Grossmunster, Zurich

4.3
For unbeatable views over the city's Old Town, head to the top of Grossmunster, a Romanesque church allegedly founded by King Charles I, better known to history as Charlemagne. Huldrych Zwingli, one of the leaders of the 16th-century Reformation, used the cathedral for his preachings against the Catholic Church, setting in motion events that eventually severed Switzerland's links to the papacy. Today, the riverside building serves as one of Zurich's principal Protestant churches, its two imposing towers arguably the city's most recognizable landmarks. Be sure to note the stained-glass windows by artist Augusto Giacometti and a 15th-century statue of Charlemagne in the church crypt. Grossmunster is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Zurich Edition.
Create an itinerary including Grossmunster
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Grossmunster Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
1,694 reviews
Google
4.5
TripAdvisor
  • The Grossmunster is a beautiful Protestant church in the heart of the old city. The beautiful Stained-glass windows designed by a well known German artist is certainly eye catching. However, my favori...  more »
  • The church was pretty but what we really enjoyed was walking up to the tower ($5 CHF donation) to enjoy the wonderful views. Well worth it and recommend  more »
Google
  • The church is a very nice sight, a must see if you are visiting Zurich. Just beware, if you are planning on going up in the tower, to the terrace, the passage is very low and narrow, with no windows, so if you're claustrophobic, you're gonna have a bad day. The sight from up there is amazing, so it might be worth a shot.
  • I was very excited to see the place again and had a tour in Russian! They offer guides in languages of visitors and that’s good! Liked a lot the Chagall window mosaics and lots of other nice things
  • Build a plan

    Tell us where and when you
    want to go, we will build
    the best sightseeing itinerary
  • Refine it

    You have complete flexibility on your destinations and itinerary
  • Book as a package

    Use our travel agents to get
    package savings and hassle free booking
  • Enjoy your trip!

    Enjoy our 24x7
    on-trip assistance

Popular things to do in Zurich

View all >
4.7
Duration: 3​h
4.6
Duration: 3​h
3.9
Duration: 2​h
4.2
Duration: 1​h

Museums in Zurich

View all >
4.6
Duration: 2​h 30​min
3.6
Duration: 2​h 30​min
3.6
Duration: 2​h

Side trips from Zurich

4.8
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.8
Duration: 2​h
4.6
Duration: 6​h
4.7
Duration: 4​h

Hidden gems in Zurich

4.6
Duration: 3​h
4.6
Duration: 4​h
4.6
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.0
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Shopping in Zurich

View all >
4.5
Duration: 1​h
4.4
Duration: 1​h 30​min
5.0
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.9
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Nearby attractions in Zurich

4.7
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.6
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.8
Duration: 1​h 30​min
5.0
Duration: 3​h