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Wasserkirche

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Wasserkirche

110 Reviews
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Ogi0 wrote a review Sep 2020
Sofia, Bulgaria13,623 contributions401 helpful votes
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This is the oldest church in Zurich. It is not very large and is currently used for a variety of events. Next to the river, hence its name.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Sachin K wrote a review Oct 2019
Plainview, New York5,234 contributions13,847 helpful votes
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This twin tower church is located close to Grossmunster on the Limmat River. The architecture around the church is interesting and unique. Certainly worth visiting.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Emma wrote a review Sep 2019
Manchester, United Kingdom982 contributions353 helpful votes
A lovely little church situated on the side of the river much in the shadow of grossmunster - the ‘twin towers’ church not far above.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Gunnar G wrote a review Sep 2019
Copenhagen, Denmark854 contributions143 helpful votes
This church was a positive surprise. Today, it is part of the same building as the Helmhaus museum. The church has mosaics by Augusto Giacometti and displays showing the history of the church.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Grover R wrote a review Jul 2019
Pensacola, Florida9,948 contributions694 helpful votes
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The land that the Water Church is built on was originally an island in the Limmat River where the Romans executed prisoners. Legend has it that the city saints Felix and Regula, members of the Christian Legion that was to be decimated, were beheaded on the island with their servant and all 3 picked up their own heads and walked up the hill where the Grossmunster is today and fell in the location where they were buried. You can visit the crypt today and see the stone that was used in the beheading. The church building completely covered the island. During the Reformation, the protestants saw this church as so associated with the saints and the Catholics, that they decommissioned it and used it for storage of all relics that had to be remove to reform the church. After a long time and many different storage uses, the church was reconsecrated. In order to bring some ornamentation to the reconsecrated church Giacometti was hired to create 3 stained glass windows and they were beautiful. They add considerable color to an otherwise very bland church. For me, the history and the beautiful windows make this church a must see attraction for Zurich
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Date of experience: June 2019
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