Fraumünster Church

The Fraumünster and Grossmünster churches are landmarks of Zurich. The convent once held great power in Zurich.

Founded in 853 by King Louis the German, this church with its convent was inhabited by the female members of the aristocracy of Europe. The convent enjoyed the patronage of kings and the abbess the right to mint coins in Zurich until well into the 13th century. Ownership of the church and convent passed to the city of Zurich after the Reformation.

Important architectural features include the Romanesque chancel and the high vaulted transept. The nave was last renovated in 1911.

Its most stunning treasures are the stained glass windows: those in the north transept are by Augusto Giacometti and the five-part cycle in the chancel and rosette in the southern transept the works of Marc Chagall. The cloister also reveals a series of frescos by Paul Bodmer.


AdultsCHF 5
Children (until 16 yo), studentsfree

Opening Hours

10.00am – 6.00pm
10.00am – 6.00pm
10.00am – 6.00pm
10.00am – 6.00pm
10.00am – 6.00pm
10.00am – 6.00pm
12.00pm – 6.00pm

March to October:
Monday to Saturday 10.00am – 6.00pm
Open on Sundays after the service

November to February:
Monday to Saturday 10.00am – 5.00pm
Open on Sundays after the service


Distance Travel time
Zürich Main Station 917 m 9 min
Zürich Airport 9.3 km 26 min