Fraumunster

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  • Address: Munsterhof 2, 8001 Zurich, Switzerland
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  • 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

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.

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  • Fraumunster Address: Munsterhof 2, 8001 Zurich, Switzerland
  • Fraumunster Contact Number: 42-442114100
  • Fraumunster Timing: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Fraumunster Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Fraumunster(preferred time): 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Fraumunster: 01:30 Hrs
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  • 68.01% of people who visit Zurich include Fraumunster in their plan

  • 47.95% of people start their Fraumunster visit around 11 AM - 12 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Fraumunster

Monday, Wednesday and Saturday

89.97% of people prefer walking in order to reach Fraumunster

People normally club together Bahnhofstrasse and Old Town while planning their visit to Fraumunster.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
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  • 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.

  • For all the art lover and more! The Marc Chagall windows are a must to see! So beautiful!

  • Originally an abbey for aristocratic women founded in 853, it is now one of Zürich's main four churches. There are 5 large stained glass windows which were installed in the early 70's and were designed by Marc Chagall. You can reach this church if you catch the tram 4 all the way to the stop called "Helmhaus" and then crossing the bridge.

  • Pretty church, the stained glass windows by Marc Chagall are a must see.

  • Great art inside, beautiful view on top of church. Church has entry fee of 5 chf

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Fraumunster
  • do I have to make a reservation for a specific time to visit..... thanks......

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    • 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. 

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