Grossmünster Church

Local nameGrossmünster
LocationAltstadt, Zurich, Switzerland

The Grossmünster, also spelled Großmünster, is a Romanesque-style Protestant church in Zürich, Switzerland. It is one of the four major churches in the city. Its congregation forms part of the Evangelical Reformed Church of the Canton of Zürich. The core of the present building near the banks of the Limmat was constructed on the site of a Carolingian church, which was, according to legend, originally commissioned by Charlemagne. Construction of the present structure commenced around 1100 and it was inaugurated around 1220.

The Grossmünster was a monastery church, vying for precedence with the Fraumünster across the Limmat throughout the Middle Ages. According to legend, the Grossmünster was founded by Charlemagne, whose horse fell to its knees over the tombs of Felix and Regula, Zürich's patron saints.

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Opening hours

Mar - Oct:
10 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Nov - Feb:
10 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Admission to the church is free.

Adults: 5 CHF
Seniors, students, children (6 -16): 2 CHF

More information and contact


Official Website


Phone +41 44 250 66 50

Address Grossmünsterplatz, 8001 Zurich, Switzerland

Coordinates 47°22'12.361" N 8°32'38.312" E

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