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The Fraumünster (German pronunciation: [fʁaʊ̯ˈmʏnstɐ]; lit. in English: Women's Minster, but often wrongly translated to [Our] Lady Minster) is a church in Zürich which was built on the remains of a former abbey for aristocratic women which was founded in 853 by Louis the German for his daughter Hildegard. He endowed the Benedictine convent with the lands of Zürich, Uri, and the Albis forest, and granted the convent immunity, placing it under his direct authority. Today, it belongs to the Evangelical Reformed Church of the canton of Zürich and is one of the four main churches of Zürich, the others being the Grossmünster, Prediger and St. Peter's churches.
Beautiful inside and outside of the structure. Fantastic staff and most colorful stained-glass I have ever seen. Definitely a must see.
Chagall Windows Another austere Protestant church but worth the visit for it's history (formerly an Abbey and, of course, Catholic). It has five Chagall stained glass windows that are brilliant and also one by Giacometti. The best church to visit in Zurich.
Nice little attraction with a simple museum in the basement talks a bit about history about Christainism in Europe.
Beautiful stained glass and clearly well cared for church. Not as big on the inside as it looks it would be but still an interesting visit. It was CH 5 entry.
Better visit from ouside, just nice changall windows.
We had a long walk by the lake and we visited this beautiful church with a great architectural design.
Great architecture.. Built in. 1732
This is a beautiful protestant church in Zurich with famous Chagall windows. It is worth spending 30 - 60 min here and listen to the info on the audio guide. Very quiet place with special atmosphere.
One of the four main churches in the city dating back to 853 AD and a large piece of the history of Zürich. It costs 5 francs to get inside. Once in, there are no pictures allowed, but your entrance fee does come with either an audio tour or a shorter, less informative written booklet tour pointing out several key things to observe. The interior is far less decorative than many other churches across Europe. There is a small crypt that you can depend into to learn more about the history and building of the church, but it’s not much to see. Overall, it’s not much to see. I wouldn’t go out of my way to visit, but also given that Zürich isn’t awash with tourist attractions and historical sites, it’s a good way to spend about 30 minutes to an hour while in the city.
very unusual church ..as does not conform to a typical description of a church. The green steeple can be seen from far. Its a very old church ...was a convent before. Ample parking around the church. The newly wed couples always head to this church for a picture ..maybe an auspicious omen.
Over priced entrance to a church that will not allow photos. It was actually not very interesting and there would have only been a few photos worth capturing. The outside of the church was of more interest.
Stained glass by Chagall is marvellous. Free for students. Better with an audioguide