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St. Peter Church (St. Peterskirche)

St. Peterhofstatt 1, Zurich, Switzerland (Old Town)
41 44 211-25-88
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Ranked #24 of 98 Attractions in Zurich
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: One of the oldest churches in the city, this cathedral is best known for having the largest clock face in Europe.
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

We arrived on a Sunday and most stores were closed so we decided to walk up a number of stairs and found this church. Incredible. It was modern yet old, a perfect combination. We entered and found the stations of the cross around the church interior done in wonderful leaded glass. There were only a few people there....ironic for a... More

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

After being exposed to the 'over-the'top' typical medieval churches ( which I love), it was a refreshing difference to see a Protestant church in its beautiful simplicity.

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Tehran
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The St. Peter church in Zurich has the largest clock face in Europe. Until 1911 the church tower was used as a fire watch post. The St. Peter church is the oldest parish church in Zurich – with the original 9th century foundation walls still seen today beneath the chancel. A must visit.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

In the middle of the old town, you'll find this church and can sit and rest for a while in the distinctive building.

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Doha, Qatar
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Nice church in the old town, and it boasts the largest clock face in whole of Europe.. and I must say, it is pretty big when your up close.. it can be seen from all around the town.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This 15th century church is known for having the biggest clock on a church tower in all of Europe. It is a very serene place full of spirituality. It was a quiet afternoon when I visited and there were only two other people inside praying. Could not have been a better time to visit to have the place almost all... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

centrally located, got a great feel and look experience just behind the pulsating Paradeplatz and close by restaurants and hotels, like Zeughauskeller, Hotel Wider, Hotel Storchen, Bindella restaurants.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This church has the largest exterior clock in Europe. walking around is just fab. Its can be part of you Zurich walk tour

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The inside is not exceptional, but it is worth seeing the impressive outside dial which is the largest in Europe.

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

it is one of the oldest churches in zurich n is located near the lake zurich.it has the largest clock face in europe.u can see the church n its large clock face from far away.the exterior isnt very great but nevertheless its worth a visit.very close to it is the church of fraumunster which one can distinguish from since the... More

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