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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 #19 of 78 attractions in Zurich
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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Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

This is the church with the largest clock face in Europe. it is easy to find while walking because the clock cannot be missed. The church itself is modern inside due to renovations.

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Vienna, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

I didnt go inside, but from outside it is very nice. The location is great, just surrounded by old houses and small shops. For me this place was very nice and quiet. Just to sit under the tree, look at the church, listen to the bells and think.

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Sunshine Coast
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Slightly off the beaten trail but within the old town, this lovely church is worth a visit. It is one of the 4 main churches to visit in Zurich. The largest clock face on a church tower is one of its claims to fame. It has a slight different structure inside with balconies and decoration that is different to the... More

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Giza, Egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

A beautiful big church it's amazing I hoped to attend pray or occasion there to listen to those huge instrument But I even didn't know if it works or not.

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Mountain View, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

When walking around Zurich, St. Peter is worth a quick stop to look inside and see. It isn't as ornate as Gross & Fraumunster, but is nevertheless lovely. On the day I went, there was a woman practicing the organ, so it was very calm and peaceful to sit and listen to her play. Out front during the fall there... More

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New York City, New York
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85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

If you are familiar with big clocks, like the one in Middle East and the famous Big Ben, this one holds the biggest church clock in Europe. A very peaceful area of worship, quite and humble and full of history.

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Bay Area
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

This church has the largest exterior clock in Europe. The walk around it is fabulous. Part of walking tour of Zurich.

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Berkshire UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

very peaceful church, one of the many highlights of our trip. Peaceful church throughout and very beautiful. I loved visiting this church, especially after reading about it before we travelled. Vey pretty inside, really nice. I have lovely photos of the outside of the church. wonderful church!

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Dublin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

After much searching we found it eventually and I'm so glad we did. We happened to come in while a string quartet were practising and itt really added to the atmosphere!

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Aspen, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Beautiful place, very quiet, and was surprised with the organ mid visit. Would recommend anyone pass by.

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