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Limmatquai 31, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
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Reviewed December 21, 2018

A relatively small size church with very interesting long history located at the Limmat riverside. The site was previously on the island of Limmat River before connected with the right bank of the river and become part of the main land of the river bank....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 7, 2018

This stands in stark contrast to, for example, the ornate Catholic churches of Europe. It really is worth a visit to see the understated beauty of the interior.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Craig C
Reviewed May 30, 2018

If you want to tour Zurich's historic churches, start in the middle with the Wasserkirche or "Water Church," which was originally on an island in the Limmat River that has now been connected to the eastern bank. The Wasserkirche is smaller and plainer than the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed May 23, 2018

The Wasserkirche stood on a little island in ancient times,but is now situated firmly on the mainland.It houses the shrine erected in memorial to the martydom of Zurich's patron saints Felix and Regula.A statue of Ulrich( Huldrych) Zwingi,who announced his programme of protestant reforms in...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed January 10, 2018 via mobile

Clearly, the Protestant Reformation was keen to ‘correct’ all the Catholic opulence at the time. This Church is very solid, plain and unadorned. Only open to serious worshippers, we admired its simple exterior. It boasts none of the gorgeous charm of churches in Venice or...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank greg924
Reviewed December 21, 2017

This is yet another of Zurich's historical sites. It is worth a visit. Sometimes you appreciate a place less when you live there tan when you come to visit. There is a museum but I have never been inside. It is situated along the Limmat,...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank René A
Reviewed November 24, 2017

Beautiful church in Zurich, right by the water. There is a crypt in the basement of the church that is really interesting.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank liztinabeth
Reviewed March 31, 2017

There are a lot of Churches in Zurich, they are all well worth the visit. We went with a tour group and was told interesting facts about the Church and design of it.

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank arpegiator
Reviewed September 25, 2016

We were so fortunate to be in Zurich during the Zuri Fest - which happens only every 3 years. This church is right on the river (Hence Wasserkirche i.e.: water church) and we were able to watch a person on a tight rope and other...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Nancy C
Reviewed June 21, 2016

The Wasserkirche is a church built on a small island in the Limmat, situated between the two main churches of medieval Zürich, the Grossmünster and the Fraumünster, at the Limmatquai and the Münsterbrücke. It seems likely that the original building was used for cult meetings....More

Date of experience: May 2016
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