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Fraumunster, Zurich - Address, Phone Number

Address: Munsterhof 2, 8001 Zurich, Switzerland

Phone: 42-442114100

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Time Required: 01:30 Hrs

Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

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About Fraumunster, Zurich

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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  • Chagall Windows Another austere Protestant church but worth the visit for it's history (formerly an Abbey and, of course, Catholic). It has five Chagall stained glass windows that are brilliant and also one by Giacometti. The best church to visit in Zurich.

  • Beautiful stained glass and clearly well cared for church. Not as big on the inside as it looks it would be but still an interesting visit. It was CH 5 entry.

  • The church and its inneryard are very beautiful. It is a reformed church, so do not expect gold decorations but it is beautiful in its simplicity. It is sad that they charge 5 chf to get inside (even for locals) but if you want to see the windows done by Marc Schagall, go there for sure.

  • Beautiful area, great photo opportunities. The market area is full of food and clothing vendors. Be sure to spend some time on the lake down the road!

  • Simple interior, beautiful windows The SF5 worth the entrance fee. Very peaceful and calm interior despite many tourists. Photography inside not allowed

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