Fraumünster Church © Al Ianni
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 the 83-year-old Marc Chagall in 1970.
Address: Am Münsterhofplatz
Telephone: 044 211 4100
Transport: Tram 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 13 to Paradeplatz
Opening times: Monday to Saturday 9am-12pm, 2-6pm, Sunday 2-6pm (May to September); Monday to Saturday 10am to 12pm, 2-5pm Sunday 2-5pm (October, March to April); Monday to Saturday 9am-12pm, 2-4pm, Sunday 2-4pm (November to February). The church is closed for some services on Sundays