Church of St. Peter
St. Peterhofstatt 1, 8001 Zürich, Switzerland
About Church of St. Peter
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.
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Augustinergasse is one of the most beautiful historical, narrow streets in Zurich. With many well-preserved, colorfully painted bay windows, it provides an insight into the history of the city. It connects busy Bahnhofstrasse with the former Gothic Augustiner Church from the 13th century and continues to the "oasis" St.
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One of the world’s leading private collections of clocks can be found at this Beyer Clock and Watch Museum. Around 260 very valuable exhibits present the history of timekeeping from 1400 BC to the present day: from sundials to water and tower clocks, Renaissance automata, magnificent pendulum clocks, elaborately decorated pocket watches, and the prototype of the first quartz wristwatch. Scientific navigation devices are also featured here.
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