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Zürich - Grossmunster

Zürich - Grossmunster

The Grossmünster is a Romanesque-style church that played an important role in the history of the Protestant Reformation. It is one of the three major churches of Zürich. The core of the present building near the banks of the Limmat River was constructed on the site of a Carolingian church, which was, according to legend, originally commissioned by Charlemagne. Construction of the present structure commenced around 1100 and it was inaugurated around 1220.

The twin towers of the Grossmünster are regarded as perhaps the most recognized landmark in Zurich. Architecturally, the church is considered Romanesque in style and thus a part of the first pan-European architectural trend since Imperial Roman architecture.