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St. Peter Church (St. Peterskirche)

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Neighborhood: Old Town
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Address: St. Peterhofstatt 1, Zurich, Switzerland
Phone Number: 41 44 211-25-88
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One of the oldest churches in the city, this cathedral is best known for...

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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Landmark clock

This church is really a landmark of Zurich, second only to the Grossmunster, due to its very prominent clock tower - visible and recognisable from almost everywhere in the centre... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice Place to Visit though the weather wasn't so good the day I visited but there's a provision of seats for u to sit down and not get wet..

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This church is really a landmark of Zurich, second only to the Grossmunster, due to its very prominent clock tower - visible and recognisable from almost everywhere in the centre, a bit like the Tour Eiffel in Paris. The tower stands out because of the much lower surrounding buildings, and because the clock is really large - with 11 m... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The swiss are known for making great quality watches and with this church they did it again. You can see it clearly from a distance.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Like most of Zurich's churches, this one looks far better from the outside than the inside but still worth popping your head round the door if it is open when you are there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From many places in Zurich you cannot miss the large and imposing clock face which the guide books claim to be the oldest in Europe. Up close it has even more presence and in the tiny space before it is a quite place free of cars and hustle and bustle so a great space for a break. Inside the church... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The church has a fantastic clock tower yet inside is quite plain and functional. This is worthy of a vist but will not take up too much of your time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This church is famous for its huge clock face. The largest tower clock face in Europe. The church is very simple and the pulpit is central - a very important statement at the time of the Reformation.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The oldest parish church in Zurich, the inside is plain and stark, but the attraction is the outside clock, the biggest in Europe. Still worth visiting and spending some quiet minutes inside.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Unlike downtown Zurich eg Bahnhoffstrasse/Paradeplatz, the old town has no cars or trams, so for that reason is peaceful. This church is on top of hill in the centre of the old town. The hill or area around it is called Lindenhof and is a park full of trees. From one side of it there are good views over the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

I didn't go inside this church, but it's absolutely picturesque and worth admiring from afar. Parts of it date all the way back to 1200. Amazing. It has what is claimed to be Europe's largest clock face.

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