Cycling in Switzerland

Photo gallery

Hiking in the surroundings

Zürichsee-Rundweg
Zürichsee-Rundweg
Stage 10, Küsnacht ZH–Zürich, Bürkliplatz
Show all
Zürichsee-Rundweg
Zürichsee-Rundweg
Stage 1, Zürich, Bürkliplatz–Adliswil
Show all

Cycling in the surroundings

Mittelländer Hügelroute
Mittelländer Hügelroute
Stage 4, Muri AG–Zürich
Show all
Goldküste–Limmat
Goldküste–Limmat
Stage 2, Zürich–Baden
Show all
Goldküste–Limmat
Goldküste–Limmat
Stage 1, Rapperswil–Zürich
Show all
L'Areuse–Emme–Sihl
L'Areuse–Emme–Sihl
Stage 5, Hochdorf (Urswil)–Zürich
Show all
Rhein–Hirzel–Linth
Rhein–Hirzel–Linth
Stage 1, Kaiserstuhl–Zürich
Show all
Rhein–Hirzel–Linth
Rhein–Hirzel–Linth
Stage 2, Zürich–Pfäffikon SZ
Show all
Wyland–Downtown
Wyland–Downtown
Stage 2, Winterthur–Zürich
Show all

Biking in the surroundings

Zürich–Einsiedeln Bike
Zürich
St. Peter's Church

St. Peter's Church

The clock of St. Peter's church has the biggest church clock face in Europe (8.7 meters / 9.5 yards). The church is located close to Lindenhof hill, site of the former Roman castle, and its origins date back to the time of the Romans.
The church is located close to Lindenhof hill, site of the former Roman castle, and its origins date back to the time of the Romans. King Louis the German gave it to his daughters Hildegard and Berta, the first abbesses of the Fraumünster, when the abbey was founded in 857. In 1345, Rudolf Brun, creator of the Zürich guilds’ constitution and Zürich’s first independent mayor, acquired obligations and rights regarding St. Peter. Rudolf Brun was buried in the choir of the church in 1360.

There were four predecessors to today’s church: Pre-Romanesque – the foundations are still visible under today’s choir – from the ninth century, early Romanesque from the tenth century, late Romanesque from around 1230 (tower and choir preserved), late Gothic around 1450. During the Reformation, the altars of St. Peter were destroyed in the course of alterations in 1523. The current nave with its Baroque gallery hall was built in 1705.
The clock of St. Peter's church has the biggest church clock face in Europe (8.7 meters / 9.5 yards). The church is located close to Lindenhof hill, site of the former Roman castle, and its origins date back to the time of the Romans.
The church is located close to Lindenhof hill, site of the former Roman castle, and its origins date back to the time of the Romans. King Louis the German gave it to his daughters Hildegard and Berta, the first abbesses of the Fraumünster, when the abbey was founded in 857. In 1345, Rudolf Brun, creator of the Zürich guilds’ constitution and Zürich’s first independent mayor, acquired obligations and rights regarding St. Peter. Rudolf Brun was buried in the choir of the church in 1360.

There were four predecessors to today’s church: Pre-Romanesque – the foundations are still visible under today’s choir – from the ninth century, early Romanesque from the tenth century, late Romanesque from around 1230 (tower and choir preserved), late Gothic around 1450. During the Reformation, the altars of St. Peter were destroyed in the course of alterations in 1523. The current nave with its Baroque gallery hall was built in 1705.

St. Peter's Church

Adresse

Zürich Tourismus
Im Hauptbahnhof
8021 Zürich
Tel. +41 (0)44 215 40 00
information@zuerich.com
www.zuerich.com

Services

Places

Zurich
Zurich
Show all

Accommodation

Hotel Swiss Night by Fassbind
Hotel Swiss Night by Fassbind
Zürich
Hotel Züri by Fassbind
Hotel Züri by Fassbind
Zürich
Jugendherberge Zürich
Jugendherberge Zürich
Zürich
Sorell Hotel Rex
Sorell Hotel Rex
Zürich
Show all

Hiking in the surroundings

Zürichsee-Rundweg
Zürichsee-Rundweg
Stage 10, Küsnacht ZH–Zürich, Bürkliplatz
Show all
Zürichsee-Rundweg
Zürichsee-Rundweg
Stage 1, Zürich, Bürkliplatz–Adliswil
Show all

Cycling in the surroundings

Mittelländer Hügelroute
Mittelländer Hügelroute
Stage 4, Muri AG–Zürich
Show all
Goldküste–Limmat
Goldküste–Limmat
Stage 2, Zürich–Baden
Show all
Goldküste–Limmat
Goldküste–Limmat
Stage 1, Rapperswil–Zürich
Show all
L'Areuse–Emme–Sihl
L'Areuse–Emme–Sihl
Stage 5, Hochdorf (Urswil)–Zürich
Show all
Rhein–Hirzel–Linth
Rhein–Hirzel–Linth
Stage 1, Kaiserstuhl–Zürich
Show all
Rhein–Hirzel–Linth
Rhein–Hirzel–Linth
Stage 2, Zürich–Pfäffikon SZ
Show all
Wyland–Downtown
Wyland–Downtown
Stage 2, Winterthur–Zürich
Show all

Biking in the surroundings

Zürich–Einsiedeln Bike