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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 #22 of 97 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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Tehran
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

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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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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Valencia, Spain
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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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

This church stands out because of its massive clock that can be seen from much of Old Town, certainly from anywhere close to the river. Modern, plain interior but nonetheless has a certain beauty. This church is not just about the clock! Worth a short visit.

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

This church is a special one, because it has a very big clock. Try to guess its diameter before you look it up. You can see the clock from everywhere in the old town, so do not forget to take pictures!

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