Fraumunster Church
Fraumunster Church
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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This prominent 13th-century Gothic cathedral is perhaps best known for one of its more recent additions, stained-glass windows designed by Marc Chagall in the 1970s.
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  • Coryy20
    Port of Spain, Trinidad6,373 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    13th century church in Zurich
    This church is visible from almost area in the city...well its peak at least, simular to Grossmunster church. The building also has a paid audio tour and an underground museum which holds some of its history. What is most interesting about this building beside it protruding tower is it beautiful stained glass windows. It is interesting ane beautiful both inside and out.
    Visited November 2022
    Travelled solo
    Written 22 August 2023
  • Arthur M
    Hamilton, Canada1,498 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Part of the Zurich's holy trinity of churches.
    I love this church so much when viewed from the outside. While it stands out by its height, it perfectly complements the city below. Unfortunately, I didn't have enough time in Zurich to get inside, so I can only comment on how it looks outside. The square on where it's at is actually pretty charming too. A very quiet part of the country's largest city.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 19 November 2023
  • steve h
    Solana Beach, California26 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Chagall Windows are a once in a lifetime memory.
    Chagall Windows and Church are outstanding. A must see for all Christians. 5 Francs to get in and 2 Francs for the Audio Tour. You must spend an hour listening to the in depth audio. No tour groups allowed which is really nice.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 27 May 2024
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R K L
Seattle, WA3,780 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Fraumünster Church Zurich was an impressive example of Protestant Reformation. If only to view the beautiful stained-glass windows by Marc Chagall, as well as windows by Swiss artist Augusto Giacometti and 1914 British painter Heaton, it was worth the 5.CHF entry fee. A leisurely stroll through Fraumünster's former cloister can be done without charge.

Written 24 April 2023
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Arya_07
Los Angeles, CA311 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Inside are 5 beautiful Chagall stained glass windows that he made in the 1970s. Definitely worth the visit for those who like art. There is an entrance fee, and photos aren't allowed. There is also an old crypt area that has been partially excavated.
Written 9 April 2020
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Coryy20
Port of Spain, Trinidad6,373 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Solo
This church is visible from almost area in the city...well its peak at least, simular to Grossmunster church. The building also has a paid audio tour and an underground museum which holds some of its history. What is most interesting about this building beside it protruding tower is it beautiful stained glass windows. It is interesting ane beautiful both inside and out.
Written 22 August 2023
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Traveltheorient
San Antonio, TX595 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
I'd strongly recommend getting the audio option when getting the ticket to enter this church. The audio program explains everything that requires an explanation in this church - and that is a lot! You can enjoy the windows done by Chagall and other interesting sights in the church...
Written 12 May 2023
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stephrab
New York City, NY892 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Friends
There are SIX Chagall windows in this Church. 5 at the front and then a rose on the side. This is one of the most unique opportunities to see Chagall’s work in a medium that was not his primary not even secondary. Further, it provides hope that “we can all get along.” To find Chagall’s work, an artist work which is so primarily Jewish themed and so full of Jewish references, in a church and that his art reflects the belief of another faith tradition from his own, is just so hopeful.

Do not miss this unique opportunity. Do not rush. Sit and just take it all in.
Written 9 September 2022
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maritimeexplorer
Nova Scotia, Canada4,128 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
The Grossmunster which I reviewed in my last Trip Advisor review has great modern stained glass. The Fraumunster just across the Limmat river is a much nicer looking building and has been a rival to the Grossmunster for centuries. With this in mind they managed to convince the great Russian/French artist Marc Chagall to create a series of stained glass windows that would rival or outdo the Grossmunster. The bottom line is that you must visit both churches to appreciate how great the modern glass is in both.

The Chagall work completed in his 80's are simply stunning. Don't come to Zurich without seeing them.
Written 13 October 2022
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MKTBE
Topeka, KS4,070 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
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 not the original church but also dates back to 1250. Ownership of the church passed to the city of Zurich after the Reformation. The Old Town church, located on the West Bank of the Limmat River, is easily recognizable by its tall green/blue steeple. Today, Fraumunster church claims its fame with its five gorgeous Marc Chagall stained glass windows. There is also a very informative crypt museum on the property. We enjoyed our time spent at Fraumunster Church.
Written 19 January 2023
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Jason S
96 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Don't expect a Westminster Abbey type experience as this is a relatively small church. However, the modern stain glass windows are beautiful and worth seeing. Zurich is perfect for walking around. It feels like the world's most expensive village with all the sites and amenities within short walking distance.
Written 5 July 2023
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VinnieLondon
London, UK12,800 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Solo
Located by the old town square and bridge this beautiful church well worth a visit. Small CHF 5 entrance fee (bit unusual for a church but not expensive). Unfortunately my phone battery ran out for interior pictures but stained glass was vey impressive.
Written 11 June 2022
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muma-travel
Queensland80 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
The Fraumünster is a church in Zürich. It was built on the remains of a former abbey which was founded in 853 by Louis the German for his daughter Hildegard. It was occupied by Hildegard and other aristocratic women back in that time. The cloister has some amazing artwork. Today it belongs to the Evangelical Reformed Church.
Written 11 July 2023
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