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Fraumünster Church, Zurich

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Admire the distinctive stained-glass windows designed by artist Marc Chagall at Fraumünster Church, a major landmark in the city's Old Town. Erected on the remains of a former Benedictine abbey for aristocratic city women, this 13th-century Gothic church features an eye-catching blue spire rising proudly over the city's skyline. In addition to Chagall's windows in the choir stalls and the southern transept, which depict various biblical stories, the church also boasts a 9 m (30 ft) tall stained glass by Swiss painter Augusto Giacometti. Check online for a schedule of live organ performances and guided tour options. Use our Zurich trip planner to visit Fraumünster Church on your trip to Zurich, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Founded in 853, by the German King Louis, this church and accompanying convent was originally inhabited by the female members of the aristocracy of Europe. The existing structure standing today, is... 
    Founded in 853, by the German King Louis, this church and accompanying convent was originally inhabited by the female members of the aristocracy of Europe. The existing structure standing today, is...  more »
  • It’s a magnificent edifice with origins extending back to 853. Predominantly Romanesque in style, it has lovely grounds including a peaceful cloister. Here is an engaging fresco of saints by Paul... 
    It’s a magnificent edifice with origins extending back to 853. Predominantly Romanesque in style, it has lovely grounds including a peaceful cloister. Here is an engaging fresco of saints by Paul...  more »
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  • A magnificent church, well managed including entry, crypt and shop. The brochure is excellent and an essential guide. The stained glass by Chagall and Giacometti is wonderful. I would suggest organ music at regular intervals to complete the experience.
  • This is the church with Chagall windows that is highly recommended by locals. Too bad that Swiss Travel Pass isn’t eligible for the church. They only take Swiss card. The admission for visiting the church is 5 francs. No public toilets are available for general public based on the lady who is selling tickets.

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