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Grossmunster, Zurich

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For unbeatable views over the city's Old Town, head to the top of Grossmunster, a Romanesque church allegedly founded by King Charles I, better known to history as Charlemagne. Huldrych Zwingli, one of the leaders of the 16th-century Reformation, used the cathedral for his preachings against the Catholic Church, setting in motion events that eventually severed Switzerland's links to the papacy. Today, the riverside building serves as one of Zurich's principal Protestant churches, its two imposing towers arguably the city's most recognizable landmarks. Be sure to note the stained-glass windows by artist Augusto Giacometti and a 15th-century statue of Charlemagne in the church crypt. Grossmunster is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , custom trip planner Edition.
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  • Must see. But view not too near it otherwise you don't appreciate it. Classical unique to this city. 
    Must see. But view not too near it otherwise you don't appreciate it. Classical unique to this city.  more »
  • Grossmunster dominates the Zurich skyline towering over the left Limmat river bank with its twin towers. It's a real city symbol dating back to 12 cent when it was being built. Entry is free, as well....  more
    Grossmunster dominates the Zurich skyline towering over the left Limmat river bank with its twin towers. It's a real city symbol dating back to 12 cent when it was being built. Entry is free, as well....  more »
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  • Beautiful church and the landmark for Zürich. Entrance to the church is free, but you can decide to pay 5 Swiss franc per person to go up the church spire for a panoramic view, and on a clear day this is a must visiting this church. Be aware that you they only take cash.
  • Imposing church by the river Limmat. It’s located in the old town area of Zürich. And the inside is not very elaborate or decorated now as you would normally find with a Catholic Church but still it is worth going to the church and having a look inside as well as the imposing structure on the outside.

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