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St. Peterskirche

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Neighbourhood: Old Town
As featured in 3 Days in Zurich and 1 other guide
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Address: St. Peterhofstatt 1, Zurich, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41 44 211 25 88
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One of the oldest churches in the city, this cathedral is best known for...

One of the oldest churches in the city, this cathedral is best known for having the largest clock face in Europe.

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Go to see the clock close up

The clock tower in this church is simply stunning. Impressive, whatever angle you view it from. The face is massive, visible from a long way away. Worth taking the time to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Stirling, United Kingdom
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Stirling, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The clock tower in this church is simply stunning. Impressive, whatever angle you view it from. The face is massive, visible from a long way away. Worth taking the time to actually walk to and visit the church and admire the clock close hand (forgive the pun!). Take your camera - you will not want to miss this. The church... More 

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this is a simple church far away from the sumptous churches you can see in other cities and countries. it worth the visit but don´t expect much.

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Helsinki, Finland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A regular protestant church. It is well maintained and clearly actively used. Easy access and central location. Worth checking out if in the area in any case.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Amazing historic church located in old town Zurich. Many shops, cafes and other historic sites near by

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New Delhi, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

the Church is along the Limmat river which is a good location.. All the way you see the big church has very impressive architecture.. Its at a walking distance from Hauptbahnof.. easy to reach & long to stay !!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

The church is more interesting from outside than inside. It's a protestant church so there is not much to see inside.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Located at the old town is one of the oldest churches in Zurich.You have to climpe few steps to get in.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

On one side of St.Peter square is St Peter Church,Zurich's oldest parish church.The tower dates from c 1450 and has the largest church clock face in Europe,at 8,7 m

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Part of the European experience is to visit the churches to se how the local culture interprets its religion. This church does show the changes that came with the Reformation that affected the Swiss people. The history of the Church is quite impressive.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Another of the churches not to be missed in Zurich. Very quiet and spacious with an unusual pulpit. The style inside is very simple but charming. I liked the large vases of sunflowers inside.

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