Zurich

St. Peter

  St.-Peter-Hofstatt     14 Nov 2018
St. Peter church is the one with the huge clock-faces on all four sides of the tower you can spot from far away. The diameter of the clock-faces is almost 9 metres - they are said to be the biggest in Europe. The first mayor of Zurich, Rudolf Brun, was buried here in 1360 - a copy of his tomb stone can be seen on the northern side of the church. The nave of the church was finished in 1706, while the choir and the tower date from a Romanesque church built in 1230. This was the first church in Zurich that was built as a Protestant place of worship after the Reformation. Don't miss the unfortunately partly faded murals in the choir. Above the church’s pulpit the name of God is written in Hebrew, illustrating the Reformation’s emphasis on the original languages of the bible. There is a baptismal font from the 16th century worth seeing as well as some richly carved wooden chairs that were saved from the city’s monasteries when they were shut down.

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