The Zurich Fraumünster and Zurich Großmünster belong to the most beautiful and most impressive attractions of the City of Zurich. In 1967, the former monastery church which nowadays is known as the Fraumünster Zurich was refurbished by five wonderful, extremely attractive glass windows of the artist Marc Chagall who was also responsible for the creation of some church windows of St. Stephan in Mains or the cathedral in Metz “Expulsion of Adam and Eve from paradise“.
The stained-glass windows in the northern transept of the Swiss artist Augusto Giacometti are not less attractive. A further symbol of the church is the impressive spire of the year 1732. Apart from these imposing main attractions the Zurich Fraumünster impresses with the church organ which with its 5,793 organ pipes is the largest organ of the canton Zurich.
The Zurich Großmünster with its double doors can be found in the old part of town of Zurich. Glass windows of Augusto Giacometti have been built in here as well. Apart from that, the church with its baptismal font and a pulpit is kept simple. People interested in arts should in any case visit the oldest part of the church, the crypt, where today you can admire the faded mural painting of the 14th and 15th century.
The Zurich Großmünster is located at the River Limmat shores, close to Helmhaus and Bellevue. The Großmünster can best be reached by public means of transportation such as bus or tram as there are no parking spaces close to it. The church is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.. The Fraumünster at the Münsterhofplatz can be reached by the very different tram lines and is open November to March Mo – Sa from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday 11.15 a.m. to 4 p.m..
Who would like to visit the churches under a guided tour of an expert, can book this at the Tourist Service in the building of the Zurich main station. These guided tours contain a visit of the church St. Peter as well.