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St. Peter Church (St. Peterskirche)

Address: St. Peterhofstatt 1, Zurich, Switzerland (Old Town)
Phone Number: 41 44 211-25-88
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Ranked #22 of 98 Attractions in Zurich
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Owner description: One of the oldest churches in the city, this cathedral is best known...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Owner 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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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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Cincinnati
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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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London, United Kingdom
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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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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

This church has very similar characteristic to the Lady church further north in the city at the exception that the roof is darker and the clock a little bigger. It definitely is part of most background pictures we took while in Zurich that day as it stands tall right in the middle of it. The architecture is unique and beautiful.... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

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

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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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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