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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.
As featured in 3 Days in Zurich
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St. Peterhofstatt 1, Zurich, Switzerland
Old Town
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed June 20, 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

3  Thank unescotravelbug
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed August 28, 2016

We walked from our hotel room to this church and ended up on the downhill entrance (courtesy of Google Maps), getting read to walk away when we noticed a small plaque on the wall showing the entrance on the uphill side. Great work :( Zurich...More

1  Thank William S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This amazing building towering over the city with its enormous and old clock, the biggest in all Europe, is amazing, this history that involves create a mystical feeling around it. Another must-see in Zürich

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Reviewed October 12, 2018

The city of Zurich is very beautiful, and St. Peterskirche helps to reenforce this adjective, granting the certanty of a nice trip

Thank Paulo L
Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

Towering over the city, you can not miss this clock. The history and the (myth) behind the story of this church and clock provides interesting talk about this place. Most of the buildings in the city are just near each other. Beautiful place to walk...More

Thank 244guillermos
Reviewed September 25, 2018

A walking tour of Zurich, of course, includes a visit to see the clock tower of St Peters Kirche. It is an impressive and dominant site when rounding a corner on one of the small winding streets in the area. It is one of the...More

Thank Larry C
Reviewed September 9, 2018

Until the 20th century,this tower was manned as a fire watch. Inside is very peaceful and quiet. Clock tower can be seen from everywhere in Zurich.

Thank Curious802988
Reviewed August 26, 2018

The tower looks pretty from outside- you could go inside for free and it looked more like a concert hall than a church on the inside.

Thank B T
Reviewed August 21, 2018

St. Peters is probably most attractive for its clock tower and carved wood inside, but it contains no stained glass, so don't go inside looking for that alone. It is old and majestic though, so for that reason alone it is worth a visit.

Thank Larry W
Reviewed August 18, 2018

No one was there when I walked in, so I thought I was doing something wrong. it was nice to be able to walk around with no one there and reflect alone. Not very elaborate inside, but has its own beauty with the woodwork and...More

Thank April K
Reviewed August 14, 2018

Clock's great. Pretty, but very plain. And that's ok. It's on a little hill that is very pretty up there with a couple of old, old restaurants that looked enticing. It's fine if you have the time, because you will spend almost no time there...More

Thank JJJC_Family
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

Didn’t know that the biggest face clock in Europe can be admired in Zurich! I found out interesting legends about it and it is really impressive big when you stand just next to the tower! The little square in front of it is lovely as...More

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