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Reviewed June 8, 2019

Having studied in Zurich previously, I have seen Fraumuenster on several occasions, back then when it could be entered for free, photos could be taken (before people started to complain about too many tourists). Typically the church is open from 10-17, on Sundays due to morning mass is open for touristic visits a tad later. On most weekends there are special events (marriage, concerts, you name it), and the church is open only for 2 h or less for the whole day. These special closures are announced online shortly before, though less helpful if you are in town after planning a bit ahead. In fact on all last 4 weekends i have been there over the course of the first half of this year, each single time the church was open for less than 2h (both Saturday and Sunday, and randomly distributed during the day). Thus take the 10-17 h with a large grain of salt. Notably NONE of my friends ever has been in there. And as thank you for paying to see the Chagall windows photography is off limits (spiritual reasons, you know)

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Matthias W
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Reviewed June 5, 2019

The Fraumunster, one of a number of magnificent church edifices lining the river across from Zurich’s old town, happens to also feature some of Chagall’s better known stained glass windows. Note that admission here is 5CHF and includes an audio set.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed May 16, 2019 via mobile

For an entry fee of 5 CHF I thought there would be something unique inside. The audio guide helped in knowing the history. But I didn’t find anything exceptional.
The outside premises of the Church is much better than the inside so the rating.

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank Stay325519
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Reviewed May 15, 2019

The Fraumunster dates from 853, first a convent and then, in 1524, it became a Reformed Protestant church. It houses the 3rd largest church organ in Switzerland with 7000 pipes and 95 stops. You will also find transept windows by the Swiss artist Augusto Giacometti - beautifully different. In addition Marc Chagall created 6 windows for the Fraumunster. Five windows were inaugurated in 1970 when Chagall was 83. These 5 windows depict biblical scenes with stunning color and brilliance. The 6th window was completed when Chagall was 90 - an unusual rosette depicting scenes from the Book of Genesis. There is a fee to enter this church. I would recommend going here. Such an important piece of Zurich history!

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed May 15, 2019 via mobile

You don’t see a lot of churches charging an entry fee, but this one does. It is not very interesting compared to the many other churches in Europe. I’d skip it. It was just okay.

Date of experience: May 2019
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