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This 12th-century cathedral has both historical and architectural significance: Ulrich Zwingli led an important sect of the Reformation from here in the early 1500s, and the cathedral's twin towers serve as perhaps the most recognizable landmarks in...more
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Grossmunsterplatz, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Easy climb up a narrow staircase and not too high - and i am terrified of heights. Only issue is same way up and down so always having to stop to let people pass. Great view form the top. Cathedral is beautiful

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Brooke G
Reviewed 6 days ago

Interesting place, very beautiful quiet a place for meditation. It should be included in your tour if you have the time. Is not far from the train station.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an important landmark church of Zurich, it looks good, but I was more interested of the legend behind building it. Legend goes: there were two brothers who ran off to Zurich for safety after they converted to Christianity. But According to legend, the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank majeo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Must go up in zurich! we went up not expecting much but was so surprised ! The view is fantastic on a clear day and i expect it would be gorgeous on a snowy day too. Pay 5chf to go up.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A fine example of the church here in Zurich. This place has a crypt that you must visit and had a serenity about it that is wonderful.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very cramped going up those stairs at the beginning! I suffer with asthma which kicks off with stairs (not usually a problem as I just nip in to one side to calm my breathing) but the first flight of stairs was so tight that we...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank EllieRed
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife, son, daughter and I visited Grossmunster in Zurich in November 2018. Grossmunster with its two towers dominates the historical center of Zurich. We went inside for a few minutes and the church has very nice stained glass. Grossmunster and Fraumunster are on opposite...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

5F entry so we didn't go in. No doubt there is history behind the church but charging is ridiculous especially after going into the Notre Dame for free.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank bobbytre
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you do nothing culturally other than visit the Grossmunster this will tick all the boxes, a fantastic building, breath-taking views an all round gem and a must for any itinerary.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Bob N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We sat and listened to a great mini Orchestra practicing in the vestry, Fantastic sound in that old Church.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Jackson19805
July 26, 2018|
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Response from Debbie3403 | Reviewed this property |
We did not do a tour. We walked around ourselves including walking up to top for great views of Zurich. How long it will take to walk up to the top of one of the lookouts depends on how many people are there a5 the same time.
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Chase B
June 27, 2018|
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No backpacks checking.
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cwh2905
zurich - things to do in 8hours (1 Replies)
hello we have only 8hours in zurich starting 9am and have to leave by 5pm, can you kindly advise whether we can all the following within these 8hours? City tour Lake Zurich Grossmunster Old Town Hanhofstrasse Rhine waterfall &amp; Cruise if it is not possible, our first priority is Rhine waterfall &amp; cruise, which other can we include? thank you choy
February 26, 2017|
Response fromErikandSandya|
Hi Choy, Rhinefalls is 4-5 hours travel (Schloss Laufen am Rheinfall station) plus sightsee. Hence not that much time left after it. I'd combine with walking Bahnhofstrasse and maybe a short lake cruise. See here https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g18811… for the town suggestions. All the best, &lt;Erik&gt; &amp; [Sandya]
Sriu1234
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zurich - lucerne - interlaken - geneva : request suggestions (0 Replies)
Hi I am leaving shortly on a 4 day trip to swiss. My travel plan looks like as follows: day 1 - Arrive at Zurich; roam around city (GrossMunster, Frankmunster); go to lucern and roam around downtown day 2 - Mt. Titlis and travel to interlaken day 3 - jungfraujoch day 4 - pilatus?? Not sure what to do this day; travel to geneva via montreaux. stay in downtown geneva day 5 - train to paris (my second destination( As it is clear, I am not sure what to do on day 4. I have...More
August 24, 2009|
Sriu1234
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suggestions needed for swiss trip (2 Replies)
Hi I am leaving shortly on a 4 day trip to swiss. My travel plan looks like as follows: day 1 - Arrive at Zurich; roam around city (GrossMunster, Frankmunster); go to lucern and roam around downtown day 2 - Mt. Titlis and travel to interlaken day 3 - jungfraujoch day 4 - pilatus?? Not sure what to do this day; travel to geneva via montreaux. stay in downtown geneva day 5 - train to paris (my second destination( As it is clear, I am not sure what to do on day 4....More
August 24, 2009|
Response fromDrey98|
Just came back from Interlaken and Zurich. There was so much to see in Interlaken. We walked around the first night to get out bearings. We did paragliding with Paragliding Interlaken (excellent) and we did day trips to Schilthorn and to Jungfrau and other towns. Schilthorn can be cone in the afternoon but just be wary of the cable car times. A lot of things top by like 5:30 or 6 so you have to time it right. With Jungfrau, it's best to go in the mornings to avoid the crowd since it's 2-1/2...More