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“Must go to top of tower” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Grossmunster

Grossmunster
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$26.00*
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2-Hour Zurich City Walking Tour
Ranked #12 of 205 things to do in Zurich
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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 modern Zürich.
Denver, Colorado
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“Must go to top of tower”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2013

It's worth the 4 francs to climb to the top of one of the towers. Amazing views! Be prepared for lots of stairs. Very unique stained glass. Multiple different styles that you haven't seen anywhere else.

Visited February 2013
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“A Fantastic View Of Zurich”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2013

This is worth the climb up, for the view. I only wish I could have been up top at sunrise or sunset, as the photo potential is wonderful.

Visited October 2012
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“Amazing view from the top”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2013

I would not miss seeing this church. The design is beautiful, inside and out. Make sure to see the crypt and also climb to the top (no elevator) if the weather is good. Entry to the church is free but it's 4 CHF to go to the top. On a clear day, the view is definitely worth it!

Visited January 2013
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Argentina
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“Simplicity and beautiful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2013

The Grossmünster's twin three-story towers dominate the city of Zurich, whose buildings are otherwise quite modest in size. The view from the north tower (about 200 steps up) provides marvelous views of the city, including several other nearby churches such as the Fraumünster and Peterskirche across the river. The interior of Zürich's Grossmünster is quite bare, entirely stripped of the statues and paintings denounced by Zwingli. Thus, like many Romanesque churches, the beauty is less in the decoration than in the simple beauty of the architecture. The furnishings are modern, including the pulpit (1851) and the organ (1960).

Visited January 2013
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Austin, Texas
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“Beautiful church with fabulous stained glass windows”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2013

This church is definitely worth stopping in and viewing the windows. We took a tour which explained the significance of the window scene and that was helpful.

Visited January 2013
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