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Address: St. Peterhofstatt 1, Zurich, Switzerland
Phone Number: 41 44 211-25-88
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: One of the oldest churches in the city, this cathedral is best known for...
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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A church with Europe's largest clock and blinds to its windows!!!!

Located in the old town, it has Europe's largest clock. Inside, you can see of lot of wood structures, and blinds in the windows of the top floor!!!! It is a nice and peaceful... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Located in the old town, it has Europe's largest clock. Inside, you can see of lot of wood structures, and blinds in the windows of the top floor!!!! It is a nice and peaceful church about 15 minutes away by foot from the Train station.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Again it is in the middle of the old city (Altstadt). Our tour guide told us that the clock tower,actually the clock itself,is the the biggest church clock in Europe!!!The diameter is like 8.6 meters!!!And the funny thing is,rhe tower and the church arw different colors, because the churchy part is owned by the church but thw clock tower is... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Nearby the Fraumunster but we had trouble finding the right entrance. We took a flight of stairs leading to what we thought was the main entrance and obviously had to turn back. The right entrance is opposite an open area on the other side. I guess if you come from the direction of the nearby shopping street or Lindehof, you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This building is located in the center of the old town. Fell in love with the amazing architecture of this building. Will definately go there again in the future.

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Orange, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed the simplicity of this church. The clock face on the steeple is one of the largest in Europe. Inside, the wood structures are beautiful and don't overwhelm the senses like some other more gaudy churches do. We spent several minutes in silence just enjoying the simple beauty of the construction.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

this does is not to compare with the 2 other major churches but it is pretty in itself and its an cute quaint area. St. Peters has usually a fair amount of concerts and they are always incredible with the acoustic and should be seen. So when in town check and see what is playing, lots of it is also... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

This church offers a large face clock that is well known and worth a visit. It is best viewed from the plaza area near the church, and in fact there are many good viewing points for the clock. The inside is peaceful and fairly simple. It is a must see in Zurich.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Zurich has some cool churches and this is one of them. The clock tower on the outside if neat and the inside while a bit sparse is cool too

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

With Switzerland being known for being good time keepers it is no suprise that they posses the largest clock face on a church in Europe. I went inside this church but wasn't particularly impressed, its a bog standard church, not that much to see just something to tick off the 'ive seen it' list. Can see it from most places... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Nice and beautiful church, all the churches are close to each other and they are very similars. The architecture is amazing.

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