Grossmünster – Zurich’s Famous Landmark

The Grossmünster church is a landmark of Zurich. Legend has it that the church was built on the graves of the city’s patron saints, Felix and Regula.

According to legend, Charlemagne discovered the graves of the city’s patron saints Felix and Regula and had a church built as a monastery on the spot.

In the first half of the 16th century, the Grossmünster church was the starting point of the Swiss-German Reformation led by Huldrych Zwingli and Heinrich Bullinger. The theological college then annexed to the monastery spawned what is now the University of Zürich.

The stained glass windows by Sigmar Polke, the Romanesque crypt, choir windows by Augusto Giacometti, bronze doors by Otto Münch and the cloister Reformation Museum are just some of the highlights see here. 


Admission to visit the Karlsturm

AdultsCHF 5
Youths (6 – 16)CHF 2

Opening Hours

10.00am – 5.00pm
10.00am – 5.00pm
10.00am – 5.00pm
10.00am – 5.00pm
10.00am – 5.00pm
10.00am – 5.00pm
12.30pm – 5.00pm

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 892 m 9 min
Zürich Airport 9.2 km 23 min