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Fraumünster Church: a church-museum in the centre of Zurich

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Fraumünster Church, with its stained-glass windows by Giacometti and Chagall, is the pride of the city.

The exterior of Fraumünster Church is sober and elegant, with its large clock and golden-green arrow pointing up at the clouds.

The interior may go unnoticed, but it contains some artistic jewels, including the dazzling stained-glass window by Alberto Giacometti in the north transept, created in 1940, and Marc Chagall's five windows in the abbey's choir, created in 1970. The church, both Romanesque and Gothic, was part of an abbey for women founded in the year 853. Unfortunately, the cloister and abbey buildings were destroyed in the 19th century.

Don't miss the impressive organ, consisting of no fewer than 5,793 pipes, making it the largest in the canton of Zurich.

Fraümunster Church
Stadtausquai 19
8001 Zurich

+41 (0)44 221 20 63

www.fraumuenster.ch

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