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  • Address: St Peter-Hofstatt 1, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
  • Hours: Open Mon - Fri 8am - 6pm, Sat 9am - 4pm
  • Admission: Free

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St Peter Church (St. Peterskirche)

St Peter's is the oldest church in Zurich. It stands in a small square surrounded by houses and shops but its impressive spire dominates the city. St Peter's Church, also known as St Peterskirche, is so tall that from the Middle Ages until the early 20th century it was used by the night-watch keeping an eye out for fires breaking out in the city. On this spire is the largest church clockface in Europe with a diameter of 28.5 ft (8.7 m). The minute hand is 12 ft (4 m) long!

The Peterskirche was first built in the 9th century, but was altered in the 13th century and again in the 17th century. The interior is plain, white with wooden columns and pews but in the choir the remains of a medieval mural can be seen. 

Practical Info

The nearest tram is 4 or 15, stopping at Rathaus, then walk across the bridge over the river Limmat. 

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Zurich City Highlights with Felsenegg Cable Car Ride, Zurich, null
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Zurich City Highlights with Felsenegg Cable Car Ride

4.5 star rating: Recommended 450 Reviews

See top Zurich attractions such as the Swiss National Museum, Old Town (Alstadt) and the Zurich Opera House and tour the surrounding areas by ferry and cable ...  Read more

Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $58.57
Zurich Combo from Lucerne: Zurich Sightseeing, Rhine Falls and Stein am Rhein, Lucerne, Half-day ... 
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Zurich Combo from Lucerne: Zurich Sightseeing, Rhine Falls and Stein am Rhein

Discover the charms of Zurich and take an optional excursion to two of northern Switzerland’s beauty spots on a day trip from Lucerne. The ...  Read more

Location: Lucerne, Switzerland
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $53.34
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Supersaver: Zurich Highlights Tour, Rhine Falls and Stein am Rhein from Zurich, Zurich, Day Trips
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Supersaver: Zurich Highlights Tour, Rhine Falls and Stein am Rhein from Zurich

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 7 Reviews

See Zurich’s highlights and visit the Rhine Falls and Stein am Rhein village on a Super Saver combining two popular Zurich tours in one day at a ...  Read more

Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $87.85
Private Tour: Zurich City Highlights, Zurich, Super Savers
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Private Tour: Zurich City Highlights

4.5 star rating: Recommended 7 Reviews

Get to know Zurich on a 2-hour or 4-hour private tour by minivan. This comprehensive sightseeing tour offers a flexible itinerary that’s tailored to your ...  Read more

Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: 2 or 4 hours

From USD $91.51
2-Hour Zurich City Walking Tour, Zurich, Private Sightseeing Tours
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2-Hour Zurich City Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 11 Reviews

Enjoy a guided city walk through Zurich and see the main sights of the city such as the Fraumünster or the Grossmünster. Stroll along the ...  Read more

Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $26.00
Zurich Old Town Walking Tour, Zurich, Walking Tours
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Zurich Old Town Walking Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 13 Reviews

Discover centuries of Swiss heritage on this 2-hour walking tour of historical Zurich. With your guide, stroll along the bustling Bahnhofstrasse, and take in ...  Read more

Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $26.15
Zurich Highlights Tour, Zurich, Walking Tours
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Zurich Highlights Tour

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See the highlights of the business and cultural hub of Switzerland on this sightseeing coach tour of Zurich. Admire top attractions like the medieval Old Town ...  Read more

Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $35.56
2-hour Private Guided Zurich Downtown Tour, Zurich, Bus & Minivan Tours
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2-hour Private Guided Zurich Downtown Tour

This private tour by foot includes among others the following spots: Paradeplatz (one of the most expensive places in the world; suggested pick up); ...  Read more

Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $198.71

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