- Address: Munsterhof 2, 8001 Zurich, Switzerland
- Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: 42-442114100
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
- Tags: Church, Religious Site, Family And Kids, Architecture
Fraumunster - Review
The Fraumunster Church in Zurich is one of the most important churches in the city. It was established in 853 by Louis the German for his daughter, Hildegard, on the grounds of a convent. He enriched the Benedictine religious circle with the terrains of Zurich, Uri, and the Albis woodland, and allowed the community safety, setting it under his immediate authority. The convent was broken up on 30 November 1524 over the span of the reorganization of Huldrych Zwingli. The cloister edifices were pulverized in 1898 to make space for the new Stadthaus.(delete) The church building today serves as the ward chapel for one of the city's 34 improved areas. Munsterhof, the town square before Fraumünster, is named after the previous abbey that had been present there. This location is recommended for those people who want to get a feel for the austere places that this otherwise modern town can offer. Make it a point to visit on an afternoon and watch the light coming in from the ornate windows.
How To reach Fraumunster by Public Transport
- Paradeplatz Station: Trams: 2, 3, ,4 ,6, ,7, 8, 9, 11, 13, 14, 15
Restaurants Near Fraumunster
- ECHO – swiss
- Hiltl – International, Vegetarian
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Things to Know Before Visiting Fraumunster
68.06% of people who visit Zurich include Fraumunster in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
47.95% of people start their Fraumunster visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
1 Hr 30 Minutes
People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Fraumunster
89.97% of people prefer walking in order to reach Fraumunster
Fraumunster, Zurich Reviews
One of my favourite spots in Zurich. The church is so pretty from the outside and the Chagall windows were very nice to see. The admission price was quite good, so definitely worth it. Wish they had a bit more lighting at night, as they could make it even more beautiful.
Excellent architecture. This place is surrounded by so many other historic buildings. The Fraumünster Church in Zürich is built on the remains of a former abbey for aristocratic women. It belongs to the Evangelical Reformed Church of the Canton of Zürich and is one of the four main churches of Zürich. The stained glass windows of Marc Chagall is one of the well known sights in this church.
One of the four main churches in the city dating back to 853 AD and a large piece of the history of Zürich. It costs 5 francs to get inside. Once in, there are no pictures allowed, but your entrance fee does come with either an audio tour or a shorter, less informative written booklet tour pointing out several key things to observe. The interior is far less decorative than many other churches across Europe. There is a small crypt that you can depend into to learn more about the history and building of the church, but it’s not much to see. Overall, it’s not much to see. I wouldn’t go out of my way to visit, but also given that Zürich isn’t awash with tourist attractions and historical sites, it’s a good way to spend about 30 minutes to an hour while in the city.
very unusual church ..as does not conform to a typical description of a church. The green steeple can be seen from far. Its a very old church ...was a convent before. Ample parking around the church. The newly wed couples always head to this church for a picture ..maybe an auspicious omen.
Its surrounded by so many other historic buildings and cozy cafes, bars and restaurants.
do I have to make a reservation for a specific time to visit..... thanks......Answer Report Abuse
You do not have to make any reservation to visit Fraumunster. It is open for visitors between 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM from 1st November to 29th February and 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM from 1st March to 31st October.Report Abuse