The Top-10

Top 7 Important Religious Institutions in Zurich - 2023

Updated Oct 2023
  • No.1

    Fraumunster Church

    113 Reviews
    203m from downtown
    "Suning is the Church of the Virgin Mary. This church is still a relatively famous church in the local area. It covers a very large area. From the appearance, it is very beautiful and very solemn. Sometimes it is open for business. You can visit a more sacred place."
    Highlights: The Notre Dame Church stands on the west bank of the Limmat River. The green spire is very eye-catching, and the stained glass windows designed by the famous painter Marc Chagall are also very iconic. The Church of Our Lady was built in the middle of the 9th century. The Germanic King Rudolf II built it in the name of a women's monastery. It was rebuilt in Gothic style in the 12th-15th centuries, and the bell tower was built after 1732. In addition to the iconic green spire, the interior of the Church of Our Lady is not to be missed. On the left side of the church entrance, you will see an elegant stained glass that is different from other churches. This is a work by Marc Chagall in 1970, which depicts Christ with a unique brushstroke. The glass on the north promenade on the right side of the entrance is by Giacometti. The fresco decoration of the cloister on the south side is a hand-painted work by Paul Podma on the theme of the founding of the church.
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  • No.2


    185 Reviews
    400m from downtown
    "Zurich Cathedral This cathedral covers a large area and can accommodate about 300 people at the same time. It is also very beautiful to take pictures here. When I went there, no one visited there for a long time. And there are foxes and pigeons outside, it feels particularly romantic"
    Highlights: The Zurich Cathedral stands on the banks of the Limmat River, reflecting the Frauenkirche. Its unique twin towers have become a symbol of Zurich, blending Romanesque, Post-Gothic and Neo-Gothic architectural styles. The founder of the Zurich Cathedral is the famous Karl the Great. After the restoration in the 11th-13th centuries, you can see the seated statue of Karl the Great with a sword on the south tower, but this is a replica, and the real one is collected in the St. inside the hall. The underground chapel and the choir seats are the oldest existing parts of the church, dating back to the late 11th and early 12th centuries, and traces of frescoes on the decoration can still be seen today. During the Reformation movement in the 16th century, the religious reformer Huldrych Zwingli gave a speech here, calling on people to "work without forgetting prayer".
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  • No.3


    75 Reviews
    502m from downtown
    "Lindenhof Hill, 428 meters above sea level, and the relative height of Limat River 25 meters. Under the lush Bodhi tree, a sculpture, a pool of clear springs, a huge chess board, more than ten benches, and many tourists make up the whole park. In the picturesque country, at best, it is a civic square. The hill is not so much a park as a tour, but a condescending view of the city of Zurich. Standing by the stone fence of the park, the clear Limat River flows at the foot, and the cathedral, city hall and Polytechnic University on the other side are in sight. The scenery is unique here!"
    Highlights: Lindenhof is located in the old town of Zurich, known as the "green lung" of Zurich. The park is located on a small hill. With the Limmat River as the foreground, you can enjoy a wonderful view of Zurich, which is the ideal place to enjoy the view of the Zurich Cathedral and the right bank of the Limmat River. Lindenhof was once a customs place in ancient Roman times, and was later built as a fortress that could monitor the surrounding riverbanks, and people at that time would also gather here to express their opinions. Today, the unique park and hills on this side of the landscape are popular resting places for citizens. Lindenhof is also a good place to climb and look into the distance. At the top of the mountain, you can have a panoramic view of the city hall, the Limmat River, and the Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich.
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  • No.4

    St. Peter's Church

    61 Reviews
    304m from downtown
    "When St. Peter’s Church did not come before, I often heard that after this church came, it felt more unexpected. It was really beautiful. It was photographed with the blue sky and white clouds behind. It seemed to be in some places in Tibet."
    Highlights: St. Peter's Church is a Baroque church in Zurich nestled between winding alleys. The huge Roman-style tower built in the 13th century is the characteristic of the church. It was once used as a guard tower. The bell built in 1880 is the crown of Europe, and its dial is 8.7 meters in diameter. St. Peter's Church is the oldest church in Zurich, dating back around 900 years. In addition, the baptistery in the church, the beautifully carved choir seats, the relief decoration and the pipe organ are also worth seeing.
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  • No.5

    Town Hall (Rathaus)

    32 Reviews
    412m from downtown
    "The location of the City Hall is the most unique in the old town, it is built alone along the river, near this boundary of the river without a pedestrian trail, can be said to be directly inserted into the water, the track passes behind it, very eye-catching building."
    Highlights: The Zurich City Hall sits on the Limmat River and is built into the water, this white retro Baroque building is 700 years old. The interior of the City Hall is currently closed to the public, but its elegant architecture can be admired from the outside. In addition, there are many restaurants next to Zurich City Hall, some of which have terraces, where you can enjoy the beautiful view of the Limmat River and the Alps in the distance.
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  • No.6

    Kirche Enge

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    986m from downtown
  • No.7

    St. Josef Church

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    2.2km from downtown