St Peters ChurchCurrently Closed
- Address: St. Peterhofstatt plaza, Zurich, Switzerland
- Timings: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
- Phone: +41-442116057
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
- Tags: Church, Religious Site, Family And Kids, Architecture
St. Peter is one of the four principle temples of the old town of Zurich, Switzerland, moreover it is considered predominant over Fraumunster, Grossmunster and Predigerkirche. Spotted alongside the Lindenhof slope, site of the previous Roman stronghold, it was based the site of a sanctuary to Jupiter. An early temple of 10 by 7 metres is archaeologically authenticated for the eighth or ninth century. The building is an early Romanesque God’s house around AD 1000, in turn supplanted in 1230 by a late Romanesque structure, parts of which survive. Rudolf Brun, first free chairman of the town, was covered here in 1360. The nave was modified in 1460 in Gothic style. Preceding the reconstruction, St. Subside was the main ward God's house of the town, the rest being part of monasteries. The current building was blessed in 1706 as the first chapel constructed under Protestant standard. Until 1911, the steeple was manned by a fire breakout watch. Restoration work was done in 1970 to 197. It is highly recommended that all tourists to the city of Zurich make this church a primary stop on their travels. The view of the church from across the river is fantastic.
- Paradeplatz Station: Trams: 2, 3, ,4 ,6, ,7, 8, 9, 11, 13, 14, 15
- Buses: N1, N6, N13, N14
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42.52% of people who visit Zurich include St Peters Church in their plan
2 PM - 3 PM
42.94% of people start their St Peters Church visit around 2 PM - 3 PM
1 Hr 30 Minutes
People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see St Peters Church
90% of people prefer walking in order to reach St Peters Church
Great church worth a visit. Large groups aren't allowed but a family can get in to look around. There maybe paritioners praying inside, so try to be respectful of their space.
St. Peter is the oldest parish church in Zürich. In addition to that this church has the biggest clock face in Europe. The bells date from the 19th century. If you walk from the train station I think it will take you about 20 minutes to get here. Even though it does not attract as many visitors as the nearby churches in Zürich, it is definitely worth a visit.
Didn't get to go in but it's still beautiful place to visit. Largest functional clock face in Europe.
A romantic place in the old town of Zurich to visit
Nice place for quick visit and admire.