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Water Church (Wasserkirche)

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Address: Limmatquai 31, Zurich, Switzerland
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This was the last of the churches we visited in Zurich. As a church, it is pretty unremarkable. In fact, for such an old building, the inside was very modern. The external area... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Having just walked the Niederhof and found the Grossmunster closed at 11:30Am on a Sunday , we were especially disappointed when we found the Wasserkirche closed as well. We witnessed any number of folks trying to get into the church only to find the doors locked and no explanation. Disconcerting to say the least!!!

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Buchs Zürich, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Not worth an extra visit but it's in the center if Zürich. Quite likely you will see it anyway when you walk across the city.

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Bad Soden am Taunus, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This was the last of the churches we visited in Zurich. As a church, it is pretty unremarkable. In fact, for such an old building, the inside was very modern. The external area, however, is very interesting. A covered area outside the entrance serves as both a venue for events put on by city officials as well as a dry... More 

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Windsor, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This small church bears witness to a lot of history. Even the status of the church as a church changed from time to time. It is worth seeing the crypt inside the church. From the outside the church does not seem impressive but its location near the river that gives it a bit of taste.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Once upon a time built on an island in the river, this church now is part of the mainland, but still looking into the river. Visit the underground part for some city history.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

it is worth going inside and also to the crypta. this church is not crowded but has a long story to tell. this was the place where felix and regula were killed. now they are the saints of the city. highly recommended.

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

I stopped in on a nice fall day recently to check out this church and was surprised by its history and story. The man there, Urs, was very friendly and told me all about the windows and the crypt of the church. We also talked about Europe and the US in general. The windows up front were not clearly seen... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

The church is a very intriguing and an interesting place. I wasn’t expecting to learn much but the visit was a memorable one. It is very peaceful inside as it is not very crowded. The church is a historical masterpiece, be it the architecture or the various crypts in its belly. It is a place for history connoisseurs for sure.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

The church is located on the Limmat in a shared complex with the Helmhaus. The day I visited there were musicians practicing on stage and it was nice to listen to the live performance. The church has very high vaulted ceiling and the intricate stained glass windows were decorated by Augusto Giacometti. (FYI: Giacometti works also displayed in the main... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

The whole love story is charmingly explained in the underground of the church. Regula & Felix, you will find them again and again in Zurich.

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