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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
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+41 44 211 25 88
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I'm not sure this church is a "must do", certainly not compared to other intricately detailed cathedrals that dot the Swiss / European landscape.

Thank JCW703
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We happened to arrived when a choir did an impromptu song. Made our day. It's free and well worth a visit. For every minute the large hand of the clock moves 45cm on the diameter. Inside the church has good proportions and some amazing wooden...More

Thank carronbrae
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 22 July 2017

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

1  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 5 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 20 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

3  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
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