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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Fraumünster Church Reviews
As this former Roman Catholic Church has been converted to a Reformed Church, except for the pulpit and baptismal font, it is very basic. The Chagall windows are beautiful, but the 5 CHF is pretty pri... more »
At my visit, the church with stained glass windows by Augusto Giacometti and Chagall was closed due to an organ concert. However, the interesting very old (before 850) convent integrated it the buildi... more »
Awesome cathedral church. Lots of great history and beautiful inside, pictures do not do it correct justice. Go on Sunday for a very nice service, in German, and listen to the pipe organ. It is played beautifully.
Great place to spend a couple of hours and soak up some history. The audio guide is good and available in multiple languages. Unfortunately, they do not allow pictures inside so I cannot post pictures of the Chagall stained-glass but please take my word that it is beautiful.
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