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Welcome to Fraumünster Church

Fraumünster Church

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.


Information & Facts

Address
Am Münsterhofplatz
Admission
Free
Language
The three official languages are Swiss German, French and Italian. A few people speak Romansch, but this is confined to the southeastern corner of the country. Most people know at least three languages, including English.
Money

The official currency is the Swiss franc (CHF) divided into 100 rappen (German) or centimes (French). Although not part of the EU many prices are nonetheless indicated in Euros and some merchants may accept Euros. Visa, MasterCard and American Express are widely accepted and ATMs are widespread; many are equipped with the Cirrus or Maestro system. Banks offer the best exchange rates for travellers cheques and foreign currency, but it is also possible to exchange money at major hotels, main train stations and airports. Banks are open Monday to Friday.

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
Time
Local time in Switzerland is GMT +1 (GMT +2 between March and October).
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