Fraumunster © Oiva Eskola
Of the church spires that characterise Zurich's skyline, the thin blue spire of Fraumünster is the most graceful. Overlooking the historic old square of Münsterhof, the former pig market, the church was founded in 853 and its convent inhabited by German noblewomen until the 13th century.
Important architectural features include the Romanesque choir and the enormous elaborate organ, but its chief attractions are the five beautiful stained glass windows designed by Marc Chagall in 1970.
Address: Münsterhof 2
Telephone: (044) 221 2063
Opening times: 10am-5pm (November to February) and 10am-6pm (March to October).
Admission: CHF 5 (including audioguide or brochure)