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St. Peterskirche

St. Peterhofstatt 1, Zurich, Switzerland
+41 44 211 25 88
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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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St. Peterhofstatt 1, Zurich, Switzerland
Old Town
+41 44 211 25 88
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Reviewed yesterday

Well worth visiting, for the peaceful calm interior, note photographs not permitted inside. A simple plain interior beautiful stained glass windows and impressive pipe organ.

Thank JohnHWBirmingham
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sankt Peter is claiming to sport the largest dial of a church or spire clock in Europe; of course our British friends cannot let this small triumph be in our hands, they claim that Big Bens clock in London may sport a dial with some...More

Thank Rudolf S
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

When we arrived we could not get in as services were going on. However we waited and were glad we did. The beautiful openness and wood were wonderful to see. The tolling of the bells was fantastic.

Thank motheroftwokids
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

We had the opportunity to hear a beautiful organ concert here. The inside of the church is rather simple with very few decorations, but the outside boasts a beautiful large clock. This is definitely a beautiful church and for organ concerts it's magnificent

Thank Clevlander
Reviewed 6 July 2017

The church was not open when we were there. But the clock tower is so big that you can see it from anywhere in the old town. This alone is worth seeing. The old town is beautiful, but as most cities in Switzerland, very expensive...More

Thank Miranda C
Reviewed 5 July 2017

The highlight here is stained glass so go when the sun is positioned to optimize the light streaming from river side. i think that would be morning hours. The wooden interior is nice as well. We also enjoyed the plaza outside with a fountain.

Thank porter_osborne
Reviewed 21 June 2017

St. Peter Church was the only church built as a parish church in Zurich and remains as it today. Unlike other church properties in Zurich, this parish church has two owners: City owns church's steeple; St. Peter, the parish church of the Evangelical Reformed Church...More

1  Thank unescotravelbug
Reviewed 13 June 2017

The most distinctive feature of the church is without a doubt the clock face (28-feet in diameter) and tower. The building has been considerably expanded over the years; the oldest surviving vestiges are of a late Romanesque church erected in the early 13th century. The...More

Thank CJW913
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Amazingly huge church tower and clock. Very beautiful and definitely a money shot with your camera. Understated elegance.

Thank ebcnaz
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

Another church that stands out while you're doing your walking around Zurich and another church for some great photos and scenery. You can't miss this when in Zurich. Didn't get a chance to go inside

Thank ashp90
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