünster

This art museum houses one of the most important art collections in Switzerland, assembled over the years by the local art association called Zürcher Kunstgesellschaft. The collection spans from the Middle Ages to contemporary art, with an emphasis on Swiss art.

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Most populated area of Switzerland. Zurich is among the world's largest financial centers despite having a relatively small population. Zurich city is home to many financial institutions and banking companies.