One of the very first days I did some sightseeing in Zürich happened to be a Monday which meant that most of the museums were closed. It was a very hot day so I decided to go and see the churches where it's usually nice and cool inside. So here is a little photo report.
First small church that I passed by was St Peter and Paul. It's a nice small Catholic church. Visiting is free.
I guess there are not that many tourists visiting this church because it's a little bit further away from all the other tourist attractions.
A little bit more modern looking St Jakob is very close to St Peter and Paul. Visiting is again free.
The next church I stopped by was Augustinerkirche on Münzplatz. Visiting is free. It is quite charming in its simplicity.
Visiting St Peter is free. It is located on higher ground which offers very nice views to the Limmat river.
Next stop was Fraumünster. It is famous for it's Chagall windows. And those windows are really worth seeing. It is not allowed to take photos inside and you have to pay a small visiting fee.
Right across the river from Fraumünster there are two churches - Wasserkirche and Grossmünster. Wasserkirche is very basic inside but during my visit there was a nice small exhibition about Nabokov's interest in butterflies. He even did some scientific research! Visiting Wasserkirche is free.
In Grossmünster you are again not allowed to take photos. Visiting Grossmünster is free but if you want to climb a tower then you have to pay for that.
And this ends my church tour. It took me about half a day to visit all those churches and I did it all by walking. If I would have to pick one church to visit from all of them then I would pick Fraumünster. In general I must say that churches in Zürich are not that impressive but the windows of Fraumünster are a must-see.
|St Peter and Paul|
|St Peter and Paul|
Quite a contrast to the simplicity is St Peter. From all of those churches I've visited in Zürich, this is definitely showing off Baroque style the most.