Switzerland    Zürich    Grossmünster
number 3 in the city


Local name: Grossmünster

Grossmünster in Zurich is a Romanesque church that was built at the turn of the 12th and 13th centuries. The most characteristic architectural element are two twin towers - the city's showcase. Inside, you can admire antique frescoes from the 14th century and colorful stained glass windows by Augusto Giacometti.

The church was arranged very modestly. The oldest part of the building is a crypt decorated with frescoes. One of the most valuable monuments are the organs that were created at the turn of the 1950s and 1960s. Currently, oratorio concerts are often recorded in Grossmünster.

Formerly, the temple was a monastery church, according to legend, it was founded by Charlemagne, in the place where the martyrs Feliks and Regula buried. According to archaeological research, a Roman cemetery was located in this place before the church was founded.


Attractions inside

Grossmünster map
Grossmünsterplatz 8001 Zürich , Switzerland