Grossmünster

The Grossmünster is a Romanesque-style church in the Old Town of Zurich. It’s one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city.

Grossmünster Zurich

Photo credit: Zürich Film Office/Flickr

The Grossmünster is one of the 4 main churches in Zurich. It’s characterized by the twin towers, a major landmark of the city.

According to the legend, Grossmünster was a Carolingian church. Then, it was rebuilt, in the 11th century, as a monastery church by Charlemagne, on the graves of the city’s patron saints, Felix and Regula.

The Grossmünster now is a precious historic building of the city. There are two main attractions within this landmark: The church with its great architecture and interior design and its two towers, also called the twin towers.

You can see some mind blowing views from the towers. But you’ll need to do some effort and go up there after 187 narrow steps in order to enjoy this view.